U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 06-15-2009, 09:13 AM
Location: Gone
25,230 posts, read 16,674,416 times
Reputation: 5927


Originally Posted by Bluefly View Post
Along those same lines, I think Dan Quayle is a good example. Male or female, he was an intellectual lightweight who made silly comments and had no business having his hands anywhere near the red button. He was ridiculed relentlessly because of it. In contrast, someone like Colin Powell, with whom people may disagree, is never mocked. He has proven his intellectual abilities and his grasp of the issues.

Reap what we sow, I guess.

It's funny, though, how many people think the media manipulated us to see Palin as incompetent. It didn't take any media for me to hear her speak using her own words and endless sentences to realize, for myself - without anyone's help - that this beauty queen is in WAY over her head.

I understand that she appeals to a working class rural white family-oriented population with a long history of being skepitcal toward intellectuals, so I get why they defend her. In many ways, discrediting Palin as qualified is seen as a personal attack against the individuals who see a lot of themselves in her. I just think that demographic could do a lot better for itself - a lot of really smart, sophisticated people in that demographic. I've spent a lot of time living amongst them and there are many I'd vote for before her.
I agree, Qualyle, like Palin just did not know when to stop talking and their handlers did a poor job of curbing their babble.
Like yourself, I did not use the MSM to make up my mind about Palin. What I did was watch the interviews she gave and watched the debate. I was NOT impressed. Along with that McCain has a health issues and the thought of Palin beinging one step away from the Whitehouse just sent shivers up my back, I know I was not alone in that feeling. Her selection was obvious pandering and when she first joined the team many Republicans were trying to use her to garner female voters, where they messed up is underestimating how smart women really are when it comes to voting. There are better alternatives to Palin, Republican women with a long history of leadership and service. We have one here in Texas, KBH, that would have been a far better choice and if needed could have stepped into the Whitehouse and done the job with the skill required. The Palin fans will try singing her praises again in 2012, heck they are trying now, but I believe they will be very disappointed, I cannot believe that the Republican Party Leadership would be dumb enough to try her against a President running for re-election. If they did, I think it would spell the end of the Republican Party.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 06-15-2009, 09:28 AM
11,151 posts, read 15,515,759 times
Reputation: 4209
Originally Posted by Keedy View Post
Hey, let us not leave Joe Biden out of the intellectual equation.
Well, Biden actually is really smart. He is very well respected globally for his grasp of international policy and I'm pretty happy to have a wizened veteran looking over Obama's shoulder.

He just doesn't know when to shut up or what not to say out loud. But, I think that's a different problem than intellect.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-15-2009, 09:38 AM
Location: Pennsylvania
3,770 posts, read 4,893,022 times
Reputation: 1823
Default I agree!!

Originally Posted by idahogie View Post
no, you're not sexist. Just intelligent. (were you just fishing for that compliment?)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top