Some great points made here but probably a bit of an overstatement of the effect on the overall election. Too much emphasis is placed by the media (because they have to report everything as a huge story even when it isn’t) on the VP pick because of the seeming abuse of power by Cheney as VP. I agree with what Frum says but I just don’t believe this changes the election outcome too much. The focus will still be on the main candidates and if any proof is needed just ask the average person the difference between Obama and Biden’s views from the primaries eight years ago. A sad but accurate truth.