And it is an interesting choice.
I have read critics say he chose her only to gain female voters. Those same critics are already tearing up his decision on the basis of her lack of experience. That doesn't make sense to me. Are his critics upset with his decision or happy with it? I'm not sure.
I am thrilled to see a female candidate. Could not be happier about that. From what I can tell, she is smart, likable, and not afraid to stand up for her beliefs. Maybe that is what we need to unite our country and bring about lasting change in Washington.
There will be plenty of others in the administration who can pick up with the practical experience she lacks.
I am not sure I know enough to say whether I think it is a good decision or a bad one. Like Obama, McCain must have really believed in his choice though because there were other possibilities who would have naturally carried more votes with them right out of the gate.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.