posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by MandM
First off, this is not an original post, please add some more opinion in a further post if you want to be taken seriously.
1) Unlike the extremely uninspiring choice of Joe Biden by Barack Obama, the choice of Sarah Palin is absolutely electrifying the Republican base. In
the minds of many Republicans this is a game changing choice, and the Republicans have not had something like this to get excited about in ages
Let's wait for some poll results to come in, apart from the talking heads on TV and blogs I haven't seen any real excitement. This seems like a
talking point coming only a few hours after the announcement.
2) Sarah Palin is a mother of five, and this will help the Republicans to do much better with "soccer moms" which is always a key demographic.
Far more important than any minority vote (sarcasm).
3) Sarah Palin could also draw in some of the Hillary Clinton supporters who felt incredibly snubbed and disrespected by Barack Obama.
Could be true, too bad there aren't too many left after the DNC Convention.
4) Sarah Palin's husband is a union member, and that will help McCain's campaign with blue collar workers who will be so key in states like Michigan
Unions that usually vote Democratic? Might help.
5) On September 11, 2007, the Sarah Palin's eldest son Track joined the Army. He serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq in
September 2008. This will help McCain among the military and among military families.
The same can be said of Joe Biden's son, I don't see this swaying many voters.
6) On April 18, 2008, Sarah Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. This will help McCain's campaign with
groups that advocate for the disabled. Plus there is the sympathy factor.
This could help.
7) McCain now has a chance to get social conservatives excited. Many social conservatives have been very suspicious of McCain, but Palin is strongly
pro-life, a supporter of capital punishment, and belongs to Feminists for Life, and this will give social conservatives much more of a reason to come
into McCain's camp.
Safe pick for McCain.
8) In 1984, Palin was the runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant, and as much as that shouldn't count, Americans are more shallow than ever. Americans
prefer good looking people, and as sad as it is, the fact that she is attractive will win votes.
Isn't it sad?
9) A poll published by Hays Research on July 28, 2008 showed Palin's approval rating at 80%. She has had consistently high approval ratings in
Alaska, and that is a huge difference from the Republicans in Washington
That was Alaska, welcome to Washington.
10) Speaking of the Republicans in Washington, this choice signals even more of a move away form the Bush administration, and this can only help
This also signals a token pick that adds nothing to the ticket apart from appealing to the base that wouldn't support McCain otherwise. So I agree.