ASBURY PARK PRESS (NJ)
“If McCain, who is 72 and has a history of cancer, should die in the presidency, he would be succeeded by Sarah Palin, whose selection as the vice presidential candidate calls McCain's judgment into serious question. She is not qualified to lead a nation facing its toughest challenges in decades.”
“Perhaps the worst mistake McCain made in his campaign for the White House was the choice of the inexperienced and inflammatory Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Had he selected a moderate, experienced Republican lawmaker such as Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison with a strong appeal to independents, the Chronicle's choice for an endorsement would have been far more difficult.”
STOCKTON (Ca.) RECORD
“If elected, at 72, [McCain] would be the oldest incoming president in U.S. history. He's in good health now, we're told, although he has withheld most of his medical records. That means Gov. Sarah Palin could very well become president.
And this statement by McCain when questioned about Palin is just scary or funny, depending on your perspective:
Yet McCain said today, referring to Palin, "I think she is the most qualified of any that has run recently for vice president.”
Does that statement include Cheney? Lieberman, his first choice until the right wing radicals vetoed it? Joe Biden? Is that statement supposed to be a joke, or is McCain simply incapable of admitting error?
Deal breaker indeed.