I’ve never been one for politics. So, it’s no secret then that while my husband was watching Barack Obama speak at the Democratic National Convention on his Mac, I was on the living room couch watching a bad movie, the Beatles love letter, Across the Universe, on our HDTV which is hooked up to a upconverting DVD player but no cable service provider. This week’s fibromyalgia flare-up is affecting my taste obviously, not just my body.
I’m well aware after seeing the status updates for most of my Facebook friends that I missed a historic speech. But this morning, when John McCain announced that his running mate is a woman, Gov. Sarah Palin (John McCain Chooses Palin as Running Mate), I wondered if we were back to that old question of this campaign: What’s more historic? Electing a mixed race African-American/white candidate or a white woman?
As a mixed race woman, I argue that the winner is still Barack Obama, that a black president trumps a female vice president any day. But no matter the winner, this campaign is turning out to be a pretty historic one overall.