Reed Galen of “Mullings” has an interesting take today on the Palin-Biden picks. Here is his conclusion.
….Ultimately, campaigns are about Presidential candidates, not their running mates. But this year’s selection process illuminates how both men made their decisions. Barack Obama’s choice was one borne of fear: fear of being overshadowed by Hillary Clinton, fear of being painted as unready to be commander-in-chief and fear, ironically, of being too-different. Decisions made in that context are rarely good ones. Senator McCain’s choice of Governor Sarah Palin was borne of opportunity: the opportunity to change Washington, the opportunity to create a new political dynamic and the opportunity to make history….