Yes, I know she says she does not want to be vice president. Biden also said that. If offered she is not going to turn down the opportunity to make history. I know she will not be the first women running for vice president. But she will be the first QUALIFIED woman to do so. Geraldine Ferraro was the first one. But like Barack Obama, she was essentially an affirmative action choice. There can be no questioning of the first US female senator from the Texas, Kay Bailey Hutchison qualifications or her vote getting ability.
Most importantly, women justifiably feel dissed by the Obama's democratic party. Just think how Blacks would have felt had Hillary won the nomination and failed to offer the vice presidential slot to Barack. Greta Van Susteren says that her email box is filled with democratic women expressing their outrage. They are ready to bolt.
McCain should give them a reason to do so as Hutchison has a credible feminist record. She wrote two best selling books celebrating female achievement thereby demonstrating her interest in women's issues. She is pro life enough for conservatives but does not support revoking Roe. Her appearance on the ticket would reassure some women and energize many more.
I cannot imagine any valid reason for McCain not to add much needed pizazz to his candidacy by selecting this talented, worthy lady.
Please, McCain, do not play into Obama's hand by choosing a boring white man. Demonstrate, instead, that you understand that America's women have earned the right to be treated with respect by choosing a well qualified woman as your running mate. Give us an additional reason to vote for you!
Also see, Martin Sieff, Analysis: Kay Bailey Hutchison for veep?
Update:Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker just brought to my attention the fact that Kay Bailey Hutchison is not on the Republican convention speakers roster. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it means what I hope it does. He is also kind enough to link to this blog.
Update 2: Dick Morris, agrees:
Now, John McCain can take advantage of Obama's blunder by coming back with a woman nominee for president. Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison would be an excellent choice. She's been around for decades and is not going to start making mistakes now. Her nomination would be a signal to American women that McCain takes their aspirations seriously, even if Obama does not. Hutchison is not charismatic. But her circumstances would be if she were nominated. The prospect of a woman vice president would electrify women throughout the nation..