"I find it incredibly startling that McCain would choose a person he hardly knows for a job as important as the Vice Presidency of the United States. It is so obvious that he is doing this as a political tactic that it makes me question his judgment. Is that the way he will make decisions about our economy, our security, our well-being as a nation? If, God forbid, Senator McCain dies during his presidency then he will entrust this nation with a person with zero foreign affairs experience, whom he hardly knows to be the Commander in Chief? How irresponsible is that?
I can appreciate that this is a historic moment for women but what is insulting and shameful is that it comes as a result of political tactics and not merits. As a woman, I am insulted. I can’t help but asking how does he dare insult the intelligence of millions of women who voted for Clinton with this tactic of trying to appeal to them by choosing a woman with no qualifications as a vice presidential candidate. What does he think, that women are stupid? " Giovanna Negretti
"What does he think, that women are stupid?"
Maybe so. His first marriage broke up after his return from Vietnam. This is often attributed to his inability to accept the change in his wife’s appearance. Perhaps that was not the major cause. The wife had been making a life without anything but his memory for over five years. She may have been a more assertive person, someone more sure of her own opinions by the time he came back. Perhaps her independence was more than he could handle in anyone, least of all his wife.
McCain has a reputation as being intolerant of dissent, of disagreement with his views. Does Cindy McCain ever show disagreement with him? He said that his first criterion in choosing a running mate would be a close match with his own opinions. There are some leaders who can not tolerate the existence of differing views in subordinates whether they are expressed or not. Governor Palin does not seem to be someone with whom McCain will have a problem.
I am told that Palin’s selection was based on McCain’s belief that he and she would have not conflicts and that "the numbers" added up for the campaign staff. pl