Without a doubt for me it was Sarah Palin, a very colorfull figure, and for a while she sure shook up the race. As a personality she by far stole the show, as a candidate for VP of course not, but given the cards she was dealt I think she did an outstanding job. And don't forget, for the first week or so she turned the polls around, I doubt anyone else could have done that. Good sport on that prank call and Saturday Night Live. For now she's back to Alaska. My only concern... Did she miss the season? Still time to get her moose?
More on her later.
Votes are still trickling in, the percentages are high, over 60% voted, some statisticians claim as high as 64% will be the final total, higher than 1960, forcing us to go all the way back 100 years to find a higher percentage. Others say we might only reach 135m or so, equal to 1964.
22% of the counties in the US increased their percentage of Republicans, a swath stretching down the southern appalachians out through OK to the panhandle, (Oh Ardmore and Elk City) The rest of the country increased in Democrats Blue and more blue.