Politics & Government

August 29, 2008

McCain's choice of Palin as running mate draws mixed reactions

John McCain has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. McCain unveiled Palin as his surprise pick at a rally today in Dayton. Palin, 44, is a first-term governor known for being a maverick who's willing to challenge her own party, a key trait that McCain hopes will help him attract independent voters. But her lack of experience in foreign policy and national security could undercut the Republicans' message that Obama is unprepared to be president.

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