All over America this weekend, the middle class reaction to Palin’s selection was frenzied, while the left-wing hate merchants sprang into action with a vigor unseen since the “Bush lied” derangement. Especially among women. Women called in to radio en masse Friday, dwarfing the normally-male commenters.
Palin provides a much welcome cultural break from the chip-on-the-shoulder harridan model of political women that have been prevalent (think corrupt, anti-moral, belligerent and insufferable self-serving bitch: Hillary Clinton, Janet Reno, et al.) She has rejected the perks of public life in favor of common sense. She is friendly to business but unfriendly to perks. She supports Ron Paul and rejects party mentalities.
A brilliant choice on McCain's part. Conservatives have or will now forgive all of McCain's deviations. Many people who didn’t care whether he wins or loses have come around completely. She will, of course, be a huge focus of the campaign. She will provide a conservative voice that keeps him honest about “reaching across the aisle” – especially on the holy 2nd amendment.
They say she lacks "experience" - bogus! The history of VPs shows a long history of people with very little of what is called "experience" today. And contrary to the media, the political values you hold are far more important than experience.
We are not hiring managers. True leadership transcends experience arguments. Sarah Palin is smart, articulate, attractive, pro-life, and pro-gun. Her political career has been based on fighting Republican corruption. Her ratings as Alaska governor are very high. Palin will bring the whole Republican base home, and some Independent and Democratic women. Palin even blunts Hillary for 2012. They may have just locked the Dumbocraps out of the White House until 2020.
Many McCain supporters wanted Romney for VP – who may have been another good choice. However, Palin’s record is better in key ways: he failed to reform Massachusetts politics as Governor – Ted Kennedy still represents them – they still have punitive taxation – they still have the most restrictive gun laws in the US – they still function on a socialist health care system – I could go on. Even though he was a successful businessman, he did not restrict state growth in good ole Mass.
And neither Obama, Biden, or McCain has run things in an executive capacity. Palin is the most experienced one on the ticket currently. And she is the only one of the four who is a reformer who has not profited from, fought for, and continually advocated the growth of Big State Politics.
Consolidate the conservative base with representation in the Oval Office. Install a conservative as President of the Senate. Provide a powerful voice against all that is wrong with politics as usual. Moderate McCain’s overly compromising tendencies. Grab the women’s vote – at least those who can see the opportunity here. Sway many independents, libertarians, and rightish Democraps to cross the line (finally the line crossing goes the other way!). Deflate the Obama “historic” candidacy which has been nothing but pandering to minorities and Muslims all along. Completely shift the terms of the debate/election/campaign.
McCain’s first presidential decision is a master stroke. He hit the ball out of the park and it still hasn’t come down. May not ever come down.