A couple people mentioned they were going to watch the debates the other night. A ton of people have mentioned they are going to watch the debate this Thursday.
Usually the vice-presidential debate is a bit of a blip. Usually I watch one debate. (I teach at night, so it was never a choice. We didn't have TiVo during the last election!) I've never watched a vice-presidential debate.
Oh, but I will this time!
What about you? Do you think more people are watching this debate? Are you?
I'm just terrified. I find myself staring at her, mouth open, mentally putting her at a negotiation table with China or Russian or Iran. I'm trying to imagine her as Commander in Chief.
Let's include some YouTube on McCain, a man who admits he still needs to be educated on the economy:
And what a sense of humor! You gotta wait for the punch line at the end:
Now back to Sarah Palin. Can you imagine her negotiating with Vladimir Putin? Only the first 40 seconds is stuff I haven't shown before. You can hear she's got the talking points memorized, but she doesn't seem to be able to think on the spot.
Oh, how nice: Palin is willing to put blind faith in our allies with no second-guessing. And, thank God, she knows the good guys from the bad guys.
What a relief. Because we all know the world is black and white, and the best way to keep the peace is to pretend the gray area doesn't exist.
Anyone who knows me knows that one of my "button" issues is the treatment, respect, and care for the elderly. But if you want to accuse me of ageism, I'm cool with that. Because I have to mention that if we elect McCain, there is a 1 in 3 chance that this woman will be the leader of the free world.
Matt Damon (of all people!) makes a great point. Although, it's 1 in 5 for his first term, 1 in 3 for his second term.