Considering Palin

I hope to make this post longer in the future, and make a handy list of all of the reasons why Sarah Palin would be a fantastic choice for McCain’s Vice-President.  However, until then, AllahPundit has weighed the realistic pros and cons of Palin as VP.  I don’t agree with him on a few assertions; for example, I think that Hillary did more to attract the female vote by portraying herself (falsely) as the doting wife and mother with a knack for politics rather than the cold-blooded, hardened, shrieking feminist.  Since 1992, it seems that Hillary has pulled out all the stops in an attempt to make herself more attractive to women of all political stripes, esepecially with her focus on womens’ and childrens’ issues.  In fact, I have noticed that whenever Hillary has attempted to appeal to feminist sensibilities, it has been a net loss.  Therefore, I think that Palin, who honestly portrays the image of a doting wife and mother, and is also a member of Feminists for Life, will actually not only attract some of the hardcore Hillary voters but might be able to teeter that historically-Democratic female voting bloc to McCain’s side.  The Lifetime poll that AP cites is slightly disturbing, but I think that more polling needs to be done in that area (and by more objective and scientific sources than liberal, feminist TV networks.)  

To answer AP’s question about Palin vs. Huckabee:  out of the two, Palin is the most conservative, just as good of a public speaker (and won’t crack disturbing NRA jokes,) is just as appealing to evangelicals without being appealing to only evangelicals, and is just as appealing to working-class Dems without being panderingly populist.  Palin effectively negates most of the reasons why working-class, crossover Dems would be attracted to Biden (excepting foreign policy, which I think is an utter canard in respect to Biden anyway.)  Can you imagine The Sharp Alaskan vs. the Hairplugged Loose Cannon in the VP debates?  Oh yeah, baby.

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6 Responses to “Considering Palin”

  1. Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.

    This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..

    And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at palinforvp.blogspot.com

    Team McCain, well done!!!

  2. Ken in IL Says:

    Gov Palin needs a little more seasoning (granted she has more than BO) Christine Todd Whitman (NJ gov 2 terms) , Meg Whitman (Ebay CEO), M. Jodi Rell (CT gov/ltGov 14 yrs) would be better choices. What does anyone think????

    Picking a female would make the election a slam dunk for McCain – BO wouldn’t have to worry about HRC supporters at all!!!

    Sara in 2016!!!

  3. VEEP Debates Q&A

    QUESTION: How will Sarah Palin do in a debate with Joe Biden?

    ANSWER: How many men watching will be aware that Biden is in the room?

  4. Theme song for the Sarah Palin VP intro at RNC next week:

  5. Ted: You’re right on all fronts. You ask someone who Palin is, and their response is “Who?” Let’s just hope that all of that adds to the surprise if/when McCain picks her. And I’m pretty sure that in the debates, most red-blooded men will be wondering why the nice, smart lady is being verbally harassed by the bitter old fart sitting across from her. I love the video…and then they should follow it up with this to send it on home:

    Ken in IL: Oh please not Christie Todd Whitman. And the more I think about it…the more I fear McCain will go all environmentally-mavericky and pick her. Blech. Meg Whitman seems like a solid (but not nearly as attractive) choice. Gov. Rell’s only claim to fame seems to be her work with the CT Justice System, but McCain might get all warm and fuzzy over the fact that she also enacted state finance reform.

    I really don’t see any other viable female alternatives to Palin (Kay Bailey Hutchison would be a bad choice.) However, if I had to make a second choice, I would consider Gov. Linda Lingle of Hawai’i, whom I believe is speaking at the RNC.

  6. Ken in IL Says:

    I didn’t figure CTW as an environmentalist. I think GWB wanted a f there who would take orders. She quit because she got tired of being a pawn for environmental lies & destruction.

    Exec experience not attractiveness it the main criteria here. Remember Golda Meir, Israeli PM, she did well.

    Gov. Lingle would be good she has both legislative & exec experience.

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