Tonight it became very clear why John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate when the 44-year-old Alaska Governor took the stage at the Republican Convention and delivered one of the greatest Vice Presidential speeches in history. Palin effectively appealed to the audience's emotions while still delivering powerful blows to Barack Obama's campaign. She introduced America to her family, her struggles, and most importantly her strong record of fighting corruption and being a strong leader, not a "community organizer". One of the most memorable quotes of the evening was when Palin told the crowd that unlike Obama, who spoke to a wealthy San Francisco crowd about Americans "clinging to guns and religion", John McCain gives the same speech and is the same man whether he's in San Francisco or in Syracuse.
Tonight was truly an amazing night for the McCain-Palin ticket with powerful speeches from Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and of course Governor Palin. Obama's massive flaws were exposed, and America was given a clear alternative in Senator John McCain.