Whatever else you can say about McCain's vetting process, you have to figure that Sarah Palin was picked for her personal story and political skills. And surely, all the mini-scandals aside, Palin will knock this speech out of the park, no doubt drawing from the insane energy generated by a bunch of identity-obsessed "movement" wingers. I'll eat my $700 shoes if Palin isn't charming, personable, and confident in her acceptance speech.
The press has set her up to succeed wildly today. In the weeks hereafter? Not so much.
Note to Democrats: Use the word "extremist" frequently in describing Palin. This word is quite effective.