The final four days for the White House has made things hot and the emotions run high. Democrat Barack Obama still has a lead of seven points over his rival Republican John McCain. This was revealed in a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll on Friday. Obama is ahead by at least 50 % to 43% according to surveys taken of likely voters. There is of course a margin of error but that is minimal about 2.9% points.
Sarah Palin however, remains unfazed by these polls even though she has come in for a lot of criticism. She is confident and says that Obama will not be able to handle security tests. This was in response to the attack on her abilities or rather lack of abilities and expertise to face national security issues. She said this after a meeting with a group of retired military commanders and the former leaders of the CIA and the Homeland Security Department.
Seeing the general trend and popularity of good-looking candidates and some whose only claim is good looks a question about the criteria for selection is being raised. Psychologist Joan Chiao of Northwestern University in Illinois conducted a research on the qualities of a candidate. She reached the conclusion that a candidate has to be not only competent but also good-looking.