ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTVU) - This Flashback Friday we're taking a look back at the 2008 Republican National Convention which was held in St. Paul, Minnesota.
It's when Sarah Palin was the surprise pick for Vice President. She ran alongside Senator John McCain.
We reported that Joe Lieberman had been the front runner as McCain's runningmate. But, since he was a former Democrat and favored abortion rights Conservatives threatened to bolt. We reported that may have been why McCain turned to Palin so quickly.
Palin spoke at the RNC saying, "Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presedential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involved. I guess a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer except that you have actual responsibilities..."
President Obama along with runningmate Joe Biden went on to win the election with 69.5 million votes which represented more than 43 percent of the population in the United States.