The selection of Governor Sarah Palin was a brilliant move on behalf of the McCain campaign. Let me explain some of the reasons why this was an excellent pick made by McCain.
- The obvious – she’s a woman. Palin might be able to bring in even more of the Clinton voters that have been disenfranchised by a biased media and a sexist primary campaign. Side note – welcome to all of those disenfranchised Democrats who now (finally) see how biased the major media networks can be!
- Palin is a hardcore conservative. She’s a supporter of the NRA and a pro-life candidate. This will help shore up the far-right votes which have been elusive for John McCain.
- She’s the epitome of a Washington outsider. You can’t really get much further from Washington, DC than the state of Alaska!
- Choosing Palin immediately gives the McCain campaign the mantle of “change.” I’m a huge supporter of Joe Biden, but he (like McCain) has been in Washington for quite some time. The choice of a young, female Governor from thousands of miles away represents true change.
There are some other good things that can be said about the Palin pick, but I’m sure you will all be reviewing the many comments all over the internet today!