According to the Washington Post today, John McCain’s campaign manager made some interesting comments in an interview, including:

“This election is not about issues,” said Davis. “This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.”

While I agree that voters often vote based on personalities, I would hope that the managers of the presidential campaigns would make an attempt at making the race about issues … and not a popularity contest.

The WaPo also had this little ditty about Sarah Palin’s VP acceptance speech:

As for the speech itself, Davis said a generic, “masculine” speech was being prepared before the pick was made and, now that Palin is the choice, she is adapting the speech to her own needs and personality.

So … um … the speech was written before they knew who the veep would be? Wouldn’t the VP candidate be expected to write their own speech?

How bizarre.