Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Making it Explicit

A number of commentators have speculated that McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate might end the debate over Obama's experience. I expect the campaign might drop it, and some of the mainstream commentators. But Conservatoid Commentators won't. And Cal Thomas explains why in his latest article.
That Obama lacks experience to be president has led some pundits to say that issue is now a wash, harming neither candidate. Not true.

There is good and there is bad experience. More importantly, there is worldview. Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, see America as a nation in which government plays a primary role in individual lives. John McCain and Sarah Palin see the individual as primary and government as a protector of freedom that can help the less fortunate become self-sustaining.
There it is. Palin has developed the right political views and so her experience is fine, no matter how scant it is. Obama has the wrong political views and so his experience is suspect, and so is Biden's.

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