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Friday, July 11, 2008

Another great Rubin refutation from Carlos Echevarria

I wanted to point you to another great response to Jennifer Rubin's anti-Palin article. Carlos Echevarria of "Lets Get it Right" has posted a very detailed litany of fallacies in Rubin's argument and and even more detailed list of assets that Palin brings to the ticket. Great work, Carlos! (To read my original response to Rubin, click here)

11 comments:

Ted said...

As I commented there, Mr. Echevarria's piece on Palin is utterly fantastic!

I simply wish McCain would pick Palin already so the fun could begin (that is, fun watching the Dems and the MSM -- boy will that ever be fun!!!)!!

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

I'm actually starting to think that McCain should wait on naming a VP (especially if it's Palin). While I like the idea of heading off Obama, I'm also starting to think that we are going to need some major news to deflate Barack after his big acceptance spech at Invesco Field. Obama will have the media spinning his huge audience as a national coronation, so McCain naming a running mate the very next day (especially if it's Palin) could really pop that bubble and force the media to refocus. The only caviat would be if it looks like Obama is naming a woman, in which case it might be better for McCain to go first.

TC said...

Even if Obama picks a woman, it won't be Clinton. She still turns off too many Obama supporters. If he picks a Sebelius or a Napolitano, it's still advantage McCain. Like one tv commentator said it, "If Obama picks a woman, it had better be Hillary." Any other choice would be a slap in the face to the women who voted for Hillary and were thinking about going for Obama. That right there tells you he won't pick a woman. I personally think that Obama will pick Joe Biden. Boy, imagine those VP debates!

I agree with you Adam, I think it's best to wait until after Obama announces his pick. If they don't announce before the Olympics start, they will have to wait 2 weeks to get the TV all to themselves. Didn't the McCain camp say they would announce his VP immediately after Obama anyway?

Anonymous said...

tc,"Didn't the McCain camp say they would announce his VP immediately after Obama anyway?"

I believe that is the case, as McCain is really in the driver's seat on this one.

Ted said...

In either case, choosing Palin now or later (on a serious note) I do wish there would, from now on, be beefed up security around Palin -- as if she were already the Veep choice.

Laura said...

It's my impression that PUMA groups are less and less about Hillary and more about doing right by the country. I have read several posts at noquarterusa.net and PUMApac.org where people are posting that they won't vote for Obama even if Hillary is his VP.

Having Palin on the ticket will make it that much easier for Hillary supporters to vote for McCain instead of staying home.

Anonymous said...

Over on Real Clear Politics Obama's rating is now at 5.0, coming down oh joy!

Just keep on hoping that Palin gets an interview on cable really soon.

Kristofer said...

"Just keep on hoping that Palin gets an interview on cable really soon."

We will get something from the National Governor's Conference.

Scott said...

My feeling is that the choice for VP has already been made and its Palin. Mitt is the Trojan horse, the guy they will float as the front runner right until McCain makes the pick. Mitt fans shouldn't worry, in my opinion. I think he's definitely headed for a cabinet post, perhaps treasury secretary, which would be a good fit. But I think his veep "candidacy" is running interference for the Palin pick.

Anonymous said...

I think sooner is better. Because gals such as myself who were originally for Hillary would actually get behind a McCain/Palin ticket and start campaigning. If he waits until late in the campaign, they'll just have time to swing over to her, but not necessarily get behind her. We women tend to be a lot slower to warm up to someone than men. If McCain is going to pick Palin, he needs to do it soon so that she will woo the women voters over.

Carlos Echevarria said...

Adam, in terms of timing, for Mac to publically announce his VP on Aug 29th....

I think it would definitely take the winds out of Barry's Fidelesque coronation in Denver...

What would really rile up the Left would be to leak on the same night of the 28th to FoxNews, through back channels, LOL!

That would be a Clintonesque, hard ball man maneuver...

As for Barry, I don't think someone like Gov Sebelius of Kansas is going to energize HillaryLand. With her he revives the pro choice issue, because she is a friend of the despicable Dr. Tiller, alienates Catholics (she is at great odds with the local Archbishop and has been warned about taking communion due to her dogmatic support of abortion at even the latest stages of gestation).

Napolitano has her own set of problems dating from the 90's with the Clinton administration...

The problem is Barry is running out of white, moderate running mates who can provide him cover.(Strickland, Webb, Rendell)

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