Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin is McCain's presumed VP

I haven't researched her yet, but I like what little I have heard and read. Here's my very early top 5 reasons why I think this is a great choice.

1. Executive Experience
I was really hoping McCain would pick a governor as a running mate. If you look at previous Presidential elections the person with executive experience wins. Carter - governor of Georgia, Reagan - governor of California, Bush Sr. - Vice President, Clinton - governor of Arkansas, Bush Jr. - governor of Texas. I was surprise that Obama would choose a Senator as his running mate, I'm glad McCain picked someone with some executive experience.

2. Outside the beltway
She doesn't have the taint of being a life-long DC politician like McCain and Biden. Also, her political career didn't start in Chicago, one of the most politically corrupt cities in America. Unfortunately Alaska's political image has been somewhat tarnished recently no thanks to Ted Stevens and Don Young.

3. Lives out Pro-life values
She lives out her pro-life values. When she discovered that she was pregnant with a down syndrome baby she could have chosen to have an abortion like 91 to 93% of people choose to do. Instead she believed in her convictions that the unborn baby had a RIGHT to life.

4. Gender equality
If Hillary Clinton put 18 million cracks in that glass ceiling, Sarah Palin's going to bust through it.

5. She's no Dick Cheney
Biden has already been declared the NEW Dick Cheney by some in the media. I guarantee you that Palin could never be viewed as such. Obama had to choose someone with more experience and proven leadership than himself to give his ticket credence, likewise McCain was able to choose an outsider with new ideas to complement him. It makes sense that the bottom half of the Presidential ticket be the one with less experience and more idealism doesn't it?

These are just my first impressions, but so far they are very positive. Can I vote for the McCain ticket? I still don't think so, but so far I could easily cast a vote in good conscious for Sarah Palin.

Update 8/28/2008 9:28am - It's official. McCain just declared Sarah Palin as his running mate.

1 comment:

Poindexter P. Parkenfarker said...

Even my apolitical wife is onboard and it ain't no sisterhood thing.
My wife was also a commercial fisherman having replaced several idiots that I fired.

This is a lady who politically smacked down her own party and Ted Stevens at the same time.

Hammer, you've got some good thoughts over here. Thanks for your details.

It's gonna be a wipeout in the meadow lands...