Neither Reagan nor Bush were ever THIS vapid - there's a difference between platitudes, cliches, and ideological parroting, and not even being able to string together platitudes, cliches, and parrot ideological talking points.
This isn't American Idol where we can all feel bad for the runner-up, this is heartbeat away from leader of the free world.
Had Sarah Palin run in the GOP primary -- hell, in the Constitution Party primary -- she'd never had made it past the first state.
A Presidential candidate has a greater responsibility than simply selecting a running mate that "helps the ticket" - I refuse to feel sorry for the man that made this awful mistake nor the woman who refuses to acknowledge she IS a mistake on the ticket.
Breathtaking, hilarious, and frightening - all rolled into one.
This isn't Quayle territory or Stockdale territory - it's something entirely new. It's as if you took the vapid cupie dollness of Quayle and paired with the Stockdale inability to discuss any policy issue publicly.
I mean, at this point, it's Eagleton territory without being dropped.