Sarah Palin’s Moment – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday September 4, 2008

Ok. Let’s set the politics aside for the moment. Many Americans thought and hoped this might be “The Year of the Woman” in American politics. Most people entertaining that possibility envisioned Hillary Clinton as the next President of The United States.

This evening the country was introduced to the woman who still has a shot to wind up in the White House this year.

She is Alaska’s little-known Governor Sarah Palin. This evening Mrs. Palin burst onto the American political scene with a fiery speech full of partisan hooks sure to please the Republican faithful and a fresh style certain to worry political opponents. John McCain’s running mate made a clear statement that she is a force to be reckoned with in this campaign.

Her optimistic tone is inviting and infectious. She displayed an ability to draw the viewer in – agree or not. Her irreverence and humor adds a new dimension to this campaign. Joe Biden will have his hands full in their debate.

Tonight was only a speech. A long campaign lies ahead. It’s impossible to predict at this moment whether Sarah Palin will be the first female Vice-President of the United States or join Geraldine Ferraro as an interesting historical footnote.

As with Barack Obama, Sarah Palin represents the appearance of change. However, we cannot be satisfied with the same old messages being delivered by new messengers. Coca-Cola can change its packaging, but it is still Coca-Cola.

This country, I believe, is thirsting for a change in direction. It has demonstrated a willingness to listen to Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. It hopes that their talk of reform and change are more than just talk. Time will tell if they are truly new products or simply a repackaging of the same old products.

Three things are certain. After tonight, Sarah Palin has earned the right to stand on the stage and take her shot alongside Barack Obama. The Year of the Woman in American politics is alive and well. And, the inauguration ceremony in January 2009 is going to be historic – one way or the other.

Stay inspired!


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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

6 thoughts on “Sarah Palin’s Moment – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday September 4, 2008”

  1. Nice blog. It amazes me how the left seems so angry over the past few days. They seem to have lost rationalization over the simplest things….digging deep. Meredith Viera and Campbell Brown (of MSLSD) have made fools of themselves this week. You are right….time will tell. The next 2 months will be interesting.

  2. BDV,

    Thank you for taking a moment to comment. I’m one who has lost a lot of confidence in both parties.

    However, I am an optimist and I keep hoping that one of these “outsiders” will really pan out for the American people.

    Sarah impressed me tonight. Time will tell.

  3. Well she IS cute, and she can carry a gun.

    The one thing of utmost importance to me is whether or not she intends to continue pouring billions of dollars into the war machine for Iraq. She made it clear, she’s committed to prolong this senseless warfare, which I see as a continuation of the Bush errors. Pretty face; lots of spunk, but in the end — to borrow an expression from Texas – – big hat, no cattle.

    Oh, and what’s with all the cowboy hats? There are no cowboys any more, so aren’t they just playing dress-up?

  4. CL,

    I agree with you on that point. Tonight’s blog was less on substantive issues – the war being the chief one I disagree with McCain/Palin – on.

    At some point, we have to get real financially and historically about this blunder. It’s wonderful to win a war, but we must question the whys.

    Tonight’s blog was more reflective of the moment. I mean, Obama and Palin, however you slice it, do represent history.

  5. Sarah Palin rocked the house tonight! She is amazing.
    The liberals are just jealous because she is the real thing.
    It’s funny if you are on the left they always say women can and should do it all, family, work etc. But since Palin is a conservative they attack her on all of that. Double Standard as usual. I feel liberals are just so childish.
    You know they keep comparing Obama and Palin, Obama is running for president, I think they don’t really think he is qualified for the job, they just hate the republicans so much they will vote for anyone on the opposite side. they should be comparing Obama and McCain and Palin and Biden. It sort of shows that even the libs don’t believe in Obama, they just want their way! They want change. Yes so do I, but good change, not just any change. PALIN is good change.
    YOU GO GIRL!!!! Great choice Mr. McCAIN! COUNTRY FIRST!!!

  6. BEN,

    Thanks for the comment. For me, the comparison lies in the historic nature of each of their candidacies. I’ve lost a lot of faith in both parties and don’t drink the kool-aid easily these days.

    That said, I keep hoping some outsider will really come to Washington and infect with the change that our nation needs.

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