Devil505 wrote:...I think we can all pretty much agree that Sarah Palin's surprise selection to be John McCain's running mate was made, in large part, to attract women in general & specifically some of Hillary Clinton's 18 million supporters to the Republican ticket this year.
If that was a major factor, do you feel that Sarah Palin's speech last night will be effective in winning over these women, many of whom have strong Democratic leanings?
Same question regarding independents?
Seriously…my opinion, “in large part”…no.
Those with strong Democratic leanings….No…those Lefties around my area were upset because they saw her daughter (before last night) holding the youngest child with down syndrome and they were more concerned with the fact that the daughter is pregnant. The full-time working Democratic moms want to know how she is going to be able to raise those children! My wife asked them why they
are working and why their
kids are being raised in day care centers? Go figure...they couldn't answer her question.
Over all, they didn’t know anything political about Palin but were concerned about those items…(educated voters
Palin is NOT Hillbillary…she is NOT a Democrat...she won’t get their vote because they think that Obama is a real good speaker
…oh yeah and he says that he is going to CHANGE things…well at least they HOPE he changes things. So, will far Left women vote for McCain because of Palin…some, but I don’t think it will be a great amount. (she won't win over the lesbians...that's for sure...
Independents?…she solidified my vote for McCain even more. The wife is voting Barr, McCain, Barr, McCain, etc etc…she flipped to McCain last night…very impressed with how Palin presented herself and her family at the convention. She’ll continue to decide until election day…she stopped looking at Obama many months ago.
Palin has a special needs kid which I believe she will push for some special needs social programs (although this does not affect me, I fully support it...if they tax my retirement pay I would love to know that it is going to help kids). She has a son going to Iraq, I believe she will push for better care (not just health care) of service members and vets. Only time will tell and I can still change my mind before November comes around.
I can still change my mind.....hmmm....GOD Bless America!!! What a great country to live in!