Throughout this long, drawn-out political process, I have been amazed at the lack of sincerity on the parts of the candidates. If John McCain had picked Mitt Romney to run as his VP, I would have voted for Bob Barr. (Who’s he? The Libertarian candidate). It had absolutely nothing to do with his Mormon religion and everything to do with his demeanor and his past actions as Governor.
John McCain just threw a monkey wrench in the Obama campaign’s momentum with his selection today of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his VP pick. It was almost comical to watch the political reporters’ reactions. As a voting woman and as a mother, I can relate to Governor Palin in ways that I can’t relate to Senator Biden or Obama.
Her pro-life stance is unapologetic. She’s a member of Feminists for Life, an organization which insists that women deserve better than abortion. Its tagline is: Refuse to Choose. She herself faced a decision with her recent pregnancy; she learned while she was still pregnant that her son had Down’s Syndrome. She and her family have embraced that baby whole-heartedly — proof that she values all life.
Many Democrats will go on the attack because of her stance on life, but she will stand firm. She is right. And I will stand behind her.
I found it so interesting that during her acceptance speech today, the crowd often chanted
U – S -A
over and over. The sign on the podium read “Country First.”
For the first time, I can envision real reform in Washington. I know for a fact that women know how to clean house! If any place needs a washin, it’s Washington, D.C. Governor Palin has already cleaned house in Alaska…now on to Washington!
Democrats and the left need to understand that mainstream conservative Republicans are NOT happy with the status quo. We want change, too, for all Americans. We want to knock some sense into our legislators and cause some real reform to happen. Many of us are not happy with the direction George Bush’s presidency has taken our country, but that does not mean we suddenly stop being conservative and start being liberal in our thinking.
What would be my “dream platform?”
- Energy independence in ten years
- Appointing conservative judges who do not legislate from the bench
- Stopping wasteful spending
- Throwing out the IRS and income taxes and moving to a consumption tax
- More choices in education
- Promoting personal responsibility
It’s a start!