I find it laughable – but knowing the wing-nuts, it is a possibility.
McCain picked Palin – something we all know – and it is a judgement call on his part, it is also coming back to bite him in the ass.
Don’t think so? You have to be pretty blind not to see it. If she is speaking – he gets crowds – if he is on his own, he doesn’t and she does. What does that say? It says that McCain isn’t pulling the crowds in and she is. She will, as we will see, positioning herself for a run at the White House come 2012 – if certain blogs are to be believed – personally I think those who have read those blogs and believe what they are saying are consummate nut-cases!
The push that will come after this election is that the Alaskan Independence Party will have much more clout – and I can see her being touted as their first President. Which will be fun. The lower 48 paying for their own oil – cool!
But what is it with those who support Palin?
Rank-and-file Republicans are digging her feistiness, but many question whether she can draw voters outside of her party’s conservative base.
[T]he Alaska governor, who is still in her first term, still faced doubts that she is qualified to be vice president. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is hardly alone among establishment Republicans in believing Palin actually hurts their party’s ticket.
“She’s a very distinguished woman, and she’s to be admired. But at the same time, now that we have had a chance to watch her for some seven weeks, I don’t believe she’s ready to be president of the United States, which is the job of the vice president,” Powell told NBC’s Tom Brokaw on Sunday.
Conservative columnists have also voiced reservations about Palin. David Brooks of The New York Times has called Palin a “cancer” on the Republican Party, and former Reagan speech writer Peggy Noonan wrote in The Wall Street Journal, “There is little sign that she has the tools, the equipment, the knowledge or the philosophical grounding one hopes for, and expects, in a holder of high office.”
This all leads to the split that there is in the GOP – and a split party cannot govern.
There are others, some that you would never dream of supporting Barack Obama – I was literally gob-smacked when I read this:
Said [Ken] Adleman, to Packer: “Why so, since my views align a lot more with McCain’s than with Obama’s? And since I truly dread the notion of a Democratic president, Democratic House, and hugely Democratic Senate?
“Primarily for two reasons, those of temperament and of judgment.
“When the economic crisis broke, I found John McCain bouncing all over the place. In those first few crisis days, he was impetuous, inconsistent, and imprudent; ending up just plain weird.
Ken Adelman is a neocon – a real one! And even he, if it is to be believed, is seeing that McCain is plainly useless!
McCain shook a few hands and embraced Christine Ellinger, the campaign’s fourth congressional district co-chair.
Ellinger said McCain is going to tour Columbia businesses “and get to know people and what they’re doing and daily life.”
A crowd of about 15 people assembled outside the airport’s fence to see him descend from the plane.
15 people? That’s it – I thought that McCain was the lead on this ticket – seems it isn’t so. Palin is getting the press, she is getting the crowds and she will get the blame!
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