I think Obama's acceptance speech hit the ball out of the ball park last night. My mind was already made up on who I am supporting before this speech and after I heard it, this sealed it for me. He promises to turn things around from the path Bush/Cheney has led us and bring back what made America great and where the rest of the world can respect this country again.
McCain's pick for VP, Sarah Palin, is a terrible choice. I knew nothing about her until I turned on the TV this morning to hear that Sen. McCain picked a running mate. This governor from Alaska appears to be the anti-Hillary Clinton. John McCain cannot be serious to believe that supporters of Hillary Clinton will vote for him now because of his pick. Palin was a mayor of a small town and only has been governor for 18 months. This is what she seems to be all about. "She's pro-God, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-guts." I imagine McCain is trying his best to capture the redneck vote, his main base along with evangelicals standing along side with the rednecks. Folks who have worked hard and supported Hillary Clinton will not vote for McCain just because he picks a woman on the ticket who has no foreign policy experience and no federal government experience. There are women in the GOP who are much more qualified. Why didn't he pick Condolezza Rice, Christina Todd Whitman, Kay Bailey Hutchison, or Elizabeth Dole? Each of these are very qualified to be VP. I believe McCain blew it.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden should run their campaign like they are running behind. This is the way Mike Beebe ran his campaign to win the Arkansas gubernatorial race back in 2006. He ran like he was running behind and his staff worked very hard to beat a former Homeland Security undersecretary from getting that seat of public office. McCain picking this woman will not be a cake walk for Democrats. The McCain campaign is using this to place guilt on Obama for not picking Hillary Clinton. The Obama-Biden campaign needs to prove to the voters that picking someone who is a woman who is nothing like Hillary Clinton just won't do.