I’m confused… is it McCain/Palin or Palin/McCain….
At first I will admit I was not wanting John McCain to be the Republican nominee… I had originally wanted Mike Huckabee. The truth is I wanted a pro life candidate. One who valued a human life more than politics. One who would fight to see Roe v. Wade overturned and would end this cycle of death in our nation. When McCain won the nomination, I despaired inside. I was seeing Obama and McCain running for President. I knew I sure as shooting would not vote for Obama. I was in limbo between voting for McCain or not voting at all. I was not sure where McCain stood on the issue of abortion in America.
If I had any hope in this election, it would be McCain’s choice of a running mate. It would give me clarity on McCain’s stance. I heard all of the rumors of running mates and some seemed more logical than most. I was wondering if he would choose Huckabee to be his running mate. I knew it was a slim chance he would.
Then, lo and behold. This nobody comes out of nowhere. Sarah Palin of all the people on the earth. Of all the high profile governors in this great nation. This bombshell who the nation knows so little of comes flying out of nowhere. I was wondering if McCain had fallen off his rocker a bit. I was seriously questioning his sanity. But, one night, I was visiting with my friends and they were watching the RNC. It was the moment of truth for Sarah Palin. Rudy Guiliani did a great job in introducing her and talking her up. But when she was announced, my jaw dropped to the floor. She was smokin hot! I mean did McCain pick her for her looks or what? That was the first thing I noticed about her. I had heard some things about her that made me like her. But when she finished her speech that night, I LOVED her. She was a dream come true for a pro life, pro family, pro God, and pro America guy such as myself.
I have always admired Republicans because they are always looked at as the underdogs by the liberally biased media. The reality is that most of my values are those that Republicans embrace unapologetically. But, when I saw the crap that the media was trying to put Sarah Palin through I could not help but admire her even more. Check this out, the same media that tried to play off Monica Lewinsky fondling our President in the Oval Office were blasting the Palin family unmercifully for her 17 year old daughter getting pregnant out of wedlock. Not only the audacity of that, but the reality that they will stoop to any low to discredit conservatives in our day. This is something I find funny, because if the same thing happened to a Democrat, they would just laugh and blow it off like it’s nothing. Now, I don’t condone the behavior of her child, but I do support the decision made by the family after the fact. Sarah and Todd encouraged her to keep the baby and to marry the father. That’s something I credit her for.
Not to mention that she has actually led something in her life. Obama is nothing more than a rockstar who’s been pushed by the right people to the right places. He has yet to fulfill a full term in the Senate let alone pursue the White House. He’s nothing more than a political toy, and I wonder who is the power behind the throne. Political wonderboys always have them. He has insane policies and somehow believes he can introduce 80 billion dollars in new spending and not raise taxes. The reality is that no matter who you tax it will always come back to what Sarah Palin calls the Joe Six Pack American. But I have no knowledge of financial matters and can hardly be called an authority on the subject. But, when all is said and done… I have yet to see Obama make any decision of any significance… other than his decision to run for President.
John McCain, on the other hand, has fought for this nation. He was in the pit and the grit. He was a POW in Vietnam and know nothing of surrender. He has said publicly that he would rather lose an election than to lose a war. (But in my opinion, if he loses this election, we will lose Iraq.) Granted, I have not always sided with him, he’s more liberal than you’re average Republican, but he’s the best we got. But where he won my confidence was choosing a small town girl, who took on the big oil and big energy in her state and won. She refused to back down even in the midst of enormous pressure. Sarah Palin, I have found says what she means and means what she says. I believe that it benefits her that she is not a member of the Washington elite and that she wasn’t a part of the primary debacle that engulfed both parties. I believe the Democrats have yet to recover from such a hard fought primary. The Republicans have rallied around McCain and Sarah Palin.
I will be honest, I am voting for John McCain because and only because Sarah Palin is on the ticket. She is a pro life, pro family, pro average American. She’s down to earth, practical, and has alot of common sense. I identify with her more than I do John McCain, Joe Biden, and especially Barack Obama. I see someone who will not compromise her beliefs for the sake of personal gain. That is someone I will vote for. But especially she is one who will fight against abortion. If there was any other reason to vote for Palin, it’s that one hands down.