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Old 09-14-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I have no doubt that this will cost the Republicans the election. Very stupid decision. There are so many more qualified people out there, even Bobby Jindal would have been MUCH better. Another reason to support my idea that the Republican party is in crisis. Just today, I read 3 articles about new allegations agains Palin, whoever chose this woman screwed up big time!
Of course it will. The Governor would be a catastrophe as the head of our Economy or Foreign policy.

We've got enough problems.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Actually it was a perfect political move giving the the lead and MO to the GOP at a point when the messiah was supposed to be walkin away with the race

poor obama

You can't go by the polls, most pollsters are calling land-line phones and a lot of people today don't have them (like both my sons) who will be voteing for Obama this time. They voted for Bush last time and said they made a HUGH mistake and won't do that again, Mom here tried to tell them not to drink the cool-aid
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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Well, if you're going to apply this standard, then why did the Dems throw over those with the most experience to put OBAMA at the TOP of their ticket?
Obama was less qualified than some in the race, on some issues. He was more qualified than others on other issues.

Palin came out of left field with 10 weeks to go. Nobody knows anything about her. She has no national experience. No international experience. And she's obviously a political pick designed to go after the (mostly) non-existent "disaffected Hillary supporter."

Your question is not sensible.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Obama was less qualified than some in the race, on some issues. He was more qualified than others on other issues.

Palin came out of left field with 10 weeks to go. Nobody knows anything about her. She has no national experience. No international experience. And she's obviously a political pick designed to go after the (mostly) non-existent "disaffected Hillary supporter."

Your question is not sensible.
Really. Exactly what issues was/is Obama MORE QUALIFIED than Biden, Hillary, Dodd, et. al? Specifics, please.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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Really. Exactly what issues was/is Obama MORE QUALIFIED than Biden, Hillary, Dodd, et. al? Specifics, please.
I second this request.

His foreign policy cred (by his own words) was that he lived in Indonesia as a kid (and therefore was robbed of a typical American childhood that would make him less qualified to relate to the problems of American youth), and that his granny in Kenya lives in a village with no water or electricity (only highlighting Obama's inability or unwillingness to help his poverty stricken relatives).
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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It was a brilliant decision by McCain. He has solidified the conservative base behind him, and when that happens, seldom does a candidate lose. Palin will also appeal to indies in the middle who are not one-issue voters.

Brilliant - a true game changer, as the polls show.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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It was a brilliant decision by McCain. He has solidified the conservative base behind him, and when that happens, seldom does a candidate lose. Palin will also appeal to indies in the middle who are not one-issue voters.

Brilliant - a true game changer, as the polls show.


Fact is, Palin is the ONLY candidate McCain could have chosen that would have given him a real fighting chance in this race.

She took away Obama's monopoly on the word "Change" and challenged Obama's committment to same after McCain took the "newbie" as his veep, and Obama, as the newbie, reached back and picked the old white guy who had been in Washington since the 70s.

"Just words" vs. "Action."
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Also, the pollsters have their polls with at LEAST an 8 point advantage to the democrat. Something to keep in mind.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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Also, the pollsters have their polls with at LEAST an 8 point advantage to the democrat. Something to keep in mind.
If the dem primaries are any indication, when it's a PRIMARY, Obama OVERPOLLS compared to the final results.

He also has to outspend his candidate by a large measure to receive the same results.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Palin has given the McCain candidacy the bounce that it needed. But I think once the smoke clears and the electorate gets a better look at this ticket, it will have second thoughts.
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