Tuesday, September 02, 2008

More on Sarah Palin

I got a bewildering comment from a Republican, on the last post about Sarah Palin. First thing he said was: "Well layed out. Even more Hillary supporters will go for McCain now."

The reason it's bewildering is because, while he's entitled to his opinion, it has no apparent bearing to what I actually said in the post. So the question is, was Sarah Palin a good pick to woo former Clintonites?

Probably not...

Among Democratic women — including those who may be disappointed that New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did not win the Democratic nomination — 9% say Palin makes them more likely to support McCain, 15% less likely.


  1. "(W)as Sarah Palin a good pick to woo former Clintonites?"

    Not unless Clinton die-hards are willing to settle for ANY person with ovaries.

  2. I'll second the comment above...Palin may be a woman but her positions on the issues are COMPLETELY different from Hillary's, more than a little anti-feminist (against equal pay effectively), digging deeper she appears to embody some of the worst aspects of Bush (in terms of religious world view and how it affects her politics)-- and while it may be smart for Obama not to knock her 'family situation' I will--- I say the problem with her eldest daughter's pregnancy is the fact that it's a perfect example of what one OUGHT to expect as a result of the extreme 'abstinence only' sex education ideas that Palin promotes...

    --- on a positive note... as has already been stated... McCain's choice means that his argument against Barack on 'experience' is now null and void (anyone who wants to counter with the claim that Palin is ONLY going to be VP need only look at McCain's age and health to know what a crock that is)