I touch on quite a few topics on this blog. Probably too many. Niche blogs are really the way to go, if you want a devoted audience. But some issues I do focus on more than others. Parenting and election 08 are frequent blog topics. What's the intersection?
I think this election has been a triumph for modern parenting with involved dads.
McCain is totally old school. He was an admitted bad parent, only around on the weekend, leaving all the day to day stuff to Cindy. He was also a rotten husband, leaving the first wife and not even noticing when Number Two was hooked on pills. He deficiencies as a dad and a husband have been oft talked about in this election and it was one more way that he was seen as old school by a younger generation.
Obama's campaign touted his dad credentials. He read Harry Potter to his daughter. Even on the campaign trail, he talked to girls every night. Going home to see his dying grandmother may have been sneered at by the hard-hearted commenters at PJM, but everyone else loved it.
And no matter what you think of Palin's politics, the fact that she has five kids and a hands-on husband was definitely a plus in her column.
Biden's devotion to his kids after his wife's death made me choke up once or twice.
The active dad model is one clear winner today.