Obama is guilty of thinking the election was over and playing it safe. He picked a very mediocre Senator who may be the dumbest person in the Senate as a safe pick. He went into histrionics about a book and has done nothing of substance.
Obama's big mistake was the trip to Europe. He has had difficulty connecting with regular people who live in rural areas. His condescending remarks after Pennsylvania
about God and guns have hurt his candidacy.
Into this mix comes a breath of fresh air. Gov Pallin is the true outsider who has not been into the salons of Europe. She was a working mother who has held a real job and has executive experience. Oddly the pregnant daughter bit probably helps her with parents who know first hand that kids even given the best of parenting sometimes fall off track.
Pallin is as real a person as we are likely to see in a National election. If she did not live in Alaska where everything is so expensive she could probably tell us what a box of Captain Crunch is. She is the opposite of Gomer Kerry's windsurfing and inability to name baseball players such as Manny Ortiz.
Pallin is more qualified to be President than Obama based on her executive experience
and holding a real job.