In the past 3 days I have knocked on many, many doors to register voters and discuss the Presidential Election. I am there to support Barack Obama and the local candidates I believe in. I have listened to a lot of people.
NO ONE, has mentioned Sarah Palin’s family or her personal problems. I have heard a lot about her stances on many issues including oil, education, the wars, women’s rights and others. People have mentioned concerns about her morals, but this has been in regard to the political actions she has taken. Her reversal on some stances and poor judgment/hypocrisy in others, and her choice of groups to associate and the views they represent are the most notable. But, no one is attacking her character or family life and I believe that is representative of nearly all of Barack Obama’s supporters.
We must not let them continue to imply we are in an uproar because she is a woman with a family and real family issues.
This is the political influence at work in media. Trying to generate a story to attract viewers and keep the race close. It appears this is the Rovian tactic at play and we cannot let it succeed.
If the media is able to portray this as a close race, and feed the fears and hatred that keep voters from hearing the truth in Barack’s message, then they will have the margin of difference they need to steal the 3rd election in a row.
Keep asking the right questions and stop responding to the “Right” questions.
Denounce those who question her parenting and family life and explain the real reasons why she is not the Vice President America needs.
I know Liberal values and what the media is portraying is a farce. We respect women and honor those who represent the communities that elect them. Here in Colorado there are an amazing number of women in both the State House and the State Senate. The vast majority of which are Democrats. Even the lady I ran against in 2006 has since changed parties pointing to the hatred and backroom politicking of the Republican Party as the reason. (Though I like to believe some of my arguments had something to do with that.)
Democrats have always respected women and have been rewarded with strong female role-models like Hillary Clinton, Geraldine Ferarro, Eleanor Roosevelt and Nancy Pelosi; to name a few.
In closing, I still hope that my daughters see the first woman elected President. I also know that Sarah Palin was selected as a political ploy. I fear that if McCain wins due to this blatantly dishonest gimmick, it may some day hinder women who have earned a chance to be considered for Executive roles from earning the full respect of the voters.
We need to help Barack Obama elected because he values and respects women as equals, not pawns.
Earth is my mother and Sun is my Father.
I worship All and the name I give It is God.
Vae victis – Rome