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John McCain

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He may not be the doddering old fool we think he is.  For my part, he must be a helluva poker player!! He just raised!! This is most interesting political situation I have ever seen in my life and I am enjoying every minute of it.

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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 29, 2008, 6:48 pm

Me too.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - August 29, 2008, 7:17 pm
He is obviously hoping to get more of the female vote, but I think this choice will backfire on him. We can only wait & see. I saw her speak today and she looked unsure of herself, but perhaps I'm so used to seeing someone like Senator Clinton take charge and speak with so much confidence. I just googled words like Palin and nervous, and I'm not the only one who detected she seemed a bit overwhelmed. Of course she should be, but we're talking about someone who should be ready to lead our country.   From what I understand, McCain was pressured into this choice because he fell behind by a few points during the DNC and you could see that many women were still angry. I just hope in the end people will let go of that and look at what's happened to our country over the past 7 years. From low unemployment and prosperity, to a huge deficit and a record number of foreclosures.
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emilygComment by emilyg - August 29, 2008, 9:15 pm
LOLady - me, too. This election is far from boring. Love it.
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - August 29, 2008, 10:15 pm
He wasn't pressured into this choice, it's a political acqusition that bring it all into balance. After all Obama hasn't got that much experience either and he has to rely on Sen Biden to run the country. So what is Obama going to be IF he gets elected? A puppet...!
On the other side, you have a man with experience plus a new voice, a woman who can handle the pressure this election has to offer.
People aren't stupid JustX, look at what Bill (monica) Clinton did previous to that, that is why Sir Hillary was defeated, they didn't want a three peat....! If you think things are bad now, Things will be twice as bad if Obama gets elected. Think about that before you throw stones.....!
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Litebets27Comment by Litebets27 - August 29, 2008, 10:57 pm
Yeah, like the puppet we have in office now.
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Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - August 30, 2008, 5:43 pm
A lot of people think he's trying to get the votes of those who would have voted for Hillary, but think about this, most Hillary supporters are pro choice and anti-gun.

By choosing Palin he will get some of the "just because" vote (just because she's female, in this case), just as Obama will get the "just because" minority vote.

There's a saying around here "Yellow dog Democrats", which means some Democrats will vote the party even if they ran a yellow dog.

PS
My choice for VP was "B-1 Bob" Dornan.


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LittleoldladyComment by Littleoldlady - August 30, 2008, 6:47 pm
Maddog, I wasn't throwing any stones..yet! I said I am enjoying this political election. When I get ready to throw some..you will be the first to know. You even sound a little wounded. No I am not a Republican but I do play a little poker.
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Comment by scorpio - August 30, 2008, 8:16 pm
i think the republicans are just trying to keep it close,and then enact some trickery on election eve,to sway them ahead by a vote,that's all it takes to keep america falling down!
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Comment by Stack47 - August 31, 2008, 3:20 am
We have been electing a President every 4 years since 1788 and only two of them (Harding and Kennedy) have been members of the US Senate when they were elected. So maybe our ancestors believed Generals, Governors, and Vice Presidents made better choices. I'm not saying that means Governor Sarah Palin is the best choice of the three but our voting history certainly suggests that.

Some people are questioning Palin's experience but my only question is if McCain wanted a woman on his ticket, why her and not one of the more notable Republican women? Condoleezza Rice for instance or one of the 5 Republican women currently in the US Senate. All the women in the House are up for reelection but some of them have years of experience and might jump at the chance to run for VP. Am I wrong and is Sarah Palin the better choice and has more experienced to become President if McCain became incapacitated?

There has been a Dole or a Bush on each Republican ticket the last 9 elections over a period of 36 years and as lottery player, my choice would Senator Elizabeth Dole of NC to keep the trend going.

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