Originally posted by jamie83
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
We know she's a mom. We know she's anti-abortion - pro-death penalty- and anti-gay relationships
I'm pretty sure she vetoed a bill that would have made same-sex marriages illegal, so I would say she's anti-gay relationships.
I also think it's safe to say she's anti-gun control.
She also fought to get oil companies to pay higher taxes.
She's for government transparency and has a history of battling her own party's corruption.
She has a son in the military, which probably means that she wouldn't take sending troops into harms way very lightly.
Whoa... Jamie, usually I think your posts are full of baiting rhetoric, however you have brought up some really good points here.
For the life of me I kept thinking, "I'm sure they wouldn't have brought her onboard simply to soak up whatever Hillary fringe might still be on
the fence. But why then?"
And it appears to me this is why.
You've mentioned a few things that Democratic Voters like at this point... and maybe specifically the Democratic Mom vote.
1. Son in the Military... probably not going to be pro-war. And Biden will have to put his foreign policy in terms of Military Moms now during the
2. Higher Taxes for Big Oil. This helps McCain demonstrate that his ticket is not the Big Oil ticket of Bush-Cheney. This also represents "Joe
Public" who has been beleaguered with heavy gas prices this summer, and most likely this coming winter.
3. And she is a Woman, and I think a rather professional and common looking one. In such a way that working mothers will be able to identify with
Now, that last one is a transitional item. Obviously Republican Moms would identify with her as much as Democratic Moms. She also holds a lot of
traditional Republican Values:
3. Fiscally Conservative (She cut her own salary)
So although it doesn't really impact me as a voter, I can better understand the logic that went into deciding to put her in the ticket. I think that
is probably one of the weakest links though. The fact that John McCain met her once before selecting her, I think, makes this look like 100% choice
based on winning the white house, not based on what qualifiers as VP. Not to say she isn't qualified, but it seems like a hasty and uninformed
choice, if only because McCain only met her once. Does that describe how he will make Executive Decisions? Maybe it could be spun as he can make
good decisions quickly.
Anyway, Thanks for highlighting some of those for us Jaime.