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.
Palin emerged earlier in the day as the hot name in the vice presidential sweepstakes after reports circulated that two short-listers — Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty — were out of the running.
The McCain camp issued a statement calling Palin a reformer who can work across the party aisle.
“Governor Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy resources. She leads a state that matters to every one of us,” the statement said.
“In Alaska, Governor Palin challenged a corrupt system and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. She has actually used her veto and cut budgetary spending. She put a stop to the ‘bridge to nowhere’ that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.”
A McCain campaign aide described her as a perfect complement to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall in Obama’s bus today.
It’s too early to know, but it appears that just by virtue of Palin being a woman, many disaffected Hillary voters might be swayed to vote for McCain. If they are as upset with Obama as some claim to be, it could be easier for them to get behind Palin.
The presidential election just got even more interesting.
2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Vice President, Sarah Palin, Alaska