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Palin will help McCain   -38 (47.5%)
Palin will hurt McCain   -42 (52.5%)
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« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2008, 10:22:07 am »
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I'm still trying to get used to the idea of such a sexy Vice President...and you know my attraction to older women.



Ok... please stop.

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« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2008, 10:23:28 am »
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What's her experience except for being Governor since '06?

She has more than "the messiah".

No, she doesn't.  Not by a long shot.
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« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2008, 10:24:57 am »
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Wow...her husband is a commercial fisherman and oil guy.
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« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2008, 10:27:01 am »
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Bad choice.  If McCain wanted to pick a conservative female, he should've gone with Hutchison.  The only thing that makes Palin a better pick of the two is that Palin is easier on the eyes, nothing else.
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« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2008, 10:27:36 am »
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I really think this is a disaster for McCain...  all of you seem to disagree and I suppose the chance exists that he's hit a home run, but I think it's very stupid and reeks of desperation...

This guy Miamia has hit the nail upon the head.  Good job.

Silly flash in the pan VP picks don't really help.  I think its been proven in the past that the safe, responsible, 'experienced' pick is usually the best.
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« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2008, 10:30:18 am »
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There you go Naso Cheesy

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« Reply #56 on: August 29, 2008, 10:31:23 am »
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Well, I guess Palin shows that sex in the oval office doesn't have to be a bad thing.
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« Reply #57 on: August 29, 2008, 10:32:13 am »
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Bad choice.  If McCain wanted to pick a conservative female, he should've gone with Hutchison.  The only thing that makes Palin a better pick of the two is that Palin is easier on the eyes, nothing else.

Hutchison said no.
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« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2008, 10:34:23 am »
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The experience argument is far from dead, unfortunately. Yall are overthinking in this case.

Ah, a voice of reason.

People are acting like McCain has already died and Palin is the one running for President.
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« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2008, 10:34:39 am »
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Help.
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« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2009, 11:00:36 am »
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Wow, these are some joke poll results.
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« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2013, 05:25:13 pm »
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This is comedy at its finest.
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« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2013, 12:47:51 am »
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I love looking at these threads years later to know how ridiculous we can all sound.
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« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2013, 11:31:51 pm »
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Yes, she was a political catastrophe for reasons that few knew at the time. She had a poor understanding of political geography. She didn't realize that mockery of the other side (think of Ann Richards' "Poor George -- he was born with  a silver foot in his mouth!") implodes. She failed to recognize the power of technology in sending a message to a wildly-cheering crowd that the majority of Americans finds insulting gets to those who can feel insulted. Thus the "Real America" of cattle pastures, corn and cotton fields, and small towns went for her, but the not-so-real America where the People live (cities and suburbs) did not like it. People are where the asphalt and concrete are. 

She gave one good speech -- and after that she made far too many gaffes.
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« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2013, 04:20:24 pm »
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She was a good pick at first, for solidifying the conservative base, but otherwise she was a pretty awful one.
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« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2013, 01:30:05 am »
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Help, but not significantly.  VP picks this year seem to be theme-builders, not really blockbusters.

Haha, fail, me.

To be fair, this was the totally reasonable position considering what I knew at the time.
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« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2013, 02:42:39 am »
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With the housing market collapse, prices of oil, and Iraq there wasn't much of a chance for the Republican Party. Had McCain picked Huckabee or Crist he would've done as well as Romney did. Running mates set aside, McCain would've lost about 55-44 rather than 53-46.
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