Palin ends up hindering McCain's White House dreams

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Wasila (Alaska), Nov.5 : Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin cast her vote at the Wasilla City Hall here on Tuesday, but if the comments of political observers are anything to go by, her history-making candidacy, ended up hindering John McCain's White House dreams.

"She was a drag on the ticket, particularly with undecideds," the New York Daily News quoted Steven Cohen, professor of public administration at Columbia University, as saying.

"The idea of her as President scared people," he added. In the final days of the campaign, 59 percent of American voters nationwide said Palin was unprepared to be commander in chief.

Nearly a third of the voters said the veep choice was a major factor in their decision.

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