Looks like John McCain is smarter than people give him credit for. He’s gonna pick Sarah Palin, Alaskan governor, as his VP pickâ€”and I think it’s pretty damn brilliant.
A. Adds a groundbreaking element to what was a very antiquated campaign.
B. She has a limited record (first term governor), so she can’t be picked apart.
C. Dissatisfied female Hillary supportersâ€”an obvious, and wise, target.
D. She’s pro-life, so the Republican base won’t complain. But she also believes in global warming and isn’t hostile toward gays.
E. Attractive (sadly, it helps)
Negatives: She’s from Alaska. She has almost zero experience. She supposedly had a government employee paid off to seek revenge against a relative.
Overall, however, props to McCain. Game on.
** Side thought: It’s interesting that, had Obama picked Hillary, there’s no way McCain makes this selection. Man, it’s such a chess match.