[My first political post in a long, long while. This is my one statement on the current campaign. Other than here, I’m going to stay away from political posts because I abhor the lack of charity that permeates them. The basic idea behind this was borrowed from Ann Althouse].
Yes, I’m conservative (mostly). Yes, I’m an Alaskan (despite being in Texas at the moment). If you think you know how I’m going to vote, you’re probably wrong.
I have yet to decide on who to vote for. I find talk of “well, yesterday I decided who I’m going to vote for”rather silly (sometimes). Why should I allow the candidates to write me off? If I decide to support one, that one no longer needs to convince me, and the other one can just ignore me. All that does is put me in political limbo.
As a selfish Alaskan, I’d rather have Palin as Governor than Vice-President. I still haven’t made up my mind on whether she’s a good candidate to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, but she’s been one kick @$$ governor (and stop it with the personal attacks, people. At times, the Bloggernacle disgusts me. Disagree with her positions or her experience, but as I’ve seen ‘Nacle denziens – in ‘Nacle postings, even – refer to her as a “milf” or say other nasty but irrelevant things about her, my opinion of the Mormon blogging community as a whole has gone way downhill). I doubt very much they’ll let her be VP and Gov at the same time, so that is actually a reason for me to vote against McCain.
I have serious problems with both major candidates, and both have attributes I find attractive. I’ve been known to vote for third party candidates in the past. In the end, I merely demand that the candidates attempt to woo me until the very end. I see no reason why I should commit myself until I’m in the voting booth.
On the other hand, I can see why some people feel the need to declare early. Someone has to to the actual on the ground campaign work, and if everyone took my position, it wouldn’t get done. Though that might make for more interesting campaigning . . . .