At least that is what the Republican party would have you believe. The fact that McCain thinks he can buy women’s votes with the darn governor of Alaska is insane. Hillary Clinton is an icon, a political leader who has no equal (other than Obama, of course) and she cannot be “replaced” with an unknown entity. I believe 100% that women will not be tricked by this patronizing act, and neither will men. McCain may have sealed his doom with his vice presidential nomination. Not because she’s a woman, but because he thought?that Mrs. Clinton and Mrs. Palin are somehow interchangeable.
Agreed. I can just imagine the idiotic discussions that led them to this decision.
It seems she answers a few questions for them. 1) she’s a female, 2) she’s a fundamentalist, 3) she’s a governor, 4) she’s young, 5) she’s corrupt
If people say she’s inexperienced or corrupt, they respond, ‘so is Obama’ (youth, ambition, Rezko).
I’m willing to give her credit as a competitor, as a politician, as an advocate, etc … What bothers me about her is her fundamentalism. She wants to teach creationism in schools. She does not believe in global warming. She’s anti-science. She represents “more of the same” in these matters. That is what works to Obama’s advantage, I think.
Enough is Enough. The Change we Need, not just change because of some anatomical detail :}
Yes, this says everything we need to know about McCain’s decision-making ability (LOL). Lord help us all if he actually makes it to the White House.
He definitely lost a lot of points with me for this. How far he has sunk from what he once was.
If they really just wanted “a woman”, there are so many others better suited to the job. Why would he pick someone with even less supposed Experience than Obama, when that’s McCain’s central argument against him? Why is it that Republicans are so good at The Big Lie, at being so boldfaced in their ridiculous hypocrisy and getting away with it? The Democrats don’t stand a chance– I wish there was another feasible alternative to what the Republican party has become.
The Republicans have made some crazy decisions over the years, but Palin takes the cake. She’s like the anti-Hillary. Bizarro.
I think your post surmises what many men and women of color and quite a few women across the board feel. I spent most of last week feeling insulted by what was presented. Additionally that audience at the RNC wasn’t reflective, in any way shape or form, of the nation which their party has currently run into the ground and made an international laughing stock except for the fact that we have the biggest guns (which is for many RNC folk the only thing that matters). The puppet Palin isn’t even worth my keystrokes, poor thing.
I’m concerned for us all.