I’ve tried to be open-minded when it comes to this election. I’ve never chosen a party….ever. In every single election, I vote by the candidate, not the party. I’ve voted Democratic and Republican. Never have I voted a strait ticket. That’s not what our system was set up for. I swore that from beginning to end, I was going to listen to both sides and make the best choice possible. I’ve stated before that this election has tested me and made me wonder. Several things have irritated me. I remained objective and refused to bring too much of it to my blog. I didn’t want to lose possible friendships or turn people away from my blog. But we’re all adults, have opinions and have the right to vote. So now, my silence is ending. I’ve had enough and I’m making it very clear that I’m voting for McCain/Palin and I’m proud to say it.
I can give so many reasons why I’ve made this choice. Some may agree….some may disagree. However, this is a vote that I believe is best for my family and for me. I’ll try to give you a few of my reasons. Some will be major and others won’t.
1. The liberal media – I’m so tired of Obama being pushed down my throat. I’m tired of McCain and Palin being torn down and apart. There has been NOTHING unbiased about the reporting by the major newspapers or networks. The questions asked of Obama have never been as in-depth or twisted as the ones thrown at McCain and Palin. The list for the media can go on and on.
2. Sarah Palin – I like her!! She’s smart, a family lady and she can hold her own. She laughs at herself. No matter what’s been said and done to her and her family since this process began, she’s held her head high and stood her ground. Someone has gone to great lengths to make sure that this investigation in Alaska happened before the election so she’d look bad. It didn’t work with me though. I know that a Democrat was in charge of the investigation and don’t tell me that had nothing to do with the results.
3. John McCain – He’s a survivor. There’s nobody else running that can survive what he has. He’s strong and he stands by what he believes in. I’ve read report after report and it’s been proven that the things he wants to bring to the White House can work. I don’t care about his age, my dad is the same age and I know what my dad can do. I believe McCain can achieve even more if given the chance.
4. Democrats – The Democrats wanted and begged to be elected and they were. 2 years ago in fact. Still, with control of Congress for that long, they’ve managed to achieve NOTHING that will help the American people. Nancy Pelosi is reason enough not to appreciate the Democrats. Let’s face it, Congress has more power in this country than the President does. Nothing happens unless they approve….or disapprove it. No matter what anyone says, they’re responsible for the condition of this country, not just the President. Our economy happened on their watch and let’s not forget their pay raise!!
5. Barack Obama – I can see right through him. He’s suave and a sweet talker. He says whatever he thinks the people want to hear. I’ve heard him flipflop on the issues more than a fish out of water. It’s sickening. He’s got deep pockets. He’s been bought and paid for. Look at the campaign funds alone. Do you think you or I gave him that money?? NO….big business and corruption did. I don’t like who he associates with. I’ll leave names out, but we know they’re his friends and he’s defended them and their actions. As a lawyer, he protected the worst of the worst. Another list of reasons that could go on and on.
6. Experience – They say Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to take over in the case of John McCain’s death. Excuse me?? She’s a governor of Alaska. Have the Democrats forgotten that they elected the governor of Arkansas (a poor state) as President. Come on!! On top of that, they Clinton’s abandoned Arkansas and moved to New York so that Hillary could go for the White House herself. Let’s not forget that Jimmy Carter was a governor prior to the White House as well as Woodrow Wilson and FDR too. If she can run a state and keep it running, she can handle the job of VP and President if needed. Obama hasn’t run a state or anything else, except his mouth….literally. Look at his district in IL and what happened there and see if that’s the experience we need as President. McCain’s experience speaks for itself!!
7. Joe Biden – I’m sorry, but he’s an idiot. He’s allowed to spew all kinds of stuff and nobody thinks any of it. You constantly hear the new saying “he’s just being Joe Biden”. Well if that’s Joe, then I don’t want him any closer to the Oval Office than he is. He’s said this country will face challenges with Obama as president, but that was just another comment. You can cover up what he’s said if you read it indepth. There’s more, but that’s enough said for now.
I have other personal reasons like Obama says homeschool is alright as long as the federal government controls it. We already know what a mess they make of the educational system. They don’t need to be in my house more than they are telling how and what to do. We’re about to be retired military. We dont’ need any more benefits cut. We don’t need a person in office that doesn’t believe in the troops and what they do. We don’t need someone who thinks that we spend too much on the men and women who sacrifice everything to protect this country. My parents are retired and I watch them struggle. They shouldn’t be. They should be happy and comfortable. That’s the plan they had when dad retired and they were ready for it, but not any more. Medical care is killing many right now and McCain wanting to open up state borders to get coverage is a good idea. It makes competition. If there’s competition, then some of these crappy companies that people are forced to use are going to have to step up or lose business. Maybe big business doesn’t need any more tax cuts, but I can understand a plan to give then a break if they bring jobs back to the United States. If they’re not given a reason to bring jobs back, we’ll never get them back and lose even more to countries that offer lower wages and breaks for hiring their people.
So now I’ve spoken my piece. I hope you can understand and respect what I’ve said. If you don’t agree with me and want to comment, that’s fine. But keep it civil. This is my family blog and we’re all entitled to our opinions. I won’t argue with you, bash you or anything else and I expect the same in return. I’m guessing that if you didn’t like my choice of candidate though, you probably didn’t take the time to read this far, but I hope you did.
My vote is in. We vote by mail and I’ve never missed an election since I was old enough to cast a vote on my first ballot. I’ve been wrong and right in my choices. This just happens to be my choice this time.