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After Palin, Can McCain’s Judgment be Trusted?

I suspect most of us agree that a president must exercise remarkably sound judgment when appointing people to positions of power.  So, do you think John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin for the VP slot shows adequate judgment on his part?

Does anyone, besides me, suspect that age may have taken a toll on his powers of judgment?  Or, am I needlessly alarmed?

I’m curious what your opinion is on this.

13 thoughts on “After Palin, Can McCain’s Judgment be Trusted?”

  1. As an outsider following the US elections I am startled by the calibre of your candidates. I can’t and don’t believe that these two are the cream of the crop.
    It has come down to a question of which is the least horrible option hasn’t it?


  2. @ Stephen: I actually think Obama is a reasonably good candidate.

    @ DOF: I realize 72 is rather early these days to be suffering from impaired judgment. But I wonder what on earth possessed John McCain to select Sarah Palin? Has McCain always exercised such poor judgment? I’m deeply curious about this.


  3. You know, I have to tell you, I really enjoy this blog and the insight from everyone who participates. I find it to be refreshing and very informative. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyway, I felt it was about time I posted, Ive spent most of my time here just lurking and reading, but today for some reason I just felt compelled to say this.


  4. Palin makes Bush look good. As terrible as his endorsements are, at least he seems to be a warm person. Her history shows that she will do anything and hurt anyone to get her way.


  5. Paul: “@ Brian: Can you elaborate, please? I was under the impression that McCain chose her.”

    McCain wanted Lieberman. TPTB in the GOP said, no way.

    – M. \”/


  6. Hi Paul. Let me tell you something. I might not be an American but i’m readiang what’s going on and i have listened to both of them, Obama and McCain and i know how they are playing their games. McCain’s pick was somehow risky, but it’s worth the risk because he–or let’s say his assistants–knows well that Obama is desprate to have the voice of the undecided voters and those who said that they will never vote for Obama if Hilary didn’t win, which she didn’t.

    So, what is he trying to say?

    McCain is trying to say that it’s not over yet, and those who supported Hilary, or supported *a woman* still have the chance to vote for him. McCain doesn’t lack experience, unlike Obama, that’s why no body was surprised when Obama picked his current vice president. The same with McCain who is saying that he won’t lack the *youth* mentality around him. That’s why he picked a relatively young person, and she is a woman too. So i think, although the newspapers agents creticized McCain for picking Palin, but he knows well that what matters is what people say, not what newspapers say. He knows that there are people out there who wants to vote for a white man, and there are those who wants to see the hope, of voting for a woman. On the other hand, now Obama is playing his big game now, and if McCain didn’t do something vital about it, he would definitely lose. I’m sure in the coming days, alot of things will happen.


  7. Great comments, Faisal! I think another reason McCain chose Palin is to appeal to the evangelical Religious Right. It seems to me you have a better grasp of what’s going on in this country than do some Americans. 🙂


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