The Sarah Palin speech is best enjoyed in full, rather than the few snippets you might have seen on the news late last night.
True this is generally a right-wing blog, and true, I am a right-winger myself, so I guess I am biased. But if you have 30-plus minutes to spare, you will see the calibre of the Alaska Governor running for Vice President.
Here is a straightforward woman with no airs and graces doing the best for herself, her family and her country. She is a proud American and a proud mum, whose small town traditional values will resonate across the bulk of America.
And to those of a more liberal-left persuasion, she is living proof a woman can break the glass ceiling. She is also promising more change than the ObamaMessiah does and shows how she has already done it.
You will see an introduction to the Palin family, who must seem so ordinary you might recognise them from down the road, troubles and all, which all seem to make them more human, far more so than that plastic packed package we get from the ObamaMessiah, from the Chicago Democratic political machine and the Washington Beltway.
With the Palins, what you see is what you get, right from steel worker and union member husband Todd, to the pregnant daughter and the redneck snowboarder future son-in-law.
And with wit and charm, Palin knocked Obama down to size proving that even a small town mayor, never mind state governor, has more executive experience than the ObamaMessaiah has.
Like the Republican Party and much of the media coverage, I am more than impressed with Palin and I see she will take McCain to the White House. Certainly bloggers like Iain Dale and Andrew Bolt are impressed too.
Maybe even the media will realise the error of their ways, which I think has toughened the soccer mom and given her the sympathy of her party, before it became deserved respect, pride and support. And maybe more journalists will take note of the home truths from Newt Gingrich in his closing comments to a MSNBC reporter.
UPDATE: See the checks Palin went through.