The argument among left bloggers, about how to approach the Palin pick, was pretty interesting. In particular over at Talk Left between Jeralyn and BDT. Focus on Palin? Don’t focus on Palin? Kos believes that focusing on Palin was the right tactic and is now taking credit for Palin’s falling approval ratings.
…we focused heavily on Palin, and make no mistake, it’s exactly that intense focus that has taken its toll on her numbers:
All of this is happening because we did not relent on Palin, blocking Republican efforts to paint her in a positive light. The results are speaking for themselves.
C’mon. What goes up, must come down. That’s the thing that has brought Palin crashing to earth. Nobody knew who she was when McCain picked her. Voters were able to project whatever they wanted onto her… at first. But now she’s become less than a mere symbol, she’s become flesh and blood and smelly breath and, hey, what’s that growth sticking out of your ear?
Ewwww. Yuck. On second thought.
But the Palin pick did expose a fractured coalition between Obama supporters and the continuing festering resentment among Hillary supporters. There is not complete harmony among democrats.