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Sarah Palin Hearts Patrick J. Buchanan

Reporting from the road in Utah

Rumor has it that McCain’s people are headed
to Alaska to investigate the Palin investigation. Barn door closed meets horse running wild. Who knows, but she’s not an example that should give women comfort. Worst pick ever, especially for women?

In fact, as Palin’s cultural views become better known — she oppose abortion in all cases and opposes the use of birth control pills and condoms even among married couples — she will undoubtedly scare the hell out of the soccer moms and 98% of Hillary voters. In fact, many of these women may feel insulted by this choice in that McCain and the GOP think they are stupid and would bypass their own interest (reproductive and economic) to vote for the ticket due to gender and anger that Hillary was not the nominee.

…In my estimation as a pollster and analyst, while historic for the GOP in selecting their first woman on a national ticket, this choice may be the worst selection by a major party nominee for President in modern times.

Rep. Robert Wexler who is from
, slammed the pick.

John McCain’s decision to select a vice presidential running mate that endorsed
Pat Buchanan for president in 2000 is a direct affront to all Jewish Americans.
Pat Buchanan is a Nazi sympathizer with a uniquely atrocious record on Israel,
even going as far as to denounce bringing former Nazi soldiers to justice
and praising Adolf Hitler for his “great courage.”

At a time when standing up for Israel’s right to self-defense has never
been more critical, John McCain has failed his first test of leadership and
judgment by selecting a running mate who has aligned herself with a leading
anti-Israel voice in American politics. It is frightening that John McCain
would select someone one heartbeat away from the presidency who supported
a man who embodies vitriolic anti-Israel sentiments.

Obama’s team and surrogates should pound this one home. It could put Florida
in play.

I’m on the road this morning. Open thread.

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