I am a local, a white woman over fifty, and so are most of my friends and colleagues. Two or three of us are political creatures by nature. The rest are not, and they rarely discuss politics. But let me tell you--Sarah Palin has everyone talking.
Here is some of what I'm hearing from this group of older white women in conservative middle America:
- "I'm insulted! I can't believe McCain thinks we're stupid enough to vote for someone just because she is a woman."
- "John McCain must be crazy to pick that woman! Can you imagine her as President? There's no way."
- "Palin is a nut; she's scary."
- "I don't understand why the polls are so close. Obama and Biden are the only sensible choice."