“Sarah Palin, You’re No Hillary Clinton!”: Will Palin Prove to Be the Dan Quayle of This Election Cycle—A Young Conservative, and Novel, But in over Her Head?

This morning, Bill Burton, an Obama spokesperson, responded this way to McCain’s pick of Palin for VP:

Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same.

Now that I’ve heard this response, I get the impression that Obama’s campaign should be able to manage Palin’s VP candidacy, and keep the majority of women on board with the Democratic ticket.

Once the initial sheen and novelty of the choice of Palin wears off, and the election gets closer, more and more people will probably start to realize that Palin is no Hillary Clinton—and that, her gender aside, her policy positions are out of step with the mood of this year’s electorate.

Still, she may also prove to be quite formidable. On paper, she seems to have many appealing qualities. We’ll just have to see.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to “Sarah Palin, You’re No Hillary Clinton!”: Will Palin Prove to Be the Dan Quayle of This Election Cycle—A Young Conservative, and Novel, But in over Her Head?

  1. Paul V says:

    This is so Typical of Obamanation Voters,
    Obama Campaign calling the kettle Black,,,
    Sarah Palin has Has Just as much experiance as Barack Obama if not more so,, Obama has NO Experiance and riding on the Coat tiles of the black Nomination,, There is no way Thay can put her down,, Say she Not experiance because,,Then Barack Obama will have to say since he have 0 experiance what make him so special,
    Attacking Her going to be like attacking him self,,

    This is going to be good, We finally have a woman to vote for,, I voted for Hillary and like I said I voting for McCain, now that he picked a woman,, more woman voter are voting for her,,,
    Sarah Palin will be a great VP,, anyone who says other wise, will have a lot of explaining to do,, Because,, Barack Has NO experiance and he thinks he could be President!!!!!

    And Barack Speech was the same old speech he gives Everyone wants change Why don’t someone tell Barack Time to get an Agenda, Time to change his speech’s he been singing,, getting old,
    But then again Only Barack thinks everyone should vote for him
    No matter what criminals he had with him,, Ryzko , Who got barack his House,, and Like always,, barack bringing up McCain Houses, how dumb again, calling the kettle black again,, 2 people Rich People,,,1 worth 4 million and the other worth 400 million,, Gee to me and every other middle class in america Rich is rich,, so barack want to get into a pissing match over Houses,, instead of telling the people what he going to do,, He done Nothing every news Media knows he adopted Hillary campaign, Pelosi and Dean And Barack Obama are making Hillary Unite this party ,, Barack Obama won the Primary so why is it up to Hillary to unite this party,, Why are they asking Her,is this all she can do,, it not up to her,, Its up to Barack Obama,, What we have Here is Bush Tactics, they are going to do all they can to fraud and Hi-Jack this Campaign, and rig the election, like they did with Hillary,, they way they gave Obama florida and Michigan even tho Hillary won those fair and Square ,,no Barack wants half after the fact,,,

    Well I am glad Hillary is not the vp for barack now she can run in 2012, against McCain ,,,and she can be the first Woman President, But right Now Sarah Palin going to be the First Woman Vice President, who has Just as much experiance as Barack Obama,, McCain Made a great choice,

    I guess That greek temple of a joke stage barack made for his speech is the closest he going to get to the white house,,

    He Really thinks He is already President, Well at least I did go out and started using barack obama energy Plan I bought a TiRE GUAGE, ,, wow we are saving money Now,
    Don’t FOR Get BarackObama Seal,, He Stole from commander & Chief Seal, The Man is an EGO Maniacs,,, I am a Proud Democrat, I will not blindly vote for a Man who will Hurt this Country, I will not do it, If Hitler was a democrat , I have to vote for him,, ,NO way No How NO OBAMA

  2. PennsylvaniaWomen says:

    Sorry McCain you just blew it with us HIllary Supporters. You think you can just toss us a bone, and think we’ll vote for it. It was an insult and a slap in the face to Hillary. Pennsylvania women who came out big for Hillary are boiling over with anger here today at John McCain. Wow talk about bad judgement McCain, you have NO CLUE how to appeal to women voters. Sure the men like MS Palin but you just lost the undecided women here in PA . No way do we want the Gov of Alaska, who’s main worry is that there’s enough snow for the sled dog races in line to run the White House. No WAY NO HOW No MCCAIN, No Way NO How to Alaska Mooseeater

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