Posted by Brad @ 2:49 pm on August 29th 2008

Attention: I Am Right About Everything

I would just like to call you attention to the fact that on June 28th, I declared Sarah Palin to be the best possible choice of John McCain. And on July 30th, I called it Joe Biden for Barack Obama.

Bit of a “holy shit” moment this morning.

John McCain electrified the Republican Party and presidential race today by choosing a young, conservative and little-known governor of Alaska as his vice-presidential running-mate.

The surprise choice of Sarah Palin, 44, a fiscal and social conservative, mother of five, avid hunter and a first-term governor, thrilled Mr McCain’s Republican base and in a stroke virtually wiped out coverage of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech. But it also triggered immediate worries over her inexperience.

Mrs Palin was given a raucous reception at a rally in Ohio during a poised and forceful speech in which she displayed clear signs of grit, a muscular, family-oriented conservatism, while also reaching out to the disaffected supporters of Hillary Clinton.

“I would be honoured to serve next to the next president of the United States,” Mrs Palin declared, with four of her five children behind her.

“I know it will demand the best that I have to give, and I promise nothing less.”

Mrs Palin, who described herself as an “average hockey mum” – a clear bid for America’s swing-vote suburban mothers and disaffected Hillary Clinton Democrats – said her eldest son, Track, will be deployed with the US Army to Iraq on September 11. He was named after his mother’s passion for running.

“As a mother of one of those troops, John McCain is the kind of man I want as our commander-in-chief,” she said.

I’ll re-make my case for Palin this weekend. It has changed somewhat since June. But it is still strong.

John McCain dodged a lot of pitfalls with this pick. He may have stepped in a couple, but for this voter, the door to voting McCain remains open.

Big shout-out to “Draft Sarah Palin for VP” as well.

8 Comments »

  1. I shared the same moment this morning here.

    Comment by Cameron — 8/29/2008 @ 2:56 pm

  2. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    Comment by James — 8/29/2008 @ 3:09 pm

  3. It’s moderately interesting that both VP nominees have sons serving in Iraq.

    Comment by Cameron — 8/29/2008 @ 3:15 pm

  4. Thee of the four candidates do, actually. Biden, McCain, and Palin.

    Comment by Brad — 8/29/2008 @ 3:19 pm

  5. Right! I forgot about McCain’s son.

    Comment by Cameron — 8/29/2008 @ 3:20 pm

  6. They all love war so much they send their own kids there. The swine.

    Comment by Adam — 8/29/2008 @ 3:46 pm

  7. Obama needs to get one of his kids over there stat.

    Comment by James — 8/29/2008 @ 4:30 pm

  8. Put an AK-47 in Sasha’s hand and give her a nice shove?

    Comment by Brad — 8/29/2008 @ 4:33 pm

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