Just when I want to embrace Sarah Palin as a VP nominee because she just sounds so amazing I keep thinking to myself....Downs Syndrome BABY, pregnant teenage daughter, it just isn't clicking. I am not judging her (I'm a firm believer of "he who is without sin be the first one to cast the stone"). I'm really not judging her. But, I'm RELATING to her. For all the times I felt like Super Woman and bit off wayyyyy more then I could possibly chew and hurt my family in the process. I also think she is being used for the simple fact that she is an extraordinary woman. Emphasis on "woman".
So, just when I am sitting pretty confident in that thought process I think about how great it would be to have a bonafide, normal person in the White House with a Pack and Play set up next to her desk. But, really....is that reality or is it how we all want to envision it? Why should it matter so much what she does with her family? Part of it is because she is going to be a huge role model for (impressionable) young girls. "Breaking the glass ceiling" is the catch phrase of the hour and while it can be a good thing, very few consider what has to be sacrificed to do this. This whole debate makes me wonder what would I advise my daughters in this position... GO FOR IT because this chance is once in a lifetime or you have a family now that needs a mom and a dad to be there for them during this season in life?? Argh. I only hope that as a family they feel called by God to do this, because this chance at making history could come with a high price.
And, then I finally come to the conclusion I've been spending way too much time thinking about it! There is some really great information over at Politics 4 Moms, so go over check it out and participate in the poll!
I should mention that overall I am not "straddling the fence". I'll be supporting the McCain/Palin campaign.