Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A good choice for Veep, but I could think of a better one

A story on Yahoo! has Republican insiders saying that Romney tops McCain's VP list. I think that Mr. Romney would be a very good pick. He is strong in areas where McCain is weak and vice versa. However, after thinking a bit about the VP-stakes for the Republicans, I am inclined to think that there would be a better pick for McCain. I think that although Romney is a good choice, I think that he has been OBE (overtaken by events). Like another blogger that I read on WizBang, Cassy Fiano, I think that McCain should choose the governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

I have two main reasons. The first is since Obama sewed up the Democratic nomination and trashed Hillary's coronation, her female supporters have not been too happy. What a way to play the feminist card against Obama than selecting a female vice president. What a dilema for feminists. The hard-core, feminazis would still probably vote for Obama, but alot of her less radical support would probably break for McCain, thereby leaving Obama in the lurch. What's he going to say to change their minds? Vote for me because I believe that women should be president, but not right now.

The other reason is the rising cost of energy in the US. Obama and the rest of the Democrats in Congress don't want the US to do any drilling anywhere, especially in ANWR. What a great way to counter any and all arguements about the size of ANWR, what it actually is, how many polar bears are being "threatened", just how the environment is being protected at Prudoe Bay and how it would be protected there, etc. In short, she would be a very quick and immediate expert on drilling for oil in ANWR to counter anything that Obama would say. Anytime any Democrat start bloviating about the pristine wilderness at ANWR and the polar bears, Governor Palin could very quickly shut their mouths with "Senator Obama, when was the last time that you visited ANWR? The last time that I was up there was just a few weeks ago as the governor of Alaska and I don't know where you got your information, but this "pristine wilderness" that you are talking about doesn't exist. The polar bears are not threatened with starvation, etc, etc, etc." This would quickly move the debate from "We can't drill in ANWR" to "When can we start drilling in ANWR".

I think McCain should choose Governor Palin for vice president. This would be a brilliant move on his part and would really make life difficult for Obama with women.

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At 7:28 PM, Anonymous Ted said...

It appears that it’s all down to Alaska Gov Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney, and team Romney fears Palin now has the best shot, so Romney camp is mounting a blogosphere-wide assault via Politico.

The tip-off that Politico is just a “promote Romney” piece is that it mentions EVERY NAME in the next two tiers of Veep prospects EXCEPT SARAH PALIN!!! — even names far more unlikely than Palin (since Romney camp knows Palin is the ONLY ONE who tops — I’ll say tops by far — Romney as McCain’s best pick).

Bottom line, Romney and Politico fear Palin most — as do the Dems and the MSM. (By the way, the Dems and MSM do not fear Romney the most — which says a lot.)

AOL, a main on-line pro-Obama/pro-Dem player, is now carrying the Politico piece promoting Romney buzz.

Clearly AOL wants McCain and the GOP to lose the general elction — hence they gladly promote Romney (no mention of Palin).

Also, CNN had Romney — kind of out of the blue — attacking Obama. Again, CNN, wanting McCain and the GOP to lose, gladly promotes Romney (to attempt to avert the Palin threat).

All the media frenzy which will surround the remarkable Palin “story” — essentially free to McCain — will be worth millions and millions of dollars of coverage and PR (more money than Romney would provide anyway).


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