1) I happen to agree with McCain on Iraq. Obama's policy is just pander. I am not saying we should have gone into Iraq, I do agree it was executed badly, but now that we're there finishing the job seems more logical to me.
2) The economy may be sucking for some, I totally appreciate and understand that (I was dirt poor when I was young) but the Bush tax policy has helped me personally. I am not sure I want more taxes. I do want more fiscal responsibility though, and I think McCain will do a better job of that then Obama.
3) McCain supports cap and trade, his battery proposal has been well received, he is against drilling in Anwar.
4) I'll give you a point on civil rights. Obama did flip flop on FISA though, which I think sucked, by McCain was no better.
I will say I support Universal Health Care but of the type Clinton advocated. Obama's policy is no policy at all.
I also support more social programs but, pragmatically, we as a nation need money to do that, and we'll get that through fiscal responsibility. I think McCain will do a better job of that then Obama.
Note that I am not against Obama. I just have a hard time with the fact that all his policies are so fluffy. I mean FISA, oil drilling, faith based initiatives, have really made me realize I have no clue what he'll do in the white house.
I mean, honestly, Obama is pretty much a lightweight when it comes to governance. His appeal is that he is a thoughtful visionary.
To go off on a woman who has raised 5 children while rising to a governor of a state, calling her a Spiro Agnew and essentially saying she has zero experience, while knowing nothing about her, is really bound to produces a reaction in many women.
My wife and I are Hillary supporters (present tense).
I was seriously wavering and, honestly, this made me more likely to support McCain.
My wife is over on her laptop there donating a $100 to McCain just now because she was so offended by Jerome's postings and some other comments. So she is basically decided to donate money because of Palin.
I am sure we're not typical. I am also sure this will help McCain alot.