Originally posted by vor78
The only people that it will hurt her with are the big city elites, liberals, etc...people who look down their noses at the thousands of rural and
semi-rural towns all across this country.
I'm not so sure. I think many Americans will have a hard time pulling the lever. I figured Clinton would have had a tough go of it, and she'd have
much more experience, connections and
the liberal base rooting her on all the way. I think it's doubly tough for a woman to do it on the GoP
side. Especially one whom has such limited experience. McCain is no spring chicken which (imo) makes is VP pick that much more important.
McCain did not make this pick in order to appeal to the segment of the left that thinks that way.
What about the segment on the right? Is it your opinion that a woman with little to no foreign policy experience is an easier sell to the right
and/or middle? Other than her 'family values' positions what does she bring to the table? I know that the GoP Powers That Be have got game, so
I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop... still, I can't help but think that this was a miscalculation.
I think that blue collar and working class people will view them very positively.
She's likeable, sure. But, presidential?
I think that's a much tougher.
It will be a signal that finally, we may get a government that is of the people, for the people and by the people. I think she'll go
over very, very well with the average, everyday American once they start getting to know her, hear about her background, and realize that she's
actually a very strong, intelligent woman who has worked hard and come a very long way in life. It'll be a very big plus, I believe.
Perhaps. I say the 'family values' votes were already secure. I don't see what all she brings to the table that will impress/swing the
undecideds. Worse case scenario, God forbid, something happens to McCain, can she run the country/be the most powerful person in the free world? On
what grounds? 'Cause she's likable and the average Joe can relate to her? Tough sell. I think conservatives and independents will have a tough
time going there without something more. I'm just not seeing it yet.
But, on topic, should she step down over this pregnancy thing? No, of course not. Says nothing about her ability to be VP or the PoTUS in waiting,
Could they use this as an excuse to switch picks? Risky. Unlikely.
Seems she wasn't properly vetted, though (which is odd) and I still doubt the behind-the-scenes guys think the pick was a wise one. So maybe. It's
an interesting idea... ultimately having nothing to do with her daughter's pregnancy but it does give an out (she has to be there for her family now,
she asked to be replaced, whatever, etc..)