ST. PAUL, Minn. - Senator John McCain was nominated by the Republican Party to be the 44th president of the United States after asking delegates, “Do you think we made the right choice” in picking Ms. Palin as the vice-presidential nominee?
The roll-call vote just after 11:00pm Topeka time, makes Mr. McCain the first Republican presidential candidate to share the ticket with a woman and only the second presidential candidate from a major party to do so, after Walter Mondale selected Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate for the Democratic ticket in 1984.
But the nomination was a sideshow to the evening’s main spectacle, the speech by the little-known Ms. Palin, a 44-year-old mother of five who told her own life story after a rocky start last week, worrying some of McCain's closest advisors.
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