Don't get excited yet. The GOP has their turn at a convention. Lets see how Palin and McCain perform and I'm almost sure, they are going to let her do interviews in the coming weeks. So, lets wait until late next week to judge the race.
Palin did wonders for the Republican party. It energized them, it consolidated it around the ticket and it brought in money. That is what yo are seeing. Notice, Obama did go up a few points, which is especially noted in the Gallup poll, but I think Palin's roll out help neutralize that bump. We will have to wait until after the RNC to see where we stand.
I understand the McCain campaign is going to send Palin to fundraise in the coming months. That's right, they can still raise money and steer it to the state committees.
These types of things happen all the time. People use protection and sometimes protection fails. I know two people who used protection and still got pregnant. My aunt got pregnant at 17 and she decided to keep the baby, the other unfortunately has a miscarriage. So I completely agree, this is off limits.
I'm just surprised we are attacking Palin's experience when it was Obama, and Bill Clinton at the convention who said experience DOES NOT MATTER. I understand people are saying we are attacking McCain/Palin's judgment, but that is not what this diary is about, it is about Palin's experience.
We all cited Lincoln as an example. Only 2 years in the House before he became President and he turned out fine. There is a reason Obama backed away from the experience card, because he knows he cannot win that hand.
We all said Kaine was an excellent choice for Obama despite less than two years as Governor. If we are going to attack someone lets not play double standards here. This diary is not about judgment, it is about experience and it is filled with hypocrisy. I know many of you don't see it that way.
It shows poor judgment in your view, but guess it was the right pick, because today, the Republican Party has consolidated around McCain. He is getting more crowds. He is getting more money. He is getting more media coverage. There is excitement in the GOP. Some will say that was good judgment. Whether or not it pays off is another story.