[R]eally, was there any other rational choice? . . . The last thing we need is a maverick like Gov. Palin swapping hockey-mom tales with foreign leaders . . . What America needs now is a leader who is willing to make sacrifices and to accept responsibility for tough decisions in order to save our economy. We are not claiming that Obama has all of the answers. However, he has shown himself to be a capable leader and is pushing for progressive social programs that could, if brought to fruition, greatly benefit demographics in America that have been historically underserved, including throughout the last eight years.