Friday, August 29, 2008

Hey, Let's Pander to Everyone!

Just heard that McCain is selecting Sarah Palin. If so, that might be a smart move. He's going for the female vote. Makes a lot of sense since women make up more than half of the electorate. That's not the only demo he's after. Did you see that appearance he made with Yankee Daddy? That was a pitch to the Latino demo.

He's already got the senior demo locked up, right? I mean he's a charter member of AARP for chrissake. So what else can he do to put himself over the top? How about this? Why not go after the gay demo? Just think about it. I heard that they make up just over 1% of the population and up to 6% though I think the lower figure is probably more accurate. In a close election this might be enough to put him over the top. I can see it now. He can get the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy posse to do a half hour show making him over. They can dress him up all trendy and he might even score some points with the 18-25 demo with his new look.

Or, maybe an appearance with Richard Simmons to appeal to the fitness demo too. A concert with the Village People wouldn't hurt either.

Oh, I know what you're thinkin'. Why not just run on conservative principles like the Gipper did in 1980. He won big and he was running against a major Lib at the time (Carter the Cracker). That would and should be enough. In this day & age that's just not enough though. You need to sacrifice your principles and appeal to the lowest common denominator. So the common thinking goes. Make sure you draw the line somewhere. That's all I'm saying here. I like the Palin choice but enough is enough. Is that too much to ask from our elected representatives?

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