There is no mistaking Republicans disaffection with John McCain, but some how he is still locked in a virtual tie with the already anointed Democrat nominee, Barack Obama. Today's pick of Alaska governor Sarah Palin was an ingenious one by Senator McCain. It not only re-energizes conservative voters, but will sway many independent voters sitting on the fence to vote his way.
Just over 12 hours after Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech the headlines have been replaced with story after story of the Republican vice presidential nominee. In just a matter of hours we've learned more about this woman than we've learned about Barack Obama after four years of campaigning and liberal bloggers are clearly getting worried.
She's been attacked for the names she gave her children (we all know how "normal" Barack Obama's name is). She's been attacked for being the runner-up to Miss Alaska (because apparently democrats only like ugly women). She's been attacked by Obama's campaign for lack of "foreign policy experience" (apparently Obama's lack there of is no big deal). She's been attacked for being married to the same man for 20 years. She's been attacked for firing the Public Safety Commissioner, a position that serves at her will (and let's not forget Palin has been extremely cooperative with the Democrat led investigation). She's been attacked for being a "big oil" Republican (even though she returned the money her state received from increased energy revenues directly to the citizens of Alaska). She's been attacked for not having lead a big state like California or New York (but she does have an 85% approval rating). She's been attacked for being a pro-life mother (as if choosing to give her son, born with down syndrome, life is a bad thing). She's been attacked for being fiscally responsible and telling congress they can take that bridge to nowhere and stick it (apparently she doesn't eat pork). She's been attacked for being the mother of a son who will soon be boots on the ground in Iraq (as if that doesn't make her the most knowledgeable about the effects of deployment on a family). She's been attacked again and again by liberals all over for the very things that make her the perfect Republican VP nominee.
"She's not ready to be VP." More like Democrats are not ready to face the first true conservative to get their party's nomination since Reagan.
Yep, if I were a Democrat. I'd be worried too.