Gov. Sarah Palin: a good pick for Republican ticket

This election is getting even more exciting now with a young female governor in the picture; not that I think a 71 year-old white male presidential candidate wasn’t exciting enough. Sen. John McCain’s pick of Gov. Sarah Palin is a calculated political move not just to attract female voters but also to counter Obama’s theme of “Change.” If Palin is a mover and a shaker in Alaska, she’ll be able to shake things up in the Washington beltway. Way to go, Gov. Palin! Thanks to McCain for picking a woman. She’ll be great for the Republican ticket.

As an outsider coming in, she’s also a counter to McCain who’s been in Washington for too long. In fact, this Republican ticket is kind of a counter to the Democratic ticket. Obama represents an outsider, a racial minority; and Palin represents an outsider who is gender minority, and both McCain and Biden represent long-time insiders in Washington. The one ticket almost perfectly counters the other.

Some voters who might be silently accused of voting based purely on race, gender, and outsider/insider will now have to look at what’s really important—that is—the issues. This race is getting more exciting by the day. I’m really looking forward to the Republican National Convention beginning next week. It’ll give Americans a chance to get to know Gov. Sarah Palin.

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

10 thoughts on “Gov. Sarah Palin: a good pick for Republican ticket”

  1. Palin is an outspoken Christian conservative and that’s going to be good for Republicans. She is going to do really well because she has a lot of guts–something even some male politicians are lacking these days.

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  2. if this woman becomes president, i’m not fleeing from this country, i’m sprinting. if palin becomes president, it is going to be the biggest disaster this country has ever seen.

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  3. Probably the fact that she is nowhere near the caliber of Obama as a politician and is not ready to run the US government or our troops. Just listen to her speech and tell me that you can seriously imagine her in charge of things… scary.

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  4. I haven’t listened to her speak yet but she sounds like a tough woman who can get things done. The thing is that she has as much experience in political office as Obama–only 4 years. If we want experience, then McCain has it.

    But I think a female Republican VP would be great. She’d be the first VP in the history of the United States. That would be too cool.

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  5. I think that Obama’s political career in Illinois prior to his 4 years in the US Senate makes him more qualified than Palin. She’s only had 2 years in Alaska, which is not nearly as rigorous politically as Illinois was for Obama.

    When you take experience out of the picture and look at all four candidates Obama is clearly the most eloquent of the bunch and for a high profile politician that is extremely important. I think a lot of the factors will boil down to judgment, and I trust Obama’s judgment to be more ethical than McCain’s or Biden’s. I don’t know about Palin in this regard, but I’d give her the benefit of the doubt and guess that her morals are pretty high.

    It just comes down to the fact that I think Obama is going to be the best politician for the job. I’ll have to agree with a lot of what I’ve been reading when people say that this election is extremely interesting 🙂

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  6. I forgot to mention that Palin only has a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Univ of Idaho, and Obama graduated from Harvard Law School. If you listen to the two of them speaking you can tell who has the brains to actually run the country. You owe it to yourself to listen to and watch how the candidates behave. Obama is excellent and will help us renew our int’l reputation. McCain and Palin are simply lacking the talent that Obama has, though McCain obviously has plenty of political connections going for him.

    Now don’t get me wrong. Even though I really prefer Obama with these choices, I don’t think the sky will fall if McCain/Palin are elected. This election cycle has led to some amazing political and christian responsibility discussions with a few of my friends. Also, the discussions on various blogs have been fun to read (and occasionally contribute to). Sorry for the double comment but I thought of a few things to add to my last comment.

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  7. Hey Nathan, sorry it took so long to respond. I didn’t really know what to say but I think you’re right about the length of time of their experience. Neither Obama or Palin have a lot of political experience, but they both have political skills and abilities. The question is who is better. When we look at what they have both done, objectively speaking, I think both have accomplished what they believe in the Senate and Alaska, respectively.

    I’m not sure if education means too much in politics these day. It might indicate some of the intelligence necessary to earn a degree but it doesn’t indicate or prove the ability to run a country. Their experience to date should be some indication whether or not they can do the job.

    What I saw of Palin tonight on CNN was very impressive. I think she would make a great V.P.

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