It's Not Like the GOP Hasn't Made Such A Cynical Pick BeforeThey've got a habit of throwing up "identity" candidates thinking that people only vote for what they perceive as their "own." Which is more a clue to their patronizing and out-of-touch view of the American people than anything else. Not to mention a true description of their own base, which will vote for anything that calls itself pro-life and Christian, even if it has cloven hooves and horns and promises to eat their young barbecued.The last time though? Against Obama, in Illinois. Obama tore this place-holder candidate into tiny little pieces in debate, without raising a finger. History will repeat itself.
Did the Rovian type advisors to McCain just cynically think that throwing a young attractive inexperienced woman into the mix would satisfy women who long to see a woman president? Women, and Republican women, are not so stupid as to fall for that! It is reminiscent of the Republicans putting up Alan Keyes to run against Barack Obama for the Illinois Senate just because he was black. Voters saw through that pretty quickly.
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