NBC’s Tom Brokaw asked Sen. Chuck Schumer to comment on the surge in national polls for John McCain’s campaign. Schumer believes that support for the McCain campaign has reached a peak.
Schumer said, “It’s still an even race. And i hate to keep reiterating, as this campaign unfolds, I think in a certain sense, the McCain/Palin campaign has peaked. They had all the excitement. Everyone’s excited that for the first time the Republican Party chose a woman candidate. But the fundamentals matter in a race like this and they don’t have the fundamentals. You cannot — you cannot win an election if it’s premised on a fundamental mistruth, which is that they are change. They are not change from George Bush.”
Schumer went on to criticize Palin for cronyism, support for Senator Ted Stevens, abuse of power, not releasing her tax returns.
This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast September 14, 2008.