We send our congratulations to Governor Sarah Palin and her family on her designation as the republican nominee for Vice President. It is yet another encouraging sign that old barriers are falling in our politics. While we obviously have differences over how best to lead this country forward Governor Palin is an admirable person and will add a compelling new voice to this campaign, said Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden. This is a quote recently from Barack and Joe. I am a registered Republican that is changing party affiliation and will be voting for Obama-Biden in November but I am extremely concerned. I watch the republicans play hardball and throw us under the bus consistantly. In the recent speeches from the Republican convention you watched Giuliani and Palen throw Barack and Biden under the bus and call them out. You tell me that the above response from us above is all we have. Listen up people, things have stayed the same for years. The reason the Dems can never get into Washington is because they are not fighters and wont stand up and go toe to toe with these lying sons of *****. The Republicans get nasty in every election and we cannot sit back and let them pound us into the ground with this stuff. I have studied these parties over time and obviously sought advice from older Dems like my Dad, mom and otthers and its always the same story. People want to see a toughness in their candidate and we will lose this election if we dont step up and defend ourselves and throw a few verbal jabs of our own. Unfortunately this is what many Americans want, they may not say it but you watch Palen and Mccain get up their and not talk about one single thing that they are going to fix or how they will fix it but they are getting rave reviews because they attacked the Dems and that somehow gives people confidence. I am tired of listening to the Repub;s using Hillary Clinton in their speeches and I have never heard Hillary stand up and say ", Dont use my name in your ads" I am starting to feel like the Democratic party is a party of wimps and if we lose this will be our downfall. They Republicans have stole our motto of change and we are letting them do it. I am so frustrated with whats going on I could scream. Watching the Republican convention, I see that they basically have stole their whole campaign slogans from the Dems and there are so many ignorant people in this world that they cant see it. How stupid is it to see a guy who has been in congress for 29 years all the sudden talk about change. As Americans are we that stupid? The Dems better toughen up or they will once again lose another election because they have no intestinal fortitude.