The Governor came out strong:
“Senator, I am honored to be chosen as your running mate. I will be honored to serve next to the next president of the United States,” Palin said, joined on stage by her husband and five children ranging in age from 18 years to five months.
“As governor, I’ve stood up to the old politics as usual,” she said. “This is a moment when principle and political independence matter.”
Ed Rollins calls the selection of Palin “brilliant”:
The “why” is she is a governor and outside the Beltway. Conservatives love her and she shares John McCain’s value system. She is also known for taking on the establishment and ethics is her forte.
She defeated the longtime senator and Republican governor in a primary and then went on and defeated the former Democratic governor.
I don’t believe people vote for vice president but only for president. That said, I think she is every bit as good a choice as Biden. Alaska has three electoral votes and so does Delaware — so that part ends up being a wash.
I think the potential for her to attract women voters is immense. And I am betting, win or lose or draw, she is a future star of a party in desperate need of young people and women role models.
And by the end of this campaign, she too will be a celebrity and her life will never be the same again. I hope that’s all for the good.