Sunday, August 31, 2008
I have a new theory about Sarah Palin. She is not intended to pull Hillary Clinton voters, except for those who are completely oblivious. Her huge pro-life stance will turn off the vast majority of Hillary supporters. Instead, she is a pull for disaffected evangelicals. It seems more than likely that a huge number of evangelicals would have stayed home rather than vote for John McCain, and in his campaign he has made a number of concessions to them; he was doing his best to pander. In this respect, Sarah Palin is possibly the best choice they could have made: she is a wholesome, American, evangelical, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-drilling, anti-wildlife soccer mom. She is not a replacement for Hillary Clinton; she's a replacement for Ron Paul.