2008 How Is Palin Preparing for Thursday?
posted by September 29 at 10:21 AMon
At the urging of the Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, Gov. Palin will leave late Monday for his Arizona ranch to prepare for the high-stakes debate…
McCain campaign manager Rick Davis and senior adviser Steve Schmidt are planning to coach the candidate ahead of the debate, according to senior advisers. They traveled Sunday to meet the Republican vice-presidential nominee in Philadelphia. After her appearance with Sen. McCain at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, these top officials plan to fly with her on Monday to Sen. McCain’s ranch in Sedona, Ariz., which they hope she will find a comforting place to prep, these people said…
In recent days, Gov. Palin flubbed quasi-mock debates in New York City and Philadelphia, some operatives said. Finger-pointing began, and then intensified after her faltering interview with CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric.
And how is the other side preparing? CNN:
As Joe Biden settles into debate prep mode this week ahead of Thursday nightís debate in St. Louis, campaign aides are actively playing up Sarah Palinís debating skills. Bidenís spokesman called Palin ďa leviathan of forensics,Ē a classic example of the campaign tactic of raising the expectations of their opponent and lowering their own.