I don't think accepting the VP slot is a suggestion of total agreement with the candidate. On the contrary, it gives balance to the ticket.
I would respect Palin for accepting the offer so that she can keep an eye on Romney. We need someone we can trust.
It's all a moot point anyway. Romney would NEVER pick Sarah, and I don't really believe McCain truly meant this.
“On the contrary, it gives balance to the ticket.”
If the VP would actually fulfill the constitutional role of presiding over the senate, maybe there would be some balance. But when was the last time that happened?
As far as policy and implementation, the VP might as well be Mickey Mouse. Gore used the office to push his AGW scams, and Biden is a potted plant. The office of VP these days is useless.
If Romney picked the most conservative person in the USA, he might fool people on the balance issue, but that conservative would not necessarily have any influence on Romney’s plans for nationalized health care, gay marriage and radical judges.
A VP would not balance that ticket. It would only provide cover for a liberal.