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McCain VP Announcement- Dayton, Ohio-LIVE THREAD
08/29/08 | McCain

Posted on 08/29/2008 7:33:18 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

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To: HawkeyeRepublican

That can’t be ignored. This can kill any serious bump for Obama and magnify any bump for McCain with the GOP convention coming up. If it’s all about the big MO then McCain might have scored big. Next opportunity for Obama to star large is the debates.


601 posted on 08/29/2008 10:33:40 AM PDT by webrover
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To: All

Given the early reaction, Biden must be feeling like a spare hubcap right about now.


602 posted on 08/29/2008 10:33:44 AM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: TornadoAlley3

I love her and her family! Thank you John McCain for picking her as your running mate! This has made the difference.

This is the first time I donate to the RNC since 2004!

McCain/Palin 2008!

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THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTION < HOME

On behalf of President Bush and our Republican candidates, thank you for your generous gift to the Republican National Committee.

Your continued commitment to the RNC is crucial to helping elect a Republican president and reclaim our majorities in the U.S. House and Senate in 2008.

Thank you again for everything you do for our Party and our cause. Grassroots activists like you ARE the Republican Party.

PS: Please note, your contribution will be listed as “EDonation Republican National Committee” on your next statement.


603 posted on 08/29/2008 10:34:09 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: SE Mom

No *EARMARKS*!
Energy *INDEPENDENCE*!
Lower Property Taxes!
Integrity!
Hunter!
Pro-military!
Pro-life!
God bless you!
God bless America!


604 posted on 08/29/2008 10:34:28 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: tet68

Rush said that he thought the experience thing would be a rope-a-dope move. I agree.

Already heard a McCain spokesperson reply to the question if Palin had enough experience. The spokeswoman said, “Well let’s see, our VP candidate has more experience than your Presidential candidate.”

I do believe they want the MSM to ask that question of Palin, so they can hammer home the Dems willingness to accept Obama who has even less experience than Palin.


605 posted on 08/29/2008 10:34:46 AM PDT by Dawn531
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To: melissa_in_ga

What a beautiful choice! GO MCCAIN-PALIN! Tee shirts , bumber stickers, I want it all! THE RATS ARE GOING CRAZY ! LOL!


606 posted on 08/29/2008 10:34:57 AM PDT by Bush gal in LA
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To: KansasGirl; Raineygoodyear
I can’t believe that jerk that e-mailed into Foxnews (saying he was a Republican which I doubt) and said that Palin belonged at home with her kids! WTH! It is insulting that Fox even read that!

Actually we have one of those people right here on Free Republic. Just follow the link.

Could it be we have a DU Troll?

607 posted on 08/29/2008 10:35:53 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Centurion2000

The depravity over there never ceases to amaze me. Zero substance, non-stop hysteria.

See, that group over at DU is so self-enamored, they believe they know what the rest of they country is thinking. They were proven wrong in 2000 and 2004, and happily, they’re going to make the same mistake here.

They are going to single-handedly win this for McCain by attempting to villify Palin for her supposed backwater origins and governing experience. They are going to turn her into the underdog everyone will want to see win. Obama’s much too egotistical, Biden is much too establishment.

Let’s see what the substance of their argument boils down to:

“She’s pretty, therefore, she’s stupid”
“She’s small-town, therefore, she’s ignorant”
“She’s pro-life, therefore, she’s a tyrant”
“She’s pro-NRA, therefore, she’s bloodthirsty”
“Her son is going to Iraq, therefore, she’s a warmonger”
“She supports creationism, therefore, she’s a zealot”
“She supports drilling, therefore, she’s a planet-hater”

That’s all they’ve got.


608 posted on 08/29/2008 10:36:08 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: cll; All

I want to donate again, too, but I can’t yet find McCain/Palin yard signs or shirts!


609 posted on 08/29/2008 10:36:56 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: OrangeDaisy
We all know that no one is perfect!

Here is the difference: Republicans deal with a teenage pregnancy and provide a loving home for the baby....Democrats celebrate the pregnancy then kill the baby.

610 posted on 08/29/2008 10:37:04 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (McCain/Palin v Obama Bin Biden.........thank you Lord, thank you thank you thank you.)
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To: Jim Noble

Yep - Col. Boyd would be proud. [GRIN]


611 posted on 08/29/2008 10:37:14 AM PDT by Strzelec
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To: HawkeyeRepublican
There’s not a single talking head on the news channels that are talking about the Obama speech.

Rush said that the written Drive-Bys are not digging the speech. Rush is playing a montage of Barry saying--I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I...but this is NOT about me! RUSH: Oh, this is gonna be fun!
612 posted on 08/29/2008 10:41:16 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: dandelion

Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but I feel like we have just heard from the GHOST OF RONALD REAGAN.

She is from the REAGAN GENERATION of Young Republicans brought up to believe that we REALLY CAN change things, not just be slaves to government. I know, I am the same age.

That Government WORKS FOR US, and not the other way around.


613 posted on 08/29/2008 10:41:17 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Beware Of False Prophets/ME-ssiahs Selling Hopium....)
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To: Miss Didi

WOOHOO!!

Gov. Palin (soon VICE PRESIDENT Palin) needs all our female conservative support at this time. The Dems are going to tear her apart, and she cannot wobble.

In those dark hours, after the Dems viciously go after her, her husband, her children, her family, her faith, and her beliefs, she needs to know we’re here pulling for her.


614 posted on 08/29/2008 10:41:21 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: HerrBlucher
Here is the difference: Republicans deal with a teenage pregnancy and provide a loving home for the baby....Democrats celebrate the pregnancy then kill the baby.

Close . . . Democrats celebrate a "woman's right to choose" and kill the baby.

615 posted on 08/29/2008 10:41:25 AM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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To: KansasGirl
I can’t believe that jerk that e-mailed into Foxnews (saying he was a Republican which I doubt) and said that Palin belonged at home with her kids!

So called FReepers have voiced that opinion right here on FR today. Believe it.

616 posted on 08/29/2008 10:42:06 AM PDT by bcsco (Palin runs a state. Obama runs...from his ties to Communism.)
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To: tcrlaf
This IS The Ronald Reagan I was looking for...

Yes, I feel like after years in the wilderness we do in fact have our next Reagan.

617 posted on 08/29/2008 10:43:05 AM PDT by Marathoner (Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! I haven't been this pumped since The Great One)
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To: X-Servative

You’re totally nuts if you dont’ think this choice is going to energize the Republican base, AND independents!

McCain WILL GET a 10% JUMP, not a bounce, due to this choice.

It is making all the Demodogs apoplectic, as can be seen not only here but at DUh.

I predict that even many LIBERALS will be voting for McCain now, due to this maverick choice!


618 posted on 08/29/2008 10:43:22 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: P-Marlowe

I think that was rude..I am a Christian and a Conservative. I know how much care Down Syndrome babies need.... As a american I have a right to dis-agree with this choice of Mc Cain’s....


619 posted on 08/29/2008 10:43:24 AM PDT by Raineygoodyear (AKA Crimmy)
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To: retrokitten
One of the comments they just read on the air was saying that her place is “at home raising her children” apparently it was received by telegraph from the year 1873.

LOL! Apparently so.

620 posted on 08/29/2008 10:44:24 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Listen closely to Obama's audience --they're chanting SAN-TA CLAUS! SAN-TA CLAUS!)
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To: jwalsh07

When she spoke of her eldest son being in the Army I almost wept because she is proud the way my Mom was proud when I was in the Army so long ago.
-—<>-—<>-—<>-—<>-—<>-—

Heck, for me it wasn’t “almost”... I was in full weeping mode!


621 posted on 08/29/2008 10:44:34 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Miss Didi; penelopesire; SE Mom; retrokitten; AmericanMade1776; silent_jonny; AFPhys; ...

FR is so miserable!!! But I’ve been waiting to post this ... go there and VOTE HERE VOTE NOW!

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http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/29/poll-time-are-you-pumped/

Poll time: Are you pumped?
By Michelle Malkin • August 29, 2008 01:29 PM

I know a large number of michellemalkin.com readers have shared my deep-seated reservations about John McCain. Those reservations — especially regarding border security, the environment, campaign finance, and his Soros flirtations — remain. And you know I will not hesitate to pound on them. But the Palin VP choice appears to be a huge step forward for movement conservatism. She is the real deal.

Today’s poll question: Are you on board with McCain/Palin?

Are you on board with McCain/Palin?


622 posted on 08/29/2008 10:44:46 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: X-Servative

you are wrong.

10% JUMP in the polls for McCain due to this choice... and that may even be too low a guess.


623 posted on 08/29/2008 10:45:03 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: SE Mom

It is SO exciting indeed. I was so ready to be depressed all Labor Day weekend...I have learned my lesson. Drama queen no more! I’m going to make my second donation today...I really can’t wait to wear my button around the city.


624 posted on 08/29/2008 10:45:07 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: X-Servative

She has more executive experience than anyone else on either ticket. Period!


625 posted on 08/29/2008 10:45:10 AM PDT by bcsco (Palin runs a state. Obama runs...from his ties to Communism.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

ROFL- a caller on Rush just said “ For the first time in years, I’m proud to be a Republican”....

BEST COMMENT of the DAY!!!!


626 posted on 08/29/2008 10:45:12 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Dawn531
“Well let’s see, our VP candidate has more experience than your Presidential candidate.”

Now that, will leave a mark.   McCain has some sharp people on his campaign.

627 posted on 08/29/2008 10:45:16 AM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: TornadoAlley3
She gives one hell of a speech. I hope she can speak and think on her feet in a debate. She says nucular like military folks and that's a good sign. I need to know more. But so far, I like her.
628 posted on 08/29/2008 10:45:41 AM PDT by webrover
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To: Sunnyflorida
This is a man’s woman...no offense ladies.

None taken. She's a good looking lady, married to a good looking man, and together they have five very good looking kids. The menfolk can "admire" her, and the women can "admire" her hubby.

But going beyond her good looks, I believe she has a brain and common sense, and she isn't afraid to use either of them to kick some corrupt political ass.

629 posted on 08/29/2008 10:46:02 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: OrangeDaisy
...how many of us don't know a conservative, God-fearing, family who has had this happen. You deal with it the best way the family sees fit, and move on. We all know that no one is perfect!

Yes, and--if true that the daughter is really pregnant out of wedlock--the Palins would show the traditional way of dealing with these unhappy occurances in a fallen world. The Palins' way of dealing with a pregnant daughter would stand as a huge rebuke to the O-man's, "I don't want to punish my daughter with a baby!" comment.

It's Palin's character that shines through, too. As opposed to the freak show on the other side, Palin is transcendently NORMAL! She's someone you can genuinely admire.

630 posted on 08/29/2008 10:46:11 AM PDT by ishmac
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To: X-Servative

this neutralizes the inexperience message

Well, I suppose it then comes down to do you want an
inexperienced person as President or VP.

I think she will do fine and it is time for the Repubs to break some ceilings.

Also loved how she lauded Ferrarro and Clinton, it put
Hillery! right where she belongs, in the PAST.


631 posted on 08/29/2008 10:46:26 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: X-Servative
Welcome to the USA PTA

The PTA leaders I've run into are FAR from over their heads. They can get things done.

632 posted on 08/29/2008 10:46:37 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Miss Didi

We are so ready to hunt moose!


633 posted on 08/29/2008 10:46:39 AM PDT by Mad-Margaret (PALIN 2008 (and McCain))
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To: AFPhys

Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC looks devastated. LOL


634 posted on 08/29/2008 10:46:58 AM PDT by Master of Orion
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To: N. Theknow
CAT 5 Hurricane Sarah Hits Obamaland - Thousands Reported Missing - "Our World Has Been Destroyed. We've Lost Everything! Lament Residents of Celebrityville" - Barackopolis Completely leveled - Stay Tuned!

Worth a replay!

635 posted on 08/29/2008 10:47:18 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: HawkeyeRepublican

This is why I’ve been noting for the last week how brilliant a campaign McCain’s staff has been running.

This choice caps it, for sure.


636 posted on 08/29/2008 10:48:13 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: sf4dubya

” Gov. Palin (soon VICE PRESIDENT Palin) needs all our female conservative support at this time. The Dems are going to tear her apart, and she cannot wobble.

In those dark hours, after the Dems viciously go after her, her husband, her children, her family, her faith, and her beliefs, she needs to know we’re here pulling for her.”

She’s got my wife and daughter, so add them to the army.

I and several of my friends are also enthusiastically aboard
to support her and John M.


637 posted on 08/29/2008 10:48:47 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: retrokitten
Has anyone pointed out that she is the governor of a State that borders two foreign countries, can say "hello, neighbor" the first time she shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, and just signed a multi-billion $ cooperative cross border natural gas pipeline authorization bill.

Unless I am mistaken, that trumps giving a speech to a couple hundred thousand body hygiene challenged Eur-peens by several orders of magnitude.

638 posted on 08/29/2008 10:49:38 AM PDT by katana (What most women dream they could be like, and what most men dream they could have married)
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To: tcrlaf

Here's to your post, FRiend.

639 posted on 08/29/2008 10:50:29 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: All

Might I add, like Reagan and Cheney—she is an Aquarius!


640 posted on 08/29/2008 10:50:31 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Raineygoodyear

They do have father that cares for them also. What this woman will do for our country, she does for all of us, that includes her children.


641 posted on 08/29/2008 10:51:50 AM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Raineygoodyear
As a american I have a right to dis-agree with this choice of Mc Cain’s....

Then you'll feel right at home at DU or KOs. Today, here at FR, we choose to celebrate the selection of a magnificent vice presidential candidate.

642 posted on 08/29/2008 10:52:56 AM PDT by bcsco (Palin runs a state. Obama runs...from his ties to Communism.)
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To: katana

No, I don’t think that’s been said yet.


643 posted on 08/29/2008 10:53:38 AM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Miss Didi
It is SO exciting indeed. I was so ready to be depressed all Labor Day weekend.

I was so depressed last night when I went to bed, after having to listen and watch that over-the-top Nuremberg-style coronation last night, and their worship of that radical deceiver.

The Obama campaign and their msm buddies were SOO overconfident last night. Now they're scrambling!!!

I am over the top with joy.

644 posted on 08/29/2008 10:53:48 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Listen closely to Obama's audience --they're chanting SAN-TA CLAUS! SAN-TA CLAUS!)
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To: All

HYPOCRITE SEXISTS AT DU (like we didn’t know that already...)

Get a load of the Sexism on full display over at DU - they’ve even coined a special objectifying slur for the respectable Mrs. Palin, aren’t they just WONDERFUL people? So FAIR in their judgements of people...

Keep talking DUmmies - you’re just proving what hypocrites you really are... No wonder Hillary’s supporters are fleeing in droves!

Guess what? The jig is up, and we were right all along. Nothing but WORDS is what you’ve given women all these years. Enjoy your trip down to the bottom... We women have VERY good memories!!

DU THREAD: “This is historic! America’s very first VPILF!”
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x6813700


645 posted on 08/29/2008 10:53:57 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: top 2 toe red

I, too, was hesitant...and I was one of the posters who thought her having small children would be an issue. But I am absolutely thrilled. I stood in front of the TV in awe with chills just bawling!


646 posted on 08/29/2008 10:54:11 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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We are all so happy, excited and energized today but what if we lose in November? i don’t think my heart can take that kind of shock.........


647 posted on 08/29/2008 10:54:24 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Gotta believe The Great One is looking down and smiling broadly today!!!


648 posted on 08/29/2008 10:54:26 AM PDT by Marathoner (For the 1st time in years, I'm proud to be a Republican.)
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To: rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; Narcoleptic; ...
What a great choice. This Puerto Rican (which makes me an American) is now on board with McCain/Palin 2008. Donate now, donate often. Let's ride this all the way to November. Come on, Puerto Rico Ping List, visit the RNC and John McCain/Sarah Palin's websites and contribute to save our great country from the communists!

http://www.rnc.org

http://www.johnmccain.com

Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.


649 posted on 08/29/2008 10:55:30 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: tet68

it put
Hillery! right where she belongs, in the PAST.

Well said, well said!!!!!!!!!!


650 posted on 08/29/2008 10:56:48 AM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (Native American pleading for Truth!)
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