John McCain is set to announce today his vice-presidential running mate, and FoxNews is reporting that it’s looking like Sarah Palin!

This would be, IMHO, a stroke of genius on his part, and let’s be honest: I say that for one major reason, electability. The vice-presidency isn’t worth a bucket of warm spit, said some guy named Garner who served as Veep under Truman or somebody, but whose first name I don’t remember (making his/my point).

Let’s review the other possibilities:

Mitt Romney – Nice guy, but this puts two white guys on the ticket, and Romney, while competent, isn’t exciting. This is not the year for two white guys on the ticket. Deride that, if you wish, and it shouldn’t be relevant, but it is what it is.

Tim Pawlenty – Probably a better choice than Mitt; might deliver Minnesota to McCain, young and able, but…a white guy.

Tom Ridge/Joe Lieberman – Pro-choice. McCain would shoot himself in the foot with that pick, and lose big, maybe double-digits. If McCain is this stoopid, he deserves to lose.

Kay Bailey Hutchison – A nice pick, but that would give us four senators running, and having someone with executive experience would be good, even if it’s true that Sarah doesn’t have a whole lot (but a good bit more relevant experience than Obamessiah, I’d add).

I’ll tell you, Sarah Palin will bring to the ticket exactly what the Republicans need to win this election. If it’s Sarah–on the heels of Obamessiah picking that goofball Biden–I think we may see a massive, massive swing in this election.

2 responses »

  1. Flash McDirt says:

    Watching the official announcement on KDKA-TV I was somewhat surprised at how off guard and dumb-founded the local anchors were.

    They had no idea who Sarah was, and kept repeating that McCain was about to drop a bomb shell and name a woman who no one had ever heard of. Stacy Smith, the veteran of the anchors, was stuttering and stammering like a rookie making his on-camera debut. He literally had no clue as to what to say, this apparently being beyond his realm of comprehension.

  2. Laura says:

    I’m loving this! I can honestly be excited about this campaign now, and perhaps not cringe when voting. It shows that McCain may actually listen to the conervatives he claims to represent.

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