Simply Brilliant

McCain’s choice of Palin as his running mate is the single most brilliant piece of campaign strategy in my lifetime. I was still not sure I would push the button for McCain on November 4th. Palin is what it took to put me over the top.

Obviously she’s a woman. That’s good. She’s a governor, so she has executive experience (albeit not for very long). She’s pro-life and has traditional Reagan-esque philosophy.

The Democrats immediately came out and said that you can no longer attack Obama’s experience, because now there’s an inexperienced woman on the Republican ticket. What they fail to mention is that she has roughly the same amount of political experience that Obama does, and making a comparison between their Pres choice and the GOP’s VP choice is absurd. McCain has more experience than Obama and than Biden. Biden has more experience than Palin, but Obama doesn’t.

The brilliant stroke isn’t that it will get Hillary supporters to vote for McCain. I really don’t see much of that happening. But it will get women who were ambivalent out to vote. And, it will get the conservative base that was ambivalent about McCain (like me) out to vote, too.

The Democrats are now scurrying around looking for anything they can say to discredit this woman (in their typical sexist fashion), but the problem is – she’s untainted. She’s not a Washington bureaucrat. She’s not an idealogue. She’s a normal American woman with a spotless record of conservatism.

Oh yeah… she’s WAY hotter than Hillary, too. Just sayin.

McCain, have a drink on me.

  6 comments for “Simply Brilliant

  1. August 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Did I mention that I’m giddy about him choosing the person I wanted him to pick instead of some chucklehead fake Republican like Romney?

  2. syn_ack89
    August 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    In reading about her, I am getting excited about this fall. I agree that this was a masterful choice!

  3. Dave
    August 29, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    The Alaska motto has been ‘Coldest state, hottest governor’ since she got elected! (AP)

    Honestly, 10 years of Senatorial experience doesn’t equal one year of actual executive experience, which neither Biden nor Obama has.

    I hope they smoke the Dems’ pumpkins.

  4. hrt
    August 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I must say that if you take the politics out of the equation, this has been a highly entertaining race if nothing else.

    First the historical perspective: Regardless of the outcome something unprecedented will happen.

    Second the gamesmanship, I thought McCain’s congratulatory kudos recognizing the historical event of Obama’s acceptance of the nomination was both classy and unequivocably political in its apolitical nature. It showed McCain as a human and confirmed his status as a “maverick” in that he did something that I can’t ever remember a presidential candidate doing, actually taking a pause from the race to recognize something bigger than the presidential race, contrived or not I thought that was kinda cool.

    3rd for McCain to NOT pick the “safe” choice in Romney was phenomenal.

    4th Dude, Obama’s speech last night was impressive, you gotta admit the guy can give an effing speech.

  5. Incredipete
    August 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    HRT, agreed on all counts.

  6. Incredipete
    August 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Although I am really disappointed that Obama did not incorporate any of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech… I really think he should have – and it even would have been appropriate. I found it strange he didn’t even mention MLK’s name…

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