He leads 54%-44% among likely voters.
Which proves a point I have made repeatedly that these people don't vote.
McCain's numbers have no doubt benefitted by a large post-convention bounce, due in no small part to the outstanding performance by his VP running mate, Sarah Palin. It's true that a VP's primary job is simply to hold the clipboard on the sidelines. But if there is one thing that the Tom Brady situation has proven, knee injuries happen. The second-stringer better be ready. You can't always rely on George Stefanopolous correcting a mistake for you in the fourth quarter of your campaign.
Joe Biden or Sarah Palin. Are they ready? It is high time we get to the REAL ROOT of that answer. Have they each been properly vetted and coifed? I think you know what I'm driving at. Is their hair style better off now than it was 8 years ago?
From the right, Sarah Palin's style: the issue at hand
Sarah Palin, 44, has stolen the campaign's style spotlight, causing a run on Kawasaki 704 eyeglass frames and upswept hairstyles... (blah blah blah)... Her hair is a study in contrasts, carefree and "done" at the same time. The untidiness of her updo has a can-do spirit that says, "I have more important things to do than worry about my hair, so I just twirled it into this clip so I could get to the real business of governing and shooting caribou and having babies and taking them to hockey practice."
From the left, First Hair Club For Men Veep?:
Perhaps they (Hair Club For Men) should have picked Joe Biden. He, after all, now has a special status as the first Vice Presidential pick of a major party to have a very obvious set of hair plugs. He is the only Veep candidate I know of to have gone from being bald (other than at infancy) to suddenly having a growing mane in front. There is no doubt he had hair transplants. The guy is wearing Barbie's hair.Hey!
Schlussel goes on to make the point that Biden's plugs are, "...symbolic of the whole Obama candidacy. It's all about fake, faux, phony, false."
Biden needn't worry. Stefanopolous and cohorts will be there at his side with a bottle of gel and a hair brush to tame any stray out-of-place lock.