Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sarah Palin: Come to Pennsylvania!

Bulletin for Republican congressional candidates and supporters: In KY exit polls are showing that two-thirds of Clinton voters are saying they will not vote for Obama in the General Election. Forty-one percent are saying they will vote for McCain.That's why I'm asking candidates and supporters to say, "A vote for my opponent is a vote for Barack Obama." That is not the conventional wisdom, but the conventional wisdom is wrong in this case. Tie yourself to John McCain. (Please be kind enough to go Congressional Quarterly -- link below -- and vote for Gov. Sarah Palin (scroll down).

NOTE TO GOP CANDIDATES, STAFFERS, AND SUPPORTERS: Please scroll down to the bottom of this column to see an important message. See information about Tom Manion (8th district) activities at bottom of column.

What are Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her family doing front-and-center on this blog that generally discusses Pennsylvania candidates and Senator John McCain. I know that Sarah and her staff regularly visit my site(s). I am appealing to her to come to Pennsylvania and campaign vigorously for the congressional candidates here, especially the women: Toni Gihooley, Melissa Hart, and Marina Kats. I would ask Sarah to make a special appeal to those Pennsylvania voters who would like to see a female President. Many people believe Sarah herself will be the first woman elected to America's highest office. But it's essential for the Keystone State to send our female congressional candidates to the House of Representatives. Sarah, we want you, and we need you!

Will this woman, Alaska Gov. Sarah Heath be America's first female President? And will this man, Todd Palin, holding their new baby, Trig, be America's "First Dude?" There is a good chance John McCain will name her as his vice-presidential running mate. Please vote for her in the Congressional Quarterly "V-P Madness" poll (see below)

Palin Fans:

Gov. Palin is now just one victory away from WINNING CQ Politics' "VP Madness"! She beat out Rob Portman in the Final Four by a vote of 56%-43%, advancing to a final confrontation with Mike Huckabee. I'm very confident in the chances of a Palin victory, but the presidential primaries proved that underestimating Mike Huckabee is a huge mistake. So, let's make sure that we give our favorite governor as much help as we possibly can.

PLEASE let as many people as you can know about this poll. Post it on your blog, email your friends, write a note on your Facebook profile, anything to help push Gov. Palin over the top. Win or lose, VP Madness has been a major victory for our movement, but a win here could permanently catapult Sarah Palin into the top tier of the top tier of the veepstakes (at least as far as the media is concerned).


Adam Brickley
Founder, "Draft Sarah Palin for Vice President"

Note from Steve: Adam Brickley, a 21-year-old college student (who's graduating this week in Colorado Springs) is the finest young political operative in the country. Please cast your ballot for Sarah, a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-military, pro-integrity woman who just might be "Mt. Rushmore material."

As for Adam, I'm hoping to get him involved in the critical congressional races in Pennsylvania. Other national activists and operatives -- including Oklahoma's Sharon Caliendo and a young computer expert in India (!!) have vowed to help the Pennsylvania candidates.

Note to candidates, staffers, and supporters: For candidates to win in November, they must make a powerful case that they're going to Washington for one critical reason: to solve national problems (health care, crime, education, terrorism, and the like).

Our national problems are NOT insoluble. Take education: In one all-Black school in Harlem, the number of new first-graders in one school (in a program called "Success") only 11% of students started the year at or above their grade level in mathematics. At the end of the year, the percentage at or above grade level was 86%. How the school did it will be explained this week in a short article, and there's nothing mysterious about the success. We need that kind of progress and accountability in all schools, and the congressional candidates have to make that exact point. We shouldn't send students to school to fail, but rather to flourish.

Also, can we solve the crime problem in our cities and suburbs? You bet we can. What about health care? Yes!


Ted said...

Don't lose faith if Sarah Palin loses to Huckabee in the final round. She's still a winner! And, knowing that Palin is the VP choice the Dems fear the most (whereas Huckabee is the VP choice the Dems would want to run against the most), there may be som crossover Dems voting for Huckabee here.

Ted said...

Excellent piece on behalf of Governor Palin as McCain's VP in 5/21/08 Jewish World Review:


ted said...

Heard caller to Rush Limbaugh Show (mid 2nd hour 5/21/08) discuss the merits of Sarah Palin as McCain's VP choice to pick up disaffected (angry) female Hillary voters if Obama (not Hillary) is their Dem nominee.

Stephen R. Maloney said...

Dear Ted: Thanks so much for your comments, which are always welcome. Sarah is an oustanding human being, and she has had experience with very tough campaigns. She's very unusual in that she has strong appeal plus to evangelicals and to women professionals. She has some of the same "bulldog" qualities that Democratic women admire in Mrs. Clinton.

My http://hillarysupportersformccain.blogspot.com has become a lot more significant than I imagined it would be.

steve maloney
ambridge, pa

ted said...

Here's an important piece of advice: If it looks like it's going to be McCain/Palin anyway (and that should be a "no brainer" for Team McCain), McCain should announce NOW or VERY SOON, rather than later towards the convention. There's currently a growing chorus for Obama/Hillary (as VP) ticket (in fact the Dems are likely aware of the Palin phenomenon). If the GOP waits while movement for Hillary as VP grows -- even worse until after it is solidified that Hillary will/could be VP pick -- selecting Palin will be portrayed by Dems/liberal media more as a reaction by GOP selecting its own female (overshawdoing Palin's own remarkable assets), rather than McCain taking the lead on this. Selecting Palin now or early (contrary to the punditocracy) will mean McCain will be seen as driving the course of this campaign overwhelmingly, and the DEMS will be seen as merely reacting. And, there's absoultely no down-side to this because even if Hillary is a no-go as VP for Obama, the GOP gains by acting early. McCain the maverick. Palin the maverick. Do it now!

There's no reason, and actually substantial negative, in McCain waiting to see what the Dems do first insofar as his picking Palin as VP, because, no matter who Obama picks, Palin is by far (and I mean far) the best pick for McCain and the GOP, especially in this time of GOP woes. The GOP can be seen as the party of real 'change' (albeit I hate that mantra, change, change, bla bla), while not really having to change from GOP core conservative values, which Palin more than represents.

In light of the current oil/energy situation, as well as the disaffected female Hillary voters situation, and growing focus on McCain's age and health, Palin is more than perfect -- now.

(Perhaps Team McCain is already on to this.)

Ted said...

Just heard the most amazing (to me) discussion on FOX News Sunday Roundtable. Amazing because the crux, focus and conclusion of the entire discussion on McCain's best and most interesting VP pick in terms of specific favorable attributes, qualifications, needed excitement and "winnability" pointed to none other than Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as being the perfect selection -- YET THEY NEVER ONCE MENTIONED HER!

Am I missing something here? They mentioned virtually everyone BUT Sarah Palin. They mentioned all the female contenders BUT Sarah Palin; they mentioned all the youthful contenders BUT Sarah Palin (even lesser probabilities in both categories).

Am I missing something here? (or was this somehow more than accidental?)

Ted said...

Q&A How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters? Answer: PALIN Veep!