If you have been reading articles and commentaries from around the globe you would know that the world is indeed waiting for America to wake the hell up.
Here is an article from the Guardian in the UK. The absolutely terrifying part in all this is I am so, so afraid he is right. I am in shock that American women would be so taken in by the Republicans putting a female on the ticket. Just that fact alone, never mind who she is what she stands for, has increased the polls in favor of the McCain ticket.
The feeling is familiar. I had it four years ago and four years before that: a sinking feeling in the stomach. It's a kind of physical pessimism which says: "It's happening again. The Democrats are about to lose an election they should win - and it could not matter more."
More troubling was the ABC News-Washington Post survey which found McCain ahead among white women by 53% to 41%. Two weeks ago, Obama had a 15% lead among women. There is only one explanation for that turnaround, and it was not McCain's tranquilliser of a convention speech: Obama's lead has been crushed by the Palin bounce.
My female American people; you cannot be serious!! A good number of you are falling for this crap hook, line and sinker. Just like they knew you would. So.. you are willing to throw away this enormous chance of CHANGE because Palin is a woman? Really? Are we really that shallow? Because from what I stand we aren't seeing much substance there.
Yes, she a mother. Yes, she's a working mother. Yeah yeah, she's Governor of Alaska. I'm sure she is a darn nice person. That does not mean she is the right person to help govern this nation.
People, the world is waiting. They watched us, as a nation, screw this up two other times in recent history. If the freaking WORLD is rooting for us to make the right choice by electing Obama then why the hell can't we see that for ourselves? And I mean "we" as in the majority who will make or break this coming election.
So this is my call to you, my challenge as it were.....if you are planning to vote for the dark side** ...eeerrrr I mean for the Republican party I would like to ask, implore, beg that you examine your motives carefully. Are you voting Republican because you always have? Because your parents were Republican so you feel you are as well? Because your pastor is saying Democrats will go to hell and encouraging you to vote a certain way (and yes, it's happening)? Because your spouse/partner is voting that way so you may as well to? Are you voting (God forbid) just because there is a woman on the ticket? Are you voting because having a black man as President would make you uncomfortable?
If you are planning to vote for the Republican party for any reason other than you believe their platform 150%, because you honestly believe they are the right party to continue the work of the last 8 years and because you can see success in the last 8 years (as in a great, strong, vibrant economy; a low unemployment rate; a strong housing market; a strong stock market; a strong dollar; happy and proud members of our society; a country who works to better the world; etc.) then by all means, cast your vote.
But if you have doubts....or if you are just out and out voting because there is a woman on the ticket then please, please, please, please do your homework and consider the alternative. Please.
The world is waiting. And watching. And hoping. And praying.
Let's not make this ultra important decision for the wrong reasons. Please.
(**sorry - I just couldn't help myself. If you know my family and if you have come to love us, like us or at least be entertained by us, then you should know and really understand that the GOP agenda does not have my family in its best interest. Or hell - even as a blip on their radar screen. For them, my family is without value. Did you hear that? They think my family is worthless. Worthless. Sorry - but for me that makes them the dark side.)