The RPV on the McCain naming Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate today:
“John McCain hit it out of the park with his selection of Governor Palin,” said Delegate Jeffrey M. Frederick, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. “This is a bold, fresh, and exciting choice that clearly demonstrates that Republicans aren’t reading from a script, but giving the nation a real choice: between an inexperienced Senator running with a Washington insider; versus a true independent-minded maverick American hero running with a successful and dynamic female executive, a conservative and a reformer, who couldn’t be further from Washington-as-usual.”
The RPV on the potential for Gov. Kaine to be Obama’s running mate, six days ago:
Frederick added that Kaine’s weak leadership and lack of any signature accomplishment was too much even for Obama to ignore.
“Tim Kaine’s only virtue as a potential running mate is that he would not have overshadowed Senator Obama – as he is one politician in America less prepared to lead America than Obama himself” said Frederick. “But by every other measure, Kaine would have been a disaster for Obama: a first-term liberal governor with absolutely no accomplishments, who just abandoned his home state in the midst of a massive budget deficit to campaign for a promotion,” Frederick added.
Gov. Palin, fresh from a teeny town’s city council, with just two years as governor as one of the least populous states in the nation? Bold, fresh, exciting, successful, and dynamic. Gov. Kaine, three years into his term as governor, on the heels of four years as lieutenant governor, following a term as mayor of Richmond? Weak, first-term, no accomplishments, abandoning his home state to campaign for a promotion.