McCain’s New RunningMate

Holy smokes! I predicted Leiberman, but I’m glad I’m wrong.

She’s Sarah Palin, 44 years old, the governor of Alaska, a mom of 5…the oldest in the military and the youngest a baby with Down’s. I could go on, but I’m sure you’ll hear about her if you haven’t already. This is huge.

I’m thrilled. I love many of the things she stands for (anti-abortion, anti-big government) and I think it was a great move of McCain. Hillary has pretty much no chance of taking office anymore, so people that would vote for her just because she’s a woman may vote for McCain/Palin. Yeah, not a good reason to vote for someone, but as I say IRL, “People are sheep.”

No, she doesn’t have a lot of experience, but what does Obama have? IMO, Obama’s as popular as he is because he’s incredibly charismatic, young, and half-black. I think having a half-black president would be great for the country as far as racial divide goes, but that’s no reason to vote for someone. Just like the female issue. He doesn’t have experience like McCain does and his head is in the clouds. I don’t think he’d get as many things done as he thinks he could…he’s a little overly optimistic.  Anyway, I digress…

She’s the first female runningmate for the presidency…and if they win, or Obama wins, this is hugely historical. Especially if McCain doesn’t make it full term, which a lot of people are worried about. She could actually be the first female VP and then President.

I’m very excited. I’m really looking forward to seeing her more and hearing more of what she stands for. And I can’t wait to go vote!

3 comments to McCain’s New RunningMate

  • Hey, I never heard about her! (maybe it’s because I’m not American and I ain’t really into that whole president subject!)
    So you got me interested in her and I think I’m gonna do some research on her 🙂

    Thanks,..
    oh and you have a lovely blog 🙂

    Take care.
    Ingrid

  • I am not usually a very political person, but that announcement made me take notice. Definitly appealing to a different demographic, I might actually register to vote!

  • Even though I’m Canadian, I do follow politics in the US. After all, whoever gets elected there affects the whole world! His choice is definitely going to make people stop and look.

    I had heard from somewhere (maybe on CNN) that there’s a possibility that McCain may even make an announcement that he will only seek one term – this would allow him to do things in his first term without having to worry about what effect it would have on his re-election chances.

    Robin