The naming of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate by Senator John McCain has revitalized this writer's enthusiasm in American politics. For the first time since JFK was elected President of the United States, do I feel that there really is an honest from the heart politician who walks the walk and only then talks the talk.
Sen. McCain did what Sen. Obama didn't have the courage to do: name a strong, uber-qualified woman as his choice for a vice president.
I have not been a supporter of Sen. Barak Obama's presidential bid. I like him ok, based on the media portrayal of him. To me his only accomplishment is to have energized this nation's youth to take an interest in politics. That is no small accomplishment. Aside from that, I see the same old politics from the democrats and the Obama camp. He comes across to me as the anti-Bush candidate. Otherwise he is touting the same old platitudes and slight of hand speeches to excite the crowd. You know the deal; we've all seen the same drama at hundreds of pep rallies around the country for high school and college football games.
Prior the the Dems. convention, my wife and I were discussing the impending presidential election in the United States. I'll preface this by letting you know that I've supported Sen. John McCain's bid for the presidency since he ran for the nomination in 2000... I fully intended to vote for him in this 2008 election. I did have some reservations vis-a-vie his age, but I feel I owe him. That said, I went on to predict that Sen. Obama had a good chance to win the presidency, and that if he had the intelligence to choose Sen. Hillary Clinton as his running mate, they would literally run away with the election.. He showed his fear and lack of willingness to take risk to obtain his goals when he went back to the old school politics as usual and Chose Sen. Bidin. My picture of Sen. Joseph Biden will always be how he disenfranchised Anita Hill, when as chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee he allowed the committee to give Clarence Thomas a free pass. (Just another example of the good-'ol-boy system.) But the Media, even the conservative Fox News, gave Sen. Biden good marks and admitted that he might very well enhance Sen. Obama's canidacy.
I continued to believe that this newly created "made for TV, once every four year reality show",
would favor Sen. Obama. I resigned myself to his impending presidency. But I allowed myself to hope that he would, infact, change the face of American politics.
Then, then, yes then, my hero, my candidate, showed the metal he has always employed all his life. John McCain the Senator, the Fighter pilot, the prisoner of war who refused special dispensation and endured his torture for his country, has the courage, the savvy, the intelligence to chose a vice presidential candidate who epitomizes the American dream; the take the bull by the horns, stand up for yourself, take responsibility for your choices, work hard for what you want, don't look for hand outs, who walks the walk. Sarah Palin sets the the example. She doesn't say what she wants to do, what she she's going to do, no, she just does it.
Sen. Obama's canidacy is in Big trouble and they know it. If you don't believe that, just watch the down and dirty shit tossing campaign the dems are going to escalate..
The youth of America are energized, I'm energized and enthusiastic about American politics for the first time in over forty years. Stay tuned.........
Oh, by-the-way if you've read this far and if you're wondering if The McCain ticket can attract the young voter's attention, check out this twenty-one year old's blog: