Congratulations Sen. McCain, official nominee of the GOP

It’s been a long time coming. But the story of McCain’s rise from “dead” in the summer of 2007 has been validated during the roll call that just passed the 1,191 vote line.

Gov. Palin will be the big story tonight and for much of the rest of the campaign. But Sen. McCain’s victory in this primary is still a surprising story of success and proof of the effectiveness of sheer will.

Very few people get the honor of being the GOP nominee for President. McCain has earned it vote by vote. Congratulations Sen. McCain on your victory.