Toby Harnden reports from the front line:
“There are old rednecks who would have thrown me out of the local restaurant two weeks ago if I’d said they’d ever vote for a woman
“Now Sarah Palin comes along and they’re like a bunch of school kids tripping over themselves to listen to her.”
Time and place and message. Republicans were depressed, and she came and offered hope and change and freshness. It turns out that’s a powerful message.