I hereby withdraw from thinking about the 2008 presidential election. If the American people are so naive as to get duped into thinking Sarah Palin is more than a sorority girl who got lucky in politics, then they get what they deserve. I’ve listened to the interviews with Palin, and I am just struck by the seeming lack of comprehension of pretty much everything by the Alaska governor. Now that McCain’s campaign is busy running Alaska and scrubbing her offices, it is clear that Palin was nominated because she’s an empty suit and pretty face for the far right to latch onto to save McCain.
You can tell this election has decided that issues don’t matter because all there seems to be now is both sides getting offended by inconsequential nonsense. Issues are too difficult to turn into a soundbite, to make into a talk radio talking point, so why even bother? I can’t take the sort of rhetoric, hatefulness and garbage that is being thrown around on both sides, so I am going to stay out of it from here on in.
That being said, I’m endorsing Obama-Biden for the Presidential ticket in 2008. This country needs a reboot from the divisive politics that Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich have used to bring the GOP power since the mid ’90s. McCain-Palin offers nothing more than the same. Barack Obama can bring us that breath of fresh air that this country needs to break from the quagmire we find ourselves in – politically, internationally and financially. We’ve lost our foundation thanks to the neo-conservative ideologues who think every situation has to be boiled down to “us vs. them”. It is time to bring the country back together again, to rejoin the world and to start new and Barack Obama is the man for that job.