I know it's probably not the best idea to go political on a blog not about politics, but I'm done with silence on this matter. Whatever one thinks of McCain and his rightful place as far as the future of this country is concerned, that's fine. McCain isn't the worst possible presidential candidate the Republicans could have nominated and he's definitely better than what we've had the last eight years, but that's not much of a compliment. However, I start getting really nervous when I think of the possibility of his running mate ascending to the highest office if something should happen to McCain. It's not just a momentary lapse of concentration anymore. Not an isolated incident. And this whole narrative of blaming the media and the "gotcha" journalism shows how desperate the campaign is to cover for her inadequacies. We're dealing with someone who, let's face it, is not qualified to be president of the United States. The Republicans want to cast her as the average Jo(e), "Joe six-pack" and that she may be, but in these difficult times, we need much better than average leading this country, even from the #2 position. We need someone who won't be stumped by the Katie Courics of the world, and someone who when stumped won't blame the questioner. We need someone who has been around the block and around the world and who knows how to answer a question, even if long-winded, but can answer it for crissake.
It's not hard to find a moment over the last few weeks that not only made me shake my head but actually petrified me when thinking of the possibility, actually kept me up more than one night with a clinched stomach thinking that this country could be put in the hands of this person. I think it really hit me when I think about how our decision this November might affect not just the country but also how it might affect the life of my daughter and the twins. That's why I can't keep silent anymore.
That and what I saw tonight. Her mistakes and gaffes are many, but this one made me lose my appetite. I don't know how much sleep I'll get tonight after this.