Countering Obama-Biden (Palin or Watts)

There’s a fanciful (fake) press release running around the net purporting that McCain should pick Romney for Secy of Treasury and Huckabee as VP. It would be nice, but ain’t gonna happen.

Also, it’s not good for the party. Who do we have that counters a “nice” black man (to use Biden’s words)? Who do we have that would draw the disaffected women’s votes? Neither Huckabee or Romney fills either condition. For all the good either could do, as second banana to McCain, it’s not a good match.

(NOTE: I like Huckabee. I still have the sticker on my car (but not much longer). I just don’t think he adds the best balance for the party or the country.)

Who would I choose? I like Sarah Palin and JC Watts.

Listen to how Wikipedia describes Governor Sarah Palin (R-Alaska):

“Palin was the point guard for the Wasilla High School Warriors when they won the Alaska small-school basketball championship, in 1982. In 1984, she competed in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant after winning the Miss Wasilla contest earlier that year. In the Wasilla pageant, she played the flute and also won Miss Congeniality. Palin holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho. She briefly worked in the media and utility industries.

“Governor Palin holds a lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association. Her husband, Todd, works for BP at an oil field on the North Slope and is a commercial fisherman. On September 11, 2007, the Palins’ son Track joined the Army. Age 18 at the time, he is the eldest of her five children. She also has three daughters, Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. The Palin family lives in Wasilla, about 40 miles north of Anchorage.”

In short, she is a woman, a wife, a mother of 5, co-owner in her husband’s fishing business, and a successful Christian governor in an otherwise corrupt state government. (And she’s good looking – even in jeans and work boots.)

Maybe Palin won’t leave Alaska, where she has an 85% approval rating. Let’s turn, then, to JC Watts.

JC Watts was a college and football star quarterback (Univ of Okla and Canadian Football league), was a Baptist Youth Pastor, and served 4 terms in the US house before returning home to take care of family and run a successful business in a small city; he’s an eloquent, savvy, handsome black man with solid evangelical and conservative credentials.

In Congress, he served as Chairman of the House Republican Conference (the 4th highest ranking position). And in a 1998 interview with the NY Times, he chastised some black Democrats and civil rights leaders as “race-hustling poverty pimps”, whose careers he said depend on keeping blacks dependent on the government.


Either Sarah Palin or JC Watts would provide balance to McCain and appropriately counter the Obama ticket. Few others out there would do near as well.


4 Responses to Countering Obama-Biden (Palin or Watts)

  1. charleslawlesss says:

    Now Who will McCain Pick They have shot their self in the foot when it comes to Romney McCain released attack ads on the Biden Pick because Biden said some things negitve toward Obama during the primary.

    Romney called McCain dishonest during the Primary, and more.

    Huckabee came in second during the Primary not Romney., This wont go over well with the Christian Base.

    Romney and McCain would be the Super Rich ticket. In a middle Class Election.

    Biden will win working class Votes, Romney will remind the working class he is the guy that lays you off.

    Biden will be filmed going to church every sunday, Romney will be filmed going to a Mormon church, making the base of the GOP more then Uncomfortable.

    So who should McCain pick??

    Huckabee would energize the Base.

    Huckabee is veiwed as Middle class, Winning overwhelming working class voters.

    Huckabee didnt attack McCain during the primary.

    Huckabee can hold his own with anyone in debates.

    Huckabee Has 1 house

    Huckabee is the most logical, despite what the bloggers that are on Romney’s payroll say. By the way, the radio host of Republican talk radio
    they are on the Romney payroll too. Romney should learn he cant buy an election. He outspent every candidate during the primarys, even outspending Huckabee 6 to 1. Huckabee still got more delegates. McCain Dui?

  2. Ted says:

    Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.

    This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..

    And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at

    Team McCain, well done!!!

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  4. Jean says:

    Isn’t anyone at all concerned about her lack of experience? She’s only really one cancerous mole away from the presidency. Being a lifelong NRA member, governor of a tiny state for a year and half and conservative credentials doesn’t seem enough to me.

    Pray for McCain’s health, such as it is.

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