Cindy McCain, wife of GOP presidential nominee John McCain, discusses the campaign and her husband's vice president pick, Governor Sarah Palin.
While Palin has faced criticism from some about whether she was correctly vetted, Cindy McCain calls her a "perfect fit" for the ticket pointing out that both Palin and McCain are reformers in the Party. Cindy McCain also highlights Palin's strengths as a family woman.
Cindy McCain also spoke at the convention introducing herself a bit more and talking about her own work with non-profits. She says her desire is to inspire people to help each other and not lean on government as much.
"I'm so proud of my husband, first of all, for picking such a reform-minded, intelligent, independent, Western woman, more importantly. I love the fact she's from the West." Cindy McCain
"She not only can do her job, but she brings with her a different kind of perspective. A mother of a special-needs infant, that absolutely brings a different perspective to this whole discussion about human rights and the rights of others who are less fortunate." Cindy McCain
"I hope to bring what I do and maybe a little bit of inspiration to those who perhaps would normally be sitting on the sofa on a Saturday afternoon to come out and be a part of helping and solving these problems together, and not relying on the government to do so." Cindy McCain
1. Who is Cindy McCain?
2. Who is Sarah Palin?
3. What is the role of the First Lady?
1. What do you think of Cindy McCain, what kind of First Lady would she be?
2. Why do you think Cindy McCain has to introduce herself to the convention?
3. Compare Cindy McCain to Michelle Obama, what do their differences say about their husbands as potential presidents?
4. Should the fact that Governor Palin is a working mother matter to the voting public? Is it sexist to talk about it?
5. Do you think Governor Palin will appeal to women voters? What kinds of voters will she appeal to?