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Old 08-29-2008, 11:16 AM   #11
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Default Re: McCain selects governor Palin as running mate.

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i cant believe i missed that. nice.
What's sad Tony is that I thought of you when I first heard it run through my head...and when I didn't see you posting it, I had to jump all over it.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:34 AM   #12
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Default Re: McCain selects governor Palin as running mate.

She is a pro-life, hunter that also helped crush the Bridge to Nowhere legislation that was going to cost the taxpayers 400 million dollars.

She's very conservative, has been a mayor of a small town and won the Gov Election over an incumbent Dem and took out a 2 career Rep in the primaries.

She helped open up investigations of corruption all in the Gov of Alaska including throwing the Republican Senator that is now under investigation under the bus. She also had the knick-name of Sarah Barracuda when she played HighSchool Basketball.

For anyone that thinks Biden is going to chew her up in the 1 VP Debate, they are in for a shocking Surprise.

By the way, with this news now blowing up the internet...no one is talking about "the speech" anymore.

Brilliant. It helps bring in Colorado and Nevada with her pro-gun stance, solidifies Alaska and Helps with Montana as well. Nevermind the fact she's a woman, her ideology helps bring in key states.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:44 AM   #13
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Default Re: McCain selects governor Palin as running mate.

Her being a woman is also a ploy to swing the female votes. Face it... there are a few of women who normally vote Republicrat who will switch to simply give her a vote.

Did McCain aslo love some hardlinbe Republicans as well?
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Her being a woman is also a ploy to swing the female votes. Face it... there are a few of women who normally vote Republicrat who will switch to simply give her a vote.

Did McCain aslo love some hardlinbe Republicans as well?
Yep, she openly went after that in her speech. She referred to the 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling and said "We're not done yet...we can shatter it once and for all".

As a bonus her husband is a member of the steelworkers' union. That should help in PA and Ohio.
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Default Re: McCain selects governor Palin as running mate.

LOL...token.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:41 PM   #16
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LOL...token.

No - only Democrats nominate candidates without decades of experience and/or due to race or gender

A bold gamble and the latest stunner in an amazing election campaign. Gov Palin may be eminently qualified (who knows? - unlike other posters on this board who apparently follow Alaska politics closely and are confident of the brilliance of the pick I do not profess to have a clue) but on its face this pick seems to be pretty gender driven, which the GOP Amen Corner would be screaming about if the Dems made it..

Here is a quick summary of pros and cons from Mike Murphy, who used to be a McCain consultant but currently is slumming as an online correspondent for Time.

They went for shock and awe. They got it, especially the shock. Now comes the awe. The question is will it be very good or very bad.

The Sarah Palin balance sheet. Pros; most impressive young conservative Governor is the country. The base will love her, grass-roots side of convention floor will be happy. She has charisma and can give a great speech. Middle class Mom with family. Obama now not only contender who can make a 3 point shot. She has been an impressive Governor, with reform instincts. She can certainly deliver the vital swing state of... Alaska. Former full Colonel in Pat Buchanan brigades.

Cons: McCain's mighty and oft-swung Obama swatting hammer of experience has been instantly changed from steel to rubber. VP examination stakes are a little higher for McCain, will she pass the ready on Day One test with less than two years in a (small) statehouse? Former full Colonel in the Pat Buchanan brigades.

Bottom line: A base choice. Which hints at a base-centered election strategy. Got it Boy, good thing it is 1994. What? It's not? Hmmm.

Exactly the sort of strategy I argue against in my column in the new issue of the magazine. But I've been wrong before.

She is an impressive person. Next week will be interesting.


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Former Buchanan supporter?
Buchanan is a lot better than Bush.
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most impressive young conservative Governor is the country.
Not quite...that would be Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:26 PM   #19
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Default Re: McCain selects governor Palin as running mate.

I think it is a strategic mistake, one of many the Republican election machine has made this cycle. Not that I don't like the person; from what I've read, she is quite honorable. But she is even less qualified than Obama.

4 years on the Wasilla (pop 5470) city council

6 years as mayor of Anchorage (pop 283,000)

1 1/2 years as governor of Alaska (pop 683,000)

This is essentially your local politician. Look at the people on your city council, or the mayor of your city, and imagine that person as president or vice-president. Imagine Scranton mayor Chris Dougherty as potential presidential material. An honorable man, certainly. But not a president.

So all of a sudden, the one thing that McCain could have hammered Obama on is no longer an issue; it is now the same for both tickets.

If you were already decided for McCain, then you'll like her. But if you are undecided, she isn't going to help him win. It doesn't make me (undecided) more likely to vote for him, it makes me less so. McCain goes down, and she's the Prez? I don't think I'd be real confident with that.

But yeah, she is really beautiful.

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Not quite...that would be Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
Not my view pro or con - just the columnist's

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