NAM EVP says Palin is smart pick for Republican VP.September 3, 2008 -
On "America's Business with Mike Hambrick" radio program and vodcast, NAM Executive Vice President Jay Timmons says presidential nominee Sen. John McCain made smart move in picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. Palin supports fiscal discipline, lower taxes, and the military. With regard to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, Timmons said nation needs clearer picture of what Obama is proposing to help manufacturers, businesses, and workers.
NAM Executive Vice President Timmons Says Palin "Smart Pick" for Repubican Vice President
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Press release date: August 29, 2008
Timmons Also Says Obama Must Outline Policies to Help Manufacturers and Workers
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29 - On this week's "America's Business with Mike Hambrick" radio program and vodcast, National Association of Manufacturers Executive Vice President Jay Timmons says presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made a smart move in picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. Timmons also said Illinois Sen. Barack Obama made history by becoming the first African American nominated to the White House and more Americans learned about his "incredible story." However, in weeks ahead the nation needs a clearer picture of what Obama is proposing to help our nation's manufacturers, businesses and workers. Timmons and an NAM team are on the road attending the Democratic National Convention in Denver and next week's Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
WHO: NAM Executive Vice President Jay Timmons
Former Executive Director of the National Republican
Timmons says Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin supports fiscal discipline, lower taxes and the military. She is a "very smart pick" to be McCain's running mate. She may also attract some Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton, he says:
"I do see it as a possibility that there will be some Hillary Clinton supporters who wanted to see Sen. Clinton because it would be a first for women. There are others who of course are philosophically not compatible with Gov. Palin and the McCain-Palin ticket. So she may not attract those. But if there are those who are looking at this as an opportunity for women to prove they can lead the nation then certainly she can attract some of those former Hillary supporters. There is no question that Sarah Palin is a trailblazer for women and very attractive to potential Hillary voters."
While acknowledging the historical significance of Obama's acceptance speech Thursday night, Timmons says he was troubled by some economic proposals mentioned in that address:
"There were a few things that we heard last night that were somewhat problematic for manufacturers and should be problematic for Americans. Alone there were four very significant references to increasing taxes on working Americans and also businesses which of course would result in fewer jobs for Americans. This is time now for Barack Obama to not only listen to the American people but outline his vision for the future. I think we're going to see in the next few weeks what he wants to do if he is elected."
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