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(4:39:49 PM) Anonymous: what the f**k is going on with McCain and the debate
(4:41:49 PM) Julian: he cancelled it
(4:44:51 PM) Anonymous: what the f**k
(4:44:59 PM) Julian: i think it’s a good move
(4:45:40 PM) Anonymous: i don’t know
(4:45:50 PM) Julian: you know why he cancelled it?
(4:46:00 PM) Anonymous: economic crisis
(4:46:07 PM) Julian: it’
(4:46:12 PM) Julian: it’s a great move
(4:46:24 PM) Julian: take charge on a topic obama leads in
(4:46:50 PM) Anonymous: why now and cancel until when….and to do what
(4:47:03 PM) Julian: show the voting public that he’s more concerned about taking action and helping them in the now, as opposed to being just another talking, do nothing politician
(4:47:21 PM) Julian: now because now is when the debate and law creation is taking place
(4:47:38 PM) Julian: until? until it’s been worked out, unless it takes too long
(4:48:01 PM) Julian: and to do what? to set the point that he cares more about serving us than serving his campaign
(4:48:15 PM) Julian: and it puts obama in bad footing
(4:48:25 PM) Anonymous: let’s see if all that transends to the electorate
(4:48:40 PM) Julian: the electorate get the message loud and clear
(4:48:57 PM) Anonymous: right now they see a candidate losing in the polls calling for a time out
(4:49:04 PM) Anonymous: that is still to be seen
(4:49:22 PM) Julian: i’m a little more optomistic that you are about it.
(4:50:02 PM) Julian: and even if some people see it for self-serving means, it’s still looks better that he’s in the trenches rather than just yammering on about it
(4:51:02 PM) Julian: and now obama is stuck in a hard place. do the same as mccain, and acknowledge that mccain was right on taking executive action… or keep campaigning and look selfish and like a do nothing
(4:51:15 PM) Julian: this is a good, honest move. and voters want that.
(4:52:27 PM) Julian: and they wont see a candidate losing in the polls standing aside and calling time out… the debate he cancelled was a foreign policy debate. a topic mccain dominates obama in.
(4:52:49 PM) Julian: if anything, there was no way mccain wouldnt have come out winning from the debate
(4:56:25 PM) Anonymous: was there a meeting in washigton scheduled for friday
(4:57:25 PM) Julian: i dont know
(4:58:34 PM) Anonymous: was there something scheduled within the next two days that requires a suspension…..why could he not have suspended the campaign on Friday after the debate
(4:59:41 PM) Anonymous: if he wa going to dominate the debate….dominate and then end it with saying that I will susepend my campaign for the next few days to address the economic crisis and ask Obama to join him on live tv
(5:00:14 PM) Anonymous: now that would have been a good move
(5:00:19 PM) Julian: maybe there was something you or i was not privy to
(5:00:46 PM) Julian: but then people would say he just cancelled it and went and helped when it was convenient for him
(5:00:57 PM) Julian: this is a strong message.
(5:01:00 PM) Anonymous: people can say that now
(5:01:08 PM) Julian: no
(5:01:27 PM) Julian: because the testimonies only started yesterday
(5:01:29 PM) Julian: with paulson
(5:01:41 PM) Julian: before that, it was just meetings with bush, paulson, and bernake.
(5:02:18 PM) Julian: and yesterday was when they started the congressional investigation on whether the plan should be enacted or not.
(5:03:04 PM) Julian: and i’ve heard nothing from the left or right suggesting he’s running from a fight with obama
(5:03:35 PM) Julian: mccain has to look genuine. and waiting till after the debate would just look self-serving

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Senator McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin has brought this election to a time for choosing. The candidates finally squared and centered in the politically arena, I am more than content stand with the McCain/Palin ticket, which provides a man and woman of action rather than hollow words.

To appreciate the selection of Palin at its core, we have only to open our eyes fully at Senator McCain. McCain, much to my chagrin, is and has always been a maverick, breaking with the party, and sometimes conservative principles, to serve his understanding of America’s best interest. The campaign finance reform and the immigration debates should have taught us all that McCain is interested in serving his understood vision of the greater good, whatever the political risk. In keeping with this spirit McCain has selected an individual who is not of Washington, not even by train. He has selected a person whose zeal and competence have shown like diamonds in the rough. Sarah Palin’s gender is of significance only to the women who will grow to admirer her, yet it is her fierce commitment to the soul of the conservative movement that will make her an outstanding Commander and Chief in waiting.

For months I have followed Governor Palin, intrigued by her willingness to grab government by the nose and force it to work. Whether standing up to Republican Senator Ted Stevens’ bridge to nowhere or her zealous advocacy for American energy independence, Palin has tackled the issues that trouble our party and challenge our nation. The Governor has tackled ethics reform and public corruption in the spirit of the old saying, Let Justice be Done Through the Heavens Fall. She has neither bent to power or party, committed to the cause of public service no matter the consequence. This is the leader McCain has aspired to be, Country First, no matter the cost.

Further, it should be comforting that at least one party will have a member of their ticket who has served as a government executive. Sarah Palin’s time as a Mayor and Governor make her the lone candidate on ether ticket who has enforced the laws passed by legislators, upheld a budget and been charged with crisis management. It is amazing that following Katrina and disasters of her sort that anyone would think this nation could go without a strong executive minded leader at the helm of our government. As an admirer of the Great State of Alaska, I have come to know that the north country is challenged by a climate that is harsh and unforgiving. Calamity is a daily occurrence on the North Slope, making Alaska a unique training ground by fire. No other candidate, on either ticket, knows the weight of managing a crisis. As a nation we are lucky to have a steady and experienced hand at helm should we meet rough seas.

On Domestic issues the Alaskan Governor has also proved to be McCain’s kindred spirit on issues of taxation and budget control. The sad reality is the Republican party has come off its ideological moorings on issues of spending. To lead the nation, our party must realize our cause is to control spending not race the Democrats to the trough of waste. Sarah Palin has led the revival of the Republican spirit in Alaska, and has the credentials to do so for our national party. McCain has not picked the oldest, most experienced, most en vogue running mate, he has selected the best bearer of his ideals.

On issues of State, Sarah Palin also provides our nation with an executive who has shared an international border with one sovereign nation in Canada, and abutting the Bering Sea with Russia. Any person with an inch of depth in geopolitical history will know that U.S. Russian relations on the Bering Sea have never been easy. Russian and Canada’s stance on the Law of Sea Convention put Alaska in the crossfire of an intense debate over sovereignty disputes between three nations, all with undertones related to resource exploitation and sea passage. An executive who has been able to navigate these issues without incident is more than qualified to aspire to the Vice-Presidency.

This election the American people will come to a time for choosing. On one end of the ballot John McCain and Sarah Palin will stand with careers of work and accomplishment. On the other side Barack Obama and Joe Biden will have careers of words. As a nation who values “walk over talk” I am confident the American people will choose Country First and elect the McCain/Palin team to lead our people.

~ Ignacio

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