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Old 09-02-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Please, take off the hat as well as the tin-foil suit.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Maybe I need to take off my tinfoil hat, but I think McCain may have picked Palin largely due to the fact that she has a pregnant teenage daughter.

He needed a way to secure the tens of millions of evangelical votes. There has been a lot of talk this year about evangelicals moving towards the democrats, and he needed a way to change their minds.

Pro life evangelicals will now rally around this young girl, who has chosen to "do the right thing", and keep the baby.

I'm no fan of McCain, but I find it HIGHLY unlikely that he and his entire campaign are so incompetent, that they didn't know about this pregnancy, or didn't think it would be a big deal.

I think this is all grand theater, part of well planned script, designed to guarantee the vote of all the ultra-conservatives who don't like really McCain.
If thats' the case then the evangelicals must be the dumbest piece of demographics that ever existed. What are they thinking? I mean who in here would expect McPalin to announce that their daughter is going to terminate her pregnancy and find a new boyfriend. Stupid evangelicals
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas Texas
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Please, take off the hat as well as the tin-foil suit.
I'll be the first to admit it's a far fetched theory. However, isn't it also far fetched to believe that McCain didn't know about this, and/or didn't think it would be a big deal?

Come on people...do you really think this was just ignorance on the part of McCain, and the countless spin doctors he has working on his campaign strategy?

Do you really think McCain's extremely experienced and well paid campaign strategists let this one slip through the cracks?

I'd rather be wearing a tinfoil hat, than drinking the media's Cool-Aid.
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