Say you are a conservative and the McCain campaign was trying to win you over with its vice- presidential pick. Then you find out the nominee-to-be, Sarah Palin, has a 17-year-old unmarried daughter who is pregnant.
Are you less apt to be won over? Or do you say, well, at least she isn't having an abortion?
Say you are the McCain campaign and you know that your pick for VP's daughter is unmarried and pregnant. Can you be confident it won't backfire?
Say you are Sarah Palin, and McCain asks you to be his VP. You tell him your 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant and he tells you he is OK with that. How do you decide to put your daughter through that?
- Terri Hallenbeck