After last night's speech by Obama, I didn't think there was any way he could lose the election. Regardless of how he came across to Republicans over 40 and die hard FOX News watchers, I was convinced that he would be perceived by swing voters and most of those under 40 as mirroring their hearts.
But in an ingenious move, McCain has named Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate. Absolutely ingenious! I thought he'd probably appoint Romney, which wouldn't have gained him hardly anyone except maybe some Libertarian defectors. I can see some Clinton supporters going for her.
At the same time, most Clinton supporters could only vote for Palin/McCain if they were, as one pundit put it, "post-rational." Palin has a stronger pro-life position than McCain does, and most of Clinton's most radical supporters are completely on the opposite end of the spectrum.
One way or another, I'll be happy if I have a woman to consider in the presidential election in 8 years.