"The Most Powerful Pages on The Planet"
October 2, 2008
Volume 1 - No.20
Darwin Campbell, Executive Publisher
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Palin Lights Up V.P. Debate with Sterling Performance and Down Home Touch
FORT WORTH-Looking the American people in the eye, Republican vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin demonstrated a knack to stand tall and talk tough with the big boys in her first head to head debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“This was a tough debate, but she performed well in the pressure cooker,” said Collin County Republican Chief Fred Moses. “She went up against a political giant, held her own and showed the American people a side of her we all needed to see.”
Biden is the senior United States Senator from Delaware. He is both the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the November 2008 election and a candidate for re-election in the U.S. Senate. Barack Obama selected Biden to be the Democratic Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 U.S. election.
Prior to the debate, Palin had several questionable interviews with the media and was the subject of criticism by some in her own party as well as lampooned by political pundits as not being the right candidate to run on McCain’s ticket.
During the debate, Palin showed a calm demeanor and demonstrated a good grasp of domestic and foreign issues and appeared to be in touch with those living on Main Street.
She also sent a message that she intends to be active in finding ways to make America energy independent.
McCain-Palin 2008 Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker issued the following statement on the Vice Presidential Debate:
"Governor Palin proved beyond any doubt that she is ready to lead as Vice President of the United States.,” she said. “She won this debate, putting Joe Biden on defense on energy, foreign policy, taxes and the definition of change…Governor Palin was direct, forceful and a breath of fresh air."
On December 4, 2006, Governor Sarah Palin made history as the first woman to become her state's chief executive. As the 11th governor of Alaska, she has successfully fought the special interests, the lobbyists, the Big Oil companies and the good ol' boys network to reform a system that had bred corruption in her state.
Since taking office, her top priorities have been energy development, ethics reform, education and workforce development, public health and safety, and transportation and infrastructure development. She has brought Republicans, Democrats and Independents together to work to change the status quo in Alaska.
McCain selected Palin for her Maverick spirit describing her as much like himself.
Moses agreed with the assessment of the debate adding that Palin demonstrated a commanding knowledge of the issues and what is needed to change the direction America is heading.
“She showed her versatility and that she can be strong amidst tough questions,” he said. “She is responsive to Main Street and showed she can perform under pressure.”
During the debate, Palin talking points including blasting Barack Obama's record of voting to raise taxes, opposing the surge in Iraq, and proposing to meet unconditionally with the leaders of state sponsors of terror.
She rebuked the notion that a McCain-Palin is linked to the past eight years of George W. Bush administration.
“She disallowed that link and forced Biden to focus on her,” Moses said. “She stood her ground and is the real deal.”
Hazelbaker said the differences between the Obama-Biden ticket and the McCain-Palin ticket could not have been clearer in the debate.
“The American people saw stark contrasts in style and worldview,” she said. “They saw Joe Biden, a Washington insider and a 36-year Senator, and Governor Palin, a Washington outsider and a maverick reformer.”
Moses added that Palin proves she can identify with Main Street stressing her past working in the community as a mother, businesswoman, mayor and now governor.
Palin talked about having to balance home budgets, live without having health insurance and working to make ends meet and deal with the worries of sending kids to college.
“Her charm and words struck a positive chord,” he said. “Her down home spirit and smile proves she is one of us and will go to Washington as an outsider to work for the people.”
With Obama and Palin in the race for the White House, voter registration efforts are at an all-time high and new voter rolls are swelling nationwide.
Moses is happy to see the interest in the election and expects the debate to have a positive energizing effect on the local electorate.
“This election has brought an influx of new people on both sides,” he said. “This is a historic year and we will see a lot of first timers to the polls. People are passionate and feel they have something to fight for.”