John McCain hit it out of the park.
"Brilliant!" "Electrifying!" "Energizing!" – words used to describe Sen. John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as a running mate.
So dazzling, so groundbreaking was his choice on the day following the Democratic National Convention, that no one even remembered the speech that other guy gave in that stadium.
What Sarah Palin did is something no one else quite could. She energized the pro-life base of the Republican Party while reaching out to the disgruntled Hillary supporters.
Let me give you 15 reasons why Palin will lead to McCain's victory in November:
- She is solidly pro-life. When running for office, Palin called herself as "pro-life as any candidate can be." But what about the tough cases? She's not only right on paper; she's put her faith to action. In April of this year, Palin gave birth to a child with Down syndrome and feels blessed that God chose her to care for this special baby.
- She is pro-marriage. Palin opposes redefining marriage. She supported the Alaska Constitutional Amendment to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman, which passed in 1998 by nearly 70 percent.
- She is pro-God. While a lot of people talk about God and claim Christianity, we judge a tree by its fruit. And Sarah has it. We can see it all the way back to high school where she headed the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and led the team in prayer before games.
- She's fiscally conservative. As mayor, Palin kept her campaign promise to reduce the salary of the office and reduced property taxes by 40 percent. Homeowners can stand up and cheer. Shortly after taking office as governor, Palin auctioned the state's jet on eBay. Taxpayers can now cheer – finally someone who'll pass up the perks to serve us.
- She is pro-drilling. Palin has been an articulate spokesperson for drilling, including opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in direct opposition to Obama, Pelosi and the Democrats who insist we buy our gas from the terrorists.
- She is a woman. The 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling are about to shatter. Thank you, Hillary, for helping to pave the way. But Palin's not just a woman – she's the right woman.
- She has executive experience. She is the only one running who has the executive experience needed to help lead this country.
- She is outside the Beltway. You could hardly get farther outside the Beltway than Sarah Palin in miles and in philosophy.
- She is pro-gun. A life-long member of the NRA, Palin is someone who really believes in the Second Amendment. She woke up at 3 a.m. to hunt moose with her father before going to school. When that 3 a.m. call comes, she's already up and ready.
- She is pro-defense. She was visiting the troops in Kuwait and wounded soldiers in Germany long before she was running for vice president. That other guy didn't even visit them when he wanted to become commander in chief. Her son, Track, enlisted in the Army on Sept. 11 of last year and will be deployed to Iraq on Sept. 11 of this year.
- She is against corruption. Palin fought corruption even within her own party and publicly questioned Republican Sen. Ted Stevens about the federal investigation that resulted in indictment.
- She is young. The youngest governor ever to hold office in her state. Younger and more experienced than what's-his-name.
- She has already won over McCain opponents. Dr. James Dobson, who has said in the past that he would not vote for McCain, with Palin on the ticket, is now enthusiastically behind him with "the same excitement he felt when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated."
- She turns voters into workers. Callers on my radio program who were previously apathetic said the choice moved them to tears and would move them to action. It has not only turned non-voters into McCain voters, it has turned those who were only planning to vote into those who are willing to work – and work hard.
- She represents "change." While the other ticket talks of "change," the first woman on a GOP ticket is a far cry from the same ol' same ol' Washington insider choice Obama made.
The Republican Party is breathing fresh air. And hope is now more than just a word in this election.
It appears that God has given us another chance to finally stop the slaughter of innocent children and to protect the foundation of our nation that begins with marriage. He is giving us another chance, after all.
While Obama surrounds himself with unrepentant terrorists, corrupt campaign donors and plagiarizing Washington insiders, McCain has asked for the advice of someone who is above the fray and who's right on issues across the board. Palin "gets it" and can communicate it well.
It's been said that the best indication of who someone will select for the courts is who they select as their running mate. If that is so, the selection of Sarah Palin is more than "Brilliant!" "Electrifying!" and "Energizing!" The selection of Sarah Palin will lead to words like: "Rejuvenating!" "Victory!" and "Landslide!"