Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Palin Shadow

Expert: Romney Won't Pick Woman VP Because of Sarah Palin - The Ballot 2012 (

Despite hints from Ann Romney, wife of likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney, that her husband is considering at least one woman in his vice presidential search, it's unlikely he'll actually a tap a female for the post.

That's because the long shadow of Sarah Palin still hangs over vice presidential politics, says Jennifer Lawless, director of American University's Women and Politics Institute. John McCain's decision to share the ticket with the former Alaska governor in 2008 was widely panned after a series of missteps by Palin, a relatively inexperienced politician many criticized for not being ready for the national stage...


Alessandro Machi said...

Most republican vice presidential candidates have been panned in recent decades, no?

George Bush was thought to be a poor choice for Ronald Reagan because of what Bush had said during their actual battle to be the republican nominee.

Dan Quayle was considered the Sarah Palin of his time, and he actually spent time in Congress.

Palin should have no negative bearing this time around, Palin equals Quayle.

Bob said...

I think Palin's negatives exceed Quayle's but she could rally the bases --of both parties.