Palin? Okay, I know I’m not remotely a Republican, but this makes no sense to me. Why would he pick someone who is already under investigation for possibly trying to illegally use her clout as his VP? I can see the theory of “Well it’s a woman” but now we’re back to “This woman?!” which isn’t exactly helpful IMO. Not only is she under investigation, by all accounts she has even less experience than Obama in a major office (she was mayor of a small town before becoming Governor) and given McCain’s age I have to say I’d have preferred he pick a woman with more experience and no ongoing scandals if I were a Republican voter.
I’m not in love with Obama’s choice of Biden, but I can understand the reasoning behind it. Biden brings a lot to the table in terms of attracting those voters that had issues with Obama’s experience level as well as voters that just weren’t going to like voting for a MOC. And while I suppose in theory the thought process behind choosing Palin is to attract those disgruntled Hilary supporters that say they won’t vote for Obama if Hilary is not on the ticket, one would think he’d have chosen a woman with an ideology closer to theirs since Palin is firmly anti-choice and by all accounts a creationist. I suppose she could appeal to the more conservative elements of the Republican constituency, but I wouldn’t think the hard line right wing would be willing to vote for a woman. Thoughts? Points I’m missing?
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