Palin simply does not meet what everyone should be able to agree is a basic requirement for the office of vice president: That she has given serious thought to the national and international issues of our time.
If it turns out the person at the top of the ticket ultimately went with his gut rather examining the details it just feels that most Americans have already seen that horror movie for the past 8 years.
Like it or not, John McCain, this is your case: Obama, you said the race is about presidential temperament. Well, eat this, Barack. You want to see my presidential temperament in action? Sarah f*in' Palin, man. That's the ticket!