Skip to comments.McCain picks Palin for GOP ticket: Selection sets up historic vote in fall
Posted on 08/30/2008 1:35:13 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
DAYTON, Ohio | Republican Sen. John McCain on Friday picked little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, reassuring anxious social and fiscal conservatives but muting his own attacks on Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama as too inexperienced to become commander in chief.
The stunning choice sets up a truly historic presidential race - on Nov. 4, Americans will either elect the nation's first black president or its first female vice president.
Mrs. Palin, 44, still in her first term as governor, brings strong conservative credentials - she opposes abortion rights and gay marriage, supports increased domestic drilling for oil, is a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and has a son in the U.S. Army who deploys to Iraq next month.
"I've spent the last few months looking for a running mate who can best help me shake up Washington and make it start working again for the people that are counting on us," Mr. McCain told 15,000 supporters waving red, white and blue glow sticks in a college basketball arena.
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Sucks to be them.
Just the lowly opinion of a red state wannabe.
The blacks squandered an opportunity by fawning over an empty suited Marxist, raised up on Black Liberation Theology, which is nothing more than Marxism.
Wanna know why McCain picked her?
Because she is a female Teddy Roosevelt: reformer, brought down corrupt officials in her own party, rapidly rising, young, outdoorsman. This plays right into McCain’s narrative perfectly!
I bet you hear nary a peep from the NAG's or any other feminist groups about how women should vote for McCain/Palin for much the same reason.
Bunch of moonbat hypocrites!
Anyway, it was a stroke of genius by McCain as the focus of the media will now be on Palin and I imagine the Barry camp must be fit to be tied, thinking they were going to springboard with their dog and pony show and take it on the road.
Cheese eating Surrender Monkey.
Moose eating Soccer Mom.
Five kids ("Happy Husband").
Former beauty queen.
Some days you're Palin. Some days you're the Moose.TM
Sucks to be on your ticket, Obama.
Anecdote: Two more Democrat relatives (women, of course) have decided to vote for McCain/Palin instead of Obama. When I think of McCain’s bold move, it reminds me of what I tell my kids, “No guts...no glory”.
DAYTON, Ohio | Republican Sen. John McCain on Friday picked little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, reassuring anxious social and fiscal conservatives “but muting his own attacks on Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama as too inexperienced to become commander in chief.”
Don’t count on it.
The show will go on. If this election has to be all about character and experience then so be it.
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