Forgive me a rare political post. I was completely thrown by the choice of Sarah Palin (ie: who is that?).
My immediate reaction was a cynical one: that they were trying to appeal to the people out there who given the choice between McCain and Obama, would choose Obama because of the “history making” aspect.
I’m not very political, mostly because I feel like I’m not very well educated about politics in general. I am far more liberal than my very conservative dh, he accuses me of being a tree hugger, but I’m not a Democrat, either. I like McCain quite a bit, precisely for all the reasons that conservative Republicans don’t.
As far the issues go, Palin appears staunchly Republican, which means to me that I agree with her on some things, but strongly disagree on others. Her being chosen doesn’t mean that I’m going to go out and vote for Obama, but I certainly don’t feel great about her being second in line for the job. She gets a few points because she’s a woman and a mother, but what does she know about being a commander-in-chief? And how the conflicts we are involved with impact the world stage?
I don’t know, do you vote (or not vote) for someone on the basis that the vice presidential choice might become president?