I posted last night on the speach from the Republican national convention. Republican National Convention - - - Sarah Palin = Leadership Now!... Having said that, I want to rewind a bit. This is the second election for me that I have felt all along that I'm voting against someone as opposed to voting for someone. With 300,000,000 people in the United States, I'm amazed that we don't have "real people" running for office in washington. That goes for both parties.
My Grandfather Vogel was a lawyer in Iowa and offered a place in DC after helping Truman and Kennedy get elected to office. He declined and stayed as an attorney in small town Iowa serving the local farmers. My Grandfather Bettag was the only Repbulican elected as an alderman in the democratic city of Chicago. He was friends with all of the Democratic Mayors except for Harold Washington. Politics is a big responsiblity for us Bettags.
I've been so bummed at the quality of what the parties put out before last night. Last night a few things happened to encourage me.
1) Sarah Palin - If you didn't see the speech, then you missed the strongest campaign speech in the last 40+ years per the pundits. Stephonopholous....that Clinton mastermind....said that she's the real deal and Dems need to now fear her. She's not a political lifer. She's a real person who wasn't born and bred for a political machine. She'll take on her own party. She'll take on big oil. And she's witty and well-spoken.
2) John McCain - He showed leadership last night by having the NERVE to select Sarah Palin. Going against the grain of traditional politics he chose a leader...who is not perfect, but who is awesome. God love us all. Like him or hate him...he doesn't waver.
3) Obama - His weaknesses were cast in front of the world. Nice guy. SMART GUY...Articulate guy. But he can't make a decision to save his life. He's the consummate waffle. Waffles may taste good, but they can't stand up under any pressure. Finally, he has zero executive experience. ZERO! Nice guy. Dangerous speaker. Be horrible to lead this country at this particular time.
4) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY ELECTIONS I'M VOTING FOR SOMEONE. I'M not voting against someone. Do you know how refreshing that is? Thank you John McCain for having the balls to select Sarah. Thank you Sarah for being strong and perfectly imperfect. You're human, but you have all the right things in all the right places. She's in line to be the next U.S. President after McCain. We became more patriotic and more nationalistic last night....and for that I'm proud. Are we taking the United States back? Let's hope so.