I think the main element is this: McCain (who, contrary to the MSM portrayal of him as a conservative is no such thing), in order to achieve the desired top spot went against his own preferences and threw a bone to conservatives. That is, "Put me there, and I'll turn the Republican party over to the conservatives when I'm gone."
[...] so I'll merely summarize with this: from my political viewpoint, Palin best represents my views. That's what elections are for, IMO, choosing the candidate who best represents one's views and interests.
Definitely, it appears that many conservative people are for first time in history, electing a Vice-president.
You have described the sentiment that many conservatives have about McCain. And you have put your confidence in Palin which has shown more conservative "bone".
I guess what I want to know is, what are you willing to loose in order to support your claim:
I think Obama would be a complete disaster; I think McCain has the potential to suck but suck much less.
And what makes Obama such a disaster in your view that would warrant to sacrifice some principles?
I, personally, subscribe to the notion that if I don't like any of the alternatives, I will show my choice and vote of confidence, by staying at home the day of elections. I know it sounds anti-democratic because every party goes to the extreme of trying to guide everyone to the voting booth, and make you feel patriotic-democratic. However, I view it as party self-interest driven and not for democracy.
What makes you not want to seat at home this one?
I know, a lot of questions.