Recent announcement by John McCain of choosing Sarah Palin has so many meanings and lessons to be learnt as a Politician or a Leader to handle things and claim the threads for growth.
When Republican Party found out that Hillary Clinton will not be a candidate, as Americans were looking for a male still, the obvious chance in terms of announcing the female candidate played in minds. Hence came Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, once a seccessionist. Now the Republicans (old) women votes are in the bag.
For Democrats, obviously (Mu) Barak (Hussein) Obama could not have picked a female candidate other than Hillary Clinton, which could have been the right choice. But since there are personal differences, there needs to be a consensus and hence Joe Biden (foregone conclusion based on his Foreign Policy Link, and the text message became true).
I predict a tight race!