John McCain has just made 1st term Alaska Govenor, Sarah Palin his choice as vice president. She’s 44, with 5 children, is pro life (she will appeal to pro lifers because she has a child with Down’s Syndrome) and against gay marriage.
The self described Hockey Mom also hails from a very important energy state. He has to restart the conversation that he too can be a change agent. I guess after last night’s amazing pageantry, McCain has to do something drastic to make winning the November 4th election a reality. He’s going after the women and independent vote in one fell swoop. This is a huge roll of the dice and it proves the Republicans are scrambling to run an idealogical campaign of sorts.
She’s attractive (Miss Alaska runner up), young and poised to become a power player in conservative politics. Economic and social conservatives are going to love this pick I hear. Simply put, the Republicans might have created a star.
She is facing an ethics investigation in her hometown state for firing a state commissioner who refused to fire a state trooper. The trooper was her sister’s ex husband who allegedly physically abused her so there are supposedly some extenuating circumstances. I’m sure this will be something the Dems will go after even though she hasn’t been found guilty of anything.
McCain has shockingly picked a Hill outsider in hopes of shaking off any Obama luster achieved last night. Damn, this has made things interesting hasn’t it? Given his abysmal women’s rights record, what does this say to women?
Seriously, is Sarah Palin ready to be Commander in Chief given the fact that McCain is 72 years old?
This has become the change agents against the insiders. She’s a blunt but unpolished speaker and Joseph Biden honestly will smash her in a debate.
That being said, this shocking choice could change the dynamic of the election and the battle ground map will be more heavily scrutinized as a result.
McCain just picked up thousands of working class Clinton supporters who fit the 35-50 demographic and Sarah will give Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro props every chance she gets to garner even more of that all important and now disillusioned Hillary vote. McCain’s camp won’t be able to bring up the experience factor, but have pumped new life into their campaign. People will watch the Republican National Convention now just out of curiosity….interesting.
Hillary has to be pissed.