A Zogby poll indicates that Americans are excited about the addition of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket. Zogby calls the race “a dead heat” but McCain has a very slight advantage as of today: 47%, compared to 45% for Obama.
Speaking as one of the newly interested Americans, I’m gratified that some color has finally been infused into this race. Until Sarah Palin was chosen for VP, I didn’t think this was a serious race at all. Obama doesn’t talk about Iraq or terrorism. All John McCain wants to talk about is compromise and getting along with people like Obama. Finally, somebody has talked about Iraq, and the oil and gas industry and solving tough problems. I can’t relate to John McCain. But Sarah Palin? I can relate.
It will be interesting to watch how this race plays out. After an exceptionally dull primary season, I’m gratified to see Mccain has stepped up his game.