But Sarah Palin adds little more than stage presence to the ticket (Did you see the contrast when McCain walked on stage? He looked like he was in pain.) Of course, that's pretty much all that matters in politics. That and finding a good scape goat. For Republicans, there are the foreigners-cum-terrorists, and to a lesser extent the elites in the media, academia, and politics. For Democrats there are the Americans who are uneducated, religious, and xenophobic, i.e. Republicans, and of course business, profits, and capitalism generally.
I wish it were different, but just listen for the lines that get the biggest applause.
No wonder the stock market is down today.