finally this process is almost over…at least the electioneering thing. i am concerned that in several states we’ll see some elections contested in the margins which could force some unpleasantness for sure.
EARLY this morning our emmah and i rolled out of our warm beds and headed to the north coast to take in the last stop in ohio by the gop team…gov. palin. we got to the park with out much effort and i was suprised that i passed without having to be wanded or hand search. some have said that i’m infatuated by gov. palin. i don’t think that’s the case. but i am impressed with her style and her political voice. i’ve been looking for someone for awhile that could rally those reaganesque sort of ideals…limited government, personal responsiblity and public defense. gov. palin seems to have connected with a certain part of the heartland. as we stood there during the premlinary program…a bunch of local gop candidates i was very unimpressed. and perhaps that may explain palin popularity and the reality that though the polls have tighten…i’m not sure mccain will win. the loss is more about the failure of the republicans to champion their principles than anything else.
i’m not surprised.
prior to stepping into vocational ministry i was emeshed in the political machine. for what i thought was the right reason. politics is an interesting thing. its a messy thing too. i’ve watch many who stepped off to impact the system and get swallowed by it. that’s why i like sarah palin. there’s something fresh in her voice that offers a new perspective.
as i watched her today…i was even more impressed. she’s bright and articulate. she understands the limits of government. this current process has placed her in a new role. in just a few short hours we’ll see how the role will play itself out.
finally as we were headed back to the car we passed this van.
it seemed to offer a interesting contrast. where this van was parked was right accross from the rally. someone took the opportunity to provide another opinion. fun stuff.