Posted by: kmorrison33 | October 30, 2008

This is ‘His Choice’ for a Closing Argument?

Senator Obama’s parting shot in the ad wars is questioning Senator McCain’s judgement to pick Governor Palin as his VP. Apparently, Senator Obama has never heard the saying, ‘people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw bricks’. His VP pick just a week ago stated that an Obama presidency would be tested with an international crisis. His VP pick said that Senator Clinton would have made a better VP selection than himself (and he’s likely correct on both fronts). He said that this election was all about one three letter word J-O-B-S. His VP pick told a handicapped man confined to a wheelchair to “Stand up Chuck.” His VP pick said that the ticket doesn’t support clean coal technology, and that he himself has never supported clean coal technology. His VP pick said recently that people under $150,000 wouldn’t be taxed under the Obama plan when the campaign’s number fluctuates somewhere between $200,000 and $250,000 a year. His VP pick says he frequents a restaurant that hasn’t existed for decades. His VP is a likable fellow who has been consistently wrong about foreign policy, and has spent this entire campaign trying to pull his foot out of his mouth.

So what is the judgment error in Senator McCain picking Governor Palin? Who knows, like myriad of other issues the Obama campaign fails to eloborate. Take a look for yourself. Is this an attack on her gender? Is this an attack on her qualifications? Is this an attack on how she looks, who she is, or what she represents? Or is the Obama campaign just jealous that another candidate has stolen their thunder?

The president of the California chapter of NOW and a DNC platform committee member clearly see it as sexist…

Shelly Mandell, President of Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women: “I am outraged by the new ad put out by Barack Obama. It is sexist and demeaning to women. These tactics started with Hillary Clinton and continue, growing even more disgusting with Gov. Palin. I was a Hillstar for Hillary and an avid supporter. Trashing two women clearly in a sexist manner in one election is an outrage and must be identified and stopped. There must be consequences. Let female Obama supporters take a good look at this and still believe their candidate supports women’s rights and women’s dignity.”

Prameela Bartholomeusz, DNC Platform Committee Member: “I am once again stunned at the personal and sexist attacks by the Obama campaign against Gov. Palin. This latest ad is sexist and offensive. The Gov. of Alaska has been managing and balancing a budget of $10 billion; I think she knows a bit about economics. Sen. Obama never spoke up against sexism during the primary season, and is not speaking out against misogyny during this phase of the election season — he is contributing to it. I have no confidence that Sen. Obama will fight for women’s issues if elected. This sets women back decades.”


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