Saturday, August 30, 2008

Alaskans talk about Gov. Palin

Having spent two summers up in Alaska I knew how well liked Gov. Palin was and see McCain's choice for VP as picking a VP candidate, not a VP. She helps him get elected, but I don't think she will be of much help in governing. This in contrast of course to Sen. Biden who will be a big asset if Obama becomes president, but is less helpful as a running mate.
Palin shores up social conservatives and theoretically peels of Hillary die-hards, appeals to Westerners, and masks McCain with a pretty face, causing independence to give the ticket a second look. Biden on the other hand may help Obama with Catholics and Pennsylvanians. Yet Biden has more foreign policy experience in his little finger than the McCain/Palin ticket has period.
In short Palin is a candidate, Biden is a Vice President. Let's hope the election proves this to be true with an Obama/Biden win.

Back in Philly

So after a week in Oregon sleeping on folk's couches, roasting hot-dogs over a fire on the beach, etc. I'm back in Philadelphia again.
I still need to get that Endorsement essay done.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Kennedy speech

"My fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans, it is so wonderful to be here. And nothing -- nothing is going to keep me away from this special gathering tonight."
etc...Perhaps the torch has been passed!