Joe Pyrah (my Daily Herald colleague) thinks the pick is a bust and McCain is done.
Others are more sanguine.
I see it as a bit of a Hail Mary, sure. But he can't just run even with Obama; the trends are against him (as is the media.)
McCain plainly was playing to the demographics. It's not as if Hillary backers will vote for him; but if he can get a chunk of them to stay home on election day ...
And Palin is fresh, new. Too far right? Too inexperienced?
Will Biden pound her? Or can he? Will she highlight his mad dog style?
I think it was an understandable pick. Romney, Pawlenty, etc., have negatives too.
And with this McCain grabs the "change" mantle from Obama.
But I agree we'll have to see how it turns out.