Sarah Palin has been a one-woman soap opera the last few days, so when she strolled out onto that RNC stage Wednesday night without dragging a baby or a caribou carcass, she was already ahead of the game. Then she showed that she could handle the spotlight, casting herself as a small-town victim of the big-city media and relentlessly attacking Barack Obama.

Media circuses aside, Palin emerged Wednesday night as a legitimate threat to the dream of a Democratic White House. How she handles a debate or an interview, we’ll have to wait and see, but the narrative is there.

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