She's hot, and she appeals to their disdain for 'bedwetting liberals.' Think of her as a conservative cheerleader. They enjoy her approval.
Well, if that is true, perhaps she really could get by a foreign policy that consists of a plan to simply stick a tit in Putin's mouth.
I don't think male voters swung by Palin much worry about Putin, and if they do they see the Democrats as fundamentally weak on hawkish, tough guy foreign policy in the first place.
One thing though... I think the polls are a little skewed just now by people that don't really give a shit about the election, but like the MILF candidate. I don't think a lot of those people will show up. Could be the polling eliminates this factor but... I doubt it.
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