Friday, August 29, 2008

One for the History Books, Pt. 2

It seems as though, regardless of the winner of the Presidential race, a "First" will be made. We shall have either our first black president, or our first woman VP. Moreover, if I remember correctly, this will be the first time the Republicans have nominated anyone but a white male for the presidential ticket.

Sen. McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate will shake up a number of people, in both parties. Moreover, it gives the analysts more to dwell on ad infinitum from now until election. Then, there will be the endless discussions after the election of whether this helped or hindered McCain, regardless of the results.

I wonder how many Republicans will be happy with his choice. The brief account of her record suggests that she might be far more of a Republican maverick than McCain, who, although he claims to be an independent Republican, spent much of the past eight years, and especially during the primaries, attempting to prove what a good, trustworthy, conservative, Christian Republican he really is.

I also wonder what the Democrats are going to make of all this. Will some of Hilary's supporters, now doubly disappointed, desert the Democratic ticket in order to put a woman a "heart beat" away from the presidency?

We do live in interesting times.

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