With a tight and hotly contested election for control of the national legislative branch coming soon, and with all candidates struggling to gain every advantage no matter how small, what are we to make of Sarah Palin and Barack Obama being asked by members of their respective parties to stay home and not campaign for them at all?
Democrats are afraid with Obama, as Republicans seem to be becoming regarding Sarah Palin, that an endorsement might work against the candidate. Some Democratic candidates openly want Obama to stay away, doing the same as Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia, who recently suggested to Palin that Alaska was a much better place for her to be than Georgia.
I would propose that some major shift has occurred in the voting populace, that being some political rock star is no longer seen as an advantage due to a bias against incumbents. Yes, I would suggest this, based on these two stories, if it wasn't for the fact that Democrats are eager for Bill Clinton to campaign on their behalf.