posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 10:31 PM
reply to post by marinesniper
Oh, I agree with you and I've made that argument in the past here. The direct Obama/Palin comparison is a false one.
They should be comparing Palin's experience to Biden. Of course, Palin does lose that matchup. But that also means that Obama must still be
compared to McCain, where Obama also loses.
So on the experience issue, the only fair
way to put it is that:
Otherwise, it is comparing apples to oranges to a certain extent.
I think McCain wins this argument due to the fact that the Presidency obviously trumps the Vice Presidency, and they have the experience advantage
with regards to the former.
As far as Palin is concerned, the argument that will be made by the McCain campaign (and I think it is somewhat compelling), is that a person of
Palin or Obama's experience level is well-suited to the Vice Presidency, but perhaps not immediately the Presidency. I also suspect that they
will soon begin floating the names of potential cabinet-level posts, such as Secretary of State, for instance, to give voters an idea of who might
be advising and assisting Palin should she be forced to assume the Presidency. That's what I'd do, anyway.