David Axelrod on Palin: She Was An 'Energy Drink' For the McCain Campaign in 2008

Alexrod talks to Chris Matthews tonight on Hardball about how Palin injected enthusiasm into the McCain campaign in 2008 and actually had Team Obama concerned coming out of the convention when polling showed the race even (until Lehman Bros. collapse on Sept 15th)

David Axelrod says Palin 'shook things up' in the 2008 race because of the 'energy' she brought.  He says the way she spoke to working class Americans made her 'potent' on the campaign trail

Watch the interview here---