(CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s vice presidential nomination has energized the base of the Republican Party and challenged Sen. Barack Obama’s status as the rock star of the 2008 White House race.
In the latest episode of CNN=Politics Daily, Dana Bash reports on Palin’s popularity with conservatives and Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports on what the Obama campaign plans to do to counteract Palin’s power out on the campaign trail.
Jessica Yellin is part of CNN’s team of reporters and producers on the ground in Alaska taking a closer look at Palin’s background. She has a report on the Pentecostal church that Palin belonged to until six years ago.
Finally, on Monday, Sen. Hillary Clinton made her first appearance on the campaign trail since Palin’s selection was announced. Jim Acosta takes a look at how Democrats might use Clinton to win over the women voters the McCain campaign is targeting.
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