Orange County, NY – Senator John McCain Thursday night delivered his acceptance speech as the Republican Party's nominee for President and he proved he is the right man for the job. That assessment came from Ruben Estrada of Orange County, NY, a delegate to the convention. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Albany, NY – Major attention has been paid to the vice presidential nominees these past two weeks of political conventions, but the real attention for the next two months will rest on John McCain and Barack Obama, according to pollster John Zogby.
Albany, NY – Florida Senator and former Chairman of the GOP Mel Martinez says John McCain must capture the Latino vote to win in November. Martinez also said that McCain represents the future of the Republican Party and the evolving message of the party.
"The Hispanic vote in our country is spread out over some very key parts of the country," Martinez said.
"Doing well [with Latinos] is really important as part of the formula for victory," he added.
Albany, NY – Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's speech last night at the Republican National Convention drew stark contrasts between elected office and community organizing.
Making the claim that community organizing is not as important a skill as governing from office is a "dangerous" claim in this election, according to Dr. Angela Ledford, associate professor of political science at the College of St. Rose in Albany. Ledford was speaking on the VoxPop show on WAMC radio.
Rockland County, NY – Rockland County, NY Republican Party Chairman Vincent Reda is 100 percent behind Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as Senator John McCain's vice presidential choice. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Saint Paul, MN – New York delegates at the Republican National Convention cooled their heels and hoped that the hurricane would not be as destructive as originally predicted, so that they could get back to the business of selecting their candidates for President and Vice President. Meanwhile, they digested news that VP candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's teenaged daughter is pregnant. WAMC's Karen DeWitt reports.