But he did not do it quietly. John McCain issued a warning to all politicians and lobbyists - "A Change Is Coming". That change is in the form of a new deal, a break from Partisan Politics and a break from corruption and business as usual in Washington DC. John McCain promises to lead the nation in a much needed reform of her leaders and their corruption.
How better can John McCain, Republican Candidate for the Presidency, show the citizens of this country that his promise of actual change - of actual reform in DC - is true? Sarah Palin.
John McCain and Sarah Palin represent the most frightening duo to the status quo in the District of Columbia, quoting John McCain:
"I’m not in the habit of breaking promises to my country and neither is Governor Palin. And when we tell you we’re going to change Washington, and stop leaving our country’s problems for some unluckier generation to fix, you can count on it. And we’ve got a record of doing just that, and the strength, experience, judgment and backbone to keep our word to you.”For years I have held a disdain for Senator John McCain - for his often liberal legislation that struck at the very core of what I believed. And I will make the admission now that this ill feeling was partisan in nature... McCain broke ranks with the Republicans on one too many issues.
However, with the selection of Sarah Palin and the message delivered tonight, I believe that I can truly support the mission that John McCain is taking on - a mission of reform.
The GOP needs reform from her ranks swollen with corruption.
The Democrats need reform from their corrupt dealings within the once highly respected offices in the federal government.
Washington DC needs reform from it's Pork Barrell ways, aimed at encouraging lobbyists and providing a breeding ground for scandal and corruption.
And the federal government needs reform from a set of rules and regulations put in place in a time when business and the world worked much differently under very different technologies.
John McCain is taking the mantra from Obama - and promises to deliver true Change.
Obama's change is that of increasing government influence in our daily lives - changing from a libertarian based society to a socialist based society.
McCain's change is that of fixing the ills in the government, reducing it's size, and ensuring that the citizens are released from the authoritarian society we fear, and are allowed to live locally under more personal responsibility - the way this country was intended in it's founding.
Sarah Palin was the ticket for me. John McCain has won my endorsement and my vote!