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Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Final Hours

Well, it appears that John McCain will have a VP candidate in place within 24 hours, and I personally think that Gov. Palin has a shot. If you believe the Drudge Report, the pick could leak as early as 6 PM (Eastern) tonight, with possible confirmation by 8:00 PM. Granted, I'm taking all reports from "sources" with a large grain of salt; but if this is true, I think the pick could be a surprise. If there is indeed a plan to make the pick known BEFORE Obama's acceptance speech tonight, then it had better be a bang up announcement that will throw Obama off his game and steal a lot of news. Otherwise, the smart way to unveil a "safe" (meaning "boring") pick would be to wait until tomorrow morning so as not to compete with a bigger event.

Either way, this has been a fantastic ride, and you all have done a tremendous job promoting the Gov. Palin. Regardless of what happens, we can hold our heads high, as just getting Gov. Palin on the list was an accomplishment. Furthermore, no matter who is selected tomorrow, our movement will continue with a "Phase 2" project to continue to promote our favorite governor (to be unveiled at a later date).

So, pat yourselves on the back and chill the champagne. Hopefully, the entire world will know Sarah's name by this time tomorrow.

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DPCPastor said...

Where is Governor Palin? IS she in Alaska? Has there been any reports or any indications that she and McCain have sat down together?

Stacy said...

I am going on a limb here. Is there any well know Pro-Life Democrat that we have not thought of. I have been reading his statement everywhere and it keeps pointing to a surprise.

Mountain Mama said...

I remember reading that one of McCain's top advisors went to Alaska earlier this summer. After that, I haven't heard a thing.

But that doesn't meant that there haven't been contacts between McCain and Palin via phone or email.

Maybe THAT is why she is reluctant to give up her emails to the investigation of her re. the Trooper: she is also maybe keeping mum about her interactions with McCain.

I hope we aren't sounding like delusional conspiracy-theory people here. The FACT is that if McCain hasn't made up his mind yet, then we can still hopefully have some input.

And don't forget the power of PRAYER! God can work amazing miracles, so have faith and PRAY!

I know YOU are praying, Adam and Julie. Thank you for your wonderful ministry---and yes, we'll stick by you if we have to look ahead to 2012.

Lord, help! Open McCain's mind and heart to select Sarah Palin as his VP----and strengthen them both for the onslaught they'll soon face.

AMEN!

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

If there have been discussions with Palin, it would have been via phone to avoid the obvious problem of flying her in from AK with the media watching. The last reported Palin sighting by the media was in Anchorage yesterday for the signing of the AGIA gasline liscense, and the last news out of the Governor's office was the appointment of a new Cheif of Staff (actually a romoval of the "acting" from "acting Chief of Staff). Either way, if the name is leaked tonight (6 PM Eastern, 2 PM Alaskan), then ther is ample time for Palin to board a plane to Dayton.

ck007 said...

Look what happens when you go to www.mccainpalin.com or www.mccain-palin.com

I hope it is PALIN... this is the surest way to beat the Democrats !!

wk4christ said...

Yes, I really hope and pray it's Palin! And, mountain mama, Amen! The power of prayer is real! It definitely works! We just need to rise up in prayer for McCain, that he will select Palin and that America will be put back in the right direction.

Lord, I pray for Senator McCain, that he will select Sarah Palin as his VP. I ask that You will show him that she is the right candidate. You have put it on so many of our hearts that it is time for a woman on the Republican ticket. The time is now. Governor Palin has so much potential and ability and I pray that she will be selected. I ask all of this in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Thank you so much, Adam, for this blog and helping to inform so many people about Palin! If Palin doesn't make it on the ticket this time, I know we'll push for her to run as a full-fledged presidential candidate in 2012.

Ted said...

Praying for McCain picking Palin is really praying for America -- which for me, is why I joined in with this whole endeavor in the first place.

If God DOES bless the United States, HE WILL later today.

Thank you again Adam.

ck007 said...

This is strange ! Look what happens when you go to MccainPalin.com now...


Will it be Tim Pawlenty ??

Paul said...

***GUYS I JUST CALLED MCCAIN'S OFFICE AND GO THROUGH RICK DAVIS, BOTH HIS VOICEMAIL AND THE REP THERE.. ** I IMPLORED HER TO PICK PALIN.

YOU NEED TO CALL TOO. THIS IS IT, IF YOU DON'T YOU'LL REGRETT IT.

TELL HIM HE CAN DELAY THE ANNOUNCEMENT IF HE NEEDS TO.

HERE'S HOW I GOT TO RICK DAVIS'S OFFICE..

CALLED 703-418-2008.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE SOMEONE THAT PICKS UP, PRESS ONE TO DIAL BY DIRECTORY.

TYPE 74243, IT WILL SAY 'TOO MANY BY THAT NAME'
TYPE 2847

RICK DAVIS WILL BE THE FIRST ONE.

DON'T LET THIS GO!!

Forget 2012, 2016 - who knows what the world and palin, and political landscape will be then.

This is our last cshot!!

Ted said...

look closely, there are 2 e-adresses, one goes to Pawlenty, the other goes to Palin.

DPCPastor said...

If it is not Palin McCain has an EVEN bigger tin ear than I thought. Pawlenty will not make me sit on my hands life ROmeny, Liberman, Ridge or Hutchinson would. However, I sure wont be excited. I think I speak for ALOT of grass roots Republicans, any proabortion pick will peal off 10 -20% of the evangelical vote guraenteed.

tigrefan98 said...

They say his pick will be "unconventional." They have been pushing the Hillary ads, Debra Bartoshevich, etc. And there was NO bounce, probably because the DNC was really the Clinton Show with Barack Obama. A boring pick now would waste all that momentum. McCain is headstrong but he is not stupid!

There is a prayer site FYI at www.myspace.com/prayer4mccain - come visit and leave comments. I don't have fancy graphics but may leave a prayer today.

Night Owl said...

Adam, I'm glad to hear that there will still be a Pro-Palin movement regardless of McCain's pick!! Thanks so much for all you have done!

wk4christ said...

I agree with you, dpcpastor! If McCain chooses a pro-abortion running mate, I will NOT vote for him. He really needs to select Palin. She's the only one who can really unite and energize the Republican Party.

Ted said...

well it's certainly my last shot. Anyway the only likely way Palin could emerge anew in 2012 would be for Obama to win the election now, otherwise McCain's Veep will be the frontrunner (albeit, if it were Pawlewnty, and McCain were to eek out a win with Pawlenty, ah forget it, it can't be Pawlenty.......... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (and if it were, Team Obama/Biden would be getting out the Champaign tonight, having dodged a bullet).

Ted said...

and don't be fooled by current Intrade stats -- a last ditch effort to manipulate by Team Romney and/or Team Obama and/or both (as Obama would need Romney to have a chance)

Chung said...

In my opinion, it's 50/50 Pawlenty or Palin.

What could the earlier leak signify? First, the McCain camp must think the choice has enough impact to disrupt the Obama speech. So far, the team has shown a great deal of sophistication when it comes to playing the media game. Second, the extra time could mean more logistics to overcome. The last I heard, Pawlenty was in Denver.

Ryan Trabuco said...

Adam, I'm also glad to know that there will be a Pro-Palin organization after tomorrow.

I'm willing to donate financially, if need be. I would encourage every one of us Palinites to do the same :)

Ted said...

are sources, reporters, etc. currently staking out Palin's house and/or office as with Biden? Apparently not, why not, are the liberal main stream media and the Dems petrified!?!

Ryan Trabuco said...

No Ted, I think the Dems are overly confident that it's going to be Romney. Why should The Today Show or CNN send anybody to Alaska? They're super over-confident that McCain is going to go with a "safe, boring" pick.

Scott said...

I'm a McCainiac first and foremost and will vote for him no matter what, but I'm also old enough to realize that we should almost EXPECT a surprise. Going through the GOP history since I started following around 1980, the VP is rarely who the press expects it to be.

Here's a brief history:


1980: George HW Bush seemed the logical choice because he finished second to Reagan in the primaries, but he was a surprise because Reagan was openly negotiating a "dream ticket" with Gerry Ford at the opening of the convention. In fact, Bush gave 2 speeches at the convention, One early on and a brief one when he was nominated.

1988: Absolute surprise. No matter what you think of Quayle, his name never came up before he was picked, which I believe was at the first day of the convention.

1996: Surprise because Bob Dole and Jack Kemp did not like each other. The story goes Dole kept going through his VP list -- which included John McCain -- and finally told his staff "Well, what about the quarterback?" The deal was done about 3 days later, I believe.

2000 -- We forget what a shock it was. Cheney, as the head of the selection committee, wasn't even on the radar until a started to lead a day or two before the pick.

So ya see, a surprise pick would be, actually, no surprise.

Paul said...

** DEAR EVERYONE:

PLEASE STOP TALKING AND CALL THE CAMPAIGN :)

**FLOOD THE PHONES. TELL THEM TO DELAY THE ANNOUNCEMENT IF YOU HAVE TO. TELL THEM YOU'LL REFUSE TO VOTE. TRUST ME, IT WILL HELP.*****

Forget 2012, we can't even predict the weather tomorrow and we want to talk about 2012 as if we know what the us, political landscape, palins personal life etc.. will be.

Ryan Trabuco said...

Fox News is reporting that the RNC may postpone the convention due to Gustav.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08/28/gustav-threatens-gop-convention-plans/

Paul said...

Very good news! Keep caling!

Ryan Trabuco said...

Okay Paul... you do know I live in San Diego right LOL.

McCain has a condo in Coronado across the bay, and I serve on the County Central Committee... I have my contacts here who are close to Sen. McCain and I've let them know where I stand ;)

Mark said...

From MSNBC First Read (about 3 hours ago):

"*** A split-screen day? Drudge was the first yesterday to shout this news: “McCain has decided on his running mate" and will unveil that choice tomorrow. Other news organizations soon followed. Indeed, it could be a split-screen news day with half the press corps desperately trying to break the McCain VP news before tomorrow. Just like last week, there's a contingent of the press corps that believes the short list of Pawlenty, Lieberman, and Romney may NOT be the end of the list. Speculation that a woman is being considered has created separate credible rumors today about Kay Bailey Hutchison, SARAH PALIN, and Meg Whitman. McCain is more capable of a surprise than Obama. Then again, McCain wants to be respectful of the short list, since he spent his fair share of time on it in '88, '96 and even '00. The general consensus today seems to be that Romney's stock is down; Pawlenty's is steady; and Lieberman's up."

For what it's worth, I still don't see McCain having the stones. But, it has been a fun ride . . .

Paul said...

Ryan - if you don't bust your ass today to get McCain's ear by going wherever you need to go in San Diego AND calling AND emailing, I will bust yours when I go down to San Diego again.. I was there not too long ago and I have friends in.. interesting places.

:)

Ryan Trabuco said...

Hahaha, well then a lot of your friends are probably my friends too! Small world. :)

But yea, I'm making calls today too... don't worry.

Sheri said...

I was looking up websites. The McCain Palin URLs take you to www.mccainvp.com
BUT... http://mccain-lieberman.com/ takes you to here: http://www.johnmccain.com/
That is the only name that does that. What do you think that means? Why would that forward to john McCain's official site?

Stacy said...

I'm not sure if it means anything, but Pawlenty has cancelled public events for tonight and tomorrow.

danheister said...

Guys, don't you see what's going on here??!!

McCain is purposely keeping it quiet. His campaign and the talk radio hosts have been hinting at Pawlenty and Romney for the past few days on purpose!

Now I'm not a whacko who thinks that the talk radio hosts get talking points from the RNC, but anytime anyone suggests that Palin would be a good choice, the talk radio hosts try to change the subject. I've heard it for the last few days on Glenn Beck, Rush, and Hannity's shows. These guys aren't getting RNC talking points, but they are smart enough to talk to each other and they have obviously figured out what the McCain campaign is doing... keep it a complete secret, and then making it an announcement so shocking and so historic that the media covers it all night and all tomorrow, instead of reporting on Obama's speech.

McCain-Palin 2008!

Night Owl said...

That's interesting news Re: Pawlenty.

Sheri said...

Dan...I hope that you are right. I have noticed that anytime Palin's name is mentioned by a caller, it is shshshed and that is it. Maybe they have a feeling and want it to be a surprise too. :)

danheister said...

If the Mccainpalin.com and Mccain-palin.com sites lead to a screen that says Mccain-Pawlenty, we know one thing is certain:

IT'S NOT PAWLENTY!

Now the McCain campaign confirmed that they will reveal the pick in an ad tonight run during Obama's speech. They said the pick would be "exciting and unprecedented."

Lieberman is not exciting... somewhat unprecedented... but not exciting.

Palin is both... as is Kay Bailey Hutchison.

If you want something that is going to take the thunder away from the Messiah's speech, it has to be one of these two, or else it will backfire on you and everybody will forget that McCain even made a VP pick.

Mark said...

Is this public about Pawlenty? If it is, then I highly doubt that it's him (think Obama-Bayh posters). At the same time, I still harbor doubts about McCain on the follow through.

Students of America said...

Wait! A barrage of new news is coming out saying that Mccain hasn't choosen anyone yet. ABC, KJCT8, and

http://www.cbc.ca/world/usvotes/story/2008/08/28/mccain-veep.html

CNN confirms McCain made no decision.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/08/28/mccain-says-no-vp-choice-yet/

Palin still in the running. Good News.

tcsdrummerjohn said...

Pawlenty cancelling his events for the upcoming days is probably the most meaningful news to come out today.

If I had to make a prediction now, it's down to Pawlenty and Palin...and probably 70%-30% Pawlenty. Of course, this is just an educated guess.

Do we know if Biden, Bayh or Kaine had events scheduled for last weekend that needed to be cancelled, or were they "free" so to speak? I think this would go a long way in determining if the scheduling has anything to do with the actual process.

Hold out hope guys, it ain't over til it's over!

wk4christ said...

It's gotta be Palin! Hutchison is conservative on a lot of things, but she leans pro-choice and opposes overturning Roe v. Wade. That would not go well with conservatives and would not be a good choice.

Palin is the one who can bring the party together! I can just see it now: they announce Palin and then totally blow the Democrats away. I would love to see the look on Obama's face!

Stacy said...

McCain is having a lot of his formal rivals and those who appear to be on his short-list travel with him the next three days to show they are united unlike the Dem. party. Pawlenty could be joining for that reason alone.

tcsdrummerjohn said...

...and as soon as I post, I read "students of america's" post.

I offically have no idea.

danheister said...

Pawlenty canceled his events because he's playing along.

Johnmccainvp.com would not say "McCain-Pawlenty" if it really was him. The McCain-Palin banner that was up for awhile was getting to much press by people like us. That's why they changed it, yet kept the URL. You won't find anything at McCain-pawlenty.com or mccainpawlenty.com.

I called Hannity's show yesterday and told the screener I wanted to talk about Sarah Palin as his VP pick... they didnt patch me through... in fact, they hung up on me. No joke.

Mark said...

CNN updated the post. McCain's comments came on Wednesday.

He's made his choice and, from what I read somewhere, is waiting to discuss it with Cindy.

Valley Girl said...

You people are a bunch of delusional idiots.

Sarah Palin is under investigation! Do you know what that means?

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Stacy said...

Romney has cancelled his media interviews as well.

danheister said...

The McCain camp would not have said they are going to announce tonight in an ad run during Obama's speech unless they really were... why else would they want to bring more attention to Obama's speech?

It's Palin... I know it is.

Ryan Trabuco said...

"Sarah Palin is under investigation!"

Yep, she's under investigation from GOP officials because she's going to be VP ;)

Paul said...

Dan - Don't be so sure of yourself. John hasn't been reading this forum every day like some of us have..

I'm going to be called the loud mouth here sicne I'm posting every other peson.. but call, call, call, call, email, email, email.

I just emailed McCainBloggette:
http://www.mccainblogette.com/contact/

Stacy said...

Their ad is not supposed to mention his vp pick. He is going to rebutt things said in Obama's speech tonight. I just had a thought. With him having these men travel with him..maybe he will announce his cabinet as well.

Students of America said...

Yep Mark is right. Darn internet media travels too fast and too many conflicting reports. Fox News hasn't updated their McCain VP story yet.

danheister said...

She's under investigation for firing a Public Safety Administrator who refused to fire a state trooper who drank beer in his cruiser and tasered an 11 year old.

The reason it became an issue is because it is her sister's ex-husband.

so far, the investigation has turned up nothing.

Health Freak said...

McCain cannot feel confident in the polls. The danger is that he plays it safe because he thinks he is close. However, I teach college classes. From everything I get back from students McCain needs to change the dynamic, change the "brand" of the Republican party. Voting Republican for young people has become as popular as wearing Lee Jeans. He needs to shake it up! Palin is a good choice. The only criticism would be her relative lack of experience, but she can easily counter that by matter of factly stating...I have more experience that Obama. I hope McCain does not play it safe. He needs a Palin, a Powell, or maybe a Hucthinson, although the later two seem disinterested. Still that may be a rouse.

Gary said...

SEND AS MANY PALIN COMMENT TO:

americas-talking@foxnews.com

THEY ARE READING THEM ON THE AIR!!!!!!
HIT THE MEDIA HARD FOR PALIN!!!!!
MCCAIN can see his mistake!!

Health Freak said...

One more thing, I hope that if he chooses Lieberman, conservatives will understand and not stay home. The party is so damaged right now, that I really think the Dems have too much in their favor. Nevermind the polls. McCain may have to pick his friend. Then he can talk about real change, about really working across the aisle, about really putting country first, about really coming together. I just hope the diehards are not stubborn about it.

Ted said...

McCain appears now to be handling the campaign like a military stategerie, like a war, which is good, which is what it is.

Also, Kudlow even dismissing Palin as a VP possibility yesterday because of the "bogus scandal" -- after his having repeatedly praised Palin and urging her selection -- goes along with danheister's comments re the conservative talk show hosts now acting dumb and silent on the subject. Also, is consistent with Bill Kristol's reversal saying Lieberman was a top consideration, not Palin, after his repeated praisings and recommendations on Palin.

What a masterful and intelligent operation, even though not officially connected, is Team McCain and the conservative media.

Finally, our side appears to be beating the libs at their own media game!

Ted said...

health freak, again, Lieberman is/was NEVER NEVER a "real" consideration or possibility for Veep, albeit his friendship w/McCain. Come on, let's be real here. It's amazing that the media has been duped into really thinking it could be Lieberman. (Maybe it was the lib media's wishful thinking.)

danheister said...

Foxnews just went through a lot of possible VP choices... even some "dark horses"... Lieberman and Powell... they never even mentioned Palin... and I think that's a good thing!

I'm feeling good about this!

Ted said...

danheister, you're 100% correct!!!

Paul said...

I disagree with you guys that this is a perfect conspiracy.

When I talked to the lady at Rick Davis' office, she sounded pretty surprised. She didn't sound like someone that "knew a secret."

She was surprised to get such a call, and said she'll take my input.

Again, keep calling....... keep emailing.......

Paul said...

BTW: For thsoe who want to know who/what Syrin is about.. see this:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/HeadingRight/syrin

WOW, you make your own decisions, I think my head just about fell off.

Night Owl said...

I am confused by the conflicting reports. Some media outlets say he is going to make a safe pick, others are saying to prepare for an unconventional one.

This is dragging out for way too long. You know that however Obama's speech goes, the media will make it out to be the best speech since the Gettysburg Address. If Team McCain hopes to counter that by announcing Romney, Lieberman or Pawlenty as his running mate, they are delusional.

danheister said...

This morning, Fox and Friends said that Karl Rove talked to Joe Lieberman... regardless of what was said, the whole point was that Rove wanted to give more attention to Lieberman.

If anyone already knows who the pick is, its Karl Rove. He's in on it too :-)

McCain-Palin!

danheister said...

In a townhall.com poll, Sarah Palin is third curently in "John McCain's VP poll"... she has twice as many votes as Pawlenty. How could the conseravtive base love Palin this much, yet she doesnt get any mention on Fox or Talk Radio? I'm telling ya, they've all figured it out, and they're helping McCain play his game of chess!

Ted said...

night owl, of course the irony here is that Sarah Palin is sumultaneously both the "safe" pick AND the "bold" pick -- which is one of the unique beauties of the Palin selection.

BronxBill1 said...

Adam, I agree with your logic if McCain is to let his pick be known this evening. If it is Palin this will really steal some of Obama's thunder this evening. Whoever it is, you have done a great service helping us all get to know more about Sarah and the bright future for a reformed Republican party. She is so obviously the right choice. Adam, you had the audacity to hope, now just keep the faith bro for a McCain/Palin ticket.

Ted said...

dan-h, yah, and Palin more than creamed Pawlenty in virtually every poll. Pawlenty hardly registered while Palin soared every time.

Fox radio news now running that Pawlenty cancelling/changing travel plans -- they're on the scoresheet!

Paul said...

Ok, I emailed fox.

danheister said...

Democrats know how to give speeches and garner votes (just lie about "change" and promise them entitlements that will bankrupt the country).

Republicans know how to run campaigns. They got Bush a higher percentage of votes in 2004 than he got during his first run in 2000, despite HUGE negative publicity from the left-wing press.

This is all part of Republican Campaign Chess.

Check, Obama... better make a good move, or it's Checkmate in November.

Valley Girl said...

Palin ain't gonna be veep. Get real. Praying to God about it is wrong. How about you pray to help the people that are starving as we real this stupid blog.

It'll be either: Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty or Joe Lieberman.

Stacy said...

CNN reports that there may be activity by the Secret Service at Romney's sister's house?????

Damian G. said...

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Republican-Vice-Presidential-Nominations-Ohio-Rep-Rob-Portman-melanoma-vice-presidential-running-mate-Massachusetts-Gov-Mitt-Romney/ss/events/pl/080508vicepresrace/s:/ap/20080828/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_veepstakes/im:/ydownload_ap/20080804/photos_net_ap_yn/1217893465/

AWESOME!!!

danheister said...

damien.g,

need the full link... i didnt get anything from that.

Students of America said...
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Students of America said...

http://www.rollcall.com/news/27733-1.html

Reports Secret Service activity at Romney's sister's Michigan home but does not necessarily mean VP candidate

danheister said...

I'm telling ya, it's republican campaign chess:

Talk radio and Fox are McCain's pawns.

Romney and Huckabee are his nights.

Pawlenty and Lieberman are his bishops.

And now he's going to move out his queen (Palin) to strike!!!!

danheister said...

forgot may K in "knights".

Rob said...

Now, www.mccainpalin.com redirects to www.mccain-hutchison2008.com--same basic website, though. Of course, no one's shown any connection between the Scottsdale firm that owns www.mccainpalin.com and the campaign, so who the heck knows if that means anything?

I'll say this, though: Hutchison wouldn't be the worst pick. The statement that she "leans pro-choice" is just a canard, and the fact of two Senators on the ticket is less of a worry when the same's true on the other side. My concerns would be that she's not young and she hasn't done much in her 15 years in the Senate.

I'm still hoping for Palin, but my natural pessimism is riding high right now. Still, even if McCain goes another direction, we've all managed to put Sarah Palin firmly in the national discussion; if McCain wins in November with another VP, I'd push for him to name her Energy Secretary and keep her there. Regardless, she's now shortlisted for 2012 whatever else happens.

Bravesbill said...

Now go to www.mccainpalin.com. It leads you straight to a McCain-Hutchinson website.

Paul said...

I'm going to be so pissed if it's Hutchinson. She is a grandma.

Grandma and grandpa for president.

McCain will lose

danheister said...

the thing to remember is that www.mccainpalin.com redirects you to all these different sites.... not the other way around.

my thought is, the McCain campaign didnt want to dish out major doe to buy phony names like mccainromney, mccainpawlenty, and mccainhutchison... thats why we have names like johnmccainvp.com and mccain-hutchison2008.com.

nothing has redirected to mccainpalin... thats a good thing.

Rob said...

You know what? I'm beginning to think John McCain has some contacts in the old KGB, and that his campaign has imported some old Soviet Minister for Samizdat and Disinformation to just play unholy havoc with everybody here. We have about thirteen bazillion indicators of who the pick is going to be, and they're all pointing different directions! Some of them are even pointing in multiple directions, depending on what sort of mood they're in.

I don't think any of this tells us anything at all except that John McCain doesn't want anybody to think they know what he's going to do until he tells us what he's done. If so, it's in character.

wk4christ said...

Just got a response from McCain's Alaska office:

"Thank you for interest in John McCain,s campaign. I also believe Sarah Palin is a great governor and a wonderful role model to our youth. Whoever John McCain chooses for VP will be a great asset to the ticket. The bottom line is we need to win to keep this country in good experienced hands. We cannot afford, as a country, to lose this election to Democrats who love to social engineer."

DPCPastor said...

Does anyone not think it is strange that www.mccainpalin.com reroutes you to McCain - Pawlenty for a while and then McCain - Hutchinson but NOT MCCain - Palin? Remember Oboma - Bayh bumpersticker? The fact that Palin is not on the Palin site could mean it is in fact Palin? Oh my word I've been doing this too long lol. 2.5 hours to go.

Damian G. said...

Dan, don't drag-highlight, multiple-click-highlight.

danheister said...

So they're not ruling it out... so if she hasn't been ruled out by anybody, why isn't she being talked about? Why doesn't any of the disinformation point to her?

All this supports my sick, twisted theory... I'm standing by it! :-)

Night Owl said...

Oy. That is not good about the Romney security thing. :(

Rob said...

Dan, if McCain wants his announcement to be a surprise, as it sounds like he does, that would certainly be the surest way to make it one.

Mark said...

We should all start playing "Where in the World is Sarah Palin!"

danheister said...

If my theory turns out to be correct, and McCain plays this disinformation game perfectly, then there is no doubt in my mind that he can be Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces ha ha!

isnt this fun!!!???

Stacy said...

Rick Davis just confirmed that the pick has been made. May or may not have been contacted.

Rob said...

No, Dan, it isn't. This is going to earn me a new ulcer by the time it's done.

Stacy said...

Running mate has not yet been told as of 3:45.

danheister said...

He wouldnt have picked his VP before Obama's speech unless the pick is indeed "exciting and historic".... if the pick is Romney, the pick would be relegated to "in other news" because there's nothing exciting about Romney (though I do like him as a politician).

Mea culpa if my theory doesnt play out, but I'm going to feel awesome if I'm right!!!!

McCain-Palin 2008!

danheister said...

lol Rob

danheister said...

I gotta head out guys... Great effort though!!!!

If it's not Palin, then we've at least primed her for a Senate and/or future presidential run!


later.

Rob said...

If the pick is Gov. Romney, and it leaks before Sen. Obama's speech, somebody will scribble in a little addition and Sen. Obama will filet him right then and there, in front of 75,000 screaming Broncos fans--excuse me, Obama fans--in Invesco Field, and however many others watching on TV. It would be an invitation to the Democratic Party, and the biggest screwup yet by the McCain campaign (which has finally started managing to achieve competence on something like a regular basis). Gov. Pawlenty would be "meh" and the announcement would go flat; Sen. Hutchison . . . that would work, but probably not well enough to make the leak worthwhile.

DPCPastor said...

Does anyone have friends or family in AK? A friend of mine grew up there and her parents live there and actually go to church with Palin's parents, she said that everyone is talking about Palin having a noticable beefed up security detail for about a week now.

Stacy said...

www.mccainpalin.com now takes you to www.mittvp.com.

Rob said...

The other wild card in all this is Carly Fiorina. Personally, I hope she takes the suggestion (forgot where I read it) to go back to California and run for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat, but I think she'd be a "bang!" pick as well. Unfortunately, there again, if he knew her name before making his speech, it would give him an opportunity to beat her over the head right then and there. Not good.

Aside from Palin and maybe Hutchison, I can't think of another possibility for whom leaking the name before Sen. Obama speaks would actually be a good thing.

Of course, the "leak" report could also be disinformation.

Rob said...

DPCpastor, that could either mean she's the pick (though probably not, if Sen. McCain really didn't choose until yesterday), or it could mean that Mike Wooten is back in the state.

techno said...

KBH just took herself out of the running a couple of hours ago. Too bad the fools that bought her stock on Intrade weren't informed yesterday.

Drew said...

techno, name your source for that information.

BigRob-68 said...

Here is the KBH link.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/082808dnpolkbh.1f64c90e.html

Paul said...

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/082808dnpolkbh.1f64c90e.html

Good news.

Yomi Mizuhara said...

Has Palin cancelled her appearance at the AK State Fair? Cause that would be an indicator of things.

And yes, syrin is a complete and utter moron. I am in radio, and she sounds like an utter and complete fool.

Paul said...

http://tinyurl.com/5erfhx

techno said...

KBH was speaking at luncheon today a couple of hours ago and said she had not been asked to be the VP and was not going to Dayton tomorrow. Check the Houston Chronicle or google Kay Bailey Hutchison.

wk4christ said...

Yes it is! Awesome news! Sarah Palin is the only one who can deliver a real shocker to the Democrats!

Drew said...
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Drew said...

I have a source within the RNC that tells me McCain's pick will be a woman. I have been told the choice will be a unexpected and balanced pick. That's all I have.

Shay said...

Lol, at first that www.mccainpalin.com site was pissing me off, but now I think it's hilarious! I am alternating between redirection to mittvp.com and the mccainvp site wich says Pawlenty. This is awesome! I'm also noticing that none of the other sites are redirecting to a Palin-related site.
Also, I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that has noticed the hush-hush surround Palin on TV and radio. There was a brief discussion on the Dennis Miller radio show this afternoon. He was enthusiastic about a Palin vice presidency

Shay said...

Oh, and Paul-
I've been writing to the McCain online "store", asking them how I can get a McCain/Palin yard sign immediatly if that's his pick. (I want to be the first on my block to display it!)
No response yet

wk4christ said...

I just got an email from a person at a McCain regional campaign headquarters. They said they would "be sure to pass on" my support for Governor Palin.

They're listening!

ericthered said...

I am scared that a "surprise" pick for a politician is something very nuanced…like Obama picked Biden partially because he was born in Scranton, PA. Romney is a great pick: executive experience in a blue state, great economic mind. And polls show that he would help in Florida, Michigan, the west, and can stand toe to toe with hair-plug Joe in a debate. So, if it is MR…then this leaking thing is misdirection, because why would you leak that you are going to leak? It is going to leak anyway probably about the time that the speech is over and it will only be a footnote. The only reason to leak before the speech is if it is game changer that will but a little fear into the crowd in Denver.

I pray to God that he watches over us and helps us feel energized enough to defeat Obama and his absolutely despicable abortion stance. In doing so, if we can further the status of women in politics, who are on the right side of many moral issues…then that is all we can ask.

McCain has disappointed me so much in the last 8 years that I really can’t put too much faith in him. However, I should say that I have been so impressed with the way the campaign has utilized the media over the last 30 days. That is what is giving me hope!

techno said...

Drew, how are you privy to such information when the whole world and media doesn't apparently know that? I don't want you to reveal yourself but could you give us all a slight hint how among millions you can possess such a juicy piece of knowledge?

Drew said...

I can tell you I'm currently in Dayton with preliminary organizers.

Erin said...

Drew, if your info is correct, you TOTALLY rock. That sounds like a great source, but I'm wondering how many people know the actual pick right now if the pick doesn't even know. I'm hoping you're right, even if it doesn't end up being Sarah. We're ready for a woman pick.

And I agree with everything said about Syrin so far.

Yomi Mizuhara said...

Drew, if what you have said is true, Can you give us more information on Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman? Are they both from California? Are they credible? Are they not icky?

Stacy said...

McCain's ad tonight congratulates Obama on his historic nomination. How classy.

Boltsfan said...

http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=57923&cat=5

This website indicated that Palin, and Jindal have declined the VP. I know Jindal has, but I did not hear Palin had.

Drew said...

All I've been told is that John McCain's selection will be a surprise and that it will be a woman.

DPCPastor said...

What about Marsha Blackburn of TN? If Hutchinson is out and Palin has declined the bench is not very deep for Republicans and conservative women. I am assuming Liddy Dole is too old.

techno said...

Hot Air reports that Pawlenty said that he will be at the Minnesota State Fair tomorrow.

wk4christ said...

I saw that article about them saying that Palin declined the nomination. I don't believe it's true. I think I would agree with those that are saying that the McCain campaign and the conservative media are both working very hard to keep it secret. I still think it's Palin!

ericthered said...

I can't imagine it being Fiorina or Whitman because of the lack of policy experience...then again...not too far from BO. I know they have CEO experience. Who else is left? I can't imagine Condi saying yes after the most difficult 8 years...AND I am not sure if McCain would want to create a link to the Bush administration when BO is trying to do just that.

Mark said...

1. Jindal said that he didn't want it. Palin said that she didn't think that she'd be the choice.

2. Pawlenty said that he'd be at the fair before he canceled everything. I still think that he's a decoy (see Bayh).

3. Drew, I hope that you're right. I have my doubts, but that would be one heck of a buzz. I don't see it being Fiorina (the HP era). I don't see it being KBH (age and McCain and she have a cool relationship). My guess, if you're not BSing us (and it's fun anyway if you are) is that it's Whitman, Palin, or Blackburn. Whitman's stike is no government experience. Blackburn's strike is another member of Congress. Oh, how I'd like to believe . . . then I remember that it's McCain that we're talking about.

Drew said...
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Saundra Santiago said...

The line in that "press release" says that Palin and Jindal have "declined the notion" which doesn't mean the same as declining an offer. Every possible candidate has declined the notion.

James said...

The allegation that Palin has declined the VP slot is not true. She has said in multiple recent interviews that she would like to be in that position.

Chris said...

re: Meg Whitman-

I'm telling you that will be beyond disaster

Obama ads showing outrageous eBay owned palatial estates in Hawaii plastered all over the screen in between one person after another screaming how they got scammed and screwed on eBay-this would be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

TC Robinson said...

Everyone seems to think that whoever it is, it WON'T be a Washington insider. That rules out any female Senator's and Congresswomen.

I believe Drew, because he's knows what the backlash here would be, if he were wrong.

My gut tells me, that if he's right, it will be Palin or Whitman. Palin, of the two, would be the most "unexpected."

Valley Girl said...

"The governor will play some kind of unspecified role in the convention," McAllister said, "but the only contact with the McCain campaign has been a request for her to participate in a national conference call on energy issues. There has been no outreach or vetting regarding the vice presidency."

Mike said...

Interesting...the post from "james" at August 28, 2008 2:48 PM was just listed under "drew" moments before. In between, it said the post was removed by the author.

Doesn't do much for drew's credibility, in my opinion.

Drew said...

I will only say that in a little over an hour you will be able to find out who he picked. But I will say that those of you who follow this blog and others like it will not be disappointed. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's who you think it is.

Chris said...

ADAM

this Drew claims to be in Dayton-

Can you comment on the validity of that statement please.......

Erin said...

Yeah, I don't see Whitman being a good choice. I'd get in an ebay bashing ad if she went with Obama! Still ticked about the seller feedback business...even if that wasn't Whitman's brainchild.

Marcia said...

Here's the KBH link - http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08/28/texas-senator-says-shes-out-of-mccain-veepstakes/

Reading this has been informative and a little exciting - thanks folks!

Mongo Mere Pawn said...

Why the redirection to McCain-Pawlenty, -Hutchinson and -Romney sites from the "mccainpalin" domain? What an incredible tease. The McCain logo is official and the ads appear to be as well, so if this is a private firm trying to capitalize on the VP selection with frenzied web traffic, one wonders why the cooperation from Team McCain.

The report about Jindal and Palin declining the "notion," probably just regurgitates their self-deprecating statements about being honored, but not expecting, etc., etc.

So, Senator Hutchinson appears to have been a false flag, which surprisingly coincided with her appearance on one of the redirection domains. Governor Pawlenty's been on the short list for quite some time, but does not appear to be a choice deserving of the build-up. Romney has been the frontrunner the whole time, so the build-up appears to be inappropriate.

Only Senator Lieberman and a candidate not yet discussed seem to merit the build-up that the McCain campaign is signaling, and selecting Lieberman would turn next week into political Armageddon.

So, it appears Senator McCain has picked a woman running mate that will be a legitimate surprise to the MSM and the Democrats. Governor Palin surely fits that bill. Only Fox has discussed her as a possibility as far as the MSM is concerned, and they've been backing away somewhat lately. Congresswoman Blackburn also fits the bill, as would the two liberal businesswomen sometimes mentioned.

Out of those, however, only Governor Palin has shown any strength at the grassroots level, and among all the key constituencies in the party.

Things may be looking up.

Marcia said...

Here's another interesting post - http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08/28/texas-senator-says-shes-out-of-mccain-veepstakes/

Students of America said...

Did you just see the FNC report. Rick Davis confirmed VP was picked but Carl Cameron also said it can be anyone, including a "surprise pick rarely mentioned."

I guess all these reports about Romney and Pawlently are just apart of the Media feeding frenzy. FNC said the pick could be anybody and that the Secret Service with Romney is unconfirmed.

With Carl Cameron saying "surprise Pick" - please please please be Governor Sarah Palin

ericthered said...

Kathryn Harris!!!! Yes!!!!!





Just kidding! :-)

Stacy said...

Romney, Pawlenty, Ridge will appear with McCain tomorrow, but there is still a surprise name to come.

Marcia said...

where did drew go? he stirred the pot and left...

Marcia said...

http://www.nj.com/njvoices/index.ssf/2008/08/the_next_vice_president.html

PeanutbutterandJellybean said...

Ok, yesterday I read that when McCain announces his VP selection tomorrow he will be on a basketball court. Could that be a tie in with Palin? She was an outstanding basketball player in high school.

Anyone else read or here that???

Paul said...

I think it's game over.. but you never know.

http://tinyurl.com/6rzekp

"
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, too, was still a possibility, as was the idea that McCain would choose a dark horse from any number of names that have circulated.

McCain, however, was uncharacteristically silent.

As McCain and his wife, Cindy, boarded a plane in Phoenix bound for Dayton, Ohio, reporters shouted a barrage of questions at the senator about whether he'd made up his mind. McCain wasn't biting. He flashed a double thumbs-up and boarded the plane.
"

I think it's a dark horse.. whether it's Palin, we don't know.

Boltsfan said...

Very interesting. Although we all could be reaching.

Scott said...

If it is a surprise pick, be prepared for the MSM onslaught. On top of being liberal, they hate to be fooled. If Mac picks someone they didn't have on their "informed" short lists, they'll cover missing the story by calling it risky. Bet on it.

TC Robinson said...

I've read that as well. I found it wierd that they would make sure to mention it was a basketball court. Could be coincidence, IDK.

Drew said...

It is true the John McCain will be with his Vice Presidential nominee at a basketball arena in Dayton, Ohio. It's up to you to decide if that signals anything.

DPCPastor said...

My friend from AK said Palin is proabbly sleeping right now since its 1:30. Do you REALLY think she would be sleepign if it was her? LOL JK! ;)

Boltsfan said...

It totally depends on his VP. If not Palin, Romeny, I'll vote for him. If it's anyone else, I'll see you in 2012.

Jindal/Palin 2012
Palin/Jindal 2012

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

Hey everyone. Just for the record, I don't know any more than all of you. Can't confirm anything from Drew, but hoping he's right.

Boltsfan said...

sorry, If it's not Palin or Romney, I WILL NOT VOTE.

Valley Girl said...

OMG! It's 1:30 on the afternoon you idiot!

Scott said...

Do we even know if Mac has told the pick yet? He may have told some to be ready for a quick exit out of town, which is why Romney and Pawlenty cancelled appearances. Palin would need the most warning to get to Ohio since she's in Alaska. Anyone know how long that flight might take?

Dr. Vicki said...

KBH was just on Fox and was very clear that she was not the vp pick. Unless McCain hadn't called her yet. Just kidding. It seemed like a real no nonsense interview.
I do think it will be a dark horse. We'll just have to wet our pants waiting.
And Valley Girl, I guess I'll have to get a hobby. HA!

DPCPastor said...

Adam, Can you confirm that Governor Palin is likely asleep right now since its 1:30 a.m.? lol

Marcia said...

valley girl - you're a little bitter, eh?

Valley Girl said...

Marcia - I'm surprised at how stupid some people are! Alaska IS in the U.S., ya know.

It's 1:30 in the AFTERNOON here.

SOURCE: NAME MAY LEAK AT 6 PM ET... WITH SOME SORT OF CONFIRMATION AT 8 PM... DEVELOPING...
NEWS HAVOC...
PAWLENTY CANCELS NUMEROUS PUBLIC APPEARANCES...
ROMNEY FAMILY GETS SECURITY SWEEP...

Drew said...

I have been told all those considered for nomination have been notified if they are or are not the Vice Presidential pick. The news will be coming very soon.

Yomi Mizuhara said...

The Drudge's 6PM Time frame is looking to come true, if Drew's statements come into fruition.

wk4christ said...

The flight from Alaska to Dayton would be about 6 hours. There would also be a 4 hour time difference. So, if she left Alaska at 6 PM, she would get into Dayton at 4 AM Eastern.

Boltsfan said...

From Drudge
Romney 49%
KBH 17% OUT
Dark Horse 17%, Hopefull are Girl.

Everyone has single digets.

PeanutbutterandJellybean said...

Team McCain is going to leak the VP name selection tonight during Obama's coronation?

DPCPastor said...

It's not surprising drudge poll has Romeny up. Drudge has pushed Romeny for over a year. He has buried stories on almost all other VP possibolities except the ones he knows will make conservitives livid and therofore help ROmney.

Yomi Mizuhara said...

http://culture11.com/blogs/theconfabulum/2008/08/28/breaking-news-romney-believes-hes-out/

This site is saying Romney may well be out.

Rob said...

PB&JB--that's the rumor. Personally, I think McCain's congratulatory ad makes that less likely.

Marcia said...
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TC Robinson said...

I thought the same thing Rob as soon as I saw that video.

Marcia said...

vg - I never said it wasn't or that it was in the am - someone else did. I was just pointing out that you seem a little abrazive, take it down a notch. These good people are just excited about a the pending VP announcement and I'm just riding their wave.

Snowed In said...

ROMNEY FAMILY GETS SECURITY SWEEP...

Drudge pulled this headline about ten minutes ago.

Drew said...

As earlier stated, Mitt Romney will not be chosen as John McCain's running mate.

TC Robinson said...

Drew, what exactly do you do with the campaign?

DPCPastor said...

I said it was. I was trying to add some levity to the post showing how over the top we are all being. It is a literary technique hyperbolie. Thus the LOL JK and :) after my comment.

Valley Girl said...

Marcia - I know. I should expect that people posting here don't understand time zones.

Students of America said...

This is nerve racking. I haven't been this excited since I was a teenage volunteer for McCain in NH 2000.

Hope it's Gov. Palin.

Drew said...

I am not in any way officially affiliated with the McCain campaign. I'm receiving my information from McCain campaign sources who I am in contact with.

Snowed In said...

I should expect that people posting here don't understand time zones.

Or sarcasm.

TC Robinson said...

Without revealing anything too incriminating Drew, just what do those "sources" do?

Also, have they given you a name?

DPCPastor said...

Again, Valley Gril, if you go back and look at my comment it was meant to be SO outrageous that it was humerous. Using irnoey to show how over the top the discussion has gotten. I did not mean to offend and I am quite aware of time zones though not always aware of what time it is (;). lol see I did it again.

ericthered said...

Hopefully, they will start leaking who didn't get it...one at a time, so the media can update the list and keep speculating for a few hours.

wk4christ said...

http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/08/28/will-mccain-pick-a-chick/

The part where Palin is mentioned says:

"And the potential masterstroke: Sarah Palin, the 44-year-old governor of Alaska. She’s charismatic, popular (her approval rating is over 90) and a mother of five (including a newborn). She’s also a member of Feminists for Life so the pro-life McCain could score points endorsing female power while continuing to contain their reproductive rights. She’ll appeal to the GOP faithful (she’s pro-gun) but is known to stand up to oil companies. It’s high-risk/high-reward choice: the June-November pairing could give McCain’s campaign vitality and generational breadth. Or it could end up making him look like her out-of-it dad."

Drew said...

If I could get the name of who it is, I would be on Fox News and CNN right now. I don't know.

But I do have it CONFIRMED that it will NOT be Mitt Romney.

Marcia said...

ericthered - they already have, starting with Romney...

Boltsfan said...

I sure has heck don't think Palin is a "high risk".

Night Owl said...

I'm excited, but so nervous!!! I'll just be glad when it's over. I think my friends are sick of me speculating anyway.

wk4christ said...

Good! At least Romney's out! Come on!

PALIN! PALIN! PALIN!

TC Robinson said...

But Drew, your source says it IS a woman, correct?

wk4christ said...

I don't think Palin's high-risk, either. I know she'd do a wonderful job as VP!!

Drew said...

I have a source within the RNC that tells me McCain's pick will be a woman. That is from the RNC, not the McCain campaign.

I have it confirmed from the campaign that Romney is not it.

Marcia said...

you all have made me excited about Sarah Palin, but I must admit I'd be pretty pleased with Condi on the ticket as well.

ericthered said...

I would leak the Pawlenty next...so the MSM will go nuts thinking it is Ridge or Lieberman...Olberman and Matthews will be having seizures because they think McCain has tapped Lieberman...

Romney was a great candidate and I really appreciate his willingness to step down after Florida to assist McCain...unlike Huckabee.

Valley Girl said...

Marcia - I agree with you about Condi.

Marcia said...

new on drudge - http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/28/america/28repubs.php.

Drew grew a little credibility with this one - see the first paragraph

Boltsfan said...

Romney was chosen by 38 percent of delegates in a new CBS News/New York Times poll, far ahead of the second place finisher, former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who was selected by 7 percent of delegates attending the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor, and Tim Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor, were each selected by 4 percent of delegates surveyed. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin were each selected by 2 percent.

I'm not sure I trust a CBS/NY Times Poll

danheister said...

Marcia,

I'd love to see condi too, but it wont happen... BO will hammer McCain-Rice as being "4 more years of Bush" and the media will grill them

PeanutbutterandJellybean said...

If someone thinks Palin is high risk, then what the heck is Nobama?

Snowed In said...

Not to rain on your parade, Marcia, but that article's been up all day.

wk4christ said...

The thing about Condi is that she is kind of wishy-washy on abortion. She calls herself "mildly pro-choice." I don't think that will be acceptable with many conservatives. I do have great respect for her, though.

With that being said, I still think Sarah Palin is the best bet!

Marcia said...

smart man, boltsfan.

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