A new poll shows that 59 percent of surveyed voters believe Sarah Palin is not ready for the job of vice president. The rise in Palin doubt surely is weighing on the Republican ticket, as one-third of voters also said the VP pick would be a major factor in their voting decision.
Yesterday, ex secretary of state and strong McCain supporter Lawrence Eagleburger offered a gloomy assessment of Palin's ability to step in for McCain saying: "I devoutly hope that (she) would never be tested." Meanwhile, even harsher criticism is coming allegedly from inside the McCain camp. This week reports broke that "top advisers" inside the campaign had said Palin was "going rogue," and described her as a "diva" and a "whack job."
But, of course, the McCain/Palin ticket could still end up in the White House. If the reported name calling by top advisors is true, the next four years could prove to be a little awkward. Then again, winning might help rewrite campaign history.