Monday, August 25, 2008

Our Turn, Palin--the Best Choice?

nyssen Reports, Senator McCain has many interesting choices that he could make for Vice President, and I am confident that he will make a good one. Today's Rasmussen Report has some interesting numbers, which suggest that a woman who could keep the GOP base could give an opening to Senator McCain. There is none better than the popular Governor of Alaska. She is a reformer who strikes the right cord with everyone Senator McCain needs.
Women are notably less enthusiastic than men—33% of women say Biden was the right choice while 27% disagreed. Men, by a 46% to 24% margin, said that Obama made the right choice.

Biden is now viewed favorably by 48% of voters and unfavorably by 34%. Those figures reflect a slight improvement from Thursday night polling. He earns favorable reviews from 52% of men and 45% of women.

Just 16% of women have a Very Favorable opinion of Biden while 19% have
a Very Unfavorable view.

Obama has struggled among older voters and that’s one area where Biden shines—60% of senior citizens have a favorable opinion of him.

Not surprisingly, Democrats were more supportive of Obama’s decision than anybody else—52% of those in his party agreed with his pick while 19% disagreed. However, just 43% of Democratic women said the presumptive nominee made the best pick while 23% disagreed.
Gov. Romney would be a good choice. I admit that he doesn’t poll well and with the race neck and neck that may doom his chances. In his favor, polls show that he can pull already close Michigan. That may well be the election. He won’t hurt McCain among the base and moderates who like Sen. McCain will come around because they like the guy at the top of the ticket plus when they get to know Romney he will come across well. It may well be that MI will be the battlefield. Sen. Obama went for balance not battlefield, it would be interesting if McCain went for the old fashion approach which is take a state from the other guys. We actually have 51 elections not one. MI, FL, OH, VA, PA are all within 4 points either way. The election will likely be won by the winner of 3 of 5. VA is one point to McCain (a tie_) FL and OH are 3 to 4 points McCain and the other two the same the for Obama. Would you walk away from tilting MI in your favor?

1 comment:

Ted said...

Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.

This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..

And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at

Team McCain, well done!!!