I was a Democrat 30 years ago when I was 18 and served as an alternate at a State Convention. I was a Republican ten years ago when I served on a County Republican Committee.
Fed up with them both, I have voted independently for about eight years.
When this campaign season began, I supported Duncan Hunter. When he bowed out, there was no one left that I felt I could get behind. No one was a good as Hunter, as far as I was concerned.
However, when McCain chose Palin, it made a difference for me. I realize that as VP she won't have much clout. But she'll be there, she'll have a voice, and she will be a breathe of fresh air. Obama supporters can mock her - and us - all they want. It doesn't change a thing. I want her in high office.