I voted early this year. During the Presidential Primaries - my husband and I waited in line for an hour and a half to cast our votes. We didn't want to do that again so we got early ballots. I'm sure that who and what I voted for are really no secret. I am a conservative gal with a conservative background. While I really wished Mitt would have won the primary in Arizona just to show the country that not all Arizonans love John McCain, I support McCain for president.
I also support Sarah Palin for Vice President, I think she is a rock star. She has consistently stood up for what she believes even when she had to cross her own party to do it. I don't really think the argument of her (lack of) experience holds water, she has all kinds of life experience and leadership experience. I do believe that 24 hours from now or a week, a month or a year from now, whether she is Vice President or not- we have not seen the last of her.
This election has been a great learning experience for my children. They have had the chance to "vote" in their schools and we have taken the opportunity to talk to our kids about the propositions that are on the ballot. On Halloween, however, Morgan learned about politics in a different way. As mentioned yesterday, Morgan dressed as Sarah Palin. At some doors she was greeted warmly with "I'm voting for you" and "I think you are great". At other doors people took her picture or told her how much she really does resemble Sarah Palin. Sadly, at some doors she was not greeted very kindly, including one group of people sitting on their driveway handing out candy who said "Republicans are not welcome here" and then didn't give her any treats. She is a child for heaven's sakes! She is not a politician! When that happened I was wishing that Kelly B's husband Jake was still walking with me so that I could have sicked him on them for breaking a girl's heart.
I really will be glad when all of this over and there can be some peace restored. I read this quote today on the Millennial Star blog. "I’m not an Obama fan, particularly, but a lot of people I like and respect are. To treat Obama as something evil or subhuman would not only be disrespectful toward Obama, but toward them. Instead, I hope that if Obama is elected, their assessment of his strengths will turn out to be right, and mine will turn out to be wrong. Likewise, those who don’t like John McCain or Sarah Palin might reflect that by treating Palin and McCain as obviously evil and stupid, they’re disrespecting tens of millions of their fellow Americans who feel otherwise."