As I said, there are exceptions, such as this bit posted by Jerome Armsrong at MyDD (my deranged Democrat? Nah...that'd be redundant):
We have met someone that we will be doing battle against for a decade or more. Seriously. I've never seen a woman, or a man for that matter, speak that way, prime time, national, convention, live, ever. She blows away Hillary Clinton. Sorry, but that's what it is. Palin's deft speaking style is like watching visceral connective tissue being torn-- with a child in arms [understand that the Clinton comparison is within the context of contra Obama].Objective, but still he couldn't resist the nasty pretzel bit.
OK, so my guess. Come November, and Obama's glorious victory, Palin is who they pronounce as the '12 nominee against Obama. Either that, or Palin is Prez after McCain croaks on a pretzel from 2 years of the WH.
One thing I haven't seen discussed on any of the blogs I read...it appeared Palin was wearing an Israeli flag pin during her speech. That's awesome, but it'd have been better if she'd worn an American flag pin with it. I can't wait to see the howling about this one.