Rasmussen: McCain and Biden Ready, Obama Not So Much
Well, all the focus on experience
by the Obama campaign about Sarah Palin appears to be paying off:
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters say John McCain is prepared right now to be president, and 50% say the same thing about Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden. Forty-four percent (44%) say the man at the top of Biden's ticket, Barack Obama, is ready, but 45% say he isn’t.
Just 26% say McCain is not ready, and 34% feel that way about Biden, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Over half of voters (52%) say McCain’s running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, is not prepared to be president, but 33% disagree
And in a sign that the voters are right, Obama is trying to cut deals
with Iraq to make sure that there are no US troop withdrawals before the election:
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.
Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion."
He wants Congress to be involved in negotiations? Why do I suspect he won't feel that way in the horrific event that he is elected? As noted by Jeff Goldstein
, Obama is also undercutting his entire base, which is anxious for troop withdrawals to begin yesterday.