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Old 08-29-2008, 05:39 PM   #736
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EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE...This pick is astounding in it's brilliance - to the point of being scary. I really didn't think McCain had it in him (actually I was hoping he didn't). I thought he'd pick some boring boob like Romney or Pawlenty or even worse Lieberman or Ridge. This is not good for the democrats. Sarah Palin is...a woman. A mother of five. Pro-Life. A lifelong hunter. A popular Governor. Liked by evangelicals. Liked by fiscal conservatives. I really thought Obama had it in the bag but now I'm not so sure. It's like McCain transformed the race instantly. Kinda scary.


yeah, i don't agree.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:41 PM   #737
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It's interesting that McCain picks someone he's only even met twice before.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:44 PM   #738
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EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE...This pick is astounding in it's brilliance - to the point of being scary. I really didn't think McCain had it in him (actually I was hoping he didn't). I thought he'd pick some boring boob like Romney or Pawlenty or even worse Lieberman or Ridge. This is not good for the democrats. Sarah Palin is...a woman. A mother of five. Pro-Life. A lifelong hunter. A popular Governor. Liked by evangelicals. Liked by fiscal conservatives. I really thought Obama had it in the bag but now I'm not so sure. It's like McCain transformed the race instantly. Kinda scary.
And who does she get that Romney wouldn't? This isn't brilliant at all...
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It's interesting that McCain picks someone he's only even met twice before.


i bet she's as surprised as we are.

doesn't seem like she's done much preparation for this at all.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:42 PM   #740
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And who does she get that Romney wouldn't? This isn't brilliant at all...
Geez. Some of you folks just don't get it do you. The same FYM'ers that scoffed when I began the thread on Sarah Palin are now in shock that I foresaw her being McCain's pick. Word of warning: I know of what I speak (at least on this subject) and I'm telling you this is the vice-presidential pick of our lifetime...and I don't want the Republican's to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, sorry, to answer your question on who she brings to McCain that Romney couldn't...
At least half the evangelicals!!
Soccer Mom's!!!!
Good ol' boys!!!!!!
Reagan Democrats!!!!!!
and probably all kinds of centrist independents.
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And who does she get that Romney wouldn't? This isn't brilliant at all...
The evening news spent nearly the first 15 minutes on McCain/ Palin and only 2 minutes on the last night of Democratic convention.

I think you'll change your mind if McCain wins the election.
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Geez. Some of you folks just don't get it do you. The same FYM'ers that scoffed when I began the thread on Sarah Palin are now in shock that I foresaw her being McCain's pick. Word of warning: I know of what I speak (at least on this subject) and I'm telling you this is the vice-presidential pick of our lifetime...and I don't want the Republican's to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't get it? That's funny...

You've made some really out of touch posts in your time, but this one makes your top 5.

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Oh, sorry, to answer your question on who she brings to McCain that Romney couldn't...
At least half the evangelicals!!
Soccer Mom's!!!!
Good ol' boys!!!!!!
Reagan Democrats!!!!!!
and probably all kinds of centrist independents.
Actually Evengelicals were coming around to Romney, so you are wrong there.

Soccer Moms? Bush got a huge soccer mom turn out last time, a woman isn't going to change that much, it's not going to make soccer moms switch party.

Good ol' Boys? I don't even know what this means, but I'm pretty sure SHE may "attract" them, but she doesn't bring them to the ticket.

Reagan Democrats? This may be the only one you have partially right, but it's not overwhelming.
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Reagan Democrats? This may be the only one you have partially right, but it's not overwhelming.
It doesn't have to be.
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The evening news spent nearly the first 15 minutes on McCain/ Palin and only 2 minutes on the last night of Democratic convention.

I think you'll change your mind if McCain wins the election.
Last night had a bigger audience than the opening night of the Olympics, do you really think that 13 minutes is BRILLIANT?

One night of media is worth a four even possibly eight year decision? Wow, your priorities need some work.
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It doesn't have to be.
So a portion of that one demographic was worth it to you?
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It's interesting that McCain picks someone he's only even met twice before.
At least he met her twice before he used his judgement to select her.


Obama had been in the Senate 4 years and never went to Iraq
and somehow had the judgment to be against the surge (based on what?)
this leads credence to the argument that he just wanted to "lock in" failure
to boost his election prospects


so much for his good judgment
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It's interesting that McCain picks someone he's only even met twice before.
Yeah. Just saw this on CNN:

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(CNN) — John McCain first met Sarah Palin only six months ago and had just one conversation with the Alaska governor before offering her the vice presidential slot on the Republican ticket, the Arizona senator's campaign said Friday.

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McCain campaign manager Rick Davis had several conversations with Palin throughout the vetting process, but McCain himself didn't speak with the Alaska governor until last Sunday — one day after Barack Obama named Joe Biden to his ticket. It was then McCain reached Palin by phone while she was at the Alaska State Fair to discuss the possibility of joining the ticket.

Palin then traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona Wednesday evening, where she met with top McCain advisers Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter. On Thursday Palin traveled to McCain's Sedona, Arizona home where the Arizona senator had another conversation with her, and formally asked her to be his running mate.
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At least he met her twice before he used his judgement to select her.
Does she make you more likely to vote for McCain?
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I am still undecided


there are things about both candidates I don't like

and things I do


If the GOP had control of Congress
I would be going for Obama, for sure.
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