Again, as if.
Palin is anti-choice, supports off-shore drilling and has been a lifelong member of the conservative National Rifle Association. In contrast, in last night's acceptance speech Barack Obama highlighted the need for developing new renewable energy sources, pro-choice policies that put women first, and the need for strategic gun control--paraphrasing that you don't have to be against the 2nd amendment [right to bear arms] to remove AK-47s from the hands of criminals.
Nearly all the speakers went on to stress the importance of issues important to youth--most especially funding for college, funding for public schools--including teacher salaries, job creation here in the US and an end to the was in Iraq.
The mixed-generational audience was absolutely electric!
"I've never been so excited for the future," said Jennifer Pae, of California, the youngest Korean delegate in the country in her early 20s. "This convention represents real unity, and a real commitment for change."
Historically, the nomination acceptance speech has made and broken Democratic presidential bids. This one, by far, gave the campaign a positive head start.