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« on: June 10, 2009, 09:23:37 am »

Is McCain regretting Palin now?
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 09:27:51 am »

He's been regretting Palin since the Gibson and Couric interviews.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 10:06:26 am »

He's been regretting Palin since the Gibson and Couric interviews.

Palin was America's sweetheart. Then she opened her mouth.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 10:17:33 am »

He's regretted Palin since those interviews.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 11:29:44 am »

Why are you making this now?
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 11:45:25 am »

No. He wouldn't have won anyways. I don't think having Palin on the ticket lost him any states. Conservatives voted heavy for McCain in Indiana, because of Palin. Obama would have won it more comfortably, if not for Palin.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 11:53:42 am »

No. He wouldn't have won anyways. I don't think having Palin on the ticket lost him any states. Conservatives voted heavy for McCain in Indiana, because of Palin.

What exactly does that do for you if you lose a greater amount of independents?
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2009, 12:17:55 pm »

No. He wouldn't have won anyways. I don't think having Palin on the ticket lost him any states. Conservatives voted heavy for McCain in Indiana, because of Palin.

What exactly does that do for you if you lose a greater amount of independents?
He could have lost some Independants. But good Republican turnout was more important for the McCain camp. Palin fired up Republicans, and got people going door-to-door for McCain, something Romney or Pawlenty couldn't have done.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2009, 01:39:44 am »

Why are you making this now?

Palin's latest gaffe reminded me.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2009, 01:43:51 am »

he wishes he went with his gut and went with Ridge or Lieberman, I've thought for a while
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2009, 01:59:55 am »

I think so, but I regret her even more.

My grandmother, a Republican, said Palin would be better on a comedy show.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2009, 05:34:37 am »

He's regretted Palin since she first opened her mouth.

he wishes he went with his gut and went with Ridge or Lieberman, I've thought for a while

Either those or Lindsey Graham.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2009, 08:35:20 am »

It would be only natural.
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2009, 10:05:39 am »

McCain regretted her the minute he picked her. He hates Conservatives like her.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2009, 10:06:48 am »

McCain regretted her the minute he picked her. He hates Conservatives like her.
That's a stupid thing to say.
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2009, 10:53:57 am »

McCain regretted her the minute he picked her. He hates Conservatives like her.
That's a stupid thing to say.

That actually may be the most intelligent post he's ever made.
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2009, 10:56:20 am »

McCain regretted her the minute he picked her. He hates Conservatives like her.
That's a stupid thing to say.

That actually may be the most intelligent post he's ever made.
Not that McCain regretted it, but that he regretted it right away.
First of all, he chose her before anyone else knew, and knew several days in advance. If he automatically regretted her, he could easily cancel out, with no worries. Secondly, for the first month or so after Palin was selected, she gave him a chance of winning. Also, McCain doesn't hate conservatives. You can't get in his brain, so he doesn't know that.
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2009, 12:33:41 pm »

Also, McCain doesn't hate conservatives. You can't get in his brain, so he doesn't know that.

The key to his post was "like her." Despite the fact that he had to pander to them in 2008, he has never been a friend of the far right. This is the man who called Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell "agents of intolerance" years ago.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2009, 10:45:09 pm »

He's regretted Palin since she first opened her mouth.

he wishes he went with his gut and went with Ridge or Lieberman, I've thought for a while

Either those or Lindsey Graham.

I think he understood that he'd never be able to get away with putting a fanook on the ticket.
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009, 03:51:46 am »

He's regretted Palin since she first opened her mouth.

he wishes he went with his gut and went with Ridge or Lieberman, I've thought for a while

Either those or Lindsey Graham.

I think he understood that he'd never be able to get away with putting a fanook on the ticket.

Oh, they could've doctored a marriage for him.  After all, it sort of worked for Crist.  Tongue

While Ridge would have been his best running mate (and easily the most likely of the three), I do think Graham would've been better than Lieberman.  And I doubt he would've pissed as many people off as did Palin, gay rumors or not.  I do wonder, though, if gay>Muslim in the minds of fools.

BTW, I don't think I've ever heard "fanook" before.  Is it an NYC thing?
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2009, 01:38:15 pm »

I think he does. Whatever he says now, McCain clearly wanted to choose Lieberman, but didn't have the guts to go against the party establishment and his campaign staff. The irony is that if he had selected Lieberman, the religious right would have accepted it pretty quickly. Indeed, shortly before the Palin selection Huckabee clearly said that he would support anyone who respected the GOP's stance on abortion (implying that all Lieberman had to do was to make appropriate assurances about judges).

The whole Palin selection was nothing to do with abortion or women's rights, but was to do with fiscal conservatives wanting to geld, as well as brand, "Maverick" McCain.
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2009, 02:36:16 am »

He's regretted Palin since she first opened her mouth.

he wishes he went with his gut and went with Ridge or Lieberman, I've thought for a while

Either those or Lindsey Graham.

I think he understood that he'd never be able to get away with putting a fanook on the ticket.

Oh, they could've doctored a marriage for him.  After all, it sort of worked for Crist.  Tongue

While Ridge would have been his best running mate (and easily the most likely of the three), I do think Graham would've been better than Lieberman.  And I doubt he would've pissed as many people off as did Palin, gay rumors or not.  I do wonder, though, if gay>Muslim in the minds of fools.

BTW, I don't think I've ever heard "fanook" before.  Is it an NYC thing?

NY Italian thing, yes.
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2009, 03:57:56 am »

He does regret her, but he shouldn't.  She isn't the reason he lost.  If he wants to blame someone he should blame George Bush.
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2009, 04:46:22 am »

He should regret the fact that he gave this nutjob the chance to be, even theoretically, a heartbeat away from the presidency.
That was the most reckless, unpatriotic and cavalier political act by a presidential candidate in a long time.
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2009, 06:48:34 am »

He's regretted Palin since she first opened her mouth.

he wishes he went with his gut and went with Ridge or Lieberman, I've thought for a while

Either those or Lindsey Graham.

I think he understood that he'd never be able to get away with putting a fanook on the ticket.

Oh, they could've doctored a marriage for him.  After all, it sort of worked for Crist.  Tongue

While Ridge would have been his best running mate (and easily the most likely of the three), I do think Graham would've been better than Lieberman.  And I doubt he would've pissed as many people off as did Palin, gay rumors or not.  I do wonder, though, if gay>Muslim in the minds of fools.

BTW, I don't think I've ever heard "fanook" before.  Is it an NYC thing?

NY Italian thing, yes.
"finocchio" is Italian.
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