posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:31 AM
I bet he and nearly all the others have breathed a sigh of fresh air that Bush and Cheney weren't there in person...it's like they have all
pretended that Bush/Cheney don't even exist. Very odd, and they are the Republican President / VP.
McCain is not my candidate, nor are my leanings congruent with the GOP platform however, I could live with a McCain Presidency as anything or anyone
couldn't possibly mess things up worse than the Bush/Cheney administration--one would think. However, I can't go for Palin for a huge list of
reasons that have for the most part been covered here in the Decision 2008 forums.
I felt his speech was written fairly well as Republican speeches go, light on the issues and heavy on the personality business and of course the jabs
at the opponent. Now I really can't wait to see the debates where by we here how he feels about Healthcare, education, domestic infrastructure, the
economy, and basically all the things pretty much ignored by this brand over the past three days.
I find it worthy of note that he does not use the teleprompter but uses paper instead for his speech. I guess that makes some since because a month
ago or so the news reported that he used the internet for the first time in his life and got some assistance to actually "google" something. So we
may put into office a man who just barely became exposed to something that most 12 year olds are competent in, and we want him to lead the
technologically savvy and advanced free world? It's so bizarre, and then a little known governor from Alaska who doesn't bother to do her homework
before the speech and so makes some pretty big mistakes and if they weren't mistakes were out and out lies (already many of them covered on ATS so no
need to rehash them here now), but also that when she ran against her mother in law for mayor got something like 600 some votes the first time and
then when re-elected got 900 something...she didn't even hit four digits!
It's obvious that McCain did not pick her. They barely knew one another. I heard an interview on the radio with a politician who went through the
process of being picked and he said it's very lengthy and takes days, the pick of Palin was very sudden and he concluded that it was no way she was
picked by him. This thing has Gas, Oil, and Petroleum written all over it and I think it's fairly obvious, at least to me and a handful of others,
that big oil wants more land and profits despite the thousands of permits to drill already issued on millions of acres and yet no drilling there?
Drilling won't solve our problems, and handing over national resources to for profit companies who want to export oil onto the international markets
at jacked up rip off prices does nothing to end our dependence on oil, or lead us towards alternatives etc...but back to the VP issue; J.M. is 72
years old. I hate to talk about age, but it's a serious concern as he is the oldest candidate ever, and should the unthinkable happen, we get Palin,
and she simply is way in over her head, and is not the person for the job. Had he selected Huckabee, or Lieberman, or Romney, it wouldn't be an
issue. They say "nation first" but then give us this lady? No way. For a mountain of reasons against a very small hill against, I think for the
independent minded voter the choice for the best team to lead our nation and to represent the people (I mean we the people, not the upper 5%) the
choice is quite clear in this election. To use the famed slogan: we need change, real change we can believe in, and "yes we can"!
That said thank god the circus is over for a while.