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From the Floor: Energized for McCain

Kate Maxwell

Kate Maxwell is a Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Virginia Politics. She is from Midlothian in Chesterfield County.

Hey everyone! I'm Kate and I'll be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for the GOP National Convention. I am a junior at Virginia Tech, and at 20, I'm the youngest delegate this year from Virginia.

This is not only my first convention; it's the first presidential election in which I'll be able to vote. That's pretty exciting for a college student. With all the hype about the Obama-mania among voters my age, I'm excited to show that students in Virginia are energized and motivated, and we support John McCain.

I am the political director for the College Republican Federation of Virginia, and I know that students will be working all over the Commonwealth for John McCain, Jim Gilmore, and all of our Republican candidates - Obama may have the celebrities, but Senator McCain has the dedicated volunteers.

We had our first College Republicans meeting at Tech this week, and despite the rain, it was standing room only. I also might have snuck a peek through the window of the Obama headquarters...not even close. So far, the most excitement I've seen for Barack Obama has been (surprise) from the faculty.

I found out a few days ago that we'll be hearing from our amazing Congresswoman from the 2nd District, Thelma Drake. On Tuesday, Shirley Sadler, the president of the National Federation of Republican Women will be speaking to the delegates - just a few days ago, she came down to Blacksburg for the opening of the Republican Headquarters in Montgomery County. I know it's going to be a great week, and I can't wait to fill you in!

Kate Maxwell

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 29, 2008; 8:12 PM ET
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Comments

"Obama may have the celebrities, but Senator McCain has the dedicated volunteers."

Cute talking point for someone whose preferred candidate has been on Jay Leno 13 times, hosted SNL multiple times, and enlists the support of folks like Jon Voigt, Dean Cain, and Carrie Underwood at their convention.

Plus, Obama has nearly 1 million volunteers and growing. He is truly the grass-roots candidate. McCain doesn't even have half as many volunteers. Instead of shilling for the Republicans, shouldn't you be in class anyway?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

"Cute talking point for someone whose preferred candidate has been on Jay Leno 13 times, hosted SNL multiple times, and enlists the support of folks like Jon Voigt, Dean Cain, and Carrie Underwood at their convention."

Wait, a Obama supporter is criticizing someone for too much press exposure and too many celebrity endorsements? hahahahahhahahahahahhhahaha. I'll be sure to remember that as he makes the cover of E again this month.

PS
Your talking points are to criticize Palin for NOT being on enough shows (like meet the press). Perhaps its you who should report back to cool aid class where you can finish learning the talking points and how to chant "change" like a zombie. You'll need all the "change" you can find if Obama ever gets in. Even with Palin in he is still the least experienced person on either ticket.

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich | September 1, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

I wasn't excited about the Republican ticket until Friday. Now I'm stoked

Posted by: Bgee | September 1, 2008 1:46 AM | Report abuse

I like Palin better than Obama Hussein.

Posted by: Mazhar | September 1, 2008 3:09 AM | Report abuse

It was so nice to see in Post today that you will be blogging from the convention. I look forward to hearing how things are from a college students point of view.

Posted by: Hokiemom | September 1, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Have fun this week Kate! This will be a truly wonderful experience for you, I'm sure! Be sure to make the most of it!

Posted by: VAdem | September 1, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Kate,

I am sure you are proud to live in a nation where you can connect with the presidential election in a real-time manner. Whereas I don't support political parties, I do support our Constitution and the ideals it stands for. I look forward to reading your blog!

Posted by: David J. Barrish | September 2, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

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