Not-ready-for-prime-time Palin is not ready for veep

5 thoughts on “Not-ready-for-prime-time Palin is not ready for veep”

  1. I’d seen her on the radar for a little while, and last month was telling a friend of mine that I thought she’d make a dandy choice for McCain, but that he’d never do it.

    Fun to be wrong sometimes. 🙂

    She’s not going to get him elected, but it does make the race a little more interesting.
    My son and DIL are excited about the choice and already knew all about her. Guess I’ll be playing catch-up for a little while.

  2. Oh, and in your tags you have her listed as “Sarah Palen”.
    Oops. Thanks. I had misspelled it throughout, and missed the tag when I corrected. Hehe. Told you I didn’t know anything about her.

  3. wtf? That’s the first thing I said. Obviously Mc is looking to pick up wayward women voters.. but he picked someone so young and inexperienced….

    Very strategic. Now if the Obama camp starts saying, “She has lack of experience and is too young” than they’ll be shooting themselves in the foot.

    Very clever on Mc’s part- it has become a very interesting “game”, I think.
    I’m watching now. With any of the obvious picks, I’d have probably gone on “hold” until November. Kind of sad though, that deciding the future of our country gets reduced to a game.

  4. The Obama people should not write off Palin. Hillary Clinton lost the nomination because she underestimated Obama–a relatively newcomer to the national stage. The upcoming debate between Biden and Palin will be critical. Obama surprised a lot of people by holding his own in the many debates between Clinton and him. The expectations for Palin are low. If she excels in the debate, her stock will rise. Also, Biden is a gaffe machine. His remarks about/towards Palin will be closely watched and potentially inflame the feminist anger in the country.

    A majority of voters in this country are women, and not all women are liberals. McCain is going after conservative women. Furthermore, Palin can claim executive experience–something Obama, Biden, and McCain lack. Most importantly, Palin can help solidify the conservative base. We must remember that GW Bush won two elections with the help of his conservative base. McCain took a risk, but it could also be a game changer.
    The feminists are already angry, to the point of being almost irrational — PUMAs being the prime example.

    Palin may help solidify McCain’s conservative base, but I don’t think that’s what he needed. His veep choice needed to widen his appeal, not narrow it. He’s losing the larger, more moderate Republican base. He’s probably damned if does and damned if he doesn’t; I’m glad I didn’t have to choose his running mate. I’ve got to admit, though, it’s certainly getting him a lot of attention. I’ll definitely be watching all the debates.

  5. She is as much an idiot as Coat-hanger!

    Hearing her speak I do wonder at the average intelligence of the American voter – sorry to say that but I am will millions of others in this world.

    How did McCain win the nomination? How can he be allowed to pick this div?

    Even my wife – who is zero politik – asked me can he change his mind? I replied – “What mind?”
    😆 Oh, wait … you meant McCain. I was thinking Bush. Same difference.

... and that's my two cents