The press and Washington is so blind-sided over this pick that they are left speechless.
More people than ever before are listening closely to what the candidates are made of and to what they say.
The Left is in big trouble and they have very little ammunition to attack Palin with. Inexperience? Imagine that, and their main candidate has only 178 days in the Senate and has only been a community activist before that for a short time.
Palin has run a business, been a very successful mayor, an accomplished Governor and a Commander in Chief of one of the largest National Guard units in the Country.
With all due respect again to Governor Kaine, hes been a governor for three years, hes been able but undistinguished. I dont think people could really name a big, important thing that hes done. He was mayor of the 105th largest city in America. And again, with all due respect to Richmond, Virginia, its smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa or Gilbert, Arizona; north Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. Its not a big town. So if he were to pick Governor Kaine, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, `You know what? Im really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States?
But they are choosing not to to cover the fact that many, many conservatives are fired up by this choice.
I'm one of them.