A Smart Political Choice by McCain

Truth in advertising. I despise nearly everything McCain stands for and hope he loses. Having said that, unless the media finds skeletons in her closet, the Palin pick is a very smart move on his part. It reinforces his conservative base and helps him with women and independent voters. He might just win this?! A depressing thought.

Obama’s choice of Biden, by contrast, was completely uninspired. Biden’s record as the ultimate insider only serves to undermine Obama’s “change” message. It would have made more sense for him to pick an independent Democrat or Republican, such as Chuck Hagel or Governor Schweitzer of Montana.

David T. Beito, a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and a retired professor of history at the University of Alabama, is the co-author of T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer and is writing a new book, FDR’s War on the Bill of Rights.
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