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September 4, 2008

Republican National Covention Sarah Palin

Filed under: Politics — noirwomannews @ 4:11 am
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As a woman first, I must say it was great seeing Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention giving her acceptance speech as as vice presidential candidate for the united states.

Smart, articulate and great humour, all the needed qualities for a politician. That being said it’s too bad she does not measure up to Hillary Clinton, a seasoned politician that has payed dues to gain the support of that 18 million women voters that Left cracks in the glass ceiling.

Promise Palin has, and I think the republicans hit a home run in putting her in the front of millions during this election process. Yet I don’t think her time is now. Not because she isn’t promising as a politicial figure, she has a future, but not in this election. 

The razzle dazzle and great public relations skills are not enough to turn Clinton supporters over in large numbers to the republican party. Women are intelligent, we don’t vote for a woman just because she is a woman. That is truly an insult to throw in a female candidate just to lure in women voters from another party.

A part of the struggle with women is the fight to gain the respect as business women, equal pay for equal work.  The things we fight for are in balance with our own credentials and achievements. This is what makes us the best person for the job, and we want it fairly, our credentials stacking up against the best. Was Palin the most qualified of candidates?

Parties aside, I think Sarah has a great future and maybe even finding her way to the white house, with another ticket, platform, and a better economy. She shares a special club membership with Senator Obama, he too came to national attention at a major party convention, and went on to later represent his party as a candidate for presidency. Palin arrived early, but the publicity will carry her far I predict she will be a force to watch in the future of the republican party.

I am not sure if she will make a major impact in this campaign effecting votes. But she will make an impact with some voters, however the bottom line is people vote for the top ticket. Comparisons of her to Obama in terms of experience is not relevent.

Women will not support her just because of gender, just as many blacks did not support Obama early on because of his race. Those early Clinton black supporters supported Clinton because they believed in her ability to solve the problems the Country faces today. They knew little about Obama and went with what they knew.

Those supporters eventually in major numbers went on to support Obama, don’t take women voters for granted, they know policy and at the moment many of them know poverty, not prosperity which was the theme of the McCain campaign.

Palin better get her soccer mom attitude on and her best lip stick color, after the attacks on community organizers, and the other beautifully crafted punches toward Obama comparing her level of experience to his, and the jab at Michelle Obama on love of Country. Palin needs armour in the upcoming weeks to shield her from the oncoming attacks from the democrats who will uncover every thing they can about the soccer mom, governor.

Palins speech hit hard, which shows she has the guts to throw punches while weaving in her womanhood making reference to children, family and small town regular people Whatever your thoughts are regarding this woman she is a breath of fresh air to her party, and she has made women everywhere proud because of the history in this election. It’s not about party affiliation, its about women opening doors that were once shut. That reason alone I am as a woman cheering Palins triumph as the first woman candidate nominated by her party to run as vice president.


1 Comment »

  1. The one thing of utmost importance to me is whether or not she intends to continue pouring billions of dollars into the war machine for Iraq. She made it clear, she’s committed to prolong this senseless warfare, which I see as a continuation of the Bush errors. Pretty face; lots of spunk, but in the end — to borrow an expression from Texas – – big hat, no cattle.

    Oh, and what’s with all the cowboy hats? There are no cowboys any more, so aren’t they just playing dress-up?

    Comment by christianliberal — September 4, 2008 @ 5:07 am | Reply

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