Reading your blog, my impression is that you're coming from a similar place to me -- not particularly in love with either candidate, and intrigued by Palin because she seems like an interesting person. I'm a bit shocked at the vehemence with which Obama supporters are attacking her, and the frequent sense of desperation in their attacks. It makes me wonder if she wasn't the perfect choice for McCain.Indeed.
I guess I fall in with the people Tyler suspects exists, cause everything he lists there sounds like a valid form of experience to me. I'd add being the wife (and sometime employee of) a small businessman, too. It all gives her a perspective none of the other candidates can bring to bear.
And telling me repeatedly how small the town she was mayor of is? That's the size of the town I grew up in. Mocking how small it is isn't going to win any points with me.
I dunno. I still think I will vote for Obama, but his followers aren't doing anything to endear me to his cause...
I don't understand why people feel free to drop civility when it comes to discussing political issues or political figures? It doesn't make them or the candidates they support look good.