She isn't experienced enough. She's only on the ballot because she's a woman. She's going to get crushed in the debates with Biden.
So says Democrats.
Only problem is, your vote isn't one John McCain is trying to get. You've already thrown your lot behind his rival. I'm sure McCain is really upset The New York Times doesn't like his VP pick.
As for Republicans...
Well, the early results remain promising:
Dr. Jim Dobson said "I would pull that lever" for McCain-Palin.
Townhall.com's Hugh Hewitt is pleased with the pick as well.
Guns and Rosaries' Matt Cunningham said he is psysched about having Palin on the ticket.
National Review says McCain has "wowed the public and enthused the Right."
CNN blogger John Avlon said "Palin fits the Republican bill perfectly."
And for the best take on it, read RedState's Pejman Yousefzadeh who wrote:
"I find it more than a little amusing how the choice of Sarah Palin has given people on the other side of the partisan divide a serious case of intellectual whiplash. Up until now, anytime that Barack Obama's experience was questioned, the reply from Obama partisans would be something along the lines of "Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld had tons of experience and they ran the country into the ground!"
Now, with Palin, experience is evidently important again--unless the experience argument is used to criticize the Obama candidacy.
Get it? Heads, Obama wins. Tails, McCain and Palin lose."
So why is it that Democrats are so quick to bring up experience as a reason for Palin's inadequacy? I have an idea...
Me thinks it has something to do with a certain Senator from New York.
...and I think a lot of Obama supporters are amazed that McCain unraveled a full week of Democratic momentum and buzz and history with just one name.
...and I think a lot of younger and more affluent Obama supporters are worried that Palin will get some of those rural, working class, white women votes.
...and I think they have plenty reason to worry.
...and I think Biden is going to look a bit like an old Washington hand - what Obama is trying to paint McCain as - if he goes after her inexperience too hard in the debates.
...and I think Democrats are upset because they had the patent/copyright/trademark on change.
...and I think McCain is smiling ear to (Hillary Clinton's) ear.
Most seem to agree that she's a risky pick and a bold move by McCain to fire up the Party and leave Democrats dumbfounded. She's also on the ballot to go after some of those HRC supporters. But think about this, if McCain caught up to Obama in the polls after being down by upwards to 8 points just three months ago and with more than two times less money, imagine what kind of bounce he'll get after a convention in which he'll nominate a woman for VP...
...it begs asking if any of you want a do-over to get that Obama/Hillary "dream" ticket?