It is interesting to watch what is going on in the Republican nomination run for President. It seems there is a contest between Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman as to which woman is new little darlin' of the Republican Right.
The media has pretty much proclaimed that Bachman is the new star which has pushed Palin off to the side. I listened to some of the CNN debate and Bachman's verbal skills certainly surpass Palin. I just read an interesting article in the Daily Beast regarding Bachman's husband. Her husband is her closest advisor. Her husband is a christian therapist who describes gays as barbarians. Surely she must have a gaggle of advisers in order to keep her balanced, right? I think not. It doesn't appear that there is any balance to Michelle Bachman. She leans so far to the right that I am amazed she doesn't tip over.
I would love to see a woman become President. I wonder if there is a moderate thinking woman in politics today who has the ability and stamina to run for President. Not to the left, not to the right, just someone who can listen to both the left and the right and the middle and somehow maintain a sense of balance.
The left, the right - what about the middle? There are a lot of Americans who are in the middle. Who represents them? All this pandering to the right leaves me weary. I surmise it leaves a lot of Americans disenfranchised and disillusioned about politics.