Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

What the Choice of Sarah Palin Says About John McCain

Johnny Moon

Visitors: 209

Country Last

With the choice of Sarah Palin, John McCain proved that he does not put his “country first. " The #1 criteria for choosing a Vice President should be able to move into the role of the Presidency at a moment's notice. With McCain's age and his health issues that criteria is even more important with this choice. Palin is clearly not qualified to be President, if Palin is qualified to be President then so are about a million other Americans. That's how low they've set the bar. Being the mayor of a town of 5,000 people with virtually no responsibilities is just not impresssive, no matter how many times they say “executive experience" anyone with any sense knows it's bull.

This choice shows that McCain puts politics before his country. He made this choice to appeal to the social conservatives that make up the base of the Republican party and as a cynical appeal to Hillary Clinton voters, not because he thought that Palin would be a good President if McCain cannot complete his term.

Not A Maverick

The McCain campaign has tried to spin this selection as proof that McCain is a “maverick" but it actually proves the opposite. McCain wanted to select Joe Lieberman as his VP but the social conservative base of the GOP made clear they would not let that happen without a convention floor fight. He was pushed into selecting Palin by those same social conservatives. This means that the pick doesn't prove McCain is a maverick, instead it means he's a pawn of the same voting block that got George W. Bush elected twice.

Poor Judgment

It's becoming more and more clear that the McCain campaign did not do a complete vetting job on Sarah Palin. The choice was apparently made late Thursday night (perhaps even after Barack Obama's incredible speech. ) It was a reactionary choice, not one made with careful deliberation like Obama's choice of Joe Biden.

CLICK HERE for more information on the presidential candidates.

Country First ?


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Is Sarah Palin a Woman of Destiny?
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

The Sarah Palin Selection: McCain Folly Or Stroke of Genius?

by: Calvin Johnson (August 29, 2008) 

Wow! McCain Camp Makes Good Choice With Governor Palin

by: Dan Bimrose (August 30, 2008) 

McCain Shirts Are a Great Way to Support John McCain For President

by: James Spanielson (September 11, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

God's War and Sarah Palin

by: John Barell (September 07, 2008) 
(News/Pure Opinion)

Sarah Palin As VP?

by: Carey Masci (September 03, 2008) 

Three Things You May Not Know About Sarah Palin

by: M. Allen (September 28, 2008) 

Why We Love Sarah Palin!

by: Mary Gardner (September 05, 2008) 

The Tax Views of Sarah Palin

by: Roni Deutch (October 08, 2008) 

Will Sarah Palin Get a Second Chance at the Presidency?

by: Thomas Tobin (November 18, 2008) 

Is Sarah Palin a Woman of Destiny?

by: Colleen Lilly (September 08, 2008)