Let’s see now. As recently as 12 hours ago, there was a political ad running “approved by John McCain” that attacked Obama’s experience. Sarah Palin may be many talented things, but, part-time mayor of a city of roughly 5500 people before becoming governor of Alaska 18 months doens’t strike me as a seasoned veteran, either. My only conclusion is that McCain has made one of his infamous gut decisions.
Having decided that there are 18,000,000 disillusioned Hillary Clinton voters that now need another female to vote for, experience has become less important to Senator McCain. A cynic might think that the selection of a very experienced Joe Biden has made experience a moot point to the Republican campaign.
Perhaps Sarah Palin could rise to the occassion should 72-year old John McCain be unable to serve out his term, if elected. I would certainly hope so, but somehow, John McCain’s choice makes me very nervous. It seems more likely that his choice was a roll-the-dice pick, rather than the first of myriads of serious choices that a president makes every day.
Since keeping score is part of the political process, right now it feels like Obama 1, McCain 0.