Payoff in McCain’s Effort to Woo Conservatives

Sep 3rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

The New York Times: Moments after Senator John McCain announced his running mate — Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, an outspoken abortion opponent — his campaign sprang into action to fan flames of enthusiasm among his party’s demoralized conservative supporters.

At a lunch Friday in Minneapolis, two of his top advisers — Charlie Black, a veteran political operative, and Dan Coats, a former senator from Indiana — were extolling Ms. Palin’s virtues to about 150 influential evangelicals as evidence of Mr. McCain’s ideological commitments.

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