Monday, June 30, 2008

Sarah Palin on the VERY Short List for Veep?

Bill Kristol seemed in high spirits as he announced his prediction for McCain’s running mate… and no surprise to me, it was Sarah Palin.

There is much speculation as to whom McCain should and will pick for his running mate, as well as the timing.
I firmly believe that Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin should be that choice, and that the announcement needs to come sooner rather than later. Let me explain.

Gov. Palin is a reform candidate in her home state of Alaska. She went to battle against a relatively corrupt Republican organization in her state with much success, and is very adamant about ethics in political office. This personality type makes her a great fit for McCain’s goal of holding politicians accountable for their financial earmarks and their relations with special interest lobbyists.

The VP pick should be a representation of where the party is heading. In this case, a young and attractive female on the ticket says that the GOP is not a good ‘ol boys club, and raise awareness that we are actually the party that supports true reform for women and minorities. Palin has the ability to represent a young and fresh juxtaposition to McCain’s age, and stands to act as a symbol of the longevity of this party.

And with symbolism being a theme in this argument, we need to discuss timing. Should Obama select Hillary Clinton as his running mate (they are getting along very well all of a sudden), a selection after the fact of a female on the GOP ticket would look like a case of monkey see, monkey do. McCain needs to look as if he is setting the trend in opening the door for women in the White House. McCain should select Palin sooner, rather than later.

Of course, I am not advocating a Palin veep pick because she is a woman, but I am suggesting that we use that to our advantage. The Democratic Party has done a great job in negative PR for the GOP, classifying us as a bunch of money hungry and greedy old white hairs, with no appeal to women, minority, or the youth. In fact, we are the very party that promises the most to ALL citizens of this country, because we advocate for smaller government and more personal responsibility. This is most promising to a true equal playing field for women and minorities… if you see people in that light… I, however, see people based on their ability and capability, rather than sex or creed.

Check out the Draft Palin website for a great radio interview. Palin is getting the question more and more about the VP spot, which may be an indicator that McCain has her on the very short list.

7 comments:

  1. Yep, and here's the theme song when Palin appears for Veep at the Republican National Convention later this summer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWNtLt-pJik

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  2. 'N th' American people sed:

    "Whodat?"

    Ol' Juan Mequeno's gonna have difficulty gittin' elected this year. I thank he needs a "name" if'n he's-ta win. Romney's wauz bandied 'bout today.

    Snaggle-Tooth Jones, the Colorado Confederatarian

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  3. It appears that it’s all down to Alaska Gov Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney, and team Romney fears Palin now has the best shot, so Romney camp is mounting a blogosphere-wide assault via Politico.

    The tip-off that Politico is just a “promote Romney” piece is that it mentions EVERY NAME in the next two tiers of Veep prospects EXCEPT SARAH PALIN!!! — even names far more unlikely than Palin (since Romney camp knows Palin is the ONLY ONE who tops — I’ll say tops by far — Romney as McCain’s best pick).

    Bottom line, Romney and Politico fear Palin most — as do the Dems and the MSM. (By the way, the Dems and MSM do not fear Romney the most — which says a lot.)

    AOL, a main on-line pro-Obama/pro-Dem player, is now carrying the Politico piece promoting Romney buzz.

    Clearly AOL wants McCain and the GOP to lose the general elction — hence they gladly promote Romney (no mention of Palin).

    Also, CNN had Romney — kind of out of the blue — attacking Obama. Again, CNN, wanting McCain and the GOP to lose, gladly promotes Romney (to attempt to avert the Palin threat).

    All the media frenzy which will surround the remarkable Palin “story” — essentially free to McCain — will be worth millions and millions of dollars of coverage and PR (more money than Romney would provide anyway).

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  4. Jonesie - Sarah Palin is a hardcore reformer from Alaska with a big stick and a pretty face (thanks for the video, Ted). It is worth it to check her out!

    Juan Mequeno can win if he rallies the base, and the youth... Palin will get people giving the GOP a double take... and if he picks her BEFORE Obama picks a running mate, he has his best chance at beating back BaKarl Marxbama...

    Ted - Agreed... there have been numerous polls which refuse to include Palin's name as a contender for the veep spot... most of these polls are clearly owned by Romney... unfortunately for Romney, he has not been winning his bought and paid for polls... When will that guy learn that you can't buy your way into the White House?

    The Dems do not fear McCain... they embrace him as one of their own... They do, however, fear Palin... she is smart, attractive, young, and a conservative feminist... Everything that they fear - a strong woman at the top of the GOP ticket...

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  5. Yep, she's a hottie shore enuf. Cud just do the trick for Juan, the American electorate bein' all into form over substance 'n all. Not that she ain't got no substance. Seems to be a pretty intellergint n' accomplished politician.

    But she is a hottie. Great form.

    Now watch Obama go 'n pick ol' Jim Webb. Thar'll be contest. The Babe 'ginst the Intellectual Reb. Hoo-Dawgies!!

    Snaggle-Tooth Jones, the Colorado Confederatarian

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  6. Check out this site:

    http://puma4palin.blogspot.com/

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  7. Yes!!! good luck for her and for MCain.
    Kisses from Spain.

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