The revelation that Sarah Palinís 17-year-old daughter is pregnant wonít change the minds of most people who have already decided to vote for either McCain or Obama. However, both candidates are now fighting for the support of undecided voters. Palinís commitment to abstinence only programs is derived from her ultra conservative philosophy, which is one of the reasons that McCain chose her for his running mate. However, the pregnancy of Palinís daughter constitutes her own life experience that shows that abstinence only education doesnít work well. By association, it raises doubts about the validity of her ultra conservative philosophy, the conservative Republican Party, and John McCain himself. It is no wonder that Republicans are saying that the pregnant daughter is irrelevant to the campaign and should be left alone. They donít want the undecided voters to make the connections. However, they already have. The latest polls show that McCainís numbers are down and Obamaís numbers are up.