Senator John McCain is making history. He has selected a little known female Alaskan Governor to stand with him on the Republican Presidential ticket. Governor Sarah Palin is the addition to the ticket. The McCain camp hopes she will attract the swing vote, particularly those who are upset that Hillary Clinton was not selected as Barack Obama’s nominee. There is a major downside for McCain for this selection. By picking a little known person for the ticket, it cuts into McCain’s efforts to discount Senator Obama’s experience.
What do you think of the move? Was McCain being a maverick in this decision? Was he being reactionary to compete with a history making campaign on the democratic side?