Congratulations Sen. McCain, official nominee of the GOP

    It’s been a long time coming. But the story of McCain’s rise from “dead” in the summer of 2007 has been validated during the roll call that just passed the 1,191 vote line.Gov. Palin will be the big story tonight and for much of the rest of the campaign. But Sen. McCain’s victory in this primary is still a surprising story of success and proof | Read More »

    Sarah Palin. An Amazing, Historic, Epic Win.

    Sarah Palin took to the podium tonight and gave the speech of a lifetime, perhaps the best nationally broadcast political introduction in the convention history, and a knock out blow to the Obama-Biden campaign and their pals in the media.Governor Palin’s performance was phenomenal. It was amazing to be inside the XCEL Center listening, seeing the crowd’s reaction, and seeing Governor Palin take the fight | Read More »

    Palin Speech.

    :pause:Suckers.Speech after the fold.

    Barack Obama vs. Sarah Palin

    “My understanding is that Gov. Palin’s town, Wassilla, has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe 12 million dollars a year – [my campaign has] a budget of about three times that just for the month.” “This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the | Read More »

    Third of the Three.

    And he’s out to club him a baby harp seal: On the one hand, you’ve got a man who has dedicated his life to the service of his country. He’s been tested time and again by crisis. He’s passed every test. Even his adversaries acknowledge that he is a true American hero. He loves America as we all do – but he’s sacrificed for it | Read More »

    Norm Coleman on Obama’s Work Experience

    Norm Coleman on FOX tonight: “Barack Obama’s experience… he was a community activist in Chicago. Check out those communities. There is still some work to be done.”

    Second of the three: Huckabee.

    And serving up the humor: As much as I appreciate the opportunity to speak tonight, I really was originally hoping for the slot on Thursday called the acceptance speech. I really tire of hearing how the Democrats care about the working guy as if all Republicans grew up with silk stockings and silver spoons. In my little hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the 3 sacred heroes | Read More »

    First of the three: Romney.

    And serving up the raw meat: We need change all right – change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington — throw out the big government liberals and elect John McCain! Our economy is under attack. China is acting like Adam Smith on steroids, buying oil from the world’s worst, and selling | Read More »

    St. Paul is a Gas

    It’s day three in St. Paul and, if I have any luck, I’ll get tear gassed for the third day in a row. It’s been quite a week here. The protests are going full steam. We keep hearing about clashes with police, and I continue running around town chasing sirens, tyring to catch some photos and maybe get a little roughed up. In Denver, many | Read More »

    GOP Convention Day 3 Open Thread

    The convention starts shortly. I’ll go on and put this up for everyone to participate in.

    How Popular is Gov. Palin?

    The McCain team is sending out poll results from a new American Viewpoint poll of 400 RVs. The campaign did not commission this poll.Job Approval for Gov. Palin: 86%Among Independents: 86%Among Democrats: 75%Overall:McCain/Palin 57%Obama/Biden 33%Among Indies:McCain/Palin 50%Obama/Biden 37%Voters who say Energy is Top Issue:McCain/Palin 74%Obama/Biden 18%Who is more qualified, Palin or Obama:Palin 30%Obama 31%Equal 29%Does McCain chose of Palin make you more or less likely | Read More »

    On Gov. Palin: The Media is Obsessed with Social Issues

    The MSM could respond to the choice of Gov. Palin in several ways. It could focus on her history of fighting her own party on issues of corruption and her history of fighting large oil companies in a state where large oil companies own a sizable part of the economy. Or they could focus on her cultural background as a pro-lifer who is comfortable with | Read More »

    Running Speech Diary: Little Known Sarah Palin Facts

    Over at, Mike Turk is encouraging everyone on Twitter and elsewhere to engage in some running Sarah Palin facts during tonight’s speech. Feel free to jump on in.

    The RLC Lunch.

    Gotta say, both the National Taxpayer’s Union and the Republican National Coalition for Life are just the slightest bit more, ah, *accessible for these sorts of things. I thought that I’d check out the Republican Leadership Council lunch because, hey, big tent, right? – besides, I’m actually the moderate Republican around here.No, seriously. Pro-same sex marriage, pro-union, remember?They weren’t rude about it, but the RLC | Read More »

    The View Inside the Convention

    One thing I enjoy about having the great opportunity to attend events like the RNC Convention is seeing how different things look and feel in person. Here are a couple things I never really internalized watching conventions on TV.First, the TV interviews are often haphazard. It seems someone will walk by a TV booth and someone will grab them and say “hey, Mr. X, want | Read More »