The McCain presidency may hinge more on the one vice presidential debate than on all the presidential debates. We still don’t know whether Sarah Palin was given an IQ test before being selected, but Republican vetters would have been stupid not to have done so. During the debate she will be asked numerous questions on a variety of topics. All she has to do is mispronounce one world leader’s name or make a major gaff showing her ignorance and Biden will eviscerate her.
Is that her claim to fame?
The GOP gave up the “inexperience card” against Obama when McCain made one phone call to confirm with Palin her agreement to become the second woman in American history to become a Vice Presidential candidate.
John McCain’s risky choice of Gov. Sarah Palin gives him a running mate who doubles down on his maverick image, may appeal to "hockey moms" and other women, and counters Barack Obama’s aura of new-generation change. But he may have undercut his best attack on the Democrat.
If Obama is an empty suit, as McCain has suggested, is Palin suited for the Oval Office herself?
In two short years, Sarah Palin moved from small-town mayor with a taste for mooseburgers to the governor’s office and now — making history — to John McCain’s side as the first female running mate on a Republican presidential ticket.
She has more experience catching fish than dealing with foreign policy or national affairs.
Talk about a rocketing ascent.