Friday, September 5, 2008

Are we ready?

Either way you look at, we will have a historic Pres/Vice Pres after this year's election.

In case you've been living under a rock....

On the Democratic side, O is dynamic, but less experienced. B is experienced, but not as dynamic. O would be the first African-American president. This is a good thing. It's amazing that it has taken this long for our country to be ready for a minority president.

On the Republican side, Mc is older, more experienced, but kind of grouchy (IMO). P is an unknown but is very intriguing. She has captured some of the "wow" factor that Mc desperately needed. There was no way he could compete with O's charisma.

I'm not going to tell you who I'm going to vote for, because that's my personal business and it may be different than who you are voting for. I don't like to argue politics with friends :) Some of you know where I stand and some of you might be surprised where I stand!

All this being said, Sarah Paulin is the most intriguing candidate I can ever remember. Or maybe she's intriguing because I can relate the most with her. A woman, a working mom. I'm impressed by her fast rise. I'm impressed with her seemingly no-nonsense take on wasteful spending, etc.

My only issue with her is really one that is none of my business. She is a mom of 5. FIVE! With one being an infant and one being a pregnant teenager. What I most struggle with is how will she be everything to her children and everything to our country. As I was discussing this with a friend the other way, she reminded me that not everyone is like me. Some people thrive on busyness and doing things; they can't stand down-time. They don't have hobbies or projects. They probably don't watch TV or BLOG! They have maids and cooks and other conveniences that allow them to use all of their free time on their family. Who am I to judge what is right for her and her family? That is between her, her family, and God. Perhaps God has called her to this very job. Her husband is Mr. Mom, so someone is home with the children. I don't want others to judge me for working, so I have to be careful not to judge others for their choices either. And even if she and McC aren't elected, this dialogue is a good one for our country. Are we ready to see a mom with young children in the White House? Do we really see men and women equally? Or do we just give lip service?

No matter who wins this election, I believe it will be an improvement over what we have now. Are we ready for change? I hope so and I hope the country will unite together no matter who wins!!!


Dad said...

Your only post with no comments.

{McCain is not really grouchy. He is mature and has aches and pains.}

Becky said...

I have had the same thoughts about Palin. She would take 'working mom' to a whole other level!!
My hub says she will be the next VP and in 4 yrs. after that, the first female P.
Write it down, in case he predicts right!!

Becky said...

HA! Just read your dad's 'no comment'. I agree!!!

Jenn Greeley said...

You are definitely right about there being some firsts come this November. Its going to get very interesting between now and then.