Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Palin: An Observation

Far too many lefty bloggers are concerned with a) the fact that Palin is really unqualified and b) how offensive/craven McCain's pick is in terms of historical precedent, departure from the modern political norm, etc.

Instead, they need to realize that the vast majority of voters are several more degrees removed from political elites than your average (white, suburban, male) lefty blogger. Just because you're taking this as a personal affront because McCain is deviating from the political norm doesn't mean that other people feel the same way. Not only is the Republican base happy about this (and therefore more likely to turn out in November, which, for my money, is going to be one of two deciding factors in the campaign - the other being Obama's ability to register and turn out voters), but it's stupid to assume so-called swing voters won't buy into the McCain-Palin ticket.

Shorter me: Class-privileged lefty bloggers need to get over themselves and their preconceptions.

UPDATE: Alternative shorter me: Don't expect to win just because you're right. If making arguments on the merits worked, GWB would have never been Preznit.

Is that fair? Of course not - ask anyone involved in any kind of social justice movement.


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