I am thrilled. John McCain demonstrated that he, still, has courage and is capable of making bold strategic decisions. In other words, he remains young in heart. He also demonstrated that he gets all the American people, not only 48% of them.
True, Sarah Palin was not on my list. Kay Bailey Hutchison was. The trouble is that her appearance on Larry King left too much to be desired. The other two women had never run or served in office. Palin simply has not occurred to me. Having seen her eloquent acceptance speech, I could not be happier with the choice.
It is true that she is not experienced enough to be president but she is more experienced than Obama and I would rather have an inexperienced person a heart beat from the president than president. I know that John McCain is 72 but given his good health he has as good a chance to complete two presidential terms as a 60 year old had just a few decades ago. The bottom line, if worse comes to worse, given her background and record of accomplishments, I would rather see her president than Obama for he has none.
Finally, my feminine heart cannot but sing. As Sarah said:
It turns out that the women of America aren't finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.
Yes, we can, provided women demonstrate they can be half as gender conscious as Blacks are race conscious.
In the meantime,