As speculations grows about Senator John McCain's pick for Vice President, do not be surprised to hear the name of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin come up. While only in her first term, Governor Palin has made some landmark reforms and has years as a mayor behind her as well. At age 44, she has proven to be one of the most popular governors in Alaskan history. Add to that the fact that Palin is a woman who is committed to gun rights, is a proud member of the NRA, and can identify with Southern good ole boys due the fact she is an avid outdoors woman.
With so many women voters feeling alienated by the public pronouncements by the Obama campaign that Senator Hillary Clinton is out of the running for the Vice Presidential nomination, McCain could make some inroads by selecting a woman who not only appeals to women voters, but to McCain's own political base.
Governor Palin fits that bill. Though she could only hope to geographically deliver Alaska, which usually votes for Republican presidential candidates, the Governor could be the much needed breath of fresh air to the ticket that only a young conservative woman with executive experience could be.
The McCain campaign needs something to spark it and make it go up a notch or two. That is why, for a long time, this website has advocated the nomination of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for Vice President. However, if that can not come to pass, the McCain folks ought to look long and hard at Governor Palin of Alaska. She is an effective leader who knows the outdoors and how to handle a gun and how to appeal to Democrats and Republicans to get the job done. It just might be the right stimulus to the McCain ticket.