Friday, August 29, 2008
The magic number for McCain is 45, as in 45% of the women's vote. He gets that, and he stands a good chance of winning. The entire McCain campaign has been focused on that from the second Obama got the nomination, and nobody seems to understand it on the Dem side. Palin is entirely in line with that focus; if she can hold up her end reasonably well, she will have been another calculated choice in a campaign that is very disciplined and focused, despite the way it has been portrayed on the liberal web and, at times, by the "MSM." He does risk getting tarred as a panderer, but hey, it's McCain. He still has media goodwill to burn.