posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by Fathom
I agree. Two years as governor vs four years as a senator...That's more or less a wash in my eyes. Prior to that, both have been involved in
various aspects of local and state level politics, so again, its a wash.
I can't see her lack of experience being a significant detriment. Conservatives are going to love her, so it will do nothing but help with the
base. The fact that she's a woman will help among moderates and could play with disaffected Hillary voters as well. It will limit McCain's
ability to attack on that front, but when her level of political experience is roughly equal to that of Obama, I don't think its a problem. At
the same time, she is also playing the subordinate role on the ticket to a much more experienced candidate, whereas the Dems have put the
inexperienced candidate at the very top.
And as I stated earlier, it could be a benefit among independents and moderates. Many of them seem to want something besides an 'establishment'
candidate and a relatively inexperienced candidate could be a plus. It certainly was in many respects regarding Barack Obama.
[edit on 29-8-2008 by vor78]