Schumer: ‘The McCain/Palin campaign has peaked’

By David Edwards
Sunday, September 14, 2008 10:33 EDT
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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.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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