For first time in modern history, a presidential race is actually going to be decided by the vice presidential pick.
Thanks to Sarah Palin, this is no longer a contest between Barack Obama and John McCain – it’s between Brother Barack and Sistah Sarah.
Rock star vs. rock star. Inexperienced vs. inexperienced. Newcomer vs. newcomer. Change vs. change.
His “change” is East Coast intellectual. Her “change” is NASCAR.
His change is wine and cheese. Her change is mayonnaise by the gallon.
And notice how everyone is calling her Sarah Palin – not Gov. Palin. That’s not good for the Democrats. It shows a certain familiarity that goes beyond just issues or her knowledge of the “Bush Doctrine.”
Heck, even I didn’t know what the Bush Doctrine was when Charlie Gibson asked her about it the other night on her first national TV interview.
The Democrats have got to get to the core of this new campaign. It’s not a pretty thought, but somehow Democrats must plant in voters’ minds that, given McCain’s age and his health history, he might not make it through the term if he’s elected.
Even if McCain does make it through a term, it’s not likely he’ll seek re-election and she will be the natural successor.
In other words, Sarah Palin may indeed be president someday.