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Old 08-29-2008, 06:38 PM   #241
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that's silly. has she had cancer 4 times? my grandfather's mother and aunts lived until their late 90s. that didn't stop him from dying of cancer when he was 76.

it's a legitimate concern. and given McCain's various senior moments on the campaign trail this year -- something, to their credit, the Obama campaign has not pounced on -- we have reason to be concerned we'll get Reagan's second term during McCain's first.
While there are always exceptions to everything, genetic factors are considered very important in living to 100 or beyond. Its not irrelevent or silly. Reagan would have easily of won a third term.
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This was one of the smartest, shrewdest picks of our lifetime. Just wait.
I think the novelty of the pick will wear off in a few days. After that, the reality will set in for most people.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #243
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i question his commitment to the country when it comes to this presidential race.

he gave us a gimmick as a VP. it was his responsibility to give us someone who could serve as president.

i'm not running the Obama campaign. i don't have to worry about these things.

i'm telling you what you know to be the bald-faced truth.

Palin is a gimmick. McCain has met her once.

McCain has failed in his first big decision as the nominee.

and you know it.
You can't be claiming Palin is not qualified to be President because of her experience and be supporting Obama.

This thread is two weeks old, and you certainly were not claiming she was unqualified before today.
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She is a better pick than Admiral Stockdale.
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It also has the potential to be a complete disaster, especially when the consitutional law professor and the foreign relations chair start talking to her about things like, well, the Constitution, international law, Zimbabwe, Georgia, etc. It'll be interesting to see the look on the face of the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska as she tries to sound like someone we can feel confident with, as she stands next to the 72-year-old McCain, one breath away from being the leader of the free world.

But maybe you're right. Who cares about any of that if she can gut a Salmon and shoot a gun? If she can do that, then there's 40 million Americans who will want to have a beer with her. And we know what that means.
You hit it on the head. A "hot" gun toting, loving mother who you could have a beer with is more powerful than dozens of Harvard degrees!!! Seriously.
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I think the novelty of the pick will wear off in a few days. After that, the reality will set in for most people.
Part of that reality is that she is the only one in the race who is truely from outside of Washington and the only one who actually has executive government experience.

I think she is going to pass the do no harm test, and she will likely pick up voters that McCain would not have received with a male candidate. Thats the reality were going to see.
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she will likely pick up voters that McCain would not have received with a male candidate. Thats the reality were going to see.
She will pick up some voters, but lose droves of others. It will result in a net loss of voters.
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The more I think about the more I say:

This was a bad move.
He's going to lose.
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Eh, I don't think recent VP candidates have lost (or won) many votes. And my guess is the people wringing their hands about McCain's health won't be voting McCain anyway.

It's still about the top of the ticket.
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While there are always exceptions to everything, genetic factors are considered very important in living to 100 or beyond. Its not irrelevent or silly. Reagan would have easily of won a third term.
McCain seems as sharp as Joe Biden
Biden has been bumbling a bit, lately

And in 2012 Biden will be about McCain's age now?
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This thread is two weeks old, and you certainly were not claiming she was unqualified before today.
Actually, she was considered so unqualified that she--and the thread--weren't even taken seriously. Come on, this thread had like 35 posts before today.
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I don't know, Harry made a strong case

and he was right!
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deep, how much does it worry you that if she has to take over for McCain, she'll be the leader?

What with your concern for experience?
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2 years executive experience in a small state is not very strong.

since we have been talking odds

what are the odds, in the next 4 years

worse case, 1 in 10 ?
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Actually, she was considered so unqualified that she--and the thread--weren't even taken seriously. Come on, this thread had like 35 posts before today.
That's exactly why you should take people you consider wrong with a little more than a chuckle.
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