This article on Jewish World Review offers a great analysis of why people have an almost instantaneous reaction to Sarah Palin – you either lover her or hate her. The author’s answer is that the election has turned into an unspoken referendum on human nature and the idea of “gender neutrality,” with Sarah Palin and Cindy McCain representing the left’s worst nightmare – strong women with conservative values.
Read “The Women of John McCain: Love ’em or hate’em” at http://jewishworldreview.com/1008/silver100708.php3Here’s a small excerpt:
After Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech at the convention, her family joined her on stage. John McCain then made a surprise appearance. His first remarks are telling: “Don’t you think we made the right choice for the next Vice President of the United States? — and what a beautiful family!”
While the left exploded in anger, screaming “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore,” the rest of America erupted in joy, with a sense of relief that maybe now the country can get back on the “right track.”
In Sarah Palin and Cindy McCain they saw real women. And in John McCain and Todd Palin they saw real men. Their G-d-given femininity and masculinity are part of who they are, and they embrace it without embarrassment or explanation.
These spontaneous reactions came from a subconscious realization that there is an alternative to the absurdity of “gender neutrality,” and all of its derivatives including the feminization of America and the nurturing of perpetually adolescent males. These “boy men” have neither the emotional nor intellectual maturity to support wives and/or the children of the women they impregnate and abandon. As part of the left’s strategy to destroy the traditional family structure, these abandoned women and children, seeking security, are driven into the open arms of a cold and impersonal government.