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    McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Nice move, will draw a lot of Hillary voters to McCain.
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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Or a lot of people to say...WHO????
    It's a very interesting choice to say the least.
    The debates are going to be something you cant miss this year.

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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by GothamSpotter
    Nice move, will draw a lot of Hillary voters to McCain.
    I don't see it - other than being a woman, she has nothing in common with Hillary's positions. The bigger fear is that Hillary supporters will stay home on election day, but based on her convention speech, I think she will be able to get them out to vote.

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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by lijk604
    Or a lot of people to say...WHO????
    True. Who even knew Alaska had a governor?! :mrgreen:
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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by moose135
    Quote Originally Posted by GothamSpotter
    Nice move, will draw a lot of Hillary voters to McCain.
    I don't see it - other than being a woman, she has nothing in common with Hillary's positions. The bigger fear is that Hillary supporters will stay home on election day, but based on her convention speech, I think she will be able to get them out to vote.
    What I meant to say was FEMALE Hillary supporters. Positions, shmositions. If you asked a random sample of female Hillary supporters to talk about some of her key positions, I'd bet half of them would either get them wrong or not know at all...they love her just because she's arguably the most famous/powerful woman in the country. Also very important, Hill is best buds with McCain...which will make some consider "how bad can he be if Hill likes him?"
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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    It's interesting to me that both VP candidates are from tiny states...Delaware being 46th in population and Alaska being 48th, each having only 3 electoral votes.

    Tin foil hat wearers (and Vladimir Putin) will probably accuse McCain of choosing the Alaskan as a hostile message to our neighbors 50 miles across the Bering Strait. Oops, does the fact that I thought of that make me a tin foil hat wearer?
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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by GothamSpotter
    What I meant to say was FEMALE Hillary supporters. Positions, shmositions. If you asked a random sample of female Hillary supporters to talk about some of her key positions, I'd bet half of them would either get them wrong or not know at all...they love her just because she's arguably the most famous/powerful woman in the country. Also very important, Hill is best buds with McCain...which will make some consider "how bad can he be if Hill likes him?"
    I knew what you meant. I still don't see it, unless they are going to blindly vote for any ticket with a woman on it.

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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by moose135
    I knew what you meant. I still don't see it, unless they are going to blindly vote for any ticket with a woman on it.
    Would you expect anything less from a woman? lol

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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Very smart choice by McCain. This will bring some youth to his campaign and attract some Hillary supporters as Matt mentioned before.
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    >Nice move, will draw a lot of Hillary voters to McCain.

    I dont see this either. Sure, after Obama bypassed Hillary and chose Biden as his running mate many Clinton supporters felt betrayed and angrily denounced
    Obama and said they would now vote for MCCain. If you think clearly about it that is just a little ridiculous since the views of Clinton and the Democratic party
    are opposite to those of McCain. It was more like a child who throws a temper tantrum because he doesnt get what he wants. After some screaming and acting out
    he comes around after a comforting and reassuring talk from his parents. This is what Hillary did the other night at the convention (as did hubby Bill). Like Moose said, either they will vote for Obama or not vote at all but I dont see them running to the other side just because a woman is the VP candidate.
    WHICH I dont get. Sorry, she may be a capable politician in Alaska, a good person, wonderful mother but with ZERO national/international experience do we
    really want her as the 2nd most powerful person in this country if God forbid something happens to MCCain? With Biden I have much more confidence.
    Off my soapbox now.

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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    The more I read about this woman, the more it sounds like McCain has no intention of winning.
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    She is a very impressive lady and has a rep. of being a change-maker and a reformer. McCain has threw down the gavel at Obama.
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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by GothamSpotter
    The more I read about this woman, the more it sounds like McCain has no intention of winning.
    Could go either way. It's a risky pick for him, but it totally fits with his personality. Only McCain would choose a candidate like this. He really slammed Obama with this choice. This will truly be the most historic election ever and whomever wins will be making history. As well, with this pick he takes away Obama's biggest strength -- enthusiasm. I can see a lot of people being very enthusiastic about her, especially women.

    Personally, I think it's a good pick. She is exactly what the Republican Party needs. She's young, attractive, female, down-to-earth and has a lot of energy. Phil mentioned that the Republican Party was like a sports team that relies on old veterans and doesn't draft anyone new. So, they get older and older and worse. This is like a new draft pick that will bring some life into the party and attract a whole new scope of voters the Republican Party would have never thought of attracting. Then again, only McCain would have chosen someone like this. Had it been any other candidate, you would have seen a typical middle-aged/older WASP male who would have zero clue how to relate to everyday people.

    As well, look at the choices he had? I liked Lieberman, but the rest of the party didn't. He was probably the smartest of the candidates. Pawlenty is just the typical WASP and would have been the "safe" choice, but would have generated zero enthusiasm. Romney? Pu-leease. lol This guy was a joke. He's so greasy that even a frying pan would be jealous. What is it with Mass. politicians and their sleaziness? And economic credentials? He ran a hedge fund. They're part of the reason we're in an economic mess now. Besides, you think the party base would get behind a Mormon? No way!

    I don't know, should be interesting. But while I think she's a good choice for VP and exactly what the Republican Party and McCain needs, I would not feel comfortable with her being president. Say something happens to McCain, would you feel comfortable with someone who two years ago was just a mayor of some town with just 6,000 people? Not me.

    Still, depending on what some of McCain's policies are with certain issues (nothing to do with the economy or foreign relations), I may consider voting for him after this choice. It's bold and shows he has balls. I totally respect that. And, like I said, only he would have selected someone like this.

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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
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    Re: McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

    She's more articulate from what I've heard than many of the cadavers the National Republican party has the inclination to throw up there in contests the past years..

    I wish we could get a few more economists in the Senate instead of lawyers..

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