I am not comfortable about Senator Barack Obama picking Sen. Joe Biden for his Vice President. It's like picking Sen. Robert Byrd for VP. Hell, Obama should have gone ahead and picked Byrd. At least we know where the Klansman is coming from.
Joe Biden's mouth is what is going to doom Obama. In fact, I think the race is over. All John McCain has to do is pick the BEST candidate for Vice President. And it is not Mitt Romeny. McCain would have to be a damn fool to pick Romney.
It's this cutie from Alaska.
Gov. Sarah Palin. After all, Obama missed his chance to pick Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas to shore up the women vote. Instead, he picked a dinosaur to balance out his inexperience on foreign policy. But this is the man who is preaching about change in our country. Then he picksBiden.
If McCain picks Gov. Palin for his Vice President I will fully endorse McCain for President. I know most Michigan Republicans want Romney to be McCain's Vice President but we are not looking at this thing deeper than what it is. Ok, so what if McCain/Romney can deliver Michigan in November (which will not be the case if there is a heavy African-American turnout in November because we will not put any Victory Centers in Detroit) have the Republican Party forgot the other 49 states that we have to win.
Here is the scenario. If McCain picks Palin on Friday and NOT Romney (which would doom us in the long run) she would automatically bring life to a campaign that is not exciting. Most conservatives are supporting McCain for the hell of it not because they like him. And because Romney is such a sound bite that would NOT make the ticket any better.
If I was John McCain I would pick Palin for one core reason. To discuss the energy issues. Remember Gov. Palin is the Governor of Alaska where the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is located. A large majority of Alaskans support drilling in ANWR, including every governor, senator, representative, and legislature for the past 25 years including Palin. A June 2008 Pew Research Poll reported that 50% of Americans favor drilling of oil and gas in ANWR while 43% oppose. While Mc Cain is opposed to drilling in ANWR (for whatever reason..sometimes I cannot tell the difference between him and Obama) I believe someone like Palin would help reshape his position on ANWR.
The most important reason why McCain should pick Palin is because of her female status, youthful image, strong background in government reform, pro-life stance and fiscal and social conservatism. Therefore, a McCain/Palin could become the ticket to solidify the GOP's conservative base and garner independent support, as well as win over some of the disenchanted Hillary Clinton supporters who will not vote for Obama regardless of what Hillary Clinton said last night in her speech to the DNC.
Anyone else outside of Palin on the ticket with McCain is disastrous for the Republican Party.