Go soccer moms of the world.
I am still digesting Palin. Wow! Sarah? Not Elizabeth Dole. Not Condi? What could it mean?
I sit here and I think. and think. and think.
Then, I realize her choice is a foil. Not for McCain, but to highlight Obama's shortcomings.
If the O/B tickets points out her inexperience, it highlights Obama's. In fact she has more "executive experience" than the entire Democratic ticket.
If they point out gender, we are reminded that Obama was a fool not to choose Hillary.
If they point out McCain's health/age and the fact Palin could easily being in charge, we see that Obama's choice of experience , by choosing Biden, has had two brain aneurysms.
If they point out her inexperience with war, we see she has the most to lose sending her son to Iraq soon. She won't make decisions lightly.
They point out her age, we see Obama is a mere two years older.
If they compare Biden's experience to Palin's, Palin's outsider status and report card of reform makes her more the agent of this "change" over choosing a 36 year senator with six consecutive terms who received less than 1 % of the primary vote over Hillary. Now who is the sexist? Now who's judgment is in question? Now who's temperament--cutting off his nose to spite his face--is in question?
Palin is integrity. She is grit. She is an outsider. She is a reformist. She once worked successful in an energy committee with Barack and received his praise. She is a mother of five--one with special needs. She is an union worker. She is the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket. She might just help blow O/B out of the water.
Wow! McCain the maverick is back! Shaking up what people thought of him. What a torpedo. He just pulled all the attention from DNC and put it on Sarah without spending one campaign dollar. Crafty!
I'm still thinking...but there's a smile on my face, my friends.