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Unread 09-07-2008, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Default Isn't it sad that McCain has turned VP selection into a gimmick

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?
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Unread 09-07-2008, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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I think it's just the initial media phase of this woman, that's all. Her other problem is avoiding the 24/7 news reporters, which in turn magnifies the spot light on her. Once they reprogram her with the party line and give her a foreign policy 101 crash course, she'll be out yamming it up and the attention will drift back to the debates.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yes I do agree. There is a "reality tv" quality about this election and it's disturbing to say the least.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 01:13 AM
 
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You do realize that politics is a game right? If McCain had picked someone else would you have voted for him? He pretty much had to take a gamble like this, or it would have been a blowout come November.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Originally Posted by scarlet52698 View Post
Yes I do agree. There is a "reality tv" quality about this election and it's disturbing to say the least.
It's sad but I'm starting to think that our country will deserve continuing misery under the republicans if McCain wins.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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But But But But Why worry. Obama Biden is a slam dunk. Isn't it?

Here is a link to an obviously flawed poll.
Zogby International (http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1548 - broken link)
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Unread 09-07-2008, 01:21 AM
 
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No one really has questioned McCains exp. they just call him old as dirt...forgetting elders in general are usually considered experienced.

The people who are getting questioned about their exp. is Obama (P) and Palin (VP)...

It's sad when people won't except the way America runs (meaning voting and each person's vote counts)

It's sad that people are stupid because they don't agree with your view point.

It's sad when these candidates have spent 100's of millions of $'s and you think one of them is going to save the world and curb an obvious crash course.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Austin
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You do realize that politics is a game right?
Yes, that's what is sad and that's what my thread is about.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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obama is barely qualified to be a community organizer
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Unread 09-07-2008, 04:30 AM
 
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It's disheartening. When I see the signs "Pit bull in Lipstick!", "Hockey Moms Unite!" "Hottest VP, Coolest State!" and other such drivel, I truly worry for our immediate futures.

No matter what party you support, don't we all deserve better? Our national leaders should be some of the finest minds of our country. We have got to start demanding more maturity and intellectual reasoning from our candidates.
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