I don't hear this from the news because they hate Palin and everything she appears to stand for. Listening to talk radio, I get a dose of Limbaugh, Hannity, and then the reality check Michael Savage. Rush and Sean are falling all over themselves in praising Sarah Palin. For a full week now, I have heard them credit her with single handily winning the election and energizing the electorate. They are certainly correct, but I fear that she has accomplished this merely on image and not merit. Obama rose to the Democratic nomination merely on image and an illusive dream of some sort of change. That has also been the cause of Obama's fall. He bought into the hype that his image was big enough to carry the election alone. All he had to was keep his image out there and make it bigger (delivering his acceptance speech in from of 70,000 people) and the election was in the bag. But with 2 months left before the election, people are starting to want more substance. Obama has no substance. This alone is enough to hurt Obama. Image fatigue has also set in. I really think people are tired of seeing him for almost 2 years.
In comes Sarah Palin and now the people have something new to fixate on. Obama finally brought about the change the people wanted, a change in the person they could dream about. The McCain - Palin campaign has to be very careful that they don't fall into the same trap. If there is no substance behind the image, the electorate will revolt again.