Another reason McCain’s choice of Palin for VP is a good one:

August 29th, 2008

I don’t like to admit this, discount viagra recipe but I have been seriously considering voting for Barack Obama.

Not because I agree with his politics. I don’t.

But because I just couldn’t imagine voting against the first African-American for President.

I know a person’s race is a horrible reason to vote for them.

But I just couldn’t see myself someday telling a son or daughter that I voted against the first black man running for President.

But now I’ll be able to say I didn’t vote against Barack Obama, I voted for the first female vice president. (Someone who might even prove to be the first female President.)

I know it’s not logical, but I’m being honest here.

I’ll feel a lot better about voting for McCain/Palin in November than I would have for McCain/Romney.

(Unless, of course, she comes across as a complete incompetent on the national stage. We’ll have to see how she does at the convention and at the debates.)

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. David Casper  |  August 29th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I know it’s been said before, but now every voter in the country has to choose between being racist or sexist.

  • 2. Fuzz Martin  |  August 29th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I would have tried to fit voting into my schedule if it was a McCain/Romney ticket. I will go out of my way to vote for McCain/Palin. I listened to her entire speech today and she seems like a real live person who just happens to be in government. That’s the Hope and Change(tm) that we need right now.

    Either way, I would have gladly voted against the first black nominee and I would have gladly told my daughter that I voted based on my values, not on the color of somebody’s skin.

  • 3. elliot  |  August 29th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    And that’s the right answer, Fuzz.

    I was just hoping I was going to get the chance to vote for Colin Powell, some day. ;)

  • 4. grumps  |  August 31st, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Not a great reason, Elliott. You need to trust me on this but the warm, fuzzy feeling that came from voting for Geraldine Ferraro wore off pretty quickly.

    How many people voted for President Rainman because Dick Cheney made them feel good way down deep in their hearts? That’s what you’re talking about here.

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