It appears the John McCain – Sarah Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia today drew quite a large crowd. Fairfax City Police estimated the total at 23,000 people.
More great photos from a friend of NVTH below the fold.
A modest proposal: For one of the three “presidential” debates, trade off and let Sarah Palin debate Barack Obama, and instead of the “vice presidential” debate, let the two old white guys duke it out. The ratings for the former would be stratospheric.
John McCain certainly had a stroke of genius in selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate. He has the mainstream media and the angry left – sorry for the redundancy – going bonkers, which if nothing else is going to completely shake up the political landscape until everyone’s nerves settle back down. It’s exactly what McCain needed.
And I just read somewhere that McCain’s next advertisement will be on the topic that Sarah Palin is better qualified for the presidency than Barack Obama (look for it to show up here, first).
Heads will be exploding, I promise you.
Put Sarah Palin at the top of the ticket and she’ll dwarf Barack Obama and Joe Biden, I say, and she has more executive experience than Obama, Biden, and John McCain combined. Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was unapologetically touted as a Democrat VP candidate and Kaine has precisely the same experience as Palin does. So listen to all the mainstream media’s choreographed agonizing over Sarah Palin’s supposed lack of experience with a huge grain of salt – you would not have heard a word of that about Tim Kaine.
But comparisons are not the point.
For good reason, Americans are willing to consider a president whose official credentials don’t necessarily reflect White House Prep School material. Americans want to see someone with demonstrated moral authority and common sense leading the country.
I expect we are going to see voluminous discussion of Sarah Palin’s biography in the coming weeks, especially with regard to challenging the political status quo and cutting pork, but for me the sale has already been made. Her unborn child was diagnosed with Down syndrome last year, and she and her husband elected to have the child. If you want to talk about commitment, judgment and decision-making, in the decisions she has made, Sarah Palin has established her record.
Barack Obama has zero accomplishments or decisions to point to as evidence of his capability to lead, and despite having already written two autobiographies on his really thin list of personal accomplishments, has not actually accomplished anything beyond giving some speeches.
Sarah Palin, on the other hand, has the intelligence and moral authority to lead the country.
UPDATE II: Finally, the complete Palin vs Obama Tale of the Tape. End of discussion.
Never thought I would be saying this, but what do you know, sometimes life throws you a curveball:
Please send money to John McCain for President. Even if only 20 bucks, go make a contribution. And note the “Contribute” page is WAAAY slow to load, which I suspect means it is getting hammered with contributions right about now – a good sign.
Which in my view indicates a higher level of discipline than the Democrats exhibited when they leaked the Biden “bombshell” the night before.
Says something about leadership.
Barack Obama, running on a theme of “change,” has not scored a public relations bonanza with his decision to nominate for vice president Joe Biden, a senator who has been in office since Richard Nixon was president, instead of Hillary Clinton, who has been in office since November 7, 2000.
Sixty-six percent of Clinton supporters, registered Democrats who want Clinton as the nominee, are now backing Obama. That’s down from 75 percent in the end of June. Twenty-seven percent of them now say they’ll support McCain, up from 16 percent in late June.
And the more Clinton supporters think through what just happened, I am guessing, the more will scratch their heads about Obama’s choice for VP.