I guess I still don’t get it. Why is it that we’re still getting treated from stories, both in the MSM and from the McCain camp, that bill Gov. Palin as unqualified to take the Presidency, and we’re supposed to take that at face value when compared to the relative inexperience of Sen. Obama?
Why is this even a credible argument? That’s part of what I get reading this new Politico article. In this text, the author takes McCain’s camp at face value:
In recent days, a McCain “adviser” told Dana Bash of CNN: “She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone.”
Also, a “top McCain adviser” told Mike Allen of Politico that Palin is “a whack job.”
The author then says, you know, if this is the case, why did your guy choose her? A very valid question—and the only unbiased question that can be asked. But here’s where the article crosses the line:
In truth, Palin’s real problem is not her personality or whether she takes orders well. Her real problem is that neither she nor McCain can make a credible case that Palin is ready to assume the presidency should she need to.
Why is it not possible to make a credible case, Mr. Simon? Here is where you went from making logical assumptions to expressing your bias.
Here we have, at the top of the ticket on one major national party a man who, if he gets elected President and serves out his first term, will have succeeded at making a new record at job longevity. A man who’s previous great accomplishment was running against a carpetbagger because his original opponent (that was supposed to win) was tarnished by his ex-wife right before the election.
Once elected to office, he hardly spent any time there.
We’re about to go to an election, and one party is offering a guy that has no executive experience on his record, a majority of his previous papers are guarded under lock and key, and somehow he managed to make a credible case to many that he is ready to be the President of the United States.
And yet it’s not possible for Gov. Palin to make the case that in the event of Sen. McCain’s death, she could assume the Presidency—and perhaps appoint someone with foriegn policy experience from the Senate to be her VP, just like the thin-resume Sen. Obama did?
The real problem isn’t Gov. Palin—regardless of what the media or the McCain camp want you to believe. It’s that we elect celebrities rather than public servants and we’re more interested in the numbers a person draws than what they stand for.
I can totally agree with the way the article wraps up:
In the end, it comes down to two candidates slugging it out.
Either McCain pulls off a victory in the last round or he doesn’t.
And if he doesn’t, he has nobody to blame but himself.