Friday, August 29, 2008

If It's Palin, "Ted" Called It

Drudge is reporting that John McCain has picked Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Quoting AP:

Palin, 44, is a self-styled hockey mom and political reformer who has been governor of her state less than two years.

Palin's selection was a stunning surprise, as McCain passed over many other better known prospects, some of whom had been the subject of intense speculation for weeks or months.

Five days ago, a reader named "Ted" posted this comment in response to Morris's post that McCain should pick Mitt Romney:

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

Bear in mind that when "Ted" posted this comment, Palin did not even appear to be in the hunt; everyone expected it to be Romney, or possibly Tim Pawlenty.

Ted, whoever you are, I commend your political instincts, sources, crystal ball or the combination thereof. Well done!

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