Women in general aren't the political junkies that men are. They generally don't watch the talking head shows or listen to the radio personalities or wade through the political blogs and op ed pieces. Palin is an unknown to them at this point. Her name isn't familiar and she isn't married to anyone famous. Most of them are probably also unfamiliar with Biden (outside his state).
As more stories come out about the fact that she is a mother of 5 and a fulltime professional, they will take notice. Clinton could never capitalize on her motherhood because most women don't see taking care of one child under those circumstances to be anything special. Palin has 5 kids, one of whom has Down syndrome. This will get some airplay.
She also seems more approachable than many of the female politicians we've seen recently. It's early days yet so time will tell.
I have no interest in voting for a woman because she is a woman. To me, this is like voting skin color or religious denomination. However, I am interested in Palin because she favors many of things I favor and she is a woman.
The death and destruction you and your fellow Democrats are craving won't be happening. Kind of how your deeply held wish for a few thousand more dead troops for your political gain never happened either.
It doesnt matter, images of a flooded New Orleans will bring back memories of Katrina and thats all Obama will need to negate any bump from Palin or the convention.
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