Atlantic writer, and conservative, Andrew Sullivan today at his blog:
[P]artly out of insane cynicism (did he really believe Hillary’s voters would switch over to vote for Palin?), partly out of a shallow liking for a shallow reading of Palin’s record, and partly out of pure negligence – he picked Palin, barely knowing her. And so religious fundamentalism, as it always will, swamps the frontal cortex required for effective governance and gives us this reality show disgrace as serious politics. Has America really come to this?
Yes it has. The debate over whether the Republican party is now unfit for public office at a national level is now resolved.