Isnt it obvious that McCain picked her BECAUSE of her more "radical" views?
im sure he was well aware that all her views didnt perfectly mesh with his..he probably considers that a huge plus!
McCains liberal conservative views + Palins conservative conservative views = more votes for the ticket.
Vice president running mates are always picked for these qualities, on both sides...qualities that will give the ticket the largest possible range of support and the largest possible number of votes..
Its not just a coincidence that Biden is an "old white guy who has been in Washington forever and is NOT all about change and is exactly the same as every other Washington insider of the last 230 years"..
the very qualities Obama says we no longer need, Biden typifies...why the apparent conflict?? to get the most votes..to appeal to the widest possible base.
these things are very carefully planned..