Palin is the one I was afraid of.
Not much to say. I have collected some good links here – check them out.
McCain needed to appease the unhappy base. And he needed to make inroads into the Zero-information “independents”. And he needed more women. And he needed the last remnants of racists that have not yet left the Dems with Nixon and Reagan elections. Sara Palin does it all for him.
Her extreme social conservatism gets the base. Her good looks and zero name-recognition appeal to the “open minded Center”. She
has does not have a Y chromosome which, unfortunately, is enough for some zero-information female voters (at least here in the South). She is not Black, which takes care of the rest.
I am astonished almost every day as, here in the South, I bump into women, lifelong Democrats, who supported Hillary because she is not Black, and are now believing the idiocy that McCain is a maverick, a moderate and a decent person. Putting a pretty woman with 5 kids who drives a Jetta on the ticket will seal the deal for those racist Southern Democratic women. They have no intention of ever watching or listening to Obama, Biden does nothing for them, and they will never study the issues. Racist vote through and through. The old Nixon’s Southern Strategy moved racist men from Dems to GOP, making the remaining Democratic Party so much better. Palin will now move the racist women and you will be surprised how many there are here. They will not care about the anti-woman stances of McCain and Palin because they will never bother to learn about them in the first place. They will think this white pair is cute.
But we can still beat them. This will just make it a little harder to do it.