I was only kidding!
We were talking about potential VP candidates on The Morning Showand I joked that if Sara Palin was the nominee I would consider voting GOP. She's hot.
McCain obviously saw some disenfranchised Hillary supporters during the convention and figured he could be pick them up with a woman on his ticket.
A woman he had met a grand total of ONE time---sheesh.
Well, McCain succeeded in chasing Obama off the front page the day after the biggest speech of his life. Score political points for Johnny Boy.
But he also eliminated what many GOP strategists thought was a big stick to use against Obama--experience. If Sara Palin's time as a Miss Alaska contestant, small town mayor and 2 years as Governor of Alaska make her qualified to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, Obama's service as a US Senator, Illinois state legislator,lawyer, teacher, and community organizer can't be disparaged.
(By the way, I do NOT think Palin's thin resume' is enough to disqualify her---just as with Obama, I need to know more about how she thinks and operates.
Although I did have to laugh today when I heard Newt Gingrich explaining that Palin was qualified on US military matters because she has been the titular head of the Alaskan Nation Guard!)
McCain has also succeeded in returning his age to the center stage. A more traditional VP candidate probably wouldn't have reminded us that the candidate is 72 with a history of cancer. A young unknown forces us to picture Palin in the Oval Office as a reality.
Oh, baby, it's going to be a fun few months!