|John McCain has picked Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate. Palin is a
conservative rising star in the Republican Party, so the pick should go over well with the GOP base. And as a woman, she has the possibility of drawing some disaffected Hillary
supporters who weren't won over by calls this week in Denver to unite behind Obama. By avoiding a pick like Tom Ridge or Joe Lieberman, McCain has maximized his chance to pull
an upset in November. Look for a quiet enthusiasm to begin building among Republican voters over the next 9 weeks. We're in for an exciting race - a fact in doubt before
McCain made his choice.
posted by Scott Elliott at 11:25am 08/29/08 ::