This move is nothing short of brillant! The McCain camp has T-Boned Obama/Biden. As you know I am a huge fan of Sun Tzu he teaches about the element of surprise. Just last Friday I had Gary Gagliardi
from the Science of Strategy Institute on my show, here is what he had to say...
What VP Candidate would Sun Tzu Choose for McCain?
In Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, surprise has a very specific role. You use it at the right time to change momentum. Even when a standard move works, doing what is expected never changes momentum. For example, in the current presidential campaign, no attack on the opposition, no matter how effective, is going to change momentum because such attacks are expected. What kind of surprises could the candidates use? Well, McCain could come up with a surprising choice of VP candidate, which is why people are talking about the possible choice of Joe Lieberman. A Democrat on the Republican ticket would be surprising, but it also wouldn’t work because it violates the first rule of strategy that says that a team must share the same core philosophy and, beyond their agreement on national defense, McCain and Lieberman cannot agree. If surprise is the goal, McCain should choose Sarah Palin, the Republican governor of Alaska. She hasn’t gotten a lot of press, but what makes her so unusual is how attractive she is. This is a surprising image for any political candidate and even more so for a Republican. If I were McCain, I would announce this choice right before the Democrat convention so that all the Obama people could attack the choice of a beautify, intelligent, successful, woman (with more executive experience than either Obama, Biden or McCain combined) in front of all those Hillary supporters.