by Tatan, Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:58:39 AM EDT
So setting aside the fact that it's a horrible pick for McCain for many, many reasons... not the least of which is that she looks so young that it makes him look about 150 years-old. But JM's pick for VP is kinda hot. No?
by chrisblask, Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:40:18 AM EDT
by Todd Beeton, Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:37:46 AM EDT
The buzz at the airport is that Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is McCain's VP pick. And by 'buzz' I mean I heard it from a guy who said Romney and Pawlenty are out, which NBC News is reporting.
Pawlenty has been told he won't be chosen by McCain, according to NBC's David Gregory. And Romney won't be at today's Dayton, Ohio, rally with McCain, NBC's Chuck Todd reported. Romney spent Thursday courting donors in California.
He said that someone in the media tracked Palin's plane and confirmed she would be at the rally today.
Update [2008-8-29 10:39:14 by Todd Beeton]:It's confirmed, it's Palin.
Update [2008-8-29 10:48:38 by Todd Beeton]:TPM:
CNN is reporting that a "senior campaign source" confirmed McCain's pick of the Alaska governor.
Update [2008-8-29 10:48:38 by Todd Beeton]:First thoughts: this is an entirely reactionary pick. Palin is to McCain what Biden is to Obama. Putting it in simplistic terms, if Biden brought experience to Obama's change, Palin brings change to McCain's experience. She also brings youth to his age and, of course, she's a she, which McCain cynically thinks will help him with disaffected Hillary supporters who might be itching to vote for a woman.
Update [2008-8-29 11:16:57 by Todd Beeton]:McCain likes to say that the VP's only job is to inquire as to the health of the president every day. In other words, replace the president if anything were to happen. So by definition, John McCain, by picking Palin, is saying that SHE is "ready to lead." This is someone who's been governor half the time Obama's been in the US Senate. So if Palin's ready to lead, then Obama must be twice as ready. Sort of undermines his argument against Obama, doesn't it? This could be sort of a disaster.
What's the media's take? I'm about to get on a plane so discuss amongst yourselves and I'm sure the other guys will jump in.
by animated, Thu Aug 28, 2008 at 09:10:22 AM EDT
As McCain's VP selection nears, Joe Lieberman has been consistently floated as a one of the top potential picks along with Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Robert Novak even came out of retirement to write a column urging McCain not to pick Lieberman. Last night we were treated to a Politico story about some supposed backstage intrigue regarding McCain's pick.
by LDFan, Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 07:29:18 PM EDT
Who can tell me after watching that speech that we as Democrats deserve anything else?
In my opinion, Joe Biden should step aside and Hillary Clinton's name should be placed into nomination for the Vice Presidency!
The two of them together...we couldn't lose...
I'm so amazed by that woman...she truly is incredible :)
Let's go win this thing!!!!!!!!!!!