With Gallup’s help, let me predict and explain all the reaction, pro and con, you’re going to hear over the next little while to Sarah Palin’s convention speech, her selection, and the various controversies that append thereto:
She excites the Republican base and turns off everyone else. She’s like Keith’s: Those who like it, like it a lot. She’s like that line George Will likes to quote: If you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you’ll like.
Small problem: in 2008, the Republican base isn’t wide enough to win a presidential election. But tonight, as our Luiza has been chronicling from the centre of it all, the base is very happy.