We are privileged in this country to elect our leaders. I don't always agree on everything with a candidate, but I don't always agree with my spouse, family, or friends on everything 100% of the time either. So, I look at the big picture, I vote for the person who is most qualified to do the job. And, of the two applicants for the most powerful person in the country, in the world, the choice for me is clear.
Five and a half years ago I was a brand new mother, Little Buckaroo had just been born. Since then, we have watched him grow to an exceptional little boy, full of hope and possibilities. He has learned to walk, talk , ride a bicycle, read, climb, and so much more. So, thinking that his whole time on this earth equals the amount of time that John McCain spent in a North Vietnamese Prisoner of War Camp is overwhelming ~ 2, 000 days, 2,000 nights of sleep. When offered early release, he refused it. He considered this offer to be a public relations stunt by his captors, and insisted that those held longer than he should be released first. Did you get that part? He was offered his freedom, and he turned it down. A regimen of beatings and torture began. Do you possess such strength of character? Locked in a filthy cell in a foreign country with a spouse and children at home, would you turn down your own freedom in favor of your fellow man? That's a quality of character that is rarely found, and for me the character of a person holds A LOT of weight.
Now, being a prisoner of war is not what qualifies John McCain to be President of the United States, but his demonstrated leadership does. There's a lot of evil in this world and when faced with that evil as we are now, I want a man who knows the cost of war on his troops and on his citizens. I want a man who puts my family's interests before any foreign country. I want a President who's qualified to lead. Who does not taut change but can not back up what actual change he is promising.
The Park Wife for McCain Palin 2008