The Huffington Post examines the pre-debate spin from the McCain camp and debates the claim that Palin’s emotive power is more important than her policy ideas.

Sam Stein dissects the spin emerging from the Republican camp in his article for The Huffington Post:

“The spin coming from McCain surrogates and strategists is that all Palin has to do is pass a sort of artificial personality test, in which she strikes an emotional thread with the average voter — question, answers, or intellectual capacity be damned. Such were the talking points mere hours before the debate in St. Louis, which peaked with Sen. Joe Lieberman – a man not unaccustomed to the pressures of such a forum – actually proclaiming that Palin’s relative ignorance helped her relate to “regular people.”

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