Why I Am Supporting John McCain
By Representative Cam Ward (R-Alabaster)
In the fall of 2007, John McCain seemed to be in a political tailspin. The presumptive Republican frontrunner who had given George Bush a run for his money in 2000 was trailing in the polls to newcomers Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney [...]
Alabama is blessed to be at the beginning of any state roll call at the convention. I know the Democrats probably also appreciate this fact because after the first few states the television cameras move on to the talking heads. Spencer and Mike Hubbard announced Alabama’s votes last night. With the retirement of Terry [...]
I pull for the underdogs and I have to say Sarah Palin really inspired the convention tonight. Without a doubt no one fired up the crowd during this convention like Palin did tonight. I think Sarah Palin not only did what she needed to do but also gave some great energy to this convention. [...]
Sen. John McCain may be the Republican presidential nominee, but Gov. Sarah Palin is stealing the show at the RNC even before her highly anticipated speech tonight. At the Alabama delegate’s breakfast today, two of the morning’s speakers praised Palin as the vice presidential nominee.
Mike DuHaime, political director for the McCain campaign, [...]
I learned last night that I should be careful of who I ask for directions. When I tried to ask a few police officers for directions when I left the Xcel Center Tuesday night, some were as confused as I was because they aren’t St. Paul natives either. Police forces from as far away [...]
While many bloggers I’ve met here in St. Paul have complained about the seats the RNC gave to the “New Media” at the convention, I thought my view made the opening night on Tuesday a lot more entertaining. “Blogger Row” is basically in the highest level of seats in the stadium looking at the [...]
When Gov. Sarah Palin speaks tonight it will be the single most important speech of this convention I believe. While John McCain does not address the convention until tomorrow night I think it is safe to say he is a known commodity unlike Governor Palin. The expectations are going to be very high for [...]
The hardest part about enjoying a convention is trying to keep up with all the events going on. I know this probably even more so for the Democrats. Last night Huckabee had a band playing at the same time various other country and rock concerts are going on around the city. These events are [...]
I’m going to to try to clarify what I’ve been told about what happened yesterday when a brick was thrown at a bus carrying members of the Alabama delegation at the RNC.
A member of the delegation said today that the brick did not break through the window, but it did severely crack [...]
Despite the cooling weather and strong breeze all day, about five people sported shorts, flip-flops and t-shirts to advertise political footwear from www.flopyourvote.com. The red version of the flip-flops have rubber beads shaped like Sen. John McCain’s head attached to the shoe. The blue version includes rubber beads shaped like Sen. Barack Obama.
I have served in the legislature with Rep. Jay Love for the last 6 years. While I have heard him go to the microphone on many occasions to debate an issue I don’t believe I have ever heard him give a speech before. I know he has given many of them but since I [...]
Before he gives his speech at the Xcel Energy Center tonight, Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., spoke to a group of bloggers this morning about Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and what he thinks of the media’s coverage.
After running against him for a few months, Thompson said the most important thing he [...]
I know this is going to come as a shock to many of my Democrat friends but yes, Republicans really do know how to have fun too. I know this post is on the lighter side from my post yesterday about the Palin pick, I thought it would be fun to point out the [...]
Regarding the brick thrown at the Alabama bus that Rep. Ward mentioned… there are conflicting accounts as to the outcome.
Either the windshield did not break (according to this account from Jefferson County Commissioner Bettye Fine Collins via Mary Orndorff), or the brick went through the window and cut the bus driver [...]
While I know this is already being reported in the mainstream media I thought it was worth mentioning here that the Alabama Delegation bus as hit by a brick which was thrown by a protestor today. Julie and I were dragging our feet getting over to the convention center so we luckily were not [...]