WDYT: McCain-Palin, The Winning Ticket?

Last Friday, the whole political world was stunned by John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin for VP. Today, we’re still wondering why he did it. With scandal after scandal falling out, it seems like McCain didn’t really vet the Alaska Governor.

But am I missing something? Can the Palin pick really propel McCain to victory? Or is this really hurting the GOP more than it’s helping? Will the GOP be able to take control of the narrative of McCain-Palin this week in Minneapolis-St. Paul? Or has the media already defined the ticket in a less flattering way?

What are you thinking about McCain-Palin as the GOP meets in Minnesota for their convention? The floor is yours. Go for it. :-)

  5 comments for “WDYT: McCain-Palin, The Winning Ticket?

  1. Republican Dementia
    September 2, 2008 at 8:30 am

    This is the defining moment of the campaign.

    McCain desperately needed to grab the media spotlight after 40 million people watched Obama give a brilliant speech that not only took apart the last eight years of Republican failure, but also laid out a much better blueprint of a progressive vision.

    So craps-loving, reckless McCain gambled on a long shot, gained the love of the evangelical base, and lost every other voter in the country. Democratic woment are outraged at the cheap pandering, independents are appalled that McCain did such a terrrible job of searching and researching his Veep, and the spin that they are spewing is so pathetic that it borders on self-parody.

    The traditional media, long McCain’s base, is losing its love, and whent he receives the scrutiny that any Presidential candidate deserves, he will appear reckless, old, incompetent, and dramatically out of touch with America.

  2. anon
    September 2, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I think McCain’s VP pick is “Palin” in comparison to Obama’s.

  3. Eric
    September 2, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I never underestimate the stupidity that is the average American voter.

    The nutcase, senial Reagan, elected twice
    W “elected” twice
    Nixon
    bat-shit crazy Michelle Bachman
    Ted Stevens winning a primary

    That being said, I really think people are tired of it all and really are pushing for a fundamental shift in the political landscape. So we’ll see.

    One more thought, I don’t think Gov. Palin will actually be the VP even if Jorge W McSame gets elected.

  4. Che
    September 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    It is fun watching the Republican spokespeople scrambling to cover for this unbelievable VP pick. No doubt that many of the zombie American public will buy the Republican spin that will try to make her seem like authentic VP material or feel sorry for her being attacked “because she is a woman”. Should this pathetic Republican ticket win in November I am definitely researching real estate in another country.
    I wish Canada was a little warmer.

  5. Lefty
    September 2, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    She’ll get McCain much more attention than Biden will for Obama.

    Choosing Biden = knee-jerk response to Republican criticism about Obama’s “experience” – a bad move.

    Palin is a “change” pick – somewhat stealing Obama’s #1 issue – much-more-so than long-time Washington insider Biden (who’s record on important issues is often in direct opposition to Obama’s position).

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