Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain picks Palin

In what many are considering a bold move, presumptive Republican party presidential candidate John McCain has selected relatively unknown Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.

McCain is obviously trying to lure away Hillary Clinto supporters from Barack Obama. Here is my cartoon on the issue.
I personally think that in picking someone with little experience in Washington, or with foreign policy, McCain has hurt his strongest argument against Obama. If experience is so important to being president, how can you pick a running mate (particularly when you are as old as McCain is), whose credentials are so thin.

Of course the pundits on Fox News pointed out that Palin has more executive experience than Obama, (she has been governor for a couple of years). But she also has more executive experience than John McCain.

Palin is definatly an interesting choice, and she has a very compelling back-story, but I think she might hurt McCain's strategy.

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