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Old 03-09-2014, 11:37 PM   #46
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To whom, in their right mind, did it make sense to blank line?

Also, do you nominate someone for Vice President with little vetting??



I don't understand your first sentence.

Regarding your second, you do it under pressure and with your fingers crossed. I'm not defending the nomination but I think the proper perspective is to view it from the summer of 2008 when no one knew how empty a vessel she was.

It's too easy to sit here with 6 years hindsight and make the call. You really have to go back to face what McCain did in 2008 to understand why this would look like his best shot at winning.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:48 PM   #47
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Here's the thing that most libs wont get, nor want to hear.......

What political office does Sarah currently hold????

Hold your breath......NONE! You can call her whatever you all like but the fact still remains she is responsible for or to none of us.....

On the other hand.......Obama......Well you get the point.

Hey mosty. since you mentioned all of Sarah's blunders, would you like to compare them again to Obama's??? Remember we have done this before and Obama's pages were rather extensive in comparison .......
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You really have to go back to face what McCain did in 2008 to understand why this would look like his best shot at winning.


It's my understanding that McCain didn't want her and was very reluctant to put her on the ticket.

Of course, the idea of Lieberman would have been equally fruit bat crazy.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:54 PM   #49
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I don't understand your first sentence.



What don't you understand about my first sentence?

Calling your avotar a blank line?

What else would anyone refer to that avotar as? It's not a dash.

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Old 03-10-2014, 12:05 AM   #50
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What don't you understand about my first sentence?

Calling your avotar a blank line?

What else would anyone refer to that avotar as? It's not a dash.

Personally, I don't understand why PA even allows ________
to be an avotar.

I wonder if someone else could sign up as ______ _______ II? or jr.?



I regret that my chosen screen name interfered with our ability to engage in a discussion.

I thought it was a hoot but I guess that's just me. The whole idea that we were anonymous taken to a preposterous extreme.

i try to take screen names with a grain of salt.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:24 AM   #51
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I regret that my chosen screen name interfered with our ability to engage in a discussion.

I thought it was a hoot but I guess that's just me. The whole idea that we were anonymous taken to a preposterous extreme.

i try to take screen names with a grain of salt.


Me too.
But from now on I'm going to refer to you as Philindablank, no offense intended.
(Of course if you are in some type of PA avotar witness protection program then I suppose ___________ is understandable. )
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It's my understanding that McCain didn't want her and was very reluctant to put her on the ticket.

Of course, the idea of Lieberman would have been equally fruit bat crazy.


Lieberman would have led to a walk out at the convention by conservative activists.

McCain had the final word on Palin. Regardless of any doubts he might have had, he owns the choice.

Its one that, with hindsight, is regrettable even from the Republican POV. But it's understandable given the circumstances in 2008.
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I can't counter any of Palin's criticism of Obama, so I am going to respond with a bunch of irrelevant personal attacks on Palin.


What Palin said is true or not true, regardless of who said it. Personal attacks on Palin, deserved or not, do not answer charges of Obama's incompetence.
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Personal attacks on Palin, deserved or not, do not answer charges of Obama's incompetence.


And shouldn't. Obama's incompetence does not diminish her lack thereof.
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I would rather have had 8 years of Palin instead of BO.
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I would rather have had 8 years of Palin instead of BO.
There is no way you would have had 8 years of Palin. She'd quit 2 years into her first term because the heat would have chased her from the kitchen.
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Why she wasn't vetted better by McCain and the Republican Party speaks pantloads as to the question of "What the hell were the Republicans thinking in that election?"

This is fairly easy to answer if you ignore everything that happened after her nomination and put yourself in John McCain's shoes in the summer of 2008.

The Democrats had just nominated the first major party black candidate for president but in doing so had dismissed someone who would have been the first major party female candidate for president.

Republicans recognized they had a problem connecting with women voters. The economy hadn't gone wheels off yet but wasn't anything he could run on. Ditto for foreign policy. The calculus was that a historical nomination by the other party required a counter that could potentially draw in a critical cohort that hadn't been a strong point for his party.

It's too easy in hindsight to say a wanna be beauty queen probably wasn't the best choice for that strategy. But it bought him some conservative buy in that wouldn't have been there if he picked Joe Lieberman.

McCain probably faced a no win situation. He rolled the dice with a long shot strategy that made sense at the time.
McCain made the worst mistake in recent history by picking her. He did not address his biggest weakness, his age. When Reagan ran he realized that he needed as a VP somebody who looked like he could step in right now. So he picked his main rival, Bush 41. No matter what you think of Palin, there was no way that most of the American voters were going to buy that a first term governor of Alaska was ready to be president. Lieberman would have been a disaster too because it would have split the party. I could name names here, but there is no point. There were perhaps a dozen people he could have choose that fit the bill. The election was close enough it might have mattered.
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McCain made the worst mistake in recent history by picking her. He did not address his biggest weakness, his age. When Reagan ran he realized that he needed as a VP somebody who looked like he could step in right now. So he picked his main rival, Bush 41. No matter what you think of Palin, there was no way that most of the American voters were going to buy that a first term governor of Alaska was ready to be president. Lieberman would have been a disaster too because it would have split the party. I could name names here, but there is no point. There were perhaps a dozen people he could have choose that fit the bill. The election was close enough it might have mattered.


Do you ever read what you write?? lmao....
So, the American people were not going to "buy" that a first term governor from Alaska (who did a good job by the way) was ready to be president......

Yet they bought hook line and sinker that a community organizer, that had never ran anything was ready???

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Do you ever read what you write?? lmao....
So, the American people were not going to "buy" that a first term governor from Alaska who did a good job by the way was ready to be president......

Yet they bought hook line and sinker that a community organizer, that had never ran anything was ready???




I honestly can't imagine she'll run for a big office any time soon, if ever again. I think she likes being considered for the position and the attention and likes the $$ and exposure she has as a pundit.

But what she does now she gets to go around and speak and never really get challenged on what she says. I mean when reporters actually asked her questions (not even tough ones) in the VP lead up, she was very unimpressive.I don't think she wants to be challenged. (I'm sensing Obama teleprompter jokes coming after that comment)
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She is not going to run for anything.....so that makes the uproar from the left so ridiculous. They are just attacking here because she is a women, and they are trained wage war on women.
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