A Smart Political Choice by McCain

Truth in advertising.  I despise nearly everything McCain stands for and hope he loses. Having said that, unless the media finds skeletons in her closet, the Palin pick is a very smart move on his part. It reinforces his conservative base and helps him with women and independent voters. He might just win this?! A depressing thought.

Obama’s choice of Biden, by contrast, was completely uninspired.  Biden’s record as the ultimate insider only serves to  undermine Obama’s “change” message.  It would have made more sense for him to pick an independent Democrat or Republican, such as Chuck Hagel or Governor Schweitzer of Montana.

David Beito is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and editor of the Independent book, The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society (with Peter Gordon and Alexander Tabarrok).
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