McCain makes Political and Puma Savvy VP ChoicePosted: August 29, 2008
If there were ever an indicator that McCain was going after PUMA voters his selection of Governor Sarah Palin sealed the deal. A savvy selection, Palin will not irritate the social conservatives in the party while intriguing PUMAs and other disaffected Hillary backers.
Palin is a first-term governor credited with reforms of her out-of-the-way state. Newly minted Democratic nominee Barack Obama is making an aggressive play for the traditional GOP stronghold and its three electoral votes, and polls show the race close.
At 44, Palin is younger than Obama and, like McCain, she calls herself a maverick.
source: The Associated Press, Friday August 29, 2008, 9:47 AM