- The Democratic National Convention was this past week. I thought it was a good event and clearly laid out the direction the Democratic Party would like the nation to go towards.
- Sen. Obama made history by accepting the nomination as the Presidential Candidate of the Democratic party.
- Sen. McCain made history by nominating a woman, Gov. Sarah Palin, as his Vice Presidential running mate. NOTE: this is only history since this is the first time the GOP did it. Geraldine Ferraro was the first female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major American political party in 1984 (The Democratic Party that is). Maybe in 24 years, the GOP will have an African American Presidential candidate.
That last one has a lot of people in both parties going “Huh?“.
In her statement, Gov. Palin said:
“It was rightly noted … that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest hardest class ceiling in America. But it turns out that the women of America aren’t finished yet!”
Naturally, the McCain campaign is attempting to link Gov. Palin to Sen. Clinton’s historic attempt at becoming the next president. Ignoring the simple fact that Gov. Palin is Sen. Clinton’s opposite in nearly every way politically…
Apparently the GOP thinks experience is no longer an issue. After all, she has no experience on the National Stage and was only the Governor of Alaska for less than 2 years. Go Figure.
Prediction: Sen. McCain plays the “POW” card Every chance he gets, so I bet Gov. Palin plays the “Glass Ceilling/Sexism” card every chance she gets. After the VP debate, the GOPwill declare victory by setting the Bar low and claiming, “She held her own!”…
Another point of Interest: Sadly (for the residents!), Hurricane Gustav might hit New Orleans during the Republican National Convention. So, instead of having the News concentrate on the GOP this week, the News will concentrate on New Orleans. This will undoubtedly bring focus on one of the greatest failures of the GW Bush administration (the handling of Hurricane Katrina) and bring comparison to that administration and Sen. McCain. Considering that Sen. McCain has voted with the GW Administration over 90% of the time, I think it’s a fair comparison. Does the United States really need 4 more years of Politics First instead of Country First?
To beat the point home (Politics First, that is), Sen. McCain is considering going to the affected area’s and deliver a speech there. “Country First”?? By dragging needed resources to guard the GOP Candidate? Can he attempt to leverage a potential disaster for political gain anymore than that???
Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.