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Monday, September 08 @ 19:28:32 UTC
|By Alex Callinicos|
September 08, 2008
John McCain and Barack Obama are both caught up in the system’s game After a week dominated by Barack Obama’s consecration at the Democratic convention in Denver, his Republican rival has succeeded brilliantly in upstaging him.
There seem to have been two main reasons behind John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as his vice-presidential running mate.
First, it is a blatant play for disaffected women supporters of Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination. Second, by selecting what Republican strategist Karl Rove calls a “gun-packing, hockey-playing woman” who is a member of Feminists for Life, McCain has thrown a bone to the powerful Christian right.
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