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View Poll Results: Which Candidate SHOULD McCain have picked?
Mitt Romney 49 37.98%
Rudy Guilliani 2 1.55%
Mike Huckabee 11 8.53%
Ron Paul 39 30.23%
None of the Above - I love Sarah Palin! 28 21.71%
Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:39 AM
 
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Romney would've been a smart and prudent choice, but as McCain went with his gut on this one, instead of his brain, we all see how that choice is working out for him.

I doubt 2012 is going to be promising for the GOP either. This is looking like a major political realignment year (or maybe 2006 was?) as Americans begin to embrace liberalism more comfortably. The conservatism that we knew the last 50 years is dead and gone.
28 years, before the Reagan Revolution it was democratic house and senate for as long as any one can remember. As for political realignment, they said the same thing when Clinton was elected with the dems controlling the Congerss and Senate. That realignment was over two years later.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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He's Weasel Face, the governor of Minnesota...steals taxpayer's money to build stadiums nobody but his rich buddies want.
Ok, thanks
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:26 PM
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I will probably never understand why (other than sheer pandering for the female vote) McCain did NOT pick Romney. The only baggage that Romney would have brought with him (and even then not for the entire base) was that he's Mormon. IMHO that's meaningless but I can see how some of the fundamentalist/evangelical Republican base would have had a cow over that. But to compare that to Palin's Troopergate cloud, her family issues, and most of all her inexperience compared to Romney .... it boggles the mind.

Comparing governor to governor, with all the pro/con cards on the table, it should have been a no-brainer except for the Gender Card. And since the thinking was THAT shallow, why didn't anyone pipe up with the suggestion that Romney might appeal to female voters because of his good looks? LOL Hey, if the male voting public can include Palin's looks on their "why I'm for" list, who says the female public might not have done the same for Romney?
agree totally, Romney would've shored up nevada and colorado, states that have growing mormon populations and he would've helped out in Michigan big time as the Romster is from there. Heck, the guy was governor of Mass. for crying out loud.

and the biggest reason he should've been selected is because he'd be seen as good on the economy from his successful business days, this is the ony reason why mccain has suffered in the polls with the stock market tanking. Romney would've mitigated that. I was shocked he wasn't picked, the only thing I can think of was a personality dispute from the primaries. (and pandering to women).
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:28 PM
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ps: Jindahl is too young.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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What does everyone like about Jindal so much?
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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What does everyone like about Jindal so much?

He gives the GOP a fresh face, something they definitely need...
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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He gives the GOP a fresh face, something they definitely need...
He doesnt have much in the way of new ideas
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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Sarah Palin proves over and over again that not ALL the nuts come from Brazil.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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If Palin is considered a nut then Biden has to be considered a FRUIT !

The guy is a total wacko.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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McCain is a dimwit so-called "Maverick" that's the problem. Personally I think McCain has lost the battle and the war (he's ran for president for 20 years goodness) but the GOP should bounce back in 2012 with Romney/Jindal with a successful presidency in 20012-2020. Obama is only going to be a 1-term president as he is inheriting the slumping economy, war in Iraq and immigration woes, not something "hope" can change in 4 years. Hope is great, but it is not a plan or a strategy.
That's because Obama is a dimwit, at least McCain is far more intelligent.
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