1. She has electrified the base of her party. When was the last time that happended, by a VP pick?
2. She is a reformer and a fighter in Alaska.
3. She supports domestic energy production in her state.
4. She is energetic.
5. Biden had better watch out in that debate that is coming up. Initially, many people said that she would be overmatched...it looks like just the opposite, now (e.g. "Senator, when you voted against the Reagan defense buildup that helped to win the cold war; when you voted against the Gulf War to kick Saddam out of Kuwait; when you voted for the Iraq War, then failed to support the surge that was essential in winning it...Senator, I know people with judgement, like John McCain, and Senator, you are no John McCain")
6. She is a mother of five, and about to be a grandmother of one. Many families can relate to that. Why not? My sister made me an uncle when I was 14 and she was 17. She did it four more times, following, and with the same man (her husband). We still love each other....
7. She seems to be an everday gal, who decided to get involved...we need more of those. This is why the opposition research brigade of Obama will not be able to inflict deep wounds, despite their best efforts (and the hypcritical Obama denials). Obama should call off his dogs...the barracuda is very capable of being a she bear, defending her family, and she can draw blood on Obama.
8. She lives by her beliefs, and does not seem to have her finger to the political winds. She is pro-life, and lives it. I call that true grit (even though I am pro choice).
8. There is a buzz about her, both men and women. Even her opposition is obsessed with her. She has pushed Obama off the front page.
OK, she's no Harry Truman, but she could be even better. She would have dropped the bomb, too. She will give 'em hell.
McCain goes by his gut feelings, based on long experience, such as the surge. I think this VP pick was a good one on his part.
It is sure as hell interesting!