(Original post by ssk2)
Excuse me? How does what you just said mean that women will unite against her? Regardless of the fact that she isn't a 'traditional housewife', women are likely to vote for because hell, she may be one of the most powerful global figures if McCain wins. She's only the second female VEEP ever, how can this turn women against the GOP?!
Obviously, I shouldn’t argue so generally, Clinton’s supporters largely women were not warming to Obama they were bitter. A significant proportion will be brought over to Obama after his speech I believe (and do most commentators). This selection is not of the kind that would even tempt Clinton supporters over (maybe the die hard’s, but they don’t matter). I’ve been watching fox, and Sarah Palin wants to abortionists hung dawn and quartered, OTT, obviously but that is how she will be portrayed, easily. If fox can do it in 10 min’s you can bet that the Obama campaign can get that across. Her line on abortion will alienate democrat/ independent women for sure. She is also against affirmative action for women. All of these little things will be played upon to stress the fact that she is “No Hillary Clinton” All the things you might think woman might warm to her over she is against lol.
The above is a positive if you are a republican, not if you are a democrat floater/ independent. It would seem McCain (who is regarded as a bit wishy washy on abortion) is trying to sure up his base support, which I thought was already behind him.
(Original post by ssk2)
You do realise that Palin is going for VEEP, not for President? Being VP for 4 years is excellent training for the full job. It’s not a position that you HAVE to be really experienced for
Most people think the VP is a huge powerful role, very important etc. She’s a traditional housewife, who’s not at home with her husband and her five children easily comparable to mumsy Michelle Obama and family orientated Biden. Again, how can McCain moan on about dangerous times when he’s selected somebody not up to dealing with dangerous times? Again, the VP isn’t that important but most people do not know that. I do take you point that I was a bit OTT, but if you wanted to hurt Obama it would have been far better to select a pretty southern boy to attract women (make them feel safe etc, the way Gordon Brown did last year when he had a huge lead, than Sarah)
Wrong, wrong wrong. McCain hasn't really attacked Obama's weak policy positions aside from brief clashes during the primaries. She is also not THAT untested... She won her campaign for governor against another Republican incumbent AND against a Democrat opponent who spent more money than her. That demonstrates massive amounts of political skill.
Yes, I get that, but why give the Democrats ammunition at all? Why not go for a tried and tested candidate, I don’t see how she is helping him in any other way than she’s a woman. And the fact that she is a woman makes it easier for the Democrats to unite behind Obama as she’s so different to Hilary. It is a democrat woman that appeals to weak democrats and independents not a Republican woman. It would have been better to select Condi Rice experienced African American woman that would have been a serious:O. It actually gives Hillary and Michelle to some extent an even greater attacking role than before. If anything were to happen to McCain she’d be in the top job. Also Biden will completely destroy her in the VP debate.
Nobody knows who this woman is, she’s marred in corruption, (according to fox I don’t know anything about it) But if they can use that sort of language it’s enough to tarnish her or at least cast doubt. Again this fits perfectly with Obama’s new politics and anti corruption vision. McCain has given Obama bullets to shoot him. Obama’s policy flip flopping, isn’t registering that much with the American public or they’d be going on it like with Kerry maybe they will. Yes Obama isn’t as experienced as many would like him to be, but he is as experienced as he ought to be and he is certainly capable. Most of those kind of attacks can be rebuffed by saying look at Clinton, they made the same claims, look at Kennedy they made the same claims. Clinton has supported Obama so has Kennedy’s family. The Obama isn’t up to it, is a little thin, they could have mounted a strong campaign against him had they selected a united experienced ticket that didn’t strengthen Obama surrogates and attack tactics.
A good looking god fearing young southern boy that’s what they should have gone for. This woman can be picked to bits and will be. The republicans only have 85 million Obama can raise that by sending out a text message.