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Old 08-29-2008, 04:21 PM   #166
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They went full retard.


i don't particularly like this word used in this context.

i know how it's meant, but it reads wrong to me.
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I mean seriously, you feel more comfortable knowing that your country could be ran by a former beauty queen with less experience than Obama (in the instance that the aging McCain could die)
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i don't particularly like this word used in this context.

i know how it's meant, but it reads wrong to me.
I apologize.
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Another little tid bit of info, Americans have selected a ticket in each election for the past 40 years with a governor on it, except in 1988. You have to go back to the early 1960s to find a time when the Democrats won the Presidency without having a governor on the ticket.
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Frankly, Obama/Biden looks better on both sides than McCain/Palin.
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There's no point getting worked up over the 'Nobama' people...their website name says it all already. Worry about what appeal this pick will or won't have for actual undecided and independent voters.
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Frankly, Obama/Biden looks better on both sides than McCain/Palin.
In terms of political strategy, who do you think would have been McCains best pick?
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Every person I've talked to today (note: numerous undecided PA voters involved!) has thought this was a bad move, including my independent, undecided (though McCain-leaning) mother.

So, while STING has his biased numbers and logic, I have the real people to talk to. In a swing state. Everyone seems to think it's a joke.
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In terms of political strategy, who do you think would have been McCains best pick?


for me, someone who would have told us that McCain was taking the appointment with some degree of seriousness beyond sheer political calculation. someone who was clearly qualified to be president, especially when one is 72 years old and has survived cancer 4 times.

that would be the first thing. for me.

as much as i've come to dislike Joe Lieberman, he would have at least reaffirmed the "core" McCain "values" he's cultivated with the media that once made him the most appealing national Republican figure.
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In terms of political strategy, who do you think would have been McCains best pick?
Depends on your strategy. I personally think Lieberman would have been a good choice for the independent side of things, which is what McCain needs.
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So, while STING has his biased numbers and logic, I have the real people to talk to. In a swing state. Everyone seems to think it's a joke.

Interesting. Earlier this year, you seem to claim that Pennsylvania was not a swing state. Solid Blue.

Also, Pennsylvania is a lot bigger than simply Philadelphia and the nearby counties, the only part of Pennsylvania Obama was able to win in the primary.
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Interesting. Earlier this year, you seem to claim that Pennsylvania was not a swing state. Solid Blue.

Also, Pennsylvania is a lot bigger than simply Philadelphia and the nearby counties, the only part of Pennsylvania Obama was able to win in the primary.
I said it was going to go Democrat even though it's pretty much indisputable that it's a swing state. I still believe that. It's been consistent for numerous elections.

My county, for your reference, is pretty balanced, slightly Republican but moving Democrat: Chester County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Every person I've talked to today (note: numerous undecided PA voters involved!) has thought this was a bad move, including my independent, undecided (though McCain-leaning) mother.

So, while STING has his biased numbers and logic, I have the real people to talk to. In a swing state. Everyone seems to think it's a joke.
Yeah, but....it's just anecdotal. That sort of evidence is pretty useless in terms of gauging overall public opinion. For all we know, the sort of people you talk to are predisposed to dislike a Palin pick.
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for me, someone who would have told us that McCain was taking the appointment with some degree of seriousness beyond sheer political calculation. someone who was clearly qualified to be president, especially when one is 72 years old and has survived cancer 4 times.

that would be the first thing. for me.

as much as i've come to dislike Joe Lieberman, he would have at least reaffirmed the "core" McCain "values" he's cultivated with the media that once made him the most appealing national Republican figure.
Its a bit silly to argue that a Senator with 3 years of experience and the most liberal voting record in the Senate is qualified to be President, but a conservative governor in office for 2 years is not.
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