Listening to [the Democrats], you'd think that we were in the middle of a Great Depression -- that we're down, disrespected, incapable of prevailing against challenges that face us. Now, we know that we have challenges. Always have, always will. But we also know that we live in the freest, strongest, most generous and prosperous nation in the history of the world and we're thankful for that.
I say give me a tough Alaskan governor who has taken on the political establishment in the largest state of the union and won, over the Beltway business-as-usual crowd any day of the week.
But it's pretty clear the selection of Governor Palin has got the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic -- and no wonder. She's a courageous, successful reformer who's not afraid to take on the establishment.
The Democrats present a history-making nominee for president -- history-making in that he's the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for president. Apparently -- apparently they believe that he would match up well with the history-making, Democrat-controlled Congress -- history-making because it's the least accomplished and most unpopular Congress in our nation's history.
Together, they would take on these urgent challenges with protectionism, higher taxes and an even bigger bureaucracy and a Supreme Court that could be lost to liberalism for a generation.
This is not reform and it's certainly not change. It's basically the same old stuff they've been peddling for years.
My friends, we need a leader who stands on principle. We need a -- a president and vice president who will take the federal bureaucracy by the scruff of the neck and give it a good shakin'. And my friends, we need a president who doesn't think that the protection of the unborn or a newly born baby is above his pay grade. The man who will be that president is John McCain.
To all of the above: Well put, Senator Thompson. I guess the best evidence his speech was great was that CBS and NBC weren't willing to show it. (Fair? Balanced?)