Saturday, August 30, 2008

McCain's Girl

A lot of people were surprised at John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as running mate. CNN Reports that the Alaska governor was not really on anyone's radar screen.

"She's got the grit, integrity, good sense and fierce devotion to the common good that is exactly what we need in Washington today," McCain said.

One of the obvious advantages to this choice is that the Republicans might pick up some of those Hillary Clinton supporters who, supposedly quite numerous, were not placated by Hillary's overtures to vote for Obama. But could those women actually bring themselves to vote for a staunchly pro-life ticket?

Gov. Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade.

It's certainly going to be interesting.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. She was my #1 pick for Veep, with Bobby Jindal of Louisianna at a distant #2 (#2 because he's a little more preachy on the bible than her, and he's from a swing state, so he is VERY valuable as governor)

    There were a LOT of people who were disenfranchised with McCain and the Republican party, Bush's low approval ratings are hardly just democrat-only disapproval, making the last 8 years, election-wise very tough, Now McCain comes around. Many have falsely claimed he's a "Bush Clone" but his record doesn't really sport it, but its wise Democrat spin to make if they can pull it off without having their bluff called. In actuality McCain made his bones working WITH Democrats in Congress AGAINST Republicans, hence his nickname "Maverick". Lots of Reagan-type conservatives don't like him, and definitely he has a lot to be desired on his stance on rights, government, and guns.

    Palin has a reputation as a small-government conservative, she's an NRA life-member with outdoor hobbies, she made her bones going against CORRUPT Republicans in her home state.

    She brings youth to a ticket that desperately needs it (God, can you imagine what would be said if McCain picked somebody in their 60s like Romney, or Lieberman?) She's a governor so she brings executive experience to a race that has NONE (a huge rarity in American Politics) and while her resume is short, its MUCH longer than Obama's, and Barry's at the HEAD of the ticket!

    Lastly she IS a woman which adds novelty (Where Women Presidents, and Black Presidents have been talked about all election) and a strong potential to gain the female vote, especially when it was leaked that Obama never even vetted Hillary Clinton for his vice president.

    Its not a perfect ticket, but let me tell you, next to Obama Biden, it looks pretty good from where I sit.

  2. Mike,

    I don't know too many people who are single issue voters; so I don't think the abortion issue alone will make a difference.

    What I see is a governor who ran against some established politicians; won without the party support basic, cleaned up some corruption, has solid small government credentials (one of my favorites), is a mom of 5, is a shooter, hunter, fishing supporter.

    I would bet her position on abortion is like many of ours, mine included, don't like it; but it's legal. If she can move the culture toward her view, I'm sure she would try. But I can't see her forcing legislation to do that.

    In the end, I think this election will come down to the fact that McCain/Palin aren't moving our country toward socialism as fast as Obama/Biden.