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Most of you know I’d rather post photos of my family and write about Alaska than talk about politics. But after reading and watching some recent commentary, I can’t help myself.
The chattering class (The "chattering class?" Really) is talking – endlessly – about Mitt Romney’s choice of a Vice Presidential running mate. Will he choose a Governor? A Senator? A Congressman? There are many good options for Governor Romney – and all of them have already been dissected in the media – with a list of pros and cons beside their names. One is too “northern,” another is too “boring,” another is too “white.” I’ve lived through the scrutiny the family will endure, and it can be a nightmare.
Talking Points Memo in an article titled, “Why Mitt Romney Won’t Take GOP Down Another VP Rabbit Hole” quoted a strategist who said my mom is “a case study on what not to do. The McCain campaign really screwed up by going in and picking someone who was just gonna shake up the ticket when they should have picked someone who’s safe.”
In other words, the pundits say Senator McCain made a huge mistake. But where’s the evidence to back up this conventional wisdom? I’m not a pundit, but I remember the race. I was there. I remember the frenzied crowds after my mom joined the ticket. I remember the huge fundraising surge. I remember her convention speech. I even remember how McCain/Palin took a polling lead over Obama/Biden.
Yes the polls went up because Sarah Palin was new, and nobody knew anything about her. EVERYBODY loves "new."
But then they learned about her, despite the campaign's attempts to keep her away from the media, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Perhaps Nancy ought to read more because then she would learn that the group of people the MOST adamant about Romney not picking a Sarah Palin like VP choice are the Republicans.
I am not even going to bother picking apart Nancy's argument, because JUST the fact that she believes that ANYBODY would buy that this post was written by Bristol is almost too funny to believe.
I can hardly wait until somebody catches Bristol out in public and asks her on camera ANYTHING about what is written on her blog.
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