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Old 09-09-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I don't know what the outcome of this election will be. But it's a sad state in America when the president could be chosen because of how much of a "Grand Slam" gimmick his running mate is instead of whether or not he or she is the most qualified person to do the job should the president not be able to anymore (this is really what the vice-president does, folks!). Does anyone agree with this?
I totally disagree with this. How many Presidents were governers of states before being elected to president? Let's see....

Bill Clinton
Ronald Reagan
If I took the time I would surely find many others.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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Probably the most qualified people who could be a President or VP are some regular folks who don't have the money to run.

We have to pick from the "elitists". It's like a celebrity contest - like, do we pick Jennifer or Angelina? Who should Brad pick?

Do we pick a charismatic speaker who is "inexperienced" (everyone is inexperienced to be president because they never did it before), or an elderly man who may die and leave us with an Alaskan helicopter hunter who believes in creationism? It's all rather a big joke.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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Default McCain/Palin

What is very sad in reading blogs from bhalspawn, lovetheoutdoors, alexus, bob the builder and brattpowered is that they actually think Obama will get elected. Obama has less than 2-years experience in basically nothing. John McCain has nearly 30-years experience at the Washington level. Even Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama, to be president with over ten (10) years of working with city, state, federal and corporate levels of the wonderful state of Alaska. Heaven help this country if someone as inexperienced as Obama, with his never ending transparent image ever gets elected as president of the United States. Two Dogs1946
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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Not a gimmick at all.

She is more qualified then the other two on the liberal ticket.

So if this was a gimmick what was Biden, a joke or another one of Obamas "mentor" picks? You know he has problems picking mentors don't you?
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Nevada
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Default What Gimmick?

What Gimmick are we talking about? The only true gimmick is the clown obama with zero experience! What and when did obama ever run anything? Was he ever a business owner? A Governor? Was he a mayor? Or did he just say " Present " 100+ times in senate?

I rather vote for the experience! McCain/Palin for true experience.


Wake up America, the gimmick is in obama! He talks the talk, obama will never walk the walk.

Basically dont waste a vote on a clueless guy like obama.

McCain/Palin 2008
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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It is very sad. He's using her as a cheer leader.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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It is very sad. He's using her as a cheer leader.
Would you please wake up! Anyone can see that Sarah Palin, all by herself, has more experience, is more honest, trustworthy, believable and the right person for vice president or possibly president. Obama has no business even being on the ticket. Two Dogs1946
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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Everyone here is talking past each other.

Palin has as much experience (or more) than Obama for the #2 spot. If Obama is qualified, Palin is qualifed. End of story.

Gimmicky? Maybe. But then again, Obama himself is one big gimmick, so again, back to even.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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I don't know what the outcome of this election will be. But it's a sad state in America when the president could be chosen because of how much of a "Grand Slam" gimmick his running mate is instead of whether or not he or she is the most qualified person to do the job should the president not be able to anymore (this is really what the vice-president does, folks!). Does anyone agree with this?

The past two presidential elections stand as solid evidence that large segments of the electorate don't pay close attention to important issues.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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The past two presidential elections stand as solid evidence that large segments of the electorate don't pay close attention to important issues.
"Important issues" being.... that which is important to YOU?


People have different priorities.
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