Since this thread was closed while I was asleep before I could reply I decided to expand my point on the sameness of the two parties' supporters and the fact that neither believes in a substance based campaign here. For months the Republicans and their backers here have taken cheap shots at Obama. His name sounds like Saddam Hussein He said in a book he would stand with the Muslims He went to a Muslin school as a child He had a temple of worship built for his acceptance speech (this is the one that prompted my thoughts) And now the cheap shots go the other way McCain has beer money Palin ought to stay home and take care of her baby Palin is being looked at for some supposed infraction Palin supports aerial wolf hunting (like that is going to affect national policy) Palin want to know what a VP does I contend that these are cheap shots that believers should avoid. I contend that we have a responsibility 'let our speech be always be seasoned with salt' and that we 'speak the truth in love.' Why don't we deal with issues? Because in reality neither party really makes a difference at the end of the day. Both are going to take our money to impose more big government involvement in our daily lives. Saying that (my original post was before the announcement yesterday)- Gov Palin looks like a 'Mr Smith Goes to Washington' character. The dreams are there, I think she really wants to make a difference and change things. The problem is, as Mr Smith learned, once the outsider becomes the insider they become part of the system. Cheap shots are the only option when there is not a dime's worth of difference.