Not Doubting Palin's Popularity
For those who are worried about Sarah Palin's popularity in Alaska, think again! Two new ad's on the airwaves in Alaska for the Republican congressional primary feature Governor Palin, and she is not even running for Congress. Touting her endorsement is a clear sign she remains the most popular Governor in America.
Parnell Ad Here: CFG Ad Here;
According to several media outlets, John McCain has NOT selected his VP nominee. I would caution everyone when listening to the speculation, as I doubt any of it is based on fact.
Despite nearly six years of torture and solitary confinement, Senator McCain was unwilling to cave to his captors (Hanoi Hilton) in North Vietnam, so I am confident that members of the media have not been able to solicit any meaningful VP information from his campaign team or the candidate himself. I also find great humor in the fact that many of the media reports on Senator McCain's VP nominee are from news organizations that are "unfriendly" to the McCain campaign. The New York Times and Mark Halperin are not the John McCain Christmas card distribution list.
The RCN has leaked a first draft of the list of speakers at the upcoming RNC convention (see here). This list is probably going to change drastically, for two reasons. #1 - Not one single member of Congress is scheduled to speak, and the speaking schedule has not been time stamped. #2 - It is fair to assume that one of the scheduled speakers is going to be nominated for Vice President. If John McCain had left off Palin, Romney, Jindal, Pawlenty or any of the other rumored names from the speakers list, then they would have had essentially tipped their hand to the media on who is on the shortlist for VP. The fact that Governor Palin has received a speaking role in prime time is a signal that she is held is very high regard by John McCain. Upon further examination of the this schedule, it appears as if just about all of the speakers are either close friends of Senator McCain or have been active in his campaign.
As of today, there is no reason to be doubtful or discouraged. We are in this!
Update; Mark Halperin (ABC News) has removed his post that suggested Romney will be the VP. Don't believe the hype. - Flavor Flave 1989.