Some folks on the right are whining that it’s the left’s fault only one or two women have been considered for Romney’s VP slot. Supposedly, after the Sarah Palin debacle,
“I think unfortunately, Palin poisoned the well on that.”
…the campaign was afraid of the media’s reaction to another female pick.”
One headline read: “War on Women: Fewer Republican Women Being Considered For V.P. Slot Because of Media’s Treatment of Palin”
One political blogger even claimed:
“…there’s a special reservoir of hate out there for conservative women.”
I don’t hate conservative women; I hate unqualified, self delusional, loud mouthed dingbats who believe their own hype.
The fact is McCain “poisoned the well” for Republican women candidates by propping Palin up as a viable candidate. While all good un-questioning Conservatives cheered her on and blindly supported her in 2008, there were those bold enough to buck the party and question her qualifications.
- George Will: ”obviously not qualified to be President.”
- David Frum: “I think she has pretty thoroughly — and probably irretrievably — proven that she is not up to the job of being president of the United States.”
- Peggy Noonan: was caught saying, over a mic she didn’t realize was live, that choosing Palin as VP was “political bullshit.”
- Kathleen Parker: after seeing several of her interviews, declared Palin to be “…Clearly Out Of Her League.”
Since Palin’s short-lived V.P. run, she’s pretty much vindicated those who dismissed her as a joke. Between the books, the reality show, and the endless publicity seeking, she’s become a political Kardashian.
A September Fox News poll found:
“…71% [said] the former reality TV star should not run for the White House in 2012.”
If Republicans want their candidates taken seriously, they need to nominate a serious candidate. Just take your lumps and move on.