Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain names Sarah Palin as running mate

John McCain, has formerly introduced Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. After many thank yous to the crowds assembled, McCain said he had been looking for a running mate “who will best shake up Washington”, someone with a “reputation for fighting corruption and injustice”.
“I am especially proud in the week of celebration of Women’s Suffrage, to introduce a wife and mother of five. She’s not from these parts and she’s not from Washington, but she has the devotion” insisted McCain who then welcomed the “Governor Sarah Palin of the great state of Alaska”. Palin said she was “honoured” and she promised “nothing less” than “the best she had to give”. Cheers of ‘USA’ punctuated parts of her speech before the thousands assembled in Ohio. But while the enthusiasm was evident, the event lacked the enormous spectacle of the Democratic convention in Denver last night. On policy issues Palin spoke of “energy independence” and of “serving the common good” of America. She praised McCain for “serving his country and not just his party”.

"In a dangerous world it is John McCain who will lead our friends and allies to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons" she insisted . This was the man she said she wanted as her “Commander in Chief” as cheers of ‘USA’ echoed across the hall. It seemed clear why a woman had been chosen when she praised Hillary Clinton’s campaign for office but then called on the “Women of America to shatter the glass ceiling which Hillary Clinton has cracked”. If elected she will be the first woman vice-president in US history. And the choice has rattled many commentators. One called it an “out of the box” decision rather than a well decided decision. But it will be the voters who will make their decision in 67 days from now.

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