Palin

McCain picks a true conservative as his running mate.

John McCain will introduce Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate at an event here at noon Friday, senior campaign sources confirmed to FOX News.

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McCain's VP

The AP reports that Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota has “abruptly” cancelled numerous public appearances. Will he be McCain’s Veep pick?

Without explanation, Pawlenty called off an Associated Press interview at the last minute, as well as other media interviews in Denver, site of the Democratic National Convention.

Or, will it be Romney?

We’ll know by the end of today.

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2008 Election, GOP, John McCain, Vice President, Tim Pawlenty

Biden

So, it’s Joe after all. Heh. Leaking that bumper sticker was an excellent diversion. Fun stuff.

This election is setting itself up nicely. Biden’s mouth will elicit a wealth of great blog posts. Can’t wait.

Now, who’ll McCain pick? Will he find himself an attack dog to counter Joe Biden or will he choose a lamb who will emit a sort of calm that will make Biden look like a lunatic? Either way, it’ll be exciting.

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2008 Election, Barack Obama, Democrats, John McCain, Vice President, Joe Biden, DNC

Red Herring?

Hmmm…what’s this?

This picture was leaked by someone who saw bumper stickers being printed at a plant near Kansas City.

Is the jig up?

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2008 Election, Barack Obama, Evan Bayh, Hillary Clinton, Vice President

Called, Not Called

VP insanity.

We don’t know who has been called, but we know who Barack Obama hasn’t called yet.

Hillary Clinton has NOT been called.

Evan Bayh has NOT been called.

Joe Biden has not only NOT been called, it appears that everyone associated with him as gone to ground.

(h/t Marc Ambinder)

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2008 Election, Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Vice President, Joe Biden, Evan Bayh

Don't Believe It

Mike Allen from Politico writes that Hillary Clinton has not been vetted for a possible VP slot. In fact, she was never asked.

“She was never vetted,” a Democratic official reported. “She was not asked for a single piece of paper. She and Senator Obama have never had a single conversation about it. How would he know if she’d take it?”

The official also said Clinton never met with Obama’s vetting team of Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy.

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McCain VEEP Announcement Coming This Week

In an attempt to not be completely eclipsed by ObamaEuroMania, John McCain will announce his pick for Vice President this week, according to rumors on the internets.

Speculation has it that Mitt Romney will get the nod. That’s a safe bet.

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2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Vice President

It's Over

The AP reports that Barack Obama has effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination.

Does Hillary agree?

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Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Politics, President, Superdelegate

Do Votes Really Matter to the Democrats?

Hillary Clinton was quoted yesterday saying that it’s wrong when people go through the motions of an election only to have their vote discarded and disregarded. Of course, she was speaking of voters in Michigan and Florida whose primary votes are not being included in the tally of votes needed to secure the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. (Funny thing is, Hillary didn’t care much about Florida and Michigan back in the fall when she didn’t think she’d need them to win).

All this talk of counting every vote has got me thinking about the state of the Democratic party nomination as it stands today. Both Hillary and Barack Obama are very close to one another in terms of popular vote. Obama leads Clinton by over a hundred pledged delegates. Depending on who you listen to, Obama either needs to reach 2025 to secure the nomination, or 2209 by Clinton’s mathematics. Her path to the nomination is virtually impossible by anyone’s math. Still, Hillary is out there right now, screaming and pounding the table about how important each and every vote is.

Yet, the ironic thing is all of the votes and all of the pledged delegates really don’t matter.

For all their talk about how important “one man one vote” is to our Democracy, the Democrats are going to nominate a presidential candidate, not by the will of the voters, but by the will of the superdelegates. These individuals don’t have to vote according to the popular vote. They don’t have to vote according to pledged delegates. They don’t have to vote based on a majority of their constituents. They don’t have to vote the same way their home state voted. Nope, they can vote their conscience. Those are the rules of the Democratic Party.

So, you wonder why Hillary is still campaigning today to win the nomination when she’s behind in popular vote and pledged delegates? You wonder why she’s screaming for every vote to be counted? It’s not because it’s the actual vote that will bring her a win. The votes don’t matter. It’s the conscience of the superdelegates that matters.

So much for the will of the people.

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Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Vote, Superdelegates, DNC

Say Goodbye to Freedom

If we elect Barack Obama in November, start getting used to seeing little bits and pieces of your freedom disappear.

Believe it.

Pitching his message to Oregon’s environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to “lead by example” on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

And don’t think the guy won’t try to pull this off. Of course, he won’t succeed, but still – to think that someone who is running for president can suggest that Americans give up their freedom to spend what they want to purchase what they want; to eat what we want and to keep our houses heated to whatever level of comfort we want…it’s…Un-American.

Say “NO” to Obama, or get used to the government sleeping in your bed.

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2008 Election, Barack Obama, Democrats, Liberalism, Freedom, Communism