Despite my repeated and patient explanations, Justin continues to be confused about the reason for the Palin pick and is wondering again what exactly was McCain thinking?”.

Since JG has also expressed his admiration for Chuck Todd as an analyst (something on which we agree), perhaps Chuck’s explanation will be helpful. I think Chuck pretty much nails the rationale in this video excerpt. Net net – McCain recognized that if he did not change the game, he was going to lose anyway. Or as Dr. Samuel Johnson observed “the prospect of one’s eminent demise wonderfully clarifies the mind’s focus.”

[NOTE: I would prefer to embed the MSNBC Video at the top of this post, but cannot seem to make it work at the Donk – If JG or or anyone else can edit this post to include the embed code, I would appreciate it].

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