Friday, August 29, 2008

10 Reasons Why Sarah Palin Will Give McCain's Campaign A Huge Boost

John McCain has picked Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, and already there is quite a buzz on the internet that this choice is going to give his campaign a big boost. The following are ten reasons why this appears likely to be true:

1) Unlike the extremely uninspiring choice of Joe Biden by Barack Obama, the choice of Sarah Palin is absolutely electrifying the Republican base. In the minds of many Republicans this is a game changing choice, and the Republicans have not had something like this to get excited about in ages.

2) Sarah Palin is a mother of five, and this will help the Republicans to do much better with "soccer moms" which is always a key demographic.

3) Sarah Palin could also draw in some of the Hillary Clinton supporters who felt incredibly snubbed and disrespected by Barack Obama.

4) Sarah Palin's husband is a union member, and that will help McCain's campaign with blue collar workers who will be so key in states like Michigan and Ohio.

5) On September 11, 2007, the Sarah Palin's eldest son Track joined the Army. He serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq in September 2008. This will help McCain among the military and among military families.

6) On April 18, 2008, Sarah Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. This will help McCain's campaign with groups that advocate for the disabled. Plus there is the sympathy factor.

7) McCain now has a chance to get social conservatives excited. Many social conservatives have been very suspicious of McCain, but Palin is strongly pro-life, a supporter of capital punishment, and belongs to Feminists for Life, and this will give social conservatives much more of a reason to come into McCain's camp.

8) In 1984, Palin was the runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant, and as much as that shouldn't count, Americans are more shallow than ever. Americans prefer good looking people, and as sad as it is, the fact that she is attractive will win votes.

9) A poll published by Hays Research on July 28, 2008 showed Palin's approval rating at 80%. She has had consistently high approval ratings in Alaska, and that is a huge difference from the Republicans in Washington.

10) Speaking of the Republicans in Washington, this choice signals even more of a move away form the Bush administration, and this can only help McCain.


  1. Let the games begin. This is definitely a game changer. Surprisingly, McCain's gameplan seems superior to Obamas.

  2. how can you be pro life and pro capital punishment - isn't capital punishment killing people?

  3. also, glad to see an ads featuring men kissing men and women kissing women on your site*5u9JyGSU&bids=127634&gridnum=16&catid=-1&subid=0

    apparently you, like most americans, will drop your morals for the almighty dollar!

  4. Hooray ! ! Yeah ! ! I will now stay with the GOP. Finally, woman in politics that I can identify with and feel proud. Other women on the national front have not produced results they have become just like their stuffed-shirt counterparts. This lady is a winner. She lives her values and fights the "good ole boy" system for the good of all. I am so impressed by her approval rating in her current position. I am excited and will eagerly await more information on this lady. Finally a politician to have faith in, at least initially.

  5. As much as I would like to feel excited about her joining the campaign....the fact that she left her new-born baby that has down syndrome 3 days after it was born to get back to work does not sit well with me at all. She chose to keep the baby after genetic tests showed the fetus had down syndrome (getting pregnant after 40 was not a very smart move from such a smart lady) which of course plays to her pro-life stance and then leaves the newborn at home with who...a nanny? When has she bonded with this child? Or, did she have it because of her beliefs and then pawn it off on a paid helper because it wasn't perfect. I would like to know how she would answer to this if she was aked. 3 days....would you go back to work so soon? I'm sure the lieutenant govenor could have handled Alaska for a few weeks if need be. Makes me wonder about her values under the evangelical mask!

  6. Palin has far more experience than Obama! They need to back off of that one. I think McCain's choice was brilliant.

  7. TO SHAWN:

    Prolife is for life. Life for a baby. A chance for a child to live. Every child is worth something.

    pro capital punishment, is putting down awful people that have raped our kids or killed someone we love.

    I agree with her!
    Has a baby raped or killed? Not a chance. So that is the difference

  8. Please don't get me wrong. I would NEVER EVER pass judgment upon a woman who chose abortion. I feel sorry that they felt they had to turn that way. I've been there, but chose life.