Been awhile... been busy.
However, a lot has changed in the past month. First, we had Obama choose one of the longest tenured Senators in the Congress for VP, and McCain pick a virtual unknown. My feelings on Biden have always been what they've been; I truly like the guy. I found his Iraq Partition Plan to be one of the first Iraq plans to actually, in an easy to understand way, make sense. You can't say that about many things when talking about Iraq; easy to understand, and make sense. In fact, when candidates were first declaring themselves, he had my vote.
McCain on the otherhand, chose Sarah Palin. Upon hearing her name and knowing little to nothing about her, I figured she had been picked to get the vote of women who felt alienated due to the fact of Hillary not being anywhere in the running (for President, or VP). There were tons of pundits on television that also suggested that women would take to her, but "we shouldn't think women are so superficial that they would just vote for another woman." Really?
If you have been hiding under a rock for the past little while, let me introduce you to Sarah Palin. First of all, do you believe in evolution? She does not. She's a creationist. Palin plainly believes that there was a magical garden with a talking snake, woman was created from Adam's rib, and Jonah started a fire in a whale's stomach. What's even more sad on a side note, is that 61% of Americans believe that Noah lived for 900 years, had a child at 500, and built an Arc, containing both the male and female of every live creature on Earth. This is the America that we live in. Honestly though, if you are reading this and share any of those beliefs, please log out of this webpage and never read my blog again. This page is for INTELLIGENT people, not people who believe in the laughable idea of intelligent design. Second, Palin is pro-life. Personally, I am pro-choice, and I wan't to believe that a majority of women are as well. Now if you want to have a conversation about the horror of abortion in the final trimester, I'll humor you. Palin would not allow abortion even in cases of incest and rape. That I cannot fathom. Third, Palin has had numerous reported conversations with workers of hers, not allowing them in any way shape or form to talk to the press, especially members of her Alaskan cabinet. That, to me, is the exact opposite of what an American should do; censor others. It is plainly American to state your beliefs, be able to believe them openly, and without apology. However, if you work for her, don't say anything without her ok first. Censorship has been what's plagued the press during the last 8 years of the Bush presidency, and I have to believe that Palin would continue it.
Taking into account all the things aforementioned, Palin seems to be THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE of Hillary Clinton. If you were able to think whatsoever, you would come to the conclusion that no Hillary supporter could ever vote for Palin. You'd think that, but as proven continuously, American superficialism is stronger than ever.
After the naming of Palin, McCain's numbers have shot through the roof. This is no coincedence. The reason: white women. Women have come out now for McCain in droves. White women were Hillary's largest voting bloc. I just have trouble believing that Hillary, pro-choice and for evolution, can get the same voters as Palin, the exact opposite. What does this prove? Truly, if constituents what someone with breasts in the White House, it really doesn't matter what that candidate believes.