McCain has chosen the supremely unqualified Sarah Palin as his running mate. Watching her speak did nothing to dim my dismay. What was he thinking??I don't think anyone should lose too much sleep over this pick. The more I think about it, the more strongly I suspect McCain just lost himself an election.
Will the business type Republicans let McCain get away with this? Could there be a movement at the Convention to challenge his choice?
How could he pass up qualified men and women in favor of this lightweight pro-life, pro intelligent design mother of five with no experience of the world outside the soccer fields of Alaska. Seeing her parade onto the stage with her family struck me as pathetic - who gets to raise that tiny baby? - I can't believe women will react sympathetically to her. Women just don't react well to a woman who sacrifices her family for her career. Bringing up children is hard enough but the challenges of handling a Downs syndrome child is something else again. I am dumbfounded.
The fact that the McCain-Palin ticket could win sends chills down my spine. Two out of control mavericks with their hands on the nuclear button. Guess we had better enjoy life while we can.
I have just posted a follow-up post, where I examine a key issue raised by the female Jotman reader and by other women in the comments.