Sarah Palin is McCain’s running mate.
As I wrote yesterday, with less than two years in office, her nomination undercuts his central criticism of his opponent — that Obama is too inexperienced to be commander-in-chief. As a relatively young woman, she may draw a necessary demographic and conservatives will be pleased she is opposed to abortion rights.
As Nate points out, Palin may run into gender politics taboos and be unable to draw Clinton voters. Further, Andrew Sullivan is correct that she has no Washington experience or foreign policy expertise.
On the campaign trail, this may be a smart strategic pick for McCain. Beyond November, what do you think?