Sarah Palin is Channeling the Secret Thoughts of Republicans
Before Sarah Palin became McCain’s running mate, I have to admit that I really didn’t care if McCain or Obama won. They both seem equally evil, though for different reasons. One’s a populist warmongerer, the other a feel-good socialist - both are bad for America, so what difference did it really make?
But then Governor Palin popped into the picture and my perspective changed a bit. I realize she’s not perfect and it’s somewhat sickening to have to listen to her toe the party-line right now, but I still think she’s the best thing to hit a major two-party ticket in decades.
Senator McCain is not a conservative and the only reason he won the Republican nomination is because the conservative vote was split between the numerous other candidates considered more conservative, leaving him with a larger percentage of the vote compared to his contenders. McCain was not the the pick of the majority of Republican voters- he won by default.
But McCain is also no fool; hence his choice in running-mate. There can be no doubt that Palin is an olive-branch offered to win over the disgruntled Republican conservative voters. And after talking to many Republican voters in the past few weeks, I’m convinced that a large portion of them would be happier if McCain and Palin switched seats, allowing them to vote according to their conscience, not their party affiliation.
So, is Sarah secretly thinking along the same lines? Recent comments made by the Governor might lead one to think so.
Sarah Palin flipped the Republican presidential ticket around this week when she spoke about things the “Palin and McCain administration” would do in office.
To be sure, the vice presidential candidate is the top draw at joint rallies with her boss, presidential nominee John McCain. But he’s still the top of the ticket and the one who gets to order the drapes in the Oval Office if they win.
Palin made the comment at a rally Thursday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when she said she and McCain want to cut taxes for small business: “That’s exactly what we’re gonna do in a Palin and McCain administration.” Later in her speech, she reverted to the normal order in speaking about the “McCain-Palin administration.”
Palin also referred to McCain as “my running mate” Friday in Green Bay, Wis., as she did twice in Iowa the day before. Vice presidential candidates are usually referred to as the running mates, no matter which one is speaking.