The game has changed. In an election of McCain vs. Obama, the race was all about Obama. Not anymore.
Win or lose, picking Sarah Palin will go down as the greatest single thing McCain has done for his own campaign, as well as for the conservative movement. Conservatives are rallying like never before to her presence on the ticket.
She's a fiscal conservative who favors tax cuts and has actually used a veto pen. She's a born-again Christian, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun€¦she hunts, she fishes, baits her own hook, has five kids and doesn't look like a member of the NOW gang. What's not to like? Indeed, that, plus a record of conservative reform and demonstrated political skills on the stump and I'd say we've got ourselves a star. And at age 44, one with a potentially long future at that.
While attending the convention, one of my fellow delegates remarked that his young daughter, after seeing her speak, said that she was glad McCain picked a "regular" woman, and not one of those "angry women" presumably teen-speak for an angry feminist. read more »
This is just too hilarious. You just gotta love the headline guys over at the NY Post.
So what's all the fuss about? Well, in case you slept in all day yesterday and just woke up, Barry made the unfortunate mistake of seeming to make a sexist comment about Mrs. Sarah. And now he's paying for it. read more »
The O continues to shill for the O
Not that anyone would be surprised, but the news came out yesterday that Oprah has rejected the idea of having Sarah Palin on her show anytime between now and the election. Seems she's too busy trying to get the other O elected. read more »
Here's what I have learned from the American media:
1. Barack Obama should be the first black person elected to the presidency - that's good. It's destiny.
2. Barack Obama has plenty of experience to be president. His "community organizing" and less than 1 term in the Senate has thoroughly prepared him to be president despite his lack of foreign policy experience.
3. John McCain is going to die in the next 4 years. Count on it.
4. If John McCain is elected president, Sarah Palin is going to assume the office in the next 4 years. That's a catastrophe. read more »
Little doubt that she can, but should she come out swinging?
Those who are familiar with Sarah Palin know all too well that the very last thing you should do to her is underestimate her. It has been noted that throughout her career within the realm of Alaska state politics, Palin has left a long trail within her wake, consisting of those who have discounted her toughness and resolve. read more »
Significance: First woman vice-presidential candidate for her party.
Foreign Policy Experience: none.
Years holding a political office: 10+.
The Challenge: read more »