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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The chorus of calls for Governor Sarah Palin to step aside as John McCain's vice presidential candidate is getting louder in the wake of that disastrous interview Palin did with Katie Couric.
Kathleen Parker, a well-respected conservative columnist writes on The National Review website that, after watching Palin's recent media appearances, her "cringe reflex" is exhausted.
She says that Palin's interviews with ABC's Charles Gibson, Fox News' Sean Hannity and CBS's Katie Couric have, quote, "all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who is clearly out of her league."
Parker admits she'd been pulling for Palin as a woman and as a conservative, but her lack of understanding of economic and foreign policy issues is troubling. Parker now says " If B.S. were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself."
Here’s my question to you: Should John McCain ask Sarah Palin to step aside?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Steve from Philadelphia writes:
Jack, John McCain can't replace Palin because he would be admitting to his poor judgment. McCain constantly claims that he puts country first. His actions suggest otherwise. Perhaps, he can regain his so-called maverick status by getting rid of her.
Mickie from Tehachapi, California writes:
Yes, especially if she does as badly as I think she might in Thursday's debate and Republicans continue to support her. Never before have I seriously been frightened that a nominee might actually win! She isn't just way out of her league, she doesn't even know what the league is.
People are so quick to criticize Palin because of her lack of experience or knowledge. However, these are the same people that were watching TV in 1929. Are you guys serious? If Palin had made the same mistakes that Biden makes every time he opens his mouth, she would have been crucified.
Martin from Miami, Florida writes:
McCain should do it, but he will not admit that he made a bad decision. I believe for the sake of Palin's political career; she is the one who should remove herself from the ticket. She is not ready and by restraining her, she will make mistakes on top of the lack of knowledge.
Jake from Texas writes:
I really appreciate some of Sarah Palin's conservative views towards the 2nd Amendment and immigration, but she is the most unqualified candidate running for any office in the United States government. So yes, John McCain should pick another candidate, but he won't. Sarah plays to the emotions of millions of voters and that is how Republicans win- they appeal to one's emotions.
You ask, should John McCain ask Sarah Palin to step aside? Heck, no. With the two of them on the ticket, it is glaringly obvious that they are both woefully inept. I guess the Republican party decided to forego this election and to keep their powder dry for 2012 if the Democrat screws up while in office.