Wow….I am stunned by John McCain’s choice of VP. I was surprised and saddened by Obama’s seeming disregard for all the millions of mothers and women who supported Hillary Clinton, by going and choosing Joe Biden. That was depressing to me personally. But now, in the wake of that, John McCain’s choice is even more surprising. The woman that he has chosen as his VP is Sarah Palin, first term Govenor of Alaska, and a mother of 5 children, so that’s nice to see; but she seems like a pick from left field with no obvious Vice Presidential merit other than being a woman and a mother who made it to Governer of Alaska with a high approval rating. Oh and she was also a beauty queen …
McCain’s choice comes off more like a jab at Obama’s choice. Which I feel may be deserved; but wouldn’t it have been cool if McCain picked Hillary as his running mate? Now I would have voted for that. I know that’s dreaming, but Hilary has said many times that her and McCain are good friends – and the sheer boldness alone of them teaming up would have probably won many votes from all sides.
As a mother I was so excited to see Hillary involved. She was (and continues to be) such an inspiration to me. I thought for sure she would be at least running as VP. Now there’s another woman and mother in the running for VP, but I’m not sure I like it at all, because she doesn’t seem to deserve this nearly as much as Hillary does. It just seems forced and strange to me.
What do you think about Obama and McCain’s surprising VP choices?