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Old 10-26-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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Let's all say this together. PALIN is NOT THE PROBLEM. The candidate is.
One of the reasons the ADN gave for not supporting McCain was Palin.

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Yet despite her formidable gifts, few who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important, powerful nation on earth. To step in and juggle the demands of an economic meltdown, two deadly wars and a deteriorating climate crisis would stretch the governor beyond her range. Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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I bet McCain pulls AZ out by the hair of his chinny chin chin. However, I suspect he will lose in Nevada and possibly even Montana which six months ago someone suggested it would be this close, would have been called a dreamer.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Red Rock, Arizona
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Hmmm, I expect McCain to win Arizona. . . but it's interesting, driving around Phoenix these past couple of weeks. There are a few McCain bumper stickers out there. . . perhaps not quite as many as the Obama stickers, but NOTHING LIKE IN FORMER YEARS, when it was obvious that AZ was solidly a republican state! Ditto with yard signs. . . a few for McCain, a few more for Obama. Note, this is not an official count, just my observations. I live in a suburban (and wealthy) area of town. Only 2 political signs on my street, both for Obama. So, although I do not expect Az to "turn blue" this time, I will be intrested to see how the vote breaks down. . . I'm thinking in the area of 51 / 49, and would be delighted if I was wrong, and many more folks are voting for Obama than can be expected from past performance.
There's an interesting story in today's edition of the Arizona Daily Star about this. It may just be a matter of time before Arizona goes from Red to Blue.

Red, but how long? | www.azstarnet.com ® (http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/264209 - broken link)
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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The neighborhood I live in in Tucson has Obama/Biden signs all over the place and not a single McCain/Palin one. That said, I believe this state will be McCain's.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The neighborhood I live in in Tucson has Obama/Biden signs all over the place and not a single McCain/Palin one. That said, I believe this state will be McCain's.
My inlaws are in Tucson. They say the same. I think McCain will carry Arizona, but his coattails are short and dems may pick up some congressional seats this time around. The NYT ran an article on this today:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/26/us...gewanted=print
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Default Is McCain losing his own state???

Poor guy...He should just pack it up already and call it a day!


Could McCain lose his home state? - Mike Allen - Politico.com
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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Yeah, McCain is pretty well known as someone who has no persistence and quits when things get difficult.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I'll bet that this campaign has made both Palin and McCain a brand new set of unhappy constituents in their home states after spending it almost entirely in the gutter
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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There was already a thread on this.

This poll was done by a Democratic group not a regular polling organization.

Every other poll has him up from anywhere from 7% to 21%
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Just sayin'...
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