Friday, August 22, 2008
An Important Messsage from Barack
throughout the long campaign it has been your support which has given me the drive to continue each day, so I wanted you to be the first to know the name of my choice for a running mate. The choice was not an easy one to make, and there were many qualified candidates.
From the beginning, I wanted to find someone who brought strengths to the table that would round out our campaign. Many Democrats and Independents have also expressed strong support for a female choice. And I wanted to chose a person with a strongly independent frame of mind, somebody who would tell me the truth rather than just what I wanted to hear.
I am glad to say I believe I have found that person. My choice has lived for many years close to the seats of power, and had the chance to not only observe the day-to-day running of our government in Washington, but to participate in it. She brings an accomplished resume to the campaign, and a reputation as a fighter and winner.
And lastly, I know that she can go toe to toe with John McCain and never flinch.
So today I am proud to announce that I have picked Cindy McCain to be my running mate.
On to Washington!