Gloria Steinem, stalwart HRC supporter, writes a scathing editorial in the Los Angeles Times:
Palin: wrong woman, wrong message
Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.
Froma Harrop, to date no Barack fan she, follows suit:
Don't They Have Birth Control up in Alaska?Across the country, independents and undecideds of all stripes were negative towards Palin's speech.
One tries to untangle McCain's political calculations. The Schiavo case, creationism and similar excesses appeal to a passionate but small slice of the electorate. They are one reason voters are booting Republicans out of power. So while some religious conservatives may be "energized" by the Palin pick, most everyone else is revolted.
But now, in the most concrete example of how the Democratic base has gotten fired up. The Obama campaign has raised over $8 million since Palin delivered her polemic.
So thanks for that Sarah, and keep up the good work!