Apparently McCain IS that smart. This is a very problematic pick for Barack Obama. Speaking from personal experience I can tell you that Sarah Palin is amazingly personable, well spoken, and welll…hot!
But seriously, she’s an evangelical who will guarantee McCain wins the state of Alaska AND wow…this is definitely going to steal democratic voters who are disenchanted with Obama and not a fan of McCain. Palin provides the wildcard to persuade voters that “its alright you’re voting for McCain because you’re also voting for me.”
But most importantly the women voters who are pissed at Obama have another viable alternative. (for voting for a woman candidate).
One of the bigger problems I suspect this might bring up, is the effect on downticket races, particularly in Alaska. Mark Begich’s tough contest versus Mark Begich just got a hole lot harder.