Quick, and provisional bottom line: The upside: She’s the best of the dark horses because she’s an exciting, exotic (yet heartlandish) female pick. The base will love her. She’s a true outsider and the only person in the race with serious executive experience. This will have to mean McCain’s flipping on ANWR, which will make gas prices a central issue.
Downside: She may not be ready for primetime. The heartbeat-from-the-presidency issue is a real one.
Posted by Karol at 12:01 PM
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“Downside: She may not be ready for primetime.”
Hey, at least she HAS a resume’. Obama’s brag-sheet goes from paperboy to Senator in one sentence.
Good JOB, John McCain!
I second that! GOOD JOB, McCain!!!! woooo hooooo
As someone who has largely sat out the 2008 election cycle, I am over the moon with this selection. She’s been my #1 choice ever since McCain got the nomination. I genuinely never thought it would come to pass. I am beside myself.
Funny how the Democrats will say that experience is now off the table…..well, if that’s the case, then the “change” message is off the table because of biden.
McAmnesty is now starting to think like me. How frightening is that?
On the plus side, this is the first political development I’ve called correctly since I declared that Michael Badnarik would lose the ‘04 presidential election.
Quick, you want experience in the lead role, or in the understudy?
Experience is most definitely not off the table.
And of course “change” has been off the table since Obama started the mass-reversal-of-positions after sewing up the nomination.
It will still be a close one, but I’m feeling much better about the chances of (and the consequences of) a McCain victory.
She has 8 more years of administrative experience than either Obama or Biden.
Experience is most definitely not off the table
How can it not be off the table when John McCain is 92 year-old and she only has 2 years worth of experience in the big league.
McCain had administrative experience in the Navy.
FYI, McCain could be a literal corpse and he would still pull rank on Rezko’s bag-man.
Jake, being a POW was McCain’s most successful (if horrible) experience in the Navy because he got to exhibit courage. Otherwise he was finishing in the bottom of his class in Annapolis or crashing planes he wouldn’t have gotten to fly if he weren’t a naval legacy. What executive experience did he have?
As for Palin’s executive experience, she has been governor of a state with a smaller population than the Bronx and mayor of a town with fewer people than the attendance at your average Islanders game.
Yes, Charles. And how much executive experience do Biden or Obama have? Zero and zero? Do we really want a guy for president who’s so decisive he votes “present” in the Senate? At least Palin would have had to make some decisions as mayor and then governor.
So, on the two tickets we’ve got three guys who’ve been professional speech makers, hand shakers, and backroom deal takers, and one woman who’s actually been in “the buck stops here” positions.
I know which one I will vote for. Which is a damned good thing, because until now I was focused on who most deserved to be voted against.
(BTW, does anyone know where any of those Annenberg bucks actually did stop? Because they don’t seem to have done a damn thing for any actual students in the Chicago school system…)
2 years of administrative experience is 2 years more than ANY of the others have.