A Very Serious Ticket – Jared
September 1, 2008 Leave a comment
Up till this point in the campaign process I have been a little surprised by the flippancy with which the Barack Obama camp and his supporters have treated the McCain/Palin ticket. They have almost from the start written it off claiming that Senator Obama no longer has to fight the experience charge, already addressed here, and now a woman with 5 children she should really be taking care of rather than running for Vice President.
Whether or not she should be caring for her kids is really a sexist thing to say. It is the liberals who claim there is a glass ceiling old, white Republicans want to keep in place. They charge conservative Republicans and Christians with trying to keep women “barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen where they belong” but they level the attack that her judgment needs to be questioned for having a child at age 44 and for running for Vice President with so many kids still around. Conservative America is judged harshly by the left for apparent sexist ideas and their true colors are showing: the only good woman is a pro-choice, socialist, left leaning woman. How utterly despicable.
Despite these attacks, the Palin boosted ticket is something the Democrats are about to play a little soft with, much to their detriment. Joe Trippi hit the nail on the head with this.
McCain said of this pick “I have found the right partner to help me stand up to those who value their privileges over their responsibilities, who put power over principle, and put their interests before your needs…I found someone with an outstanding reputation for standing up to special interests and entrenched bureaucracies; someone who has fought against corruption and the failed policies of the past.”
The McCain campaign plans on making an assault on Barack Obama’s strength as a change agent. And challenge, what the McCain campaign will describe as, Obama’s weak or non-existent attacks on corruption within the Democratic party and other institutions throughout his career.
To make this assault McCain picked in Palin someone who has taken on the corruption in the GOP in Alaska, turned against her own party’s establishment, and fought for reform.
The McCain/Palin duo will challenge Barack Obama’s claim of “a new kind of politics” and chastise Obama and Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee, Joe Biden, for their “silence” in taking on corruption in their own party in Illinois, Delaware and Washington, DC.
The McCain campaign intends to claim that “more of the same” in Washington means Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and will make the argument that if you want to “shake things up” then McCain and his reform minded running mate from Alaska will get the job done.