Sarah Palin choice a brilliant move by McCain camp

165px-Palin1.JPG What a move by the McCain camp. I’m not one for the political mumbo jumbo, but this was a great way to divide up the Democratic vote. Especially after the bitter Democratic nominee runoff.
This choice of running mate shows one of two things. The first is that the Republicans can also nominate women into Vice Presidential candidacy which puts Obama at a disadvantage since he didn’t go with Clinton as his VP choice. The second is to divide the HRC voting group up. In both instances, in waiting until Obama had already made a play, this was actually a brilliant political move. In either case, it shows that GOP can also put women into power and with the back-and-forth during the Democratic nomination, it reinforces those that are more conservative but sided with Hillary to make the leap.
The election year for 2008 is definitely going to be interesting although I have a few thoughts myself on where it’s actually going to eventually end up based on electoral votes and certain geographical trends. It isn’t quite a check yet, but watch out. Definitely a Bishop and Pawn vs Knight play.

  • You must think women voters are very superficial. Issues and positions matter more than gender. People are democrats for reasons you seem not to comprehend, and those of them who supported Hillary are not going to abandon their ideals and side with those who hold opposite views because of genitalia.

  • You must think women voters are very superficial. Issues and positions matter more than gender. People are democrats for reasons you seem not to comprehend, and those of them who supported Hillary are not going to abandon their ideals and side with those who hold opposite views because of genitalia.

  • lol. And you must not understand Southern politics and why there was even a shot for HRC to take the South. Point being? You’re still dealing with at the very least, moderate Republicans. To think that every woman voter in HRC’s camp is a Democrat or liberal is idealistic and being that… would be downfall of any part to think such.
    Greatest growing voting block is independent voters. And when was the last time the South ever pulled Democratic anything besides for the two Democratic presidents that were from the South?
    I base my opinions on historical trends. Not sure what yours is based on.

  • darkmoon

    lol. And you must not understand Southern politics and why there was even a shot for HRC to take the South. Point being? You’re still dealing with at the very least, moderate Republicans. To think that every woman voter in HRC’s camp is a Democrat or liberal is idealistic and being that… would be downfall of any part to think such.
    Greatest growing voting block is independent voters. And when was the last time the South ever pulled Democratic anything besides for the two Democratic presidents that were from the South?
    I base my opinions on historical trends. Not sure what yours is based on.

  • Good call.

  • Good call.

  • She still would have been fine if she didn’t open her mouth. At the time of the post, it was a good push by McCain camp. It wasn’t until later that she lost the push. In actuality, I know plenty of North Carolinian women that supported her to the end which had supported Hillary during the primaries. Anyone that saw her interview with Katie Couric and didn’t associate it with the South Carolina teen beauty pageant video on youtube though, would have been crazy.
    Personally? I think as a Democrat, it’s poor taste to come back and do the whole “neener neener” thing. No offense, but it’s pretty no, completely pathetic. Makes me all the more proud that I’ve never registered to one party now based on attitudes like that.

  • darkmoon

    She still would have been fine if she didn’t open her mouth. At the time of the post, it was a good push by McCain camp. It wasn’t until later that she lost the push. In actuality, I know plenty of North Carolinian women that supported her to the end which had supported Hillary during the primaries. Anyone that saw her interview with Katie Couric and didn’t associate it with the South Carolina teen beauty pageant video on youtube though, would have been crazy.
    Personally? I think as a Democrat, it’s poor taste to come back and do the whole “neener neener” thing. No offense, but it’s pretty no, completely pathetic. Makes me all the more proud that I’ve never registered to one party now based on attitudes like that.

  • I didn’t know you are a Democrat. I, as an unaffiliated voter, came back to point out the central fallacies of your cocksure assertions of what you thought you knew about politics, women and Democrats in particular. Your last reply demonstrates the deficiencies of your original post. You assumed (wrongly) that Democratic women would vote for Palin just because she was a woman, and you say it would have worked too if she hadn’t opened her mouth. That’s the whole point. Democratic women were always going to wait to see what she had to say and never were going to split for her the way you predicted just because she is a woman.

  • I didn’t know you are a Democrat. I, as an unaffiliated voter, came back to point out the central fallacies of your cocksure assertions of what you thought you knew about politics, women and Democrats in particular. Your last reply demonstrates the deficiencies of your original post. You assumed (wrongly) that Democratic women would vote for Palin just because she was a woman, and you say it would have worked too if she hadn’t opened her mouth. That’s the whole point. Democratic women were always going to wait to see what she had to say and never were going to split for her the way you predicted just because she is a woman.

  • I suppose that’s the same type of thought that people don’t use their minority status for gain. Women were actually swaying towards Palin just as there are some of those that voted for Obama purely based on skin color. It happens. Deal with it.

  • darkmoon

    I suppose that’s the same type of thought that people don’t use their minority status for gain. Women were actually swaying towards Palin just as there are some of those that voted for Obama purely based on skin color. It happens. Deal with it.