by nikkid, Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 07:34:51 AM EDT
No one was more disappointed than I was that Obama passed up the opportunity to make history twice by choosing Hillary Clinton for VP, the OBVIOUS choice. And the one that deserved it most.
He did not do this.
After all the fabulous speeches and yes, they were good.
Hillary's speech was brilliant, Bill's speech was fantastic and Obama's speech was Outstanding I thought.
But - McCain choosing Sarah Palin for Vice President.
THIS IS A GAME CHANGER.
He WILL syphon off WOMEN from the democratic party who feel VERY disenfranchised by the treatment of Hillary Clinton.
After Obama's speech last night, I was certain HE would be the next President.
I've changed my mind. The Democrats NEED women to win.
THIS selection was a GAME CHANGER.
I now believe McCain has put himself out there and shown he is a Maverick and not your average Republican.
Howard Wolfson on Fox News is now saying "Alot of Hillary Clinton supporters are going to be asking themselves WHY Hillary Clinton was not chosen for VP. Her supporters will be giving this ticket a second look."
Wolfson continues "Obviously this is a pick to go after the 18 million votes that Hillary Clinton received, both Obama and McCain need those votes to win the election."
I'm sorry - but in my opinion, OBAMA BLEW IT by passing up Hillary Clinton for VP.