I'm a former political junkie, Concerned Women For America volunteer, precinct worker for the Republican Party, and a woman who had her small girl going door to door (with her, of course) handing out political propaganda in Michigan.
I have been known to bring my family together to stuff thousands of envelopes to drag down to the Post Office in Iowa as an election loomed alarmingly near.
Yet, I was thinking of not voting this year. Yes, moi'... not vote. And then... he did it.
Oh, I'm sure the powers that be knew that adding this name as Vice President may make pro-life feminists stand up and applaud and more than that... wake up conservatives. Huh? What? Election, this year? Not interested in either candidate. Snooze...
Who? WHO did you say he picked?
I may have to brush the dust off my political Reeboks and hand out some fliers.
Wife, mother of five, former Fellowship of Christian Athletes basketball star, moose hunter, conservative politician. Oh, and a mom who decided to give birth to her baby recently in spite of the fact tests said he was Downs Syndrome... in an age when it is estimated between 80 and 90% of those babies are aborted.
Could she function as a President if needed? Hey, she's a mother if FIVE children who works outside the home. Need I say more.
I will add one thing about any candidate... they are human and many tend to disappoint us with unmet expectations. There are two reasons... no three... I no longer am involved directly with politics and social issues. The first and most important came in the late 1990s as I began to develop severe fatigue issues and then was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. As a homeschool Mom, I decided my priority with any energy level was my home and our schoolwork so my time and effort went to home and "school".
But also there were so many times I was disappointed that the person I hoped would bring great changes didn't deliver on their promises. Now I realize that no one but Jesus Himself can truly save this Planet but in the meantime... I'm excited about the possibilities of regular old human beings who are led to get involved in doing what they can.
Of course, as an evangelical Christian, I tend to vote on the side of the Elephant but I have often split my ticket when a person of the Donkey persuasion has been doing a great job... as I did with an exceptionally good mayor when we lived in our former house.
Hmmm... a moose hunter. We could use one of these in higher office. :)