the United States of America has gone collectively insane.
Not only has the Democratic Party completely lost all credibility by nominating a candidate with no experience as an executive, the candidate himself has no credibility as a legislator. Read his voting record and get back to me on that one, will you? How many times has Mr. Obama been "present" for critical votes yet abstained from voting? Oh, I would say about ninety times. And those times when he did bother to vote, he waited until the last minute to make sure the wind was blowing in the correct direction toward his electorate. Good God, I will never vote for that man. To those of you who say a non vote for Obama is a vote for McCain, I say "hogwash." It is simply a non vote because I have no confidence in the man.
As for McCain, he has not earned my vote either. Nor is he likely to do so. His choice of Sarah Palin for Vice Presidential nominee is simply disturbing and speaks to the idea that the man seriously needs psychotherapy. Mrs. Palin has every right to her beliefs and opinions. What she does not and should not have is the right to impose those beliefs and opinions on the rest of the world. Her views on abortion are just plain terrifying and her ability as a parent is seriously in question. I mean, her seventeen year old daughter should never have been put in the position of bringing a child into the world at this point in her life. Parental education, responsibility and birth control play into the equation here far more than the possibility of terminating a pregnancy.
And now we go to that word: NU-CU-LER. Ms. Palin actually pronounced it that way during the speech she gave after she was introduced by McCain. Do all Republicans go to the same school of ignorance and mispronunciation or, even more diabolical, is this a ploy by the GOP to make themselves sound folksy and remove the terror invoked when people hear the word, nuclear, correctly pronounced? You have to wonder.
In any case, neither party has offered me anything worth voting for. Obama wants to escalate Afghanistan, McCain says we could (not we will as the democrats would spin it) stay in Iraq for 100 years. No no no to all.