McCain-Palin focus on gut feelings rather than issues could be dangerous: Critics

September 10th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI  

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New York, Sept.10 (ANI): The selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate has ensured a two-point lead for Republican presidential nominee for Senator John McCain over Democratic rival Barack Obama, according to a new CBS poll.
But there is another side to this story. The Republicans are seeking to project the view that this years presidential elections will not be about issues, but about Americans voting on the basis of gut instinct, a view Democrats and others would be shy of accepting.
Considering the big challenges the country faces - two wars and a wobbly economy, for starters, critics of the view that personalities will matter more than policies, warn that this is a dangerous trend that should not be encouraged.
They say that the allure of even the most compelling - or unorthodox - life story can fade, and then the question might arise: Wheres the beef?
The McCain campaign is betting its best chance to win is by aiming for the gut, not the heads, of voters, says a CBS report.
McCains strategists hope to leave an impression on American minds that is unmistakable. McCain is the war hero. Palin is the Every

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