In short I believe America has a real political race on their hands now that McCain chose Palin as his VP. He could not have surprised both sides of the political spectrum more! The old man even trumped Obama on this one, who has for his VP an old white man; we see now the true depths of the change Obama is talking about. This upset, for some, can’t be seen any better than in the media!!! Their true colors are showing and they can’t help themselves. The same people who cry for women’s’ rights, women power, breaking the glass ceiling and so forth are now foaming at the mouth with anger at Palin. One good example of this is in my daily newspaper. Up until today’s paper their opinion section attempted to be “fair and balanced” with opinions from people who support the war to people who support higher taxes, etc. Even their columnists attempted to be more open minded and criticize the Democratic Party. Oh no, not today though. Every single inch of the opinion section is covered with why Palin doesn’t have enough experience, or how she ripped Obama/Biden a new one with her speech at the RNC. I should have figured this because on Friday morning Rush couldn’t be giddier than a little child with five pounds of candy.
What must be the most frustrating part for the Democrats is they have NO idea how to attack her and are grasping at straws right now. If they had a candidate anything like her, for their side, it wouldn’t matter where she was from, how many affairs she had, or lack of foreign policy. Palin was the major and is the governor; she is a mother of five (one of which is special needs); with a husband who is a stay at home dad (is that not progressive?); she is obviously a pretty woman; a good straight shoot’n talker; and to top it off she can hunt. What she brings to the table of politics, more than anything, is CHARACTER, something Washington has been missing for a very long time. This is what has the media and Dem party up in arms; and it will be this very thing which gets McCain/Palin the White House, as the sheeple see the stark bias of the media.
I realize she has only been on one proverbial date with America and we’re all still getting to know her but her presents is refreshing in contrast to all political running’s that I can think of. This also makes me see McCain is a different light because for the longest time he has been a Republican in name only in many regards. However, in standing his ground in a clear manner on issues such as gay marriage and abortion; looking over this voting records of yes and no; his service to America; and now his choice of a strong woman as VP, he has me looking at him with more respect. As a man who is married to a strong woman – one who holds you accountable – I can say McCain must have the character to handle Palin’s strong opinions and I like him more for it.