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McCain's pick for VP

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posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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Does anyone else feel that McCain chose Palin to simply trump Obama's thunder? Really... I mean, it would be quite a clever move.

One thing I must admit that Obama has going for him is the fact that people want to see something amazing happen - such as a first black President. With McCain's pick, they can now vote for him and still have a first woman as Vice President.

Also, and more importantly, could it be an attempt to grab even more of the bitter Hillary fans? Obama has already lost so much support from Hillary supporters that are upset that she lost. Will McCain steal even more of them with this move?

Palin is a first term governor from ALASKA. What other angle could he be going for?

Is McCain Out of His Mind?


John McCain needs what Kinky Friedman calls "a checkup from the neck up."

In choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate, he is not thinking "outside the box," as some have said. More like out of his mind.

Palin a first-term governor of a state with more reindeer than people, will have to put on a few pounds just to be a lightweight. Her personal story is impressive: former fisherman, mother of five. But that hardly qualifies her to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.


[edit on 29-8-2008 by Sublime620]




posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 05:43 PM
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i agree, Mr.McCain is being a hypocrite by calling Obama inexperienced but then picking an experienced woman for vp. Sure she might have a son going to Iraq but how does she understand true american struggles when she's only been mayor for a city, and being investigated by the state of alaska for a corrupt system. Honestly McCain is trying to steal Obama's historic triumph, that's the way i see it. I deeply respect McCain and Palin but I don't believe they understand what everyday americans such as myself go through to try and get to a better tomorrow. When my mom and father came to this country they did not have money or know how to speak english. Yes they were illegal immigrants but now they are proud citizens who have a business and have contributed and reached the American dream. With another republican regime all we look forward to is more of the same Bush/cheyney policies

Teens for OBAMA/BIDEN 08

Represent new voters and bring change to this coutry.VOTE!!!!
Burn the crappy same old politics

[edit on 08/12/2008 by chibuddy23]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 05:48 PM
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Honestly McCain is trying to steal Obama's historic triumph, that's the way i see it. I deeply respect McCain and Palin but I don't believe they understand what everyday americans such as myself go through to try and get to a better tomorrow. When my mom and father came to this country they did not have money or know how to speak english. Yes they were illegal immigrants but now they are proud citizens who have a business and have contributed and reached the American dream.


I'm glad many immigrants don't agree with you, especially those from Russia, Poland and Romania who are warning that Obama's policies resemble those Marxist policies they left in the first place.

Obama can't identify with the common US citizen. If stating that "inflating your tires and getting a tune-up" is a solution and identifying with the poor man's struggle making it from check to check, then we are certainly in trouble.

Obama grew up with his rich grandparents and before that, with his rich Muslim Indonesian Step-dad. Even his biological father came from a rich family.




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posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 05:52 PM
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Sling more mud. Do you want to talk policy or just character assassinate? Some people might buy that garbage, but I don't.

Say something with some base to it or don't say it at all.

[edit on 29-8-2008 by Sublime620]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by jetxnet


Honestly McCain is trying to steal Obama's historic triumph, that's the way i see it. I deeply respect McCain and Palin but I don't believe they understand what everyday americans such as myself go through to try and get to a better tomorrow. When my mom and father came to this country they did not have money or know how to speak english. Yes they were illegal immigrants but now they are proud citizens who have a business and have contributed and reached the American dream.


I'm glad many immigrants don't agree with you, especially those from Russia, Poland and Romania who are warning that Obama's policies resemble those Marxist policies they left in the first place.

Obama can't identify with the common US citizen. If stating that "inflating your tires and getting a tune-up" is a solution and identifying with the poor man's struggle making it from check to check, then we are certainly in trouble.

Obama grew up with his rich grandparents and before that, with his rich Muslim Indonesian Step-dad. Even his biological father came from a rich family.




[edit on 29-8-2008 by jetxnet]


as a son from immigrants i find it hard to believe that others would be with mccain. After all the republican party certainly has made USA better
yes obama did have money and his parents were well off, but if you don't know when barack obama went to live with his grandparents in Hawaii around the age of 10 he saw the struggles his grandfather and grandmother had to make. From his grandmothers hard long hours of work they survived and although he may have not had an extremely tough life the point is that I believe he gets the American Dream and understands what it's like when your parents or loved ones put in all of their hard work so one day you can be a successful person. Barack Obama provides that extra umph to some Americans which I believe need to get of their lazy buts and get to work. "change doesn't come from washington, change goes to washington" a quote from obama which i think stresses the reality of this day. Work for your goals but don't be left hanging when you need that extra help(republicans)



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:02 PM
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Actually, I work with tons of immigrants (mostly from Guatemala and surrounding South American countries), and they are all for Obama. Unfortunately they can't vote, though.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:19 PM
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I really, really like Pallin

I actually don't see how he could have picked better.

The experience factor doesn't weigh very heavy for me, she's a real American Woman, she ran a town of 8,000 which to me is a bigger accomplishment than a town of 80,000 and she is a family woman and that is where my concerns lay.

There are things about Obama that are... off

Not having pets... weird right? but not really, he dislikes animals, no presents?

He has no heart this guy... no real heart

Here's the problem with socialists over a Republican... Pallin, or McCain...

Would, if need be bankrupt America, they will conduct business and escape the debt we have

Obama... will make US pay it all back...

He can talk all he wants about lowering taxes and making America better

But McCain would treat this situation and would Bush building this debt...as a business, he will F our creditors and restructure, like anyone that does business would...and that Works


Obama seems to have you and I on this Clintonesque personal responsability bs

and NO

it's just money, it's just business... Obama is all about being up our rear ends to pay this of, change our ways, be better people

and you know what that comes down to...working 2x as hard for .50 an hr payraise

screw socialism... life will never be fair

Obama is talking about families...but his family with the no holidays and no pts and the rest sounds like a control freaky socialist boderline islamic values kind of life...

I want Pallin and McCain I want Xmas

Obama is the grinch that stole Xmas

Best way I can put it, he just wants us the people to handle governements mistakes like we are guilty of the overspending ourselves and we aren't

Taxes will go up, not down, it's all a lie... the money has to pay the debt, he wants to balance the budget

and I know pallin and McCain will find a way to default in the long run

and that's what I'd do if I had 100 G out there I couldn;t pay... I wouldn't make my wife get a 2nd job or even get a 2nd job myself and make my kid not study to go work a paper route...

I'd go down to court and get myself the papers and get out of that debt or at the least, get a low long term payment option which is whats offered

Obama is a guy who won't let us have lives, and I only live once, sorry screw paying back 8 trillion dollars



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:25 PM
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Could you provide links where we can read all about these immigrants of which you write? Thanks in advance.

Actually, Obama was correct in stating that inflating one's tires to the proper levels will improve gas mileage. That was all he said. He never said that if Americans did this it would solve our foreign oil dependency problem. He was responding to a question concerning what individuals might do to help reduce gas consumption.

Why do you intentionally distort? Is the truth of no importance to you?



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by mopusvindictus
and that's what I'd do if I had 100 G out there I couldn;t pay... I wouldn't make my wife get a 2nd job or even get a 2nd job myself and make my kid not study to go work a paper route...

I'd go down to court and get myself the papers and get out of that debt or at the least, get a low long term payment option which is whats offered


Though you said a lot in your post... this section really summed it up.

You are what's wrong with America. Financial irresponsibility. And worse than that... no accountability. Unfortunately, defaulting and claiming bankruptcy on 100k is a far cry from $9,652,358,605,195.89

It's a whole different ball game when you start talking about trillions of dollars. Again, I hate to point this out... but no one talks policy ever on this board.

I don't know if policy just goes over people's heads, or if they prefer to just make judgments about how many pets someone has or whether or not they wear a lapel.

I don't know how to respond to most of the people's "problems" with Obama.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by Sublime620

Palin is a first term governor from ALASKA. What other angle could he be going for?


So what?

Obama is a first term Senator who never held a real job and he's asking the country to entrust him with the responsibility of POTUS.

Palin is a remarkable person and should be a source of inspiration to all Americans. Obama's congratulatory message to her was pure class, unlike the response of many of his followers who know nothing about her.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:09 PM
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The question was, "Why her?" Not, how can we use a straw man and hope that people won't notice.

Obama has 8 years in the Illinois Senate and 2 in the US Senate. So he is a first term US Senator... not a first term Senator.

She is a first term governor of Alaska. And apparently it's not just "uninformed" people who are wondering:



Cnn.com

Is McCain Out of His Mind

Palin is brilliant, but risky

McCain met Palin only once before offering her the ticket

Perhaps you should wonder more yourself.

[edit on 29-8-2008 by Sublime620]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by Sublime620
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The question was, "Why her?" Not, how can we use a straw man and hope that people won't notice.


Believe it or not, maybe she is a remarkable person and extremely well-qualified candidate. Maybe everything isn't about strategy and positioning.

I have a friend who met Palin about three months after she became governor and he told me then that she was an incredibly remarkable person who was going to be the first female POTUS someday.

Maybe she's really all that. I don't know. And neither do most people here if they're being honest.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:22 PM
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Maybe she is.

That answer was far better than, "Well maybe she is, but Obama is just as bad and he sucks because I said so.."



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:40 PM
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Interesting choice.
However, I think Biden will probably destroy her when it comes to the VP debates.
I wish her luck.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 11:27 PM
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Just realized that another member already posted my exact thoughts before (and even detailed them and explained them better).

Here's that thread:

Touche McCain Touche

*Edited to add: We even used the same phrase "steal Obama's thunder" to describe McCain's choice. That's awesome.

[edit on 29-8-2008 by Sublime620]



posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 05:39 PM
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Re: Policy

Because of the soundbite nature of many TV fans, the electoral process is more about the cult of personality, and smearing same.

We had it in this country, where so many people were blinded by blair, only to find out he'd mortgaged the countries future to fund his megalomania/ego

Now gordon brown has to pick up the pieces and will lose the next election, because of blair/brown policies. (brown being the chancellor for many years, he had the purse strings)

More importantly, we'll be paying his bills for the next few years.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:08 AM
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I hear that. We'll be picking up the pieces for countless years.

Also, read this when I woke up this morning:

Palin Booed For Mentioning Hillary Clinton


But in contrast with the mild reception that greeted her comments at the Ohio event, when Palin praised Clinton here for showing “determination and grace in her presidential campaign,” the Alaska governor was met with a noisy mix of boos, groans and grumbles around the minor league ballpark where the “Road to the Convention Rally” was held.

Palin quickly recovered, promising the audience that female candidates weren’t yet finished, and that she and McCain were on their way to victory in November.



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