Monday, September 01, 2008

Talk about change

The light has apparently dawned on Democratic strategist Joe Trippi. In a recent CBS News article Trippi writes,
I have seen a lot of commentary on why John McCain’s pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is a cynical and transparent ploy to bring disaffected women who supported Hillary Clinton to his cause - and why this ploy would fail. But I don’t think John McCain and the people around him are that stupid.
Trippi explains,
The McCain/Palin duo will challenge Barack Obama’s claim of “a new kind of politics” and chastise Obama and Democratic vice presidential Nominee, Joe Biden, for their “silence” in taking on corruption in their own party in Illinois, Delaware and Washington, DC. The McCain campaign intends to claim that “more of the same” in Washington means Barack Obama and Joe Biden and will make the argument that if you want to “shake things up” then McCain and his reform minded running mate from Alaska will get the job done.
Bottom line: If you want someone to talk about reform in Washington, Obama/Biden will do. But if you really want change in Washington, McCain/Palin are more likely to actually do it.

See Ed Morrissey's commentary.

1 comment:

Alcamadus said...

EXACTLY! This is what I have been thinking the entire time. Everyone is foolishly thinking (almost arrogantly) that McCain is trying to pander to Clinton voters. When he is obviously just thumbing his nose at Obama and his "change".

It's the best move ever!