Maybe it is best that the running mates are where they are at.
Because tell me... if I tell you that 30+ year ago, that there was
a great tragedy in the candidate's life that was life changing for that
person. That it made that person who they are today. That person
has been a Senator for over 20 years. Now who would I be talking
about? Would you be thinking McCain or Biden? As it is true of
both of them.
Same with the other two.. both had meager life styles when young
and brought themselves up by the bootstraps by their own hard work.
While having little experience, they are ready for the nationals. Palin
So the general description can be made on both sides. Maybe we
should have Biden and McCain on one side and Palin and Obama
on the other side. Then we can have the old guys against the youth of
But as we have found thru even history, but also true of this election.
That all that glitters is not gold. If you have doubts about that, think
of the young man who ran last time,and who ran this time. When looking,
he seem to be a nice young man, been in the Senate for a few years,
has great promise, and seemingly his real down fall was he ran as VP
with Kerry. Now we find out he has lead feet, as his love life has come
to the front lines. And we wonder, how long it would have been before
it all came out if he was still in the running? Even for VP again.
We are only a week into having Ms. Palin in the front and center. And
the people are looking at her like a rock star. Even McCain, himself, is
touting her like she is the second coming. "I can't wait until I introduce
her to Washington", like she is the junk yard dog. Which is kind of ironic,
as who can forget his and his crew campaign ad of Obama acting like a rock
star. It always seems like remarks like that come back to bite you in
the butt. As already in that short week, the news and blogs, and emails
coming out of Alaska are not of the best. News of investigations, pregnant
teen daughter, mystery pregnancy of her own, rumors of other
not upstanding deeds. One of the most damaging is the email that has
made it to prime time internet is the person who went to all of the council
meetings, while Palin was mayor. What will we learn by October? Every one
who runs for office has enemies. So one has to look thru the dirt for the
facts. There seems to be fire where there is smoke.
Now we have been beating over the head with McCain's "I WAS A P.O.W."
speech...over and over... and we hear about Biden's family, and how Palin
and Obama have been raised... let's get to the here and now.
What have these individuals done in the past 10 years? All have been
in office of one kind or another, for most of those 10 years. What kind
of policies did they sign on for? What kind of policies did they vote against?
Palin voted against many she said... what were they? Were they of interest
to us nationally? Same with our other 3 Senators, what did they stand
up for... and against. Because in the past 10 years, I do not recall
anything from any of them. Unless you want to count the one McCain
was involved with a few years back. But he was found innocent.
Scorched a little but innocent.
So I am back to my old questions... how long have I been askin??. Has it
been 2 years now?... (sigh).... but I want to know... what about health care?
what about education? What about gas prices? What about economy?
These are the issues that I want to hear... and the answers...please.
Obama does have on his site a good share of his answers and how
he plans on taking care of it. Some I agree with, some I don't, but at least
I know where he stands.
Also I wish that after the convention, and as they start to run, I would love
to know who is going to be Sec. of State, Sec. of Defense and etc. I want
to know who the home team is going to be. That would make a difference
to me. You doubt that? Does the name Rumfield mean anything to you?
Or did you like him?
This is going to be one of the most important elections of our time. Do not
vote because there is a woman on the ticket. Do not vote for or against
because there is a black man on the ticket. And if you mention the
Muslin or the name thing, I am going to puke on your chest. Vote for who
you want to represent you here in the good old USA and the world.
Our reputation is so out of whack world wide. We don't need a cowboy.
We need like Teddy Roosevelt said.. an iron fist in a velvet glove.
What means the most to you? Are you against gays? Then you want
Palin. Do you want a quick draw, then you want McCain.
If you don't ... then it is Obama and Biden. What other things
are important to YOU? Where do these people stand on what is
important to your life?
So watch carefully. Look behind the words, do your research, because all
that glitters, is not gold...
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