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John McCain Needs A Woman Vice-President

August 27, 2008

Though I have predicted Rob Portman will be the choice that John McCain makes as his running mate, I also feel strongly (and noted as such in that post) that what is needed to shake the general election up for the GOP is a woman on the ticket.  After watching the Democratic Convention last night I am more convinced than ever that is the best chance McCain has of winning.

When the themes of ‘the future versus the past’ come into play, as they did did last night at the convention, and the fact that McCain is from an older generation that often is hard pressed to connect with new ideas and forward movement of society, it becomes more obvious why McCain needs a woman to balance the ticket.  After Senator Hillary Clinton’s remarkable work at the podium to undo the damage of the past months leading up to Denver, it again struck me that there is no way McCain can win in this era of ‘ political change’ without going for a woman.

As I have written before I still suspect a safe pick for the GOP nominee.  That is, a stale white conservative male.

But I think the nation is calling for something bold and modern, akin to the Democratic ticket.

Then we would have a general election race!

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  1. August 28, 2008 4:48 AM

    Ummmm….Notaib, Palin is pro-life. Leiberman is pro-Choice.

  2. notalib permalink
    August 28, 2008 12:12 AM

    A women who supports the murder of babies could never be on the conservative ticket. It would be the end of any political candidate.

  3. August 27, 2008 5:09 PM

    No it won’t, but a pro-Choice VP would alienate more Conservative than it would attract abortionists.

  4. Bruce permalink
    August 27, 2008 4:32 PM

    But McCain would pick a “pro-life” woman for VP. That ain’t gonna draw in the women who are still for choice.

  5. August 27, 2008 12:46 PM

    I can’t believe I am saying this.

    I completely agree with you. (with the exception of the Portman thing).

    However, I believe the die is cast and Romney will be the choice.

  6. August 27, 2008 12:20 PM

    I agree and would suggest that Gov. Sarah Heath Palin (AK) would be a very good choice as McCain’s running mate. Actually, the Clintonistas aside she would still be a great choice as VP.


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