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Posted on 08/29/2008 5:00:51 PM PDT by MartinaMisc
While Im still skeptical of the mentality that Hillary Clintons supporters will automatically reject Barack Obama this November, John McCain nevertheless did himself a world of good by selecting Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Palin is not perfect, but she is a solidly pro-life conservative Republicanand McCain desperately needed to have a solid conservative on the ticket in order to have even a remote chance of winning against the Obama juggernaut. Palins selection ensures that the Reagan vision will have a place in a McCain Administrationsomething that will ensure conservative turnout on November 4.
Can the McCain-Palin ticket attract enough independents to win? Lets hope so. McCain and Palin will come across as a solid center-right combo, the perfect mix of youth and experience. Palin can hold her own in a debate: Joe Bidens bloviating will be no match for her skills.
Palin respects the past, but offers a break from the image of the pastand in an image-obsessed society, thats quite important. Remember the mainstream-media prattle that followed George W. Bushs selection of Dick Cheney in 2000? After the media falsely declared that the Cheney selection was borne of a need to provide Bush with gravitas (as though he had none on his own), the Fourth Estate labeled Cheney a bridge to the past, another grumpy old white guy Republican. They cant do that to Palin. All they can do is run the old anti-Clarence Thomas angle from 1991, this time with gender as the substitute for race.
Gloria Steinem and the rest of the first-wave feminist crew will be dragged out to smear Palin as inimical to womens interests
the usual garbage. Everything the NOW gang did to Phyllis Schlafly thirty years ago, theyll do to Palin this week.
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Palin is a beautynot just in a physical sense, but in a political sense as well. She holds out hope that the Republican Party could actually re-embrace fiscal and social conservatism without coming across to non-Republicans as 1980s throwbacks. In Palin, the GOP finally has a chance to actually bring the Reagan vision into the 21st century.
Excellent points, except: “... comparing The Silence of the Lambs to Hannibal.”
I preferred Hannibal.