August 23, 2008

McCain's opportunity: Sarah Palin

This e-mail sent to Kathryn Lean Lopez makes a lot of sense:

I think Obama's pick of Biden coupled with his decision not to vet Hillary has given McCain a huge and I MEAN HUGE opportunity to tip this election his way. If McCain chooses a woman, especially a pro-life, conservative, out of the beltway type for VP (Sarah Palin being the best of the bunch) he would energize the conservative base AND siphon off enough disgruntled Hillary voters to win this election. I think a Palin pick would nudge just a small enough percentage of disaffected, swing state, working class, soccer Mom-type Hillary supporters to tilt the playing field McCain's way in Ohio, Michigan, Florida and maybe even Pennsylvania.

If McCain can nab 10-15 percent of Hillary's primary voters (which seems within reach after Clinton's down in the mouth body language today and Carville and Begala's 'she was never vetted' bent out of whack public postures on CNN), he wins this thing comfortably.

He may very well still get to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with a Romney or a Pawlenty, but I think a bold choice like Palin would go for the jugular and win this election with some real conviction.

Plus, she's gorgeous:

Posted by Hube at August 23, 2008 08:39 AM | TrackBack

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Biden — the perfect foil for Palin!

Posted by: Ted at August 23, 2008 11:51 AM

I'm skeptical if Palin would accept given that she just had her 5th child. Plus wouldn't McCain cede the "experience" issue by picking someone whose own national experience was so thin?

Posted by: soccer dad at August 24, 2008 06:35 AM

Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.

This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..

And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at

Team McCain, well done!!!

Posted by: Ted at August 24, 2008 04:00 PM

What a brilliant move on McCain's part. I'm extremely fired up now....bravo!

Posted by: Mark Engblom at August 29, 2008 12:24 PM

Geez, that's a shame! Unless someone else gets the REP nomination (har-dee-har-har). Love to see this woman have a good shot at this level of leadership but with McCain? Well..probably they will be winners but without my vote. I wouldn't vote for him if my life depended on it and the scary thing probably will come down to that.

Posted by: Nancy Cleveland at August 29, 2008 01:45 PM

"plus she's gorgeous"

She's inexeperiened, inept, holds a MS from some podunk school in Idaho, has a drunk husband and a slut daughter.

Oh, but she's PRETTY!

God, how pathetic. We're completely utterly doomed as a nation.

Posted by: AK resident at September 1, 2008 02:45 PM

Were you drunk and your daughter having sex when you wrote that comment, AK resident? Sure sounds like it, a-hole.

Posted by: Hube at September 1, 2008 02:52 PM

It will never fly.... the GOP is now finished until 2016 most likely.

I would however buy Sarah Palen's porn video when it comes out!

She is the classic proper har up, glasses on paralegal sitting on the desk, who becomes the naughty paralegal taking her hair down and her glasses off to seduce me in leather office chair...

She'd make more money in porn.

Posted by: FL Resident at September 2, 2008 04:01 AM

McCain insults the intelligence of the American voter by picking Sarah Palin. Considering McCains health issues I find it hard to believe that this women may lead our nation. Very scary. I have little faith in our electoral system. When the corporations that make money off of wars promote war hungry candidates through the media (which they also own) , it's time to wake up America.

Posted by: Jason at September 10, 2008 09:01 PM