" ~ Sarah Palin
Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican candidate for President has chosen Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, to be his running mate in the upcoming Presidential election.
Palin, a strong Conservative, is the perfect contrast to McCain, who has often been a disappointment to many Conservatives, myself included, on several important key issues.
The Obama campaign is already attacking McCain's choice, saying "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency," a curious attack indeed coming from one who has even less experience than Palin.
I for one, am happy that Obama's people understand that concept. Since McCain has seventy-two years worth of heartbeats already used up, I'm glad there is someone who is more than capable of running the government should, God forbid, it become necessary.
One cannot say the same for either candidate on the Democratic ticket. One is the most incompetent man in the Senate, and one is the dumbest.
And those adjectives are interchangeable.
Incidentally, Palin is the only one of the four Presidential and vice Presidential candidates with experience at running a government, a fact that seems to be lost on Obama's people. They completely ignored the fact that Palin is a Governor, not a mayor.
I have a lot more confidence about the Republicans chances to win the election than I did previously, thanks to Sarah Palin. I can't say I'm as confident as most Conservative Republicans, but that's because I know how the Liberally biased media will treat her. Already, they have launched an investigation into why she fired some state officer. In all likelihood, it will turn out that he was fired because he didn't do his job, but the media will do their best to spin it to make it appear she had some selfish motive.
That won't be a problem. No doubt McCain's people have anticipated the expected media attack dogs and are ready for them.
This pick will energize the Conservative base, which was until now, rather skeptical of McCain's rather leftist leanings. Moreover, Palin's spot on the ticket should garner votes from the Hillary voters who feel abandoned by the Democratic party.
McCain should get moderate and independent votes, and the addition of Palin to the ticket will help him get Conservative votes. It is an ingenius strategic move by the McCain campaign.
Congratulations, Senator McCain, on an outstanding choice!