Is Sarah Palin a drag on the McCain campaign?

Posted Sept. 29, 2008, at 2:53 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:24 a.m.

Some Republicans, including conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, have said Gov. Palin should be dropped as John McCain’s running mate. They cite her poor performance in interviews with Katie Couric of CBS News as evidence that she is unprepared to be

president. Gov. Palin’s supporters say the campaign should “let Palin be Palin,” and not try to cram her full of policy positions. Instead, they say, the campaign should let her disclose to voters her core values and life story, which would win her goodwill. Who is right? Should Mrs. Palin be cut loose, or let loose?