The Brody File has reaction on the Sarah Palin pick from top Republican strategist Ralph Reed. Read below:
"It was a bold and brilliant, if risky, pick. Palin has executive experience, she is a reformer who like McCain took on her own party on ethics, and she energizes social conservatives, big time. Her pro-life, pro-family, and pro-gun positions will close the intensity gap that has been hurting the GOP during the entire campaign. She also helps with women and independents. It is time to shatter the glass ceiling that has prevented a woman from winning national office. Everyone knows it, and not just disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters. McCain must take some chances to win, and this shows he is a nimble leader. The election is about change, and McCain needs to make it clear that he will not campaign or govern in a conventional way… I don't know if I've ever seen a veep pick energize the grassroots like this. Social conservatives are finally putting on their cleats and getting on to the field. It's really quite remarkable, and something that no one would have guessed would happen even three months ago."
The mainstream media is concentrating on her lack of experience but maybe they need to concentrate a tad bit more on how the Palin pick has changed the organizational effort of the McCain campaign. If this is about getting more votes than the other guy, then by picking Palin the McCain team just enlisted millions of Evangelicals in the effort.