Matthew Continetti is pleased:

By choosing Palin, McCain has severed his connection to the media, which always has had a soft spot for him. He has set the conservative grass-roots on fire with excitement. He stepped on Obama's huge speech at Invesco field. He has the entire country comparing the Democratic presidential nominee to McCain's choice for vice president - a subtle reduction of Obama's stature. McCain's campaign has raised, to date, close to $10 million since he named his choice for vice president. Not bad for a day's work.

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