ST. PAUL (CNN) - They cut out the video introducing Sarah Palin – she was getting squeezed out of prime time.
Two points about John McCain’s pick here:
By naming her to the ticket, he may have been trying to do two things that are very difficult to do at the same time: rally the base, and make himself look like a maverick. It’s pretty tough to pull off both simultaneously.
He did rally the Republican base. Whether he reclaimed his image as a maverick remains to be seen.
McCain may also have been trying to win over women – but the polls so far seem to indicate that did not happen.