So far, the McCain campaign is not permitting Sarah Palin to talk to the media on the record or to answer questions at open events, beyond a couple of selected venues (one of which was with a right wing conservative commentator, not a respected news anchor). I presume they believe this is the MOGO (Most Good) choice for increasing their electability, but it is clearly not the MOGO choice for the public, the country, or the world. How can voters make an informed decision about this critically important election if we are unable to hear unscripted responses to a range of media questions and our own concerns? We can’t. Given Senator McCain’s recurrent melanoma and his age, it’s awfully important that we be able to ask and receive answers from his Vice Presidential running mate, whose chances of being president if Senator McCain wins are not insignificant.
We must demand that Governor Palin answer our questions. It’s MOGO to do so. How can we make such demands? By speaking out forcefully (letters to the editor, blog posts, with neighbors, in our communities) and emailing John McCain.
Making MOGO choices is impossible without accurate information.