Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Turns Out John McCain is A Genius. Well, Sort Of.

By choosing Sarah Palin as his Veep pick, McCain made us think about what is acceptable and what isn’t. If you take Palin and study her to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree, obviously, the thought of having her as a Vice-President is preposterous. But the average Joe in Middle America doesn’t think that far. He keeps it at a Dan Quayle level. To the average Joe, Sarah Palin is a gun-toting hockey mom who fancies eyewear by LensCrafters and 80’s hairstyles. She juggles work, husband and rebellious daughter. All that, to the average Joe is comprehensible and relatable. Average Joe in Middle-America isn’t stupid: he’s simple and doesn’t really like change. Every average Joe in Middle America knows a Sarah Palin. How many know a Barack Obama? Yes, it would be a disaster to have McCain as President and Miss Congeniality as his Veep but they’re accessible, according to Average Joe and apparently, that’s more important than being efficient, intelligent and real.

A Classic:

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