Excellent point Jennifer, in McCaine's case, we do have to take who his VP pick is seriously. However I think that Sarah Palin can only help. Let's just assume McCaine wasn't there for a moment and compare Obama against Palin.
Palin is someone who has successfully stood up to political corruption in her own state against her own party. That alone speaks volumes on her strength of character.
Obama has come from one of the most corrupt cities in America- Chicago (A publicly announced safe- haven for illegal immigrants) He went to a church that preached a black version of the KKK led by Jeremiah Wright (who, in this country that is so mean to the black man, just bought a multimillion dollar home). He had his campaigns launched at the home of an unrepent terrorist, William Ayers. The two served on a board together called the Woods fund of Chicago (Information on what the two did on the board is locked up and unaccessable by the public or the press) Obama accepted a sweetheart deal on property from a now convicted slum lord, Tony Rezko. All of these people that Obama was closely tied to, he said he didn't know. If he doesn't know the terrorists, criminals, and racists of his own city, what chance does he have to spot them on a global scale?
Palin has executive experience as governor. How does Bill Clinton's governor experience count and Palin's does not?
Another thing that is great about Palin is she is very direct. Ask her a question about something and she will give a very straightforward and clear answer. Obama will uh... uh... uh... and give a long and drawnout answer that is so vague that anyone can take it to mean anything.
She is pro-life. This is something that will appeal to the
Conservatives. She kept a baby with down syndrom. Barack calls having babies punishments and has voted for partial birth abortions (for those of you that don't know, that's when the baby is being born and the doctor sticks a tube into its head as it comes out)
All in all, she is solid and refreshing. She has shown she will offer change as she stood up to corruption. Obama has only participated in it.
This was a great choice and though I have disagreements with some of John McCaine's policies, I would have to say that at the moment I am more proud of him as a candidate than ever before.