Country First: Reform.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, named by Sen. McCain as his running mate just
days earlier on Aug. 29, fired up the crowd. Palin's much
speech served to introduce her many Americans and included some zingers
aimed at Sen. Obama. Earlier three former candidates, former
New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,
former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke. The evening concluded
with the roll call vote, officially making McCain the nominee.
Note:Had there been no hurricane, here is an
of the planned program as announced
on Aug. 26, 2008:
days are still to come."
--Sen. John McCain
The American story is one of
perseverance. Even in the
face of tough times, the ingenuity and spirit of the American people
has ushered in a new era of prosperity. Wednesday’s program will focus
on John McCain’s plans to get our economy back on track and continue
our long tradition of meeting the challenges we face and using our
prosperity to help others. The day will conclude with an address by the
vice presidential nominee.
Speakers will include:
-U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.)
-Meg Whitman, National Co-Chair for McCain 2008 and former President
and CEO of eBay
-Carly Fiorina, Victory ‘08 Chairman for the Republican National
Committee and former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co.
-Former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.)
-Mrs. Cindy McCain
-Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.)
-Republican Party’s Vice Presidential Nominee