Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Keeping Me In Suspense - How About You

Fox News is reporting that Governors Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty are out as considerations for Senator McCain's vice presidential running mate. Pawlenty has reportedly acknowledged this himself. Mike Huckabee is also reportedly out, just heard that as I type. In addition, Fox news has reported that according to someone in the McCain campaign, it may be a woman who is about to be picked. The speculation is now almost all around Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. She would be a fine pick as far as I am concerned. There is also talk about some lady who is the CEO of e-Bay, which I think would be an extremely poor choice, what with zero political experience. Of course there is still no talk on the news about the possibility of him choosing Condoleeza Rice. I am still hopeful it could be her. I envision a republican in the White House for many years to come if she is chosen as the McCain running mate. The same could be true to if he picks Palin.

The news is supposed to be announced by McCain at noon today in Dayton, OH. This makes me think it may not be Palin, as Fox has reported that she is going to be in a state fair in Alaska today. Of course they have to throw in more confusion by saying that a plane believed to be carry a senior McCain campaign staffer left Alaska early today or late last night and arrived at an airport near Dayton, OH today. That could simply mean the staffer was in Alaska to discuss vetting with Palin, but who knows. All I know is that noon seems a long way off.

If you think I am excited and in suspense over all of this - you bet I am. One of the most important political decisions of my lifetime is to be made at noon today, one that could well result in either a defeat of win for Senator John McCain, and likewise for Senator Obama, in their bids for the presidency. Since it is darned important, as I see it, that Senator Obama does not become our president the whole ball of wax depends upon McCain choosing correctly today.

All the best,
Glenn B

Well The Hoopla Is Over...

...at least for now, along with all its pomp and circumstance (and there was plenty of pomp), the Democratic Convention is a thing of the past. Senator Barack Obama has accepted his party's nomination with what was probably one of the better speeches I have ever heard him give (nope i did not listen to all of it, but did listen to quite a bit of it. A know thy enemy political opposition sort of a thing there; he did and said nothing to convince me he is the right man for the presidency. As a matter of fact he convinced me more than ever that he is not the man for the job.

Now I suppose the new hoopla will begin today in that today Senator John McCain is to announce his pick for running mate, his choice of vice presidential candidate. I keep hoping beyond hope it is a certain extremely intelligent, hard working and well suited lady (you all know whom I mean) but I suppose I'll have to wait just like everyone else, until Senator McCain announces, to find out.

One note of interest, Senator McCain is a classy guy. Have you seen his latest campaign commercial. It is totally about him congratulating Barack Obama on his nomination as the opposing party's candidate. What a relief from negative campaigning that I am sure is not over yet, and certainly what seemed to be a genuine acknowledgement of accomplishment from McCain to Obama. Now though, I think, the gloves will come off and McCain will not only bloody some noses, he will whoop some ass and win an election by defeating Obama.

All the best,
Glenn B
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