Nothing has moved yet from our regular opinionators regarding John McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his running mate. But I spotted this, in which former White House counsel Nanette Everson makes the case for why picking Palin was a good move for McCain.
By Nanette Everson
Let’s face it. John McCain’s a loner with a stern, "it’s-a-dangerous-world" message and fairly cold eyes. He isn’t charismatic. And no one can accuse him of being a sunny guy. In fact, he’s better known for his short, hot temper.
So how’s McCain going to overcome America’s infatuation with Barack Obama — a man who has bewitched voters with his smile, enchanted youth with the novelty of his candidacy, and lured war-weary Americans with his message of "change" and promises of free, universal everything?
The answer is clear. McCain needs Alaska’s Gov. Sarah Palin, who will connect with voters as an authentic American folk hero. First, as a governor she passes the competence test. American voters have shown again and again they will vote governors into the White House. There’s Clinton. Carter. Bush the Younger. Reagan.
So why not Palin, a heartbeat away from the aged McCain?