Ross Douthat has the best take on the Sarah Palin brouhaha out there: Palin’s popularity has as much to do with class as it does with ideology. In this sense, she really is the perfect foil for Barack Obama. Our president represents the meritocratic ideal — that anyone, from any background, can grow up to [...]
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I’ve long argued that the “netroots” are not going to help the Democratic Party, and the evidence keeps mounting up. Today, one of Hillary’s top fundraisers publicly threw his support to McCain. His reasoning is especially interesting: John Coale, a prominent Washington lawyer, husband of Fox TV host Greta Van Susteren and a supporter of [...]
It’s official: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is John McCain’s VP pick. This is the best pick he could have made. Earlier this year, I had her as a favorite, not really thinking that McCain would be so bold as to pick her. Looks like I underestimated Sen. McCain’s vision after all. Alaska is as far [...]
Bill Kristol makes the case for Sen. Joe Lieberman as McCain’s VP: Lieberman could hold his own against Biden in a debate. He would reinforce McCain’s overall message of foreign policy experience and hawkishness. He’s a strong and disciplined candidate. But he is pro-abortion rights, and having been a Democrat all his life, he has [...]
The word on the street is that Sen. Joe Biden will be Obama’s VP selection. The rumor mill states that Biden has already been assigned a Secret Service detail, and Gov. Kaine and Sen. Bayh have been informed that they will not be the pick. Biden has some qualities that make him a good pick, [...]
Now that John McCain has the GOP nomination practically in hand, it’s time to start thinking about who should be his choice for Vice President. What McCain needs is someone who can reach out to the GOP base, be an effective attack dog against the Democrats, and complement McCain’s strengths while reducing his political vulnerabilities. [...]