In an attempt to appeal to women, John McCain has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. But if she is against abortion rights then who does this help him in the long run?
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DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) – Republican John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his surprise choice for running mate on Friday, adding a political unknown to the presidential ticket who could help him appeal to women voters.
Palin, 44, will appear with McCain later on Friday in a rally in Dayton, Ohio, as the Arizona senator grabs the political focus away from Democratic rival Barack Obama one day after Obama accepted his party’s presidential nomination.
“Governor Palin is a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president,” McCain said in a statement announcing the choice.
“She has brought Republicans and Democrats together within her administration and has a record of delivering on the change and reform that we need in Washington,” the statement said.