Say what you want about the Alaska governor, but Republicans here at the convention love her. I think I’ve had variations of the conversation below with every delegate I’ve chatted with here — complete with references to the enthusiastic voice-mails and emails from back home. The enthusiasm for the McCain ticket has palpably increased among the party activists since she was named.
Also, a lot of people I’ve run into here either grew up in large families or have large families of their own, and they just don’t see why her having 5 young kids is an issue. This delegate from Nevada told me off camera that his mother had 7 kids and a career as a medical doctor.