Why Palin’s Cons Don’t Matter
August 30, 2008
Ramesh Ponnuru is a buzz-kill. He raises good points, but overall misses the mark on Palin.
- Obama can’t raise the experience issue. To be sure, there are many that will raise it for him. But to think that being a Senator for less than four years makes him ready to be CIC is absurd. The same can be said for Palin, but I’ll take a first term Gov. over a first term Senator any day. (Also, how can a party, and main stream media, that considered Tim Kaine a serious VP pick, now attack Palin for lack of experience?)
- On the tokenism issue, he may be correct. BUT, the Democrats have played identity politics for the better part of forty years. Now, its being played against them, and better, too. They wrote the rules, and now they’re complaining because they’re being used against them.
- On the compatability front, anybody who can’t get along with someone who looks like Palin, probably should have his man card revoked.
- I, too, was worried about the debates. Biden, for all his bluster and hack politics, is a hell of an attack dog. I was worried she would get steamrolled. Then I saw her interview with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC last night. If she goes into the debates and speaks like she did there, not only will she win, Biden will pale in comparison.