A few days have past and the shock over the Palin nomination is subsiding. Many conversations with friends reveal a wide variety of sentiments --she has little experience ad she is leaving Alaska midterm of her governorship. Also, her Pro-life view is a strong one and word is that she wants to overturn Roe Vs Wade. That is a big concern for me, as I am Pro Choice, and McCain is pro choice. How will her stance on abortion affect McCains run for presidency?
That said, it is good to know where she stands. Nothing is worse than having a candidate who is wishy-washy on where she stands. Although I don't agree with her on her stances on many issues, at least she stands up for something! That is refreshing in itself. Nothing is worse than a candidate who is changing their stance on an issue weekly.
People say, "she doesn't have the know how to deal with foreign policies, should she have to step in as president".... I believe that she would have advisors to help her if the time came and she is going to be doing a LOT of learning and reading from here on out on foreign politics. I am really looking forward to the VP debate on October 2nd.
I'm at the point where I'm just glad that another old, white male wasn't nominated. I know that probably sounds horrible to say---but its my gut feeling. I think thats why presidential election after election have been boring until now. There is hope for a change in direction of our country. It IS refreshing to see someone in a different age bracket and gender in this position. I don't necessarily think she is qualified at this time to run our country if something happened to McCain. That said, she is smart, hard working and willing to stand up for what she believes in. And that could go a long way. People say, "Could she stand up to Putin?" Who knows.
I must admit, I love hearing about Palin on the news. "...the governor from Alaska, Sarah Palin..." Alaskan politics have been fascinating the past few months and now national politics are keeping everyone on the edge of their seat!