I was going crazy being away from my computer this weekend because I had gone away to my cousin’s wedding. Running from one flight to the next I noticed that CNN was reporting who John McCain chose as his VP running mate. I let out a whoop when I saw that he chose the person I had blogged right here just a few days ago that he should choose. I was shocked that he really did it and pulled it off, but I was not surprised. I laughed as I listened to the CNN reporters running around frantically trying to figure out who Sarah Palin was. And I laughed even more as for the hour that I was able to watch, there was a little blip about Obama’s “big” speech. What perfect timing. Whoever coached McCain on this one should get an award or something. Perfect timing with the perfect pick. Obama’s speech hoopla went down in smoke in less than 12 hours. And then Palin came out and knocked the socks off of everybody. The final nail in Obama’s speech’s coffin is Gustav. Talk about a news cycle that isn’t working for him. He’s finished.
And poor Joe Biden has to stand next to this striking woman who is just as intelligent as she is beautiful. And she is tough as nails. She’s going to pull Hillary’s supporters in and McCain’s conservative base will shore up as well. And for conservatives like me, who have been dead set against McCain, my mind has been changed and barring anything significant, I will be pulling the lever for the McCain/Palin ticket. And no, I won’t be praying that McCain gets laid up and needs to turn the reins over to her. I think she’ll help keep him honest though for us conservatives.
And forget about the experience angle. She still has more experience than Obama because she has executive experience running a city and a state. And she pushes through significant bills and laws and gets things done. Whereas, Obama votes present and hasn’t introduced any significant legislation. So even though Obama complimented the pick as historic as well, he and Biden were really crying inside because they know it is over for them.