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Old 09-08-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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I suspect that many people who speak for the Republican Party are saying behind closed doors that Governor Palin is in no way qualified to be our next Vice President (or President if McCain dies), but are told to promote her in the media.

Has there been any well known Republicans who have had the courage to actually admit that she does not have the skills and experience to be Vice President at this stage of her career?

(I am a card carrying Democrat but will admit Obama does not have enough experience either)

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Old 09-08-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Have there been any Republican posters on this site ready to admit she might not have the experience?
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Finally something! I've been waiting for a righty to admit she's not good.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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Republican representatives are excellent at belittling Obama/Biden's experience rather than facing the truth about McCain's poor pick. I actually had a lot more respect for McCain before he made this choice. I am still laughing about Giuliani talking about her foreign experience because Alaska is "near" Russia! I thought his sense of humor was brilliant.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Limestone,TN/Bucerias, Mexico
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Republican representatives are excellent at belittling Obama/Biden's experience rather than facing the truth about McCain's poor pick. I actually had a lot more respect for McCain before he made this choice. I am still laughing about Giuliani talking about her foreign experience because Alaska is "near" Russia! I thought his sense of humor was brilliant.
Agreed! When I heard that, I wondered, who in their right mind is going to swallow that as *foreign policy experience*? Really, really dumb! I also wonder if they realize now how dumb that was. What does that say about their speech vetting process?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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I suspect that many people who speak for the Republican Party are saying behind closed doors that Governor Palin is in no way qualified to be our next Vice President (or President if McCain dies), but are told to promote her in the media.

Has there been any well known Republicans who have had the courage to actually admit that she does not have the skills and experience to be Vice President at this stage of her career?

(I am a card carrying Democrat but will admit Obama does not have enough experience either)
What kind of experience do you think it takes to be VP? The VP has only two constitutional duties: to break a tie in the Senate and to hang around in case the president can no longer serve. At the height of the Cold War Eisenhower named a 39-year-old first term senator (having served in the Senate about 18 months at that point) as his VP. The candidate? Richard Nixon. While many sought to bounce Nixon off the ticket because of a fictitous slush fund my recollection of history is that his experience was never an issue. I mean, let's get real: if the stiff AlGore could be VP anyone with a modicum of intelligence and knowledge of how government works can be VP. This is an issue without substance.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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What kind of experience do you think it takes to be VP? The VP has only two constitutional duties: to break a tie in the Senate and to hang around in case the president can no longer serve. At the height of the Cold War Eisenhower named a 39-year-old first term senator (having served in the Senate about 18 months at that point) as his VP. The candidate? Richard Nixon. While many sought to bounce Nixon off the ticket because of a fictitous slush fund my recollection of history is that his experience was never an issue. I mean, let's get real: if the stiff AlGore could be VP anyone with a modicum of intelligence and knowledge of how government works can be VP. This is an issue without substance.
I'm not all that worried about her being VP. I'm worried about the possibility of her becoming president.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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What kind of experience do you think it takes to be VP? The VP has only two constitutional duties: to break a tie in the Senate and to hang around in case the president can no longer serve. At the height of the Cold War Eisenhower named a 39-year-old first term senator (having served in the Senate about 18 months at that point) as his VP. The candidate? Richard Nixon. While many sought to bounce Nixon off the ticket because of a fictitous slush fund my recollection of history is that his experience was never an issue. I mean, let's get real: if the stiff AlGore could be VP anyone with a modicum of intelligence and knowledge of how government works can be VP. This is an issue without substance.
That coupled with McCain's health should cause some concern. If McCain didn't have health problems then I wouldn't care one bit.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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I don't think they believe it at all but they won't admit it en masse for fear of losing votes. I guess they figure other people can take up the slack. Esp. considering that Bush was controlled by Cheney and Rove.
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