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Old 09-14-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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To defeat Palin, ignore her

Sunday, September 14th 2008
The Democrats' Palin problem won't be going away any time soon. And it could derail Barack Obama's fight against Republican John McCain - unless Dems summon the discipline to ignore the GOP vice-presidential candidate's celebrity and instead focus like a laser on campaign basics.
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There ya have it. Done deal.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Came-by-Chance
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Originally Posted by walidm View Post
To defeat Palin, ignore her

Sunday, September 14th 2008
The Democrats' Palin problem won't be going away any time soon. And it could derail Barack Obama's fight against Republican John McCain - unless Dems summon the discipline to ignore the GOP vice-presidential candidate's celebrity and instead focus like a laser on campaign basics.
Source There ya have it. Done deal.
I agree but the repugs will keep her front and center, she's all they have after all.....
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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Judging from all the anti-Palin posts on this forum, nobody is listening...



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Old 09-14-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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I agree but the repugs will keep her front and center, she's all they have after all.....

They don't have to. The Dems keep her in the limelight with all the constant bashing...


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Old 09-14-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Judging from all the anti-Palin posts on this forum, nobody is listening...



Bud

She is great fodder for comedians and late night hosts though. I haven't been this entertained in a long time.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Instead of ignoring her, call her "McCain's chioce" ("McChoice?") and discuss the merits of that choice.

Last edited by calmdude; 09-14-2008 at 11:21 AM..
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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I agree with the article from the OP to a certain degree.

I think there will be a complete change back to the issues on the Obama side this week. He already started doing that last week.

Personally, I think this Palin obsession is a fad. I can see her little star light fading already.

The media does seem to be actually reporting on the bits of her past/present that *do* need attention (like Troopergate), and they have all (yes, even CNN and MSNBC) run stories debunking rumors about her. Obama needs to leave discussion of her to the media and SNL - bring it back to McCain, and he's already doing that.

Celebrity fades fast in this country. This election is far from over, and I have a feeling that it's much less close than people would like to hope. Of course, all of that could change in the debates, eh?
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: London UK & Florida USA
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Sarah Palin is absolutely Basking in the spotlight and attention she is now getting. What is she going to do if she becomes the VP and just the "spare wheel"? She has shown that she loves to be in charge. You are right that if she is ignored it will "rattle" her and the real Sarah will prevail. Not a nice thought.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Many dems have been screeching about this for a while. But obama, his supporters and left-wing blogs have not taken the advice, which has led to a surge in the polls for McCain.

I say...let's encourage them to keep it up.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Originally Posted by walidm View Post
To defeat Palin, ignore her

Sunday, September 14th 2008
The Democrats' Palin problem won't be going away any time soon. And it could derail Barack Obama's fight against Republican John McCain - unless Dems summon the discipline to ignore the GOP vice-presidential candidate's celebrity and instead focus like a laser on campaign basics.
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There ya have it. Done deal.
Haven't we been telling all you people attacking Palin on this forum that you are only hurting Obama, not helping him? Didn't the polls tell you that?
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