September 3rd, 2008
10:43 PM ET
12 years ago

Schneider: Palin appears in the nick of time

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.

Watch: Giuliani says Palin has more experience than the Democratic ticket combined

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.

soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Courtney

    Getting scared, aren't ya? Your last three blog posts trying to tear down what were powerful and intelligent speeches ring frightened. "This is ugly", "that's ugly", "it's bitter". You sound like a fifteen year-old girl.

    September 3, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  2. Nick - Arlington, VA

    Dude she is lying about the bridge to nowhere....chanting NBC? are these people out of their minds?

    September 3, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  3. I don't believe it!

    All I see is rich people, clapping, for someone who doesn't sound serious at all, jokes, game playing, and bashing.. We need answers, not jokes and games! I am insuted by this woman and I'm a woman, we are serious minded people.

    September 3, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  4. gwatkins


    September 3, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  5. Tony

    I think she's summed up her experience over Obama's pretty well.

    September 3, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  6. RR

    Palin has more private sector business experience and executive experience than professional pols Obama and Biden COMBINED!

    While Obama was ignoring his job as US Senator the past 2 years to run for president, Palin was doing hers as governor.

    Maybe this is why Biden will keep his negative attack dog tactics on McCain and not on Palin

    September 3, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
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