"Palin" decision has already
cost him the election.
though thousands of conservatives who had previously decided to sit out
the Election of 2008 but have done an about face because GOP presumptive
nominee John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his
running mate, either the Election of 2008 or the fate of the 2nd Amendment
may have been decided shortly before noon on Aug. 29 even though the voters
will not officially speak until Tues., Nov. 4, 2008.
appease radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and the evangelical
leaders who opposed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney because
ofthey claimedhis fuzzy view on abortion (when their unspoken
opposition to Romney was really based from his Mormon faith), and
Sen. John McCain's staff who surmised that the liberal Hillary
Clinton-feminists who balked at supporting pro-abortion Democratic
presidential nominee Barack Obama (with whom they agree) would
support a conservative pro-life, pro-gun, first term governor (with whom
they vehemently disagree) just because she is a woman.
was the same type of mistake President George Herbert Walker Bush
made in 1992 when he "courted" Ross Perot supporters.
They were Ross Perot supporters because they had already made a
conscious-decision not to be George Bush supporters. And, the Hillary
Clinton supporters are Hillary Clinton supporters because they
rejected the core tenets of the Republican Party. In other words, the
wayward female Clinton supporters won't vote for a woman just because
she's a woman. Many of the Clinton supporters who would have voted
for left-of-center John McCain will not vote for him specifically
because he added prolife Gov. Sarah Palin [R-AK] to his ticket.
knew he was taking a calculated risk in naming Palin simply because
she is virtually unknown to voters in the continuous 48-States. Furthermore,
like Obama, she is completely untested on both the national and
international stage. But even more important, like Hillary Clinton
who unconstitutionally sought the office of President, Palin is
also constitutionally ineligible to run or, be elected to, or serve as,
Vice President of the United States because of the provisions of Article
II of the Constitution.
Section 1 of the Constitution appears to establish only four ironclad
qualifications for the job as President of the United States. The president
must  be at least 35-years of age,  must be a natural born citizen
and  have lived in the United States at least 14 years. And, finally,
18 times Article
II reiterates that the President of the United States will be a man.
What that means is that not only could Hillary Rodham Clinton not
seek the office of President of the United States without Congress first
adopting a constitutional amendment degenderizing the office of President,
but Gov. Sarah Palin cannot seek the office of Vice President for
the same reason. The Vice President is one heartbeat away from the office
of President. Logic suggests that, constitutionally, since a woman cannot
be President she cannot be Vice President either because the job of the
Vice President is to be prepared to step into the Oval Office as President
should anything happen to the commander-in-chief/head-of-state.
The news that
McCain picked a virtually unknown running mate came on the heels
of reports that the two key front-runners for the jobMinnesota Gov.
Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romneyconfirmed
to the media that neither made the final round. Former Washington Times
reporter and Fox News Deputy News Director Bill Sammon
correctly guessed that Palin would be McCain's choice
several weeks ago. The McCain camp would not only not confirm he
was right, but pooh-poohed the notion as "premature" when he
tried to get a confirmation.
was picked not only because she was a woman but, in 2006 when the Democrats
swept both Houses of Congress and took the governor's mansions in several
States, Palin orchestrated the stunning upset of two popular Alaska
political figures. First she knocked off former four term US Senator and
first term GOP Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski in the primary. Palin
was involved in a three-way race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.
took 51% of the vote, bowling over both Murkowski and former State
legislator John Binkley. Former governor Tony Knowles won
the Democratic primary with 74% of the vote. Palin
defeated Knowles in the general election. Knowles fully
expected a cakewalk in the November, 2006 election. After all, his opponent
was the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaskaand a former local beauty
queen, Miss Wasilla. Knowles should have know better. Palin
earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" in high school
because in athleticsas in politicsshe was extremely aggressive.
name was first bantered as a possible GOP veep candidate she told the
Washington Post that her being picked by the presumptive GOP nominee
as vice president was "an impossibility," even though
the idea of serving in national office intrigued her.
When she answered
Kudlow & Company Larry Kudlow's question about the possibility
of her being picked as McCain's running mate a month ago, she said:
"As for the VP talk...I'll tell you, I still can't answer that
question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP
does every day? I'm used to being very productive and working real hard
in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be
a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things
that we're trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the US, before
I can even start addressing that question."
as good as she soundsand as good as she looksthe only pick
that would have been worse for McCain would have been Condolessa
Rice or Kay Bailey Hutchinsonor Tom Ridge or Jeb
Bush. But the entire blogsphere knows that while feminists will vote
for a woman as vice president as long as she's on the Democratic ticket,
they won't vote for one on the GOP ticket. At least, not with enough votes
to bring the victory home to the GOP. Because in the conservative world,
mom's "house" is home, not Congressand it's certainly
not a cozy pink Oval Office in the White House.
people should have gone back and looked at the 1984 presidential election
results. The Democratic ticket that year consisted of former VP Walter
Mondale for President and former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro
for Veep. Ferraro made history by becoming the first woman at the
top of a national party ticket when it was prohibited by the Constitution.
While Reagan and Bush-41 took 54,455,472 votes against Mondale
and Ferraro's 37,577,352 votes, Mondale took only one StateMinnesota
in the worst political upset since 1820 when James Monroe took
all but 1 electoral vote from John Quincy Adams. The voters flatly
repudiated the notion of a woman Vice President in 1984and most
of them were not even aware that the Constitution mandates that the President
of the United Statesand those in line to become Presidentbe