However, a lot of people do. And I cannot understand it. I can understand what people see in John McCain – four years ago, if Bush hadn’t run or if he had run as an independent, I would have voted for him. I think he’s become a shill for his party now, but I can still see the attraction and I can see why.
The support for Palin baffles me. So I would like to ask my readers to speak up. I’m not going to judge you or make fun of you or make light of your decision. I don’t want commenters bashing people for their decision.
I just want to know what you see in Sarah Palin that makes you think she’s worthy of being Vice President.
Is it that:
1. She’s a woman and you want to support a woman in the White House? If yes, did you support Hillary Clinton? If you are one of the Clinton supporters who switched from Clinton to Palin simply because of her sex, does the fact that each woman has a diametrically opposite viewpoint make you reconsider your choice?
2. If no to #1, do you see yourself in Sarah Palin? Does she feel like one of us? Is it that she feels like a mom with a family? If you do identify with her on a personal level, do you think that you would make a good Vice President? If you knew that her household income was almost $200K and she has assets of over $2 Million, would you still feel like she’s just one of us?
3. If no to #1 and 2, do you think that she’s an impressive leader? Have you done research and learned about her problems as mayor? About her issues as governor? Do you think that someone who is a Vice President of the United States should be able to name a major newspaper or magazine? What about a Supreme Court case? Do you think that she would do a good job as President when she seems uninformed in almost every area of running the world’s most powerful country?
4. If no to #1-3, what is it? Why else do you like her?
Thank you for your input. I try to remain objective, and in a situation where I cannot, it’s very helpful to have different perspectives so that I can see something that I must be missing.