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Since when did Lipstick become such a popular buzzword? Not that I have anything against lipstick, in fact, I’m a huge fan, but all this talk of pigs, pitbulls, and fish too…creative choices to add to our political dictionary. Anyways, I digress…onto real business.
Palin continues to dominate the headlines, she is the new gal on the scene and causing the biggest waves at moment, and there is so much to talk about. Today we see her split from the Mccain campaign trail and head back to her hometown where the Alaska locals await to greet their native daughter. It will be her first trip back home since she was introduced as Sen. Mccain’s choice for running mate. She will be back on her home turf long enough to see her son before he heads to Iraq to serve. Will it be a bittersweet parting for Sen Mccain who is benefiting from a healthy GOP buzz following her addition to his ticket? It will be interesting to see how he fares on his own later today. Our CNN correspondent Dana Bash travels with him on his plane today and she’ll offer good insight later tonight.
Candy Crowley will keep a close eye on the Obama campaign’s strategy to counter this Palin-mania and keep his own buzz going strong with such a short time till Big Voting Day, will our most popular basketball politician step up his game and get more aggressive on the court, so to speak? We can’t wait to see how it plays out today.
John King will report on the latest CNN/Time polls today in 4 key battleground states: Michigan, Missouri, Virginia and New Hampshire. He will also remind us that while polls make for interesting talking points, the outcome of the election will come down to a handful of battleground states and let’s keep that perspective too.
Gary Tuchman will touch on a hot button issue we know well, abortion. Sarah Palin’s strong anti-abortion stance is sure to continue to fuel the debate on this issue, and interestingly enough Sen Biden seemed to stray from party idealogy on abortion rights earlier in the week-as a Catholic he believes life begins at conception though he did go on to say he would not impose his personal view on others. Gary will give us a clear idea of where these two candidates stand on abortion, and how it could play out with voters.
Sen John Mccain’s camp has announced “Palin Truth Squad’ to counter what they describe as ‘smears’ of Governor Palin. You may see more reporting on that later tonight, just who is on this GOP Truth Squad and how will they execute their mission? Inquiry minds want to know.
Last but not least, we have Hurricane Ike planted squarely in our peripheral vision… it could be we are swept away by a real storm, and not a political one by end of the week.
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