TPJ: OH. MY. GOD. McCain really is losing it!! This pick is a real gamble. So Obama is too inexperienced (despite spending 7 years in the Illinois State Senate and 4 years in the U.S. Senate) to be president but Gov. Sarah Palin would only be one heart-beat away from the presidency (and McCain is no spring chicken) as she's only been governor for 18 months!! And before that she was a mayor of a city of only 8,000 people. She's currently under investigation by her state's legislator because she is accused of firing a state commissioner who refused to fire her sister's husband (who is state trooper. Nice! Now some are saying, "Well you have to understand that her husband was a terrible spouse." That may be so but it is wrong to use your power in the way that she is alleged to have used.
And look at the two together, McCain and Palin!! He looks like he could be her father!!! And how is she going to hold her own with Joe Biden in the V.P. debate given her lack of experience??? The other thing is that she may motivate the GOP base but many in the key independent block will probably bristle. She sweats oil as she is a huge Big Oil schill and her husband works in the oil industry. She is stuck in the old paradigm of thinking that we can drill our way out of our energy crisis.
Plus, she has virtually no foreign policy experience (At least Obama has worked with Republicans to pass legislation fighting to reduce nuclear proliferation in the world which would help him in handling the Iran nuclear issue). Obama picked someone (Biden) who if needed to fill in for Barack could do so with confidence and ease. Joe Biden has been Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee for some time and has other extensive experience with world affairs. So I don't want to hear the "Obama is too inexperienced" bullshit from the McCain people anymore with this lady who has even less experience and is even younger than Barack. And she has stated that she hasn't thought much about Iraq and says she doesn't know what a vice-president does!!! Try reading the CONSTITUTION Mrs. Palin!!!
McCain claims to be a moderate and yet he picked a V.P. candidate who is lock-step in line with the hard right. And he clearly is pandering to women with this choice and I think it's a bit sexist to assume that women will vote for McCain just because he has the token woman on his ticket. He clearly doesn't think that women are that smart. The right has had for years nothing but disdain for the Clintons. And we've heard a lot of talk from women supporters about not wanting a woman V.P. choice if it's not Hillary. I'm sure some women will buy into this but after our great convention this week and in particular Hillary's home-run speech I don't think it will be many. Palin stands against everything that Hillary stands for and continues to fight for. If you believe in Hillary then I just don't see how you can vote for McCain and his radical right-wing stooge, Palin. This pick shows horrible judgment on McCain's part. Hell, he's only met her twice!!
McCain claimed that she's very compassionate but I don't think America can stand anymore "compassionate conservatism." And apparently she want's to outlaw abortion in all circumstances except to save the life of the mother.
That means if some poor teen age girl get molested by her father and get pregnant she has to carry that child to term and then take care of it or give it up for adoption in which case that child becomes someone else's problem/concern which usually means the government which also means more tax dollars. They want her to carry that child to term but they won't raise that child for her will they. How many of these rabid pro-lifers are willing to adopt all these unwanted kids? I bet very few. They love the fetus but don't care much for the child once her/she is here.
And what is with the "Country First" slogan of the McCain campaign? It is disgusting that he would insinuate with this statement that Obama doesn't put his country first. These kind of character attacks are tired, recycled Rovian fear tactics and slander. They should have chosen Mitt Romney because he would have helped McCain on the economy of which he has admitted he doesn't know much. Plus, the Mittster would have helped in Michigan. Palin doesn't help in either of those categories and there isn't much doubt that Alaska was going Republican despite what some Dems were hoping for.
Meanwhile, 38 million watched Obama's excellent acceptance speech which was more viewers than even the opening ceremony of the Olympics and the final 'American Idol' or the Academy Awards this year.
Now I'm off to donate to Obama in response to this pick.
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