I finally met an actual undecided voter this weekend at a party. I find this breed a total mystery. Since I have never encountered one in the flesh, I made some inquiries to try and understand. He began by saying that he is uncomfortable with Obama but that Sara Palin really scares him. He repeated that "she scares me" several times throughout the evening as we discussed her in otherwise decided voter territory.
"Any time I engage with one of my conservative friends or family members, or sometimes the conservative commenters on this website, it usually devolves into them screaming about WELFARE! and TAXES! and THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING MY MONEY AND GIVING IT TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T WORK! And what they don't understand is that this is not the issue at all. What I and many of my more liberal friends want is to HELP people, not give them a free ride, but also not to ignore those who would benefit from us tossing them a life jacket."