I am a conservative Republican political addict so I watched Sarah Palin’s speech and was overjoyed. The open question is whether she will appeal to people outside the Republican base.
By chance, I have an early indication. My girlfriend knows nothing about politics and cares even less. She always votes Democrat because “Republicans are bad”.
After the speech, I went into the bedroom. She had apparently heard the speech from the living room and we had the following conversation:
Who was that?
Is she a Republican?
That’s too bad, I kinda like her!
In 10 years, this is the first time I have ever heard my girlfriend utter a nice word about a Republican.
It’s just one data point, but if she is at all representative, Sen. Obama is in for a world of trouble.