11/19/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Palin Admits Voters Irritated By Campaign Robocalls

CNN reports that Palin has admitted her campaign's robocalls have irritated voters, another instance of Palin going off-message:

Wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and standing on a breezy tarmac, Palin said that if she had her way, the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee would not be flooding battleground states with automated phone calls tying Barack Obama to former radical William Ayers, as they have done over the last week...

"If I called all the shots, and if I could wave a magic wand," Palin said, "I would be sitting at a kitchen table with more and more Americans, talking to them about our plan to get the economy back on track and winning the war, and not having to rely on the old conventional ways of campaigning that includes those robocalls, and includes spending so much money on the television ads that, I think, is kind of draining out there in terms of Americans' attention span.

"[Voters] get a bit irritated with just being inundated," she continued, "and you're seeing a lot of that of course with the huge amounts of money that Barack Obama is able to spend on his ads and his robocalls also."

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein reported on the wave of McCain campaign robocalls on October 16th.