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Old 09-15-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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This question isn't about Palin, it's about JM. Why did he pick Palin?

If she had been a man who... had 20 months of Governor experience (and mayoral, city council and pta experience), got his passport a year ago, had a colorful family, and so on....would he have picked him?

Why did he pick Palin? What does she add to the ticket?

Why didn't he pick any of the countless of experienced, hard working, equally conservative Republican women (including Condoleeza Rice)? It seems odd to me.

Why has the Republican party embraced Palin? Would they have embraced her the way they would have had her name been Steve Palin?
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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This question isn't about Palin, it's about JM. Why did he pick Palin?

If she had been a man who... had 20 months of Governor experience (and mayoral, city council and pta experience), got his passport a year ago, had a colorful family, and so on....would he have picked him?

Why did he pick Palin? What does she add to the ticket?

Why didn't he pick any of the countless of experienced, hard working, equally conservative Republican women (including Condoleeza Rice)? It seems odd to me.

Why has the Republican party embraced Palin? Would they have embraced her the way they would have had her name been Steve Palin?
No, he wouldn't have picked a man with identical lack of experience. Palin was chosen because she's a good looking woman....no other qualifications.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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If Biden bows out of the vp due to health issues, Obama has no chance of winning except with Hillary. The candidates did not pick their own running mates, the parties did.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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If Biden bows out of the vp due to health issues, Obama has no chance of winning except with Hillary. The candidates did not pick their own running mates, the parties did.
Why would Biden bow out? Is his health really that bad? Maybe McCain will bow out if he keeps getting such small crowds.

Has anyone considered that maybe Hillary was asked to run and said no?

Agreed that the parties have a big stake in the VP choice, but there is some say by the candidate.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Downtown Greensboro, NC
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Nope he wouldnt have. the whole "gimmick" is that she is a woman.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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I think the Rep Party were trying to balance McCain's age & health issues, as well as his "rough" image with a youth, vigor and a more "appealing" image.

Obama had him beat being a smooth, relatively young, and cosmopolitan persona. I think the Reps were hoping that Palin would smooth McCain out in the eyes of the undecided.

I agree they also grabbed a woman to dredge for Hilary supporters. I wouldn't be overly surprised to find out later that some of the other qualified female Rep candidates had declined the invitation.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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funny thing is that Palin is attracting larger crowds then Biden.
He was in NC with about 60 people.

She gets a few hundred to thousands!

BTW - If you say she has no qualifications, then why dont you POST BACK when you become a mayor, then get voted in as a Governor.

I'll make it easy on you. YOU CAN RUN FOR MAYOR IN ANY STATE AND GOVERNOR OF ANY STATE.

If you think it's that easy then why didn't Obama do it?
Yep...didn't think so.

BTW I forgot to announce myself. 'Present'

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Why would Biden bow out? Is his health really that bad? Maybe McCain will bow out if he keeps getting such small crowds.

Has anyone considered that maybe Hillary was asked to run and said no?

Agreed that the parties have a big stake in the VP choice, but there is some say by the candidate.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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I think the Rep Party were trying to balance McCain's age & health issues, as well as his "rough" image with a youth, vigor and a more "appealing" image.

Obama had him beat being a smooth, relatively young, and cosmopolitan persona. I think the Reps were hoping that Palin would smooth McCain out in the eyes of the undecided.

I agree they also grabbed a woman to dredge for Hilary supporters. I wouldn't be overly surprised to find out later that some of the other qualified female Rep candidates had declined the invitation.
But charm aren't really pertinent to a person's suitability for the presidency. So she's young and charming....and?

As for the Hilary supporters, no way. Why would a liberal woman switch to a conservative woman just because she's a woman???
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Surprisingly, public appearance and appeal consistently seems to play a large part of presidential elections. It certainly doesn't mean the person is, or is not, qualified or suitable for the office... it's just the "celebrity factor".

I didn't say that political parties made sense when they made decisions... I think they just figured a woman was a woman, or maybe they were just hoping to pick up any undecideds that liked the idea of a woman in office.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Oh really??? I wonder what obama does...

Please state the experience that obama has?
Nevermind you're that blind that you will ignore my question, and not post the answer.


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But charm aren't really pertinent to a person's suitability for the presidency. So she's young and charming....and?

As for the Hilary supporters, no way. Why would a liberal woman switch to a conservative woman just because she's a woman???
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