Monday, September 1, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin, The Politics

Republican Party presidential candidate Senator John McCain selected the Alaskan governor Sarah Palin to run as his running mate for Vice President. The news media is speculating this was done to possibly get cross-over votes from disenchanted Hillary Clinton voters. People who are still upset with the Democratic Party because Senator Barack Obama selected Senator Joe Biden to be his running mate, instead of Senator Hillary Clinton.

A more accurate analysis would have determined those who would vote for Hillary are Democrat loyalist who would not switch and vote for any Republican candidate. The selection of Governor Sarah Palin was not to win over these Hillary voters, but more to shore up Senator McCain's conservative credentials. Senator John McCain is seen by Republicans and conservatives as being weak on conservative issues. This selection of Governor Sarah Palin enhanced the conservative values of the Republican Party ticket.

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