⭐🔥 Click here to check Latest Celeb News & Celebrity Gossip in 2022! 🔥⭐
The Washington Independent
The Washington Independent

McCain Adviser: Palin Takes Some States Off the Table

Aboard Straight Talk Air, an adviser to Sen. John McCain said Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin alters the electoral map, and gave a glimpse into her role in the

Dexter Cooke
News
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Sep 06, 2008

Aboard Straight Talk Air, an adviser to Sen. John McCain said Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin alters the electoral map, and gave a glimpse into her role in the campaign’s strategy. From the pool report:

In his view, Sarah Palin ticket takes Montana, Georgia (and Alaska) out of play for Democrats, although adviser says he never thought they were in play anyway. In weeks ahead, adviser anticipates that campaign will use Palin not just in small and medium markets, as is traditional for a vice presidential candidate, but in large markets as well.

If Palin plays as strongly with Christian conservatives as pundits suggest, voters in heavily evangelical swing states like Iowa, Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia will be seeing an awful lot of her. As my colleague Ari Melber notes, there is plenty of time for numbers like this to change — but Palin appears to be wildly popular, at least initially.

That’s the benefit of being a virtual unknown.

If Palin can tip the balance in just a few close states, she could fundamentally reshape the map and give the Obama campaign a good reason to re-evaluate its quixotic 50-state strategy.

With two months left, it may prove practical for the Democratic Party to focus its resources more exclusively on the battleground states where Obama actually stands a chance. Particularly if McCain is able to compete financially.

Dexter Cooke | He is an orthopedic surgeon who insists that a physician's first priority should be patient care. He specializes in minimally invasive complete knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures that reduce pain and recovery time. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a medical degree and a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine.

Related

MA-Sen: A Text Message From Scott Brown

BOSTON -- Having signed up for Scott Brown’s text message service for election day, I just got this text: Are you about to have lunch? It’s a great time to

MA-Sen: 150 Conservative Bloggers Fan Out, Looking for Scandals

BOSTON -- The mysterious Election Journal blog, which first released the infamous 2008 video of two bumbling New Black Panther Party members waving nightsticks

MA-Sen: Brown Wins

BOSTON -- At 9:20, the first rumors of Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts Senate race started to work around the room. A moment later, Doug Flutie

MA-Sen: 66 to 19

BOSTON -- That, via Alex Isenstadt and Josh Kraushaar, is the number that defined the Massachusetts Senate race more than anything else. From the primary

MA-Sen: Out-of-Staters for Brown

BOSTON -- A surprising discovery at yesterday’s People’s Rally in Worcester was just how many people had traveled into the state to assist, in whatever way,

MA-Sen: Loyal Democrats Grouse About Coakley

BOSTON -- A little while after noon, a steady crowd of Democratic voters streamed into the Cathedral High School Gymnasium to cast votes for their party’s

MA-Sen: Republicans Celebrate Coakley’s Gaffes in Worcester

WORCESTER, Mass. - By the way, said Curt Schilling. One more thing. I am not a Yankees fan. The overflowing crowd at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall on

Menendez, Lautenberg to Continue BP-Lockerbie Investigation

Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both New Jersey Democrats, will continue to seek details about BP’s alleged involvement in the release last year of

Net Investors Bullish on Palin’s Prospects for Staying on Ticket

Just for fun, the Internet prediction Website Intrade has opened a contract on whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be withdrawn as McCain’s running mate.

No Experience Necessary

Gov. Sarah Palin’s a middle-class hockey mom, but does that really qualify her to be vice president?

© Copyright 2022 The Washington Independent All Rights Reserved

Terms & Privacy | twi.news@washingtonindependent.com

⭐🔥 Click here to check Latest Celeb News & Celebrity Gossip in 2022! 🔥⭐