Republican Presidential candidate John McCain has revealed his choice for a running mate in the 2008 elections and it is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Here the Lifesite gives us the lowdown:
I have to say that I am extremely pleased by this choice. First, I think that it is politically a very smart move for McCain. Already, Obama's position was weakened by snubbing Hillary Clinton for the VP nomination, choosing the rather bland Joe Biden instead. McCain is making the most of this opening by selecting a strong and competent female running mate. Palin's pro-life views also help solidify the Christian base for McCain. And finally, she is an outspoken proponent of expanded drilling for oil, which touches on one of the hottest topics of this election.
However, I do not think that Sarah Palin's strength as a choice is in her gender. The primary reason that I am happy about her is that she is a very firmly pro-life, pro-family conservative who has proven to be capable and intelligent. She is a person who has spoken with actions, not just words, about her pro-life views. Her son Trig was born with Down Syndrome and, although she was advised to abort him, she staunchly defended her son's right to life. Here is a woman who lives her faith rather than just talking it.
In the times ahead, I do not doubt that the liberals will be attacking Governor Palin with some of the most disgusting hatred which we have ever seen. She is a woman who provides living evidence that the liberal ideology about family is deeply flawed. The liberals try to lay claim to women as theirs. To see a strong, confident, but feminine woman - as compared to a shrill banshee like Hillary Clinton - who supports conservative values without shame just outrages them. Let us all pray for Governor Palin, that she will have strength to remain steady through the storm which is brewing for her.