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Old 10-02-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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If something ever happened to the President..... (obama or mccain)

Biden as president is not convincing to me because I see that he will not have the motivation to think of change. He will just sit there, do nothing and wait for retirement so he can collect the benefits that come with being a president.

Palin as president, is more convincing to me because she is young and she has to prove something to herself and the American people. I think she would be a more of an agent of change than Biden.

Biden is just too old, used and grumpy if something ever happened to Obama.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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What an embarrassment.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:34 PM
 
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Palin looked soooo scripted. In some ways it was embarrassing how she couldn't move from the script. It showed when a question was asked or she had to respond to something that her script wouldn't allow for.
Yep....

Palin, no script = BAD
Obama, no teleprompter = BAD
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: North Side of Indy, IN
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Just out of curiosity...
Many of you say she sounds rehearsed, like she was just regurgitating what she has been fed.
I'm sure she was. She had much to learn in the last five weeks, along with campaigning, sending her son to Iraq, still being a mother and a wife and all the while leading a totaly different life than she ever had.

Five weeks, people. Can you not at least give credit where credit is do?
No, I cannot. She's not running for position of "Vice-President-of-Juggling-the-Most-Life-Experiences-and-Learning-the-Most-About-American- History-and-Economics-in-Five-Weeks," she's running for Vice President of the United States.

She should already know those things she's had to "learn in the last five weeks" or she shouldn't be up for VP in the first place. Juggling a campaign, while learning basic American & World History and Economics, while being a mom does not necessarily make one a good candidate for Vice President, in and of itself. If it did, we'd have millions of much more suitable VP candidates in this country.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: London UK & Florida USA
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Palin harped on about McCain in the past tense and accused Biden of sticking to the past. How did she do that with a straight face????????
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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If something ever happened to the President..... (obama or mccain)


Palin as president, is more convincing to me because she is young and she has to prove something to herself and the American people. I think she would be a more of an agent of change.
This sounds like a recipe for a train wreck during what is already a snow storm.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Interior Low Plateau
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She is the epitome of "what in the **** has China has to do with it?" Classic "strawman bull****"!!!
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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Palin won the debate easily...

Anyway.

I stated somewhere, that this debate couldn't be judged by normal criteria. The debate wasn't between Biden and Palin, but Palin with Palin. In that debate Palin clearly won. She showed that she could make a coherent argument without a prepared speech and if you hadn't heard or read either the Gibson or Couric interviews you might say that she is a credible candidate for the Vice Presidency. So, from that stand point Palin did what she had to do.

But if we weren't applying the "soft prejudice of low expectations" it was a Biden route.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Interior Low Plateau
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But, The top of her head looks good. <cheese>
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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Well, she didn't crash and burn, but she sure didn't win the debate. She was better than the interviews for sure (she can't name a court case? she can't name a newspaper?). No silence or deer in the headlights and her sentences made sense half the time. There was really no way she could have won, Biden is the consummate politician with 30+ years of experience and hundreds of debates and thousands of high profile appearances under his belt. I listened to him a lot back in 2002 and 2003 and thought he was pretty good. He's a moderate for the most part (like Lieberman), where people like Kerry, Gore, H. Clinton, and Obama range from liberal to socialistic.

I think the real problem is McCain's age vs. Palin's utter and complete lack of any experience doing anything. Let's face it, unless Obama gets shot, we're probably not in any danger of Biden having to take up the reins. On the other hand, McCain is much more frail and old and his potential second-in-command would make a truly dreadful President. In that sense, she's a huge drag on the ticket, where Biden is probably a mild boon to the Obama ticket.

Palin might make a good Representative, but really she should just remain Governor of Alaska. It's what she's good at. She probably couldn't be Governor of any other state.

Should have been McCain-Lieberman...
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