None of my pro-Hillary female friends are falling for this obvious GOP pander. John McCain has gone from maverick to "me too" -- trying to out-Democrat the Democrats and pick up some Hillary voters. But it ain't working.
As a former Hillary supporter, my first thought when I saw Joe Biden up there with Obama was, "Darn... There's no more girls up there." I love seeing a woman in the fray. But this is indeed an unusual pick.
CNN turned to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who was also on McCain's short list for the post. All she could muster was a few generalities about "spirit" and "enthusiasm," before admitting, "I don't know much about her. "
This morning McCain confirmed the problem to which Obama alluded. His choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is precisely the impulsive, risky sort of gamble that is a McCain trademark.