It's time to pony up and admit it. With all the hoopla we've been seeing over the last couple weeks, Palin should be the one running for president in the Republican camp. She seems to be the focal point of the whole discussion at this point.
McCain hasn't been getting too terribly much attention, for, well, anything, for pretty much this whole election. He's not charismatic. He doesn't have the charm or wit or any personable characteristics that will endear him to the American people. Other than of course, reminding us of 'gramps'. Even Bush, on the personal level, was a thousand times more endearing to average folks with his "awe shucks" persona of fumbling words and squinty-expressions when talking of evil doers.
I mean no disrespect when I say this, but let's be real here people. Up until Palin came along, the whole discussion was about what an evil man Obama supposedly is. How he wants to eat babies, take all your money, knows nothing, lies about everything, blah blah blah. No real mention of McCain other than in passing that he knows more and the like.
Then Palin comes along and the whole discussion is about her.
Did you hear the horrible things they're smearing her with? oh my gaawd!!!
Did you hear her awesome speech?? Wasn't it a powerhouse??
Palin, Palin, Palin. Again, we hear very little about McCain. But yet he is the man being put forth as the potential POTUS. Shouldn't folks be whipped up into a frenzy about McCain with the smaller frenzy reserved for Palin?
Instead we have no frenzy whatsoever for McCain. No energy, no fizzle and pop. In a superficial society like we live in today, a leader needs to have some mechanism that will appeal to folks to get them in his or her camp. Unfortunately, McCain simply doesn't have it. Maybe at one time he did, but now he's past his prime. Again, no disrespect intended. It's just that whenever he says or does something it's kinda like watching paint dry. Seriously.
On the other side of the coin, Palin may be a saving grace for the Republicans as before she came along their whole gimmick was continually painting Obama as an evildoer and little else. The problem is, if you do it constantly you can do it overboard and folks get used to the same old song and dance. Now, they have the ability to slice and dice. Talk a little about how awesome Palin is (throw in a shot of her snowmobiling or something, I dunno) then talk a little about how evil Obama is. Throw in some salt to flavour the bullshit (pardon my french) and folks usually don't clue in as fast.
But then again, what do I know. Last election they did succeed at painting a combat veteran as a coward while the other guy kinda sorta showed up to the national guard in texas for awhile around the same time and did little else. But then again, last time the combat veteran was as boring as watching paint dry and the other guy had way more charisma on his side. Now, the roles are reversed so it should be interesting to say the least.
I predict, Obama, not wanting to be one-upped will unveil his VP pick as some kind of proto-type robot that everyone will fall in love with it's flashing lights and comical "beep-boop" noises. Yes, that's it.....