A Dear John (McCain) Letter On V.P. Pick: Name A Woman

Dear John,

I am writing to say that you’ve come a long way in actually getting me to support you (rather than holding my nose while I voted for you). That job you did at Saddleback was just great.

Up until now, I was far more energized by my opposition to the most radical candidate in American history. It is amazing that the first most liberal U.S. Senator chose the third most liberal U.S. Senator to be his running mate.

John, let me tell you how you can be President with smooth sailing from now till November: appoint a woman as your Vice President.

It’s time that a woman gets the nod from the bullpen. Neither party has had a woman on the ticket since Ferraro in 1984 – and that seems like an awfully long time ago.

Barack Obama should have at least asked Hillary Clinton to be his running mate, given the fact that she actually got more votes for President than he did. Instead, he snubbed a woman who got 18 million votes for a guy who dropped out after getting about 19,000. And Obama, after saying that Hillary would be on anybody’s short list, didn’t even bother to vet her. As a result, there are a lot of frustrated, angry, bitter Democratic women.

I think you can capture a lot of those women, John, and blow the race wide open by naming a woman to the Republican ticket.

We’ve got some pretty good women candidates, too. Kay Bailey Hutchinson from Texas and Sarah Palin from Alaska top most lists, but there are quite a few others. Both of the aforementioned women have pretty solid pro-life records, and both are real good on energy issues. I still remember watching Elizabeth Dole walk out into the audience at the 1992 Republican convention. I remember thinking, “Wow. I wish SHE was our nominee.”

My own choice: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  Apart from complimenting your “old and busted” persona with “young hotness,” she is also a proven reformer as well as being the governor of a state.  And from what I have read, she presents herself extremely well.

I believe this is the year to put a woman on the ticket. The Democrats should have. The Republicans ought to. When all is said and done, Republicans have a better history on civil rights, and they have a better history on REAL women’s issues. It’s time we let the cat out of the bag.

Come on, John. What do you think? I can imagine you getting a HUGE bounce and all kinds of energy out of your convention, even as the Democratic Convention partially melts down over women’s disappointment concerning Hillary’s snub.

I think it would be a big surprise (after all that chatter about Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge), and the WOW! factor would be huge. So I hope you announce a woman as your running mate, and I hope you announce it on the opening day of the Democratic Convention, just to rub salt in the Democrats’ wounds.


Michael Eden

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8 Responses to “A Dear John (McCain) Letter On V.P. Pick: Name A Woman”

  1. 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 pimaries — 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 palinforvp.blogspot.com

    Team McCain, well done!!!

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Thank you for that insightful analysis. Clearly a great mind at work!

    I sure do hope you’re right. I truly believe that a qualified woman such as Palin would be the tipping point for this election. I think the announcement would overwhelm Obama’s convention “bounce,” and I think that from moment of the announcement, McCain would begin to pull ahead and never have to look back.

    And I would love it if the first woman to be elected to the executive branch would be a Republican.

  3. sportsone234 Says:


    Choosing a woman has merit, but I have another selection I think could be “game changer.” His name is Jeff Flake and he’s Congressman from Arizona. This man is young, experienced, and a host of things Obama isn’t.

    Please see my post on him:http://hillarynme.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/watching-obamas-campaign-implode-%e2%80%93-picking-mccains-vice-president/

    I’d like to know your opinion.

  4. Michael Eden Says:


    I don’t know who your “Jeff Flake” is. I would think that the biggest problem with Flake (aside from teasing him on the ‘what a flake!’ name) is the fact that both he and John McCain would both be from the same state.

    I just read your article (but didn’t watch the video), and I appreciated your insights. I recognized who you are talking about from your numbered reasons why he would be a good pick. I saw a FoxNews documentary on corruption and earmark spending, and he was depicted as a courageous hero who had fought the excesses of his own party.

    I agree. He would make a GREAT VP/Pres. But not quite yet. I think that this election – due to the Hillary success – called for a woman to be on the ticket. The fact that Obama turned up his nose at Hillary (the OBVIOUS choice) gave McCain an opening that I believe will be as decisive as it is historic.

    I’m sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I’m writing for a group now, and am backing up to this site.

    In 20/20 hindsight, my thesis will be tested: McCain not only picked a woman, but he picked the woman I most wanted him to pick.

    We’ll see. So far, I think she has been an incredible asset. And I believe the more the people get to know her, the more they will like and respect her.

    I believe McCain will win – and I believe that he will owe his win to Sarah Palin. I hope he truly empowers her to be a real executive leader in his administration.

  5. sportsone234 Says:

    McCain’s pick of Palin was brilliant, which I’ve said from the first time I saw her. What I also like is that Palin and Flake share many of the characteristics I felt McCain needed to defeat Obama.

    Both are young, fierce “pork” fighters, have great families, display integrity & common sense, etc. , both have real records of accomplishments. I knew Flake (ya I know about his name) had drawbacks but I felt that they didn’t weight his pluses.

    Do look at the video on him, I think you will be impressed.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    I agree about Flake (and we’ll agree that ‘Flakey’ may not be the best nickname for him as a candidate). He’s the real deal.

    Sadly, integrity like that is largely absent from either party.

    I don’t make honesty and integrity an “issue” for Democrats or Republicans, because both parties have so many ethical issues, its nothing but a purely ideological comparison. When Pelosi vowed to “clean up” Washington, I didn’t doubt for a nano-second that she wouldn’t do any such thing. And meanwhile that guy with the $100,000 in his freezer is still in office, and Abramoff is still going to jail.

    So when we run into a guy like Flake, we should ALL chear him, and hope he has a big future.

    It’s going to take a whole lot of guys like him in both parties to truly clean up politics.

  7. sportsone234 Says:

    I have nothing but contempt for Pelosi and Reid. The Dem’s keep talking about the last 8 Bush years . . . hey, what about the last 2 years with Congress controlled by the Democrats?

    Both groups in Congress screwed up, the GOP for the first 6yrs and the Dem’s for the last two years. This last session of Congress was the least successful in 40 years! What did they accomplish? NOTHING!



  8. Michael Eden Says:

    Joe Lieberman was driven out of the Democratic Party. I mean, the guy who was picked to be the Vice President representing the Democratic Party was kicked out only a few years later.

    Joe Lieberman was kicked out of the Party of Kennedy. It was the Party of Pelosi that kicked him out.

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