McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin to be his VP is pretty risky. Considering how old he is and his health history, Palin’s qualifications to be Commander in Chief are pretty important. But as with most moves in the McCain campaign, the calculation was not picking someone who could step into the Presidency, but rather a polical calculation that they could strip a way the Hillary voters by picking a woman. But this is a woman with a hard right agenda on the issues of a woman’s right to choose and hews to a fundamentalist Christian agenda and believes in teaching creationism! OMG
Social conservatives were relieved and highly pleased. “They’re beyond ecstatic,” said Ralph Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition. “This is a home run. She is a reformer governor who is solidly pro-life and a person of deep Christian faith. And she is really one of the bright shining new stars in the Republican firmament.”
I don’t believe that most Democratic women would vote for a paleo-conservative, just because of her gender. And by the way, Alaskan’s who want to keep the Grizzly Bear from being hunted into extinction aren’t too happy with Palin, either.