So is it smart politics, or does she really have what it takes to be President?
John McCain on Friday stole Obama’s thunder, by announcing his pick for Vice President. You have to give the old man credit, in one fell swoop he supposedly has changed the Election Dynamics, and at the same time, threw mud into the faces of every Media & Political Pundit. By choosing an ‘unknown‘ he may have made this election a real race, where the issues might actually be discussed, instead of being glossed over.
To begin with, his choice is good if for no other reason than it wasn’t Mitt Romney as everyone was predicting, myself included. Kind of shows you, to NOT LISTEN to the so called Political Experts, doesn’t it? Which is good, because if we see just how fallible they are, if we see just how UNINFORMED THEY ARE, maybe, come election time, the Voter will be making a decision based on their own opinions, not those forced down their throats by the Media or Big Business or Big Labor. For once, maybe Voters will vote their own gut instincts, not what they are TOLD TO DO.
Is She a good choice?
I don’t know, but if you listen to the bullshit coming from the media, no. However, did John McCain choose her, because she is a she, as many Democratic Pundits claim? Did he choose her because she could give the supposed angry Clinton Supporters someone to get behind, or did he choose her because he believes she has what it takes to be President, should he fall while in office?
Obama’s choice of Biden was to shore up his ‘inexperienced’ tag, and his ‘lack of foreign policy knowledge’ that the media made everyone believe was his weaknesses. He selected Biden, because the man is good at reaching a core of voters, that he seemed to be unable to reach, such as the blue collar type, the white rural class.
Now that choice, of Biden, was a good & smart political move. Can the same be said about McCain’s choice of Palin?
Palin describes herself as pro-life and against same-sex marriage, although she claims to have good friends who are gay. In 2006 while running for governor, she said she would support a ballot initiative that denied benefits to same-sex couples, but her first veto as governor shot down such a bill. (Palin said she vetoed it because the Alaska Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional, not because she supports gay-marriage rights.) She is Christian and pro-life, but also a supporter of birth control: she’s a member of Feminists For Life (FFL), an anti-abortion, pro-contraception organization. In 2002, she wrote a letter to FFL stating that she had “adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion.” She supports the teaching of creationism in public schools, alongside evolution. She is also a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and supports the constitutional right to bear arms. (source – Time)
Couple of things I see, that is well different. One, she is willing to accept a Court’s decision, and do what is right, by her Veto of the legislation regarding Same Sex Marriage. That in itself is gutsy, and refreshing though I disagree with her reasons for opposing Equal Rights for Gays. Then there is her support of Creationism, but includes Evolution as well. In short, she is willing to have both views taught in Schools, which is the way it should be. Seriously, give people a choice, put both views out there, so they can make INFORMED decisions, and you really can’t lose.