Palin would be as close to a slam-dunk pick as one could make. Conservatives love her, female Clinton voters would love her, the American people would love her...
The appeal in picking her over Mitt Romney is beyond words.
Pretty hard to pick a 2-year small state governor with only local experience before that, when campaigning against Obama’s inexperience — and while McCain has said over and over that he wants someone first of all, who can step in if anything were to happen to him.
You've got that right. I suspect they will for a couple of reasons. The first is that McCain holds a grudge, and Romney took a few swipes at him in the primaries. The second is that his campaign has been doing things much smarter than I am used to from the GOP during elections, and this *is* such a smart pick that I find it hard to believe they won't do it.
“...female Clinton voters would love her...”
I don’t think so. She is on the wrong side on abortion for them and nothing will make that up. Also, I think she is on the wrong side in the looks department for them (ie Rush’s maxim that NOW exists because those women can’t get dates).
I like her, but I think she defeats McCain’s greatest weapon - pointing out Obama’s inexperience. Let her and/or Jindal get four more years experience in their Governors’ mansions and then who knows.
It is going to be Romney I think. Outside shot at Cantor.
The American people need to see the peril that environmentalism has placed on our nations security. The message needs to be clear and done by someone that is dramatic and has that interest factor that will keep people listening.
Sarah Palin will have that appeal to draw people to the TV to hear her message. All of those fearful mothers worried about whether they can afford getting to work and picking up children from those important after school activities will be looking to Sarahs words about gas prices. Single women fearful about having to ride a bus full of wierdos will also be looking to Sarahs words. Wives worried about their husbands business with increased gas costs will also listen.
The Democrats have had their chance to fix the energy situation with their control of Congress. Now the Republicans, with someone like Sarah Palin, can hit the ball out of the park!
You and I see it exactly alike.
Why? Is Gov. Palin a bitter Man-hater? [sarcasm] Seriously, I'd like to see McCain's numbers on how well she polls with certain demographics. My guess is that the Alaska Governor is not on most peoples' radar screens outside of FreeRepublic -- that's not necessarily a bad thing.