posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 11:44 AM
It's an interesting choice. I'm trying to mull it over. My initial impressions are good. She's the only one in the lot that has any
executive branch experience. She ran as an independent against the sitting Republican governor, and threw the Republican party there into a tizzy when
she wouldn't play ball and introduced the new ethics rules that stung them. She did a good job getting rid of some wasteful spending, had cross-party
ties, etc. She reinforces McCain's "maverick" status -- and she definitely is a Washington "outsider." The lack of political experience is a
negative, in my opinion, but one that each of the two main parties will have.
I don't think she'll get the "Hillary women" vote -- but I'm not sure that's the goal here. If it is it's a failure from the gate; the McCain
camp is smart enough to know this. I can't imagine this is "just because she's a woman" as I've already heard. I suspect her appeal will be more
to the independent voters like myself.
I'm not sure it gets my vote, but I'm impressed as well as surprised. Still leaning toward Barr though...