Bristol Palin has single-handedly dealt the Republican Party its winning hand. With an economy in decline and an unpopular war started by Republicans, Bristol Palin’s unborn baby has now made the Culture War the focal point of this election. This is one ground and, in fact, the only ground on which Republicans can win this election.

Hmm. Read the whole thing. McCain fans should hope he’s right.

UPDATE: On the other hand, Jeralyn Merritt is running a pool on when Palin will drop out. Ann Althouse has some thoughts on that.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Michael Silence agrees with A.C.:

My reaction to the Bristol Palin “controversy”


The more liberals pound this drum, the more votes they garner for McCain/Palin. It’s a non-issue. From a political standpoint the Dems would do well to drop it and move on. I mean, really, how long can one harp on the fact there’s not a perfect family in the world?

We’ll find out who’s right, won’t we?

MORE: Byron York has been interviewing evangelicals at the RNC.

STILL MORE: Bob Owens responds to Jeralyn Merritt with a pool on when Barack Obama will drop out: “We now know far more about Sarah Palin in just four days than we’ve learned about Barack Obama in 17 months. That is just sad. It’s a pathetic reflection of the mainstream media’s unwillingness to do their jobs for fear of finding stories that would hurt the candidate so many of them openly desire to win. But periodically appearing to read teleprompters isn’t vetting, not matter how many months a candidate has done it, and Obama’s ability to perform in set-piece debates is both dubious—Hillary once famously took him apart—and irrelevant. Barack Obama really has never been fully vetted. He hasn’t even come close.”

FINALLY: Reader Paul Jackson writes: “Is it just me or has Bristol Palin gotten more ‘ink’ than Joe Biden’s lobbyist son? Imagine if the roles were reversed. I think we all know how that would be perceived.”