Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Chooses Palin For VP

John McCain has chosen Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Very astute move on his part.

Palin provides the necessary contrast to McCain. At 44, she is young enough to be McCain's daughter. She is three years younger than Barack Obama.

Governor of Alaska since 2006, she was the former mayor of Wasilla, AK. So, she's not a Washington insider, which provides another contrast with McCain.

As a woman, she is likely to attract the more disgruntled former supporters of Hillary Clinton who just can't get on board with Obama, (which baffles the hell out of me, by the way).

Though she is a conservative, I'm guessing she won't be considered conservative enough for the religious right. I'll be curious to hear their reactions to this news.

However interesting McCain's choice is, I'm still voting for Obama.

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