Saturday, August 30, 2008

My take on McCain's VP pick

First let me say that this race just got a hell of a lot more interesting. For the first time in American history, an African-American or a woman will either become president of the United States or the Vice-President of the United States. It is truly amazing just how far this nation has come.

Having said that, John McCain went for a game-changer to both fire-up the less-than excited conservative base of the Republican Party, and to steal thunder from Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech on the final night of the DNC Convention in Denver. He was able to complete both with the surprise pick of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska.

I have one question for John McCain - just how desperate are you? I understand that you're going after the remaining, disgruntled female Hillary Clinton supporters, but adding to your ticket, a social conservative who is so staunchly pro-choice that even in cases of rape and incest, a woman still should not have the right to terminate a pregnancy, and stands against nearly everything that the senator from New York has dedicated her political career to, believing that women will too pissed off to notice a charlatan who just-so-happens to resemble Tina Fey, is just plain insulting to those who vehemently supported HRC and to women in general. If you honestly believe that female HRC supporters will support you just becasue you placed a wannabe HRC on your ticket becasue Barack didn't choose the real thing as his running mate, you will be in for a rude awakening come November.

3 comments:

Count Istvan said...

I respectfully disagree Jonathan. he accomplished nothing. The hurricane already knocked Queen Palin out of the news and the more people get to know of her the less they like her. It was terrible choice and in time it will only get worse. On the up side for them...she's purdy. That might get them...10 votes.

Count Istvan said...

Ok I miss-read your post Jonathan. You were saying that was McCain's intention. You don't seem to think it will work either.

et said...

McCain's pick won him the post-DNC news cycle, but that's about it. It will cost him dearly in the court of public opinion, it will provide plenty of fodder for him to have to testily defend against in the debates, and it will ultimately lose him and his party the election.

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