Chuck Todd on the Sarah Palin Effect

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Sep 08, 2008 7:38 AM
You won't hear this on MSNBC's nightly programming.

CHUCK TODD: The Obama campaign is completely flat-footed. They don't know how to respond to Palin. This week they're going to put out some women surrogates. You'll see Hillary Clinton out there, probably some of the other senators who have been supportive of him, Claire mccaskill from Missouri. But look, they don't know how to deal with this. They continue to try to focus on Palin, and they've taken their eye off the McCain ball. And this is exactly what the McCain campaign wants. The less focus on McCain, the less focus on McCain/Bush, the better for the Republican ticket, and right now, Sarah Palin is drawing all the Democratic fire, and she's getting the Republican base enthused. It's so far been a win-win for McCain