AC360° Senior Producer
Well, as we know not all marriages work out, but this Political marriage between John Mccain and Sarah Palin is turning into a match made in heaven.
This woman knows how to inject some juice into a campaign. The GOP must be riding high following the Republican National Convention, CNN poll numbers since then are pointing to a bounce in the Mccain/Palin ticket, so much so that this pair has been glued at the hip on the campaign trail.
No doubt Barack Obama will continue to hit back hard, trying to get his groove back because thus far he has been the main rock star on the political scene. Sen. Obama’s campaign will continue to challenge Sarah Palin’s record on earmarks, her decision-making in reference to the now well-known Bridge To Nowhere etc.
It may seem somewhat like Palin-mania in the coverage, but let’s remember Sarah Palin is new to the national scene, relatively unknown until she was picked as VP running mate, and since we have little time till the election, we are trying to get to know her, particularly given the impact she’s had on the election in such a short amount of time. Today we hear about her love of hunting and how it sheds light on her environmental policies, our correspondent Randi Kaye will go moose hunting in Fairbanks and follow in her footsteps.
Meanwhile, the Mccain/Obama campaigns continue to battle it out in the battleground states today, they will cross paths in Ohio, while Obama then heads to Virginia later in the day, and Mccain/Palin end up in Pennsylvania. Joe Biden will spend his day in Missouri. Our correspondent Gary Tuchman will head to Michigan to profile another battleground state and tell us why these battleground states are important to watch.
Our CNN polls will focus on respective VP’s Sarah Palin and Joe Biden later today. We’re going to keep close tabs on how all this continues to shake out… Can Mccain/Palin keep their momentum going? Will Obama/Biden find a way to get on the offensive?
Grab your popcorn (after you have your coffee) and see you at 10pET.
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