Originally Posted by Asher Bertrand
Actually, yes. Presidential campaigns run at a grueling pace, and I don't see how anyone would be able to keep on top of every emerging issue in the world plus keep up campaign appointments, debates, tv appearances, fundraising, etc. Say something broke in the world - war breaks out in Idontgiveafuckistan. If a candidate doesn't know anything about it, they'll grab talking points from whoever can give them. Of course, the more intelligent, educated and adept a candidate, the less they have to rely on that. But I don't find it hard to imagine there were times it came down to that for those two, either.
I was actually one of those who did the research for a presidential Candidate who needed information on whothefuck knows, stat.
However, Asher, choosing a VP is a much different matter than showing up at dumbfuck wherever to give a speech or your latest tv interview. That is one of the most important decisions a candidate for President will make. I got the sense that McCain went against his gut on Palin and listened to the hype.