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posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 03:05 AM
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After thinking about this, I realized that McCain might have chosen Gov. Palin for a less obvious reason than most people reflexively assumed.

Because she is a woman, everybody, me included, thought McCain selected Palin to win over some of Hillary's supporters. After thinking about it, I don't think this was the only reason.

I think McCain chose Gov. Palin primarily to solidify and energize the conservative base. McCain needed to make sure the red states stay red, and the best way to do this was to add a conservative to the ticket.

Ironically, it's McCain himself who is going to appeal more to the Hillary supporters, not Gov. Palin. The Hillary supporters might even be put off by Gov. Palin trying to take what they feel was Hillary's birthright.

However, the conservatives are going to LOVE seeing Gov. Palin become the first woman VP instead of Hillary. And if Gov. Palin pulls in some Hillary supporters, that will be a bonus.

The real brilliance of this strategy is that it will also appeal to the independents because they will see McCain's choice of Gov. Palin as a true "maverick"-like, anti-establishment move.

The only people who are going to be upset by Gov. Palin are the Dems who were going to vote for Obama anyway.




posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 03:30 AM
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Originally posted by jamie83
After thinking about this, I realized that McCain might have chosen Gov. Palin for a less obvious reason than most people reflexively assumed.

Because she is a woman, everybody, me included, thought McCain selected Palin to win over some of Hillary's supporters. After thinking about it, I don't think this was the only reason.

I think McCain chose Gov. Palin primarily to solidify and energize the conservative base. McCain needed to make sure the red states stay red, and the best way to do this was to add a conservative to the ticket.

Ironically, it's McCain himself who is going to appeal more to the Hillary supporters, not Gov. Palin. The Hillary supporters might even be put off by Gov. Palin trying to take what they feel was Hillary's birthright.

However, the conservatives are going to LOVE seeing Gov. Palin become the first woman VP instead of Hillary. And if Gov. Palin pulls in some Hillary supporters, that will be a bonus.

The real brilliance of this strategy is that it will also appeal to the independents because they will see McCain's choice of Gov. Palin as a true "maverick"-like, anti-establishment move.

The only people who are going to be upset by Gov. Palin are the Dems who were going to vote for Obama anyway.


ANTI establishment


DEFINITION OF - Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition, where tradition refers to various religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs.

ANTI establishment - what is she a liberal???



YES I think she was a good pick, take an opportunity, looks and a simple bio...

I think MCCAIN and her are going to RETOOL as a REFORM movement. In order to counter OBAMA's Change movement.

I suppose you will spin the irony but, BEING a CONSERVATIVE is at its core the embracing of the establishment in order to PREVENT reform.

Anti establishment movements are liberal ideologues JAMIE83.

BUT i suppose it will work - nascar, mullets, flobies and a knee jerk terror washed public.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 03:36 AM
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Demographics. Some old, shriveled, war veteran, married to a millionaire, white guy resonates mostly with old, shriveled, war veteran, white guys. He picked her for the Snufulupagus vote.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 03:47 AM
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Originally posted by mental modulator

BUT i suppose it will work - nascar, mullets, flobies and a knee jerk terror washed public.



Your brilliances lies in your ability to exemplify everything that will cause Obama to lose in one short sentence.

And it's not because of McCain ir Palin.

It's because liberals (not the ideological liberals, but the self-professed liberals like yourself) are so god damned arrogant, elitist, and condescending that they can't help themselves. It's like they have a genetic predisposition to insult other people to make themselves feel good about themselves.

NASCAR -bad...
Mullet... bad...
flobies... bad
knee jerk terror? After 3000+ killed on 9/11, Madrid, London, etc?



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 03:56 AM
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Originally posted by jamie83


Your brilliances lies in your ability to exemplify everything that will cause Obama to lose in one short sentence.

And it's not because of McCain ir Palin.

It's because liberals (not the ideological liberals, but the self-professed liberals like yourself) are so god damned arrogant, elitist, and condescending that they can't help themselves. It's like they have a genetic predisposition to insult other people to make themselves feel good about themselves.

NASCAR -bad...
Mullet... bad...
flobies... bad
knee jerk terror? After 3000+ killed on 9/11, Madrid, London, etc?




I agree, this posting shows how most conservatives, such as yourself, are not so God-damned arrogant, elitist, and condescending that they can't help themselves in discourse concerning any real or imagined political matter. You showed him.



[edit on 31-8-2008 by pluckynoonez]



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 04:18 AM
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Originally posted by jamie83

Originally posted by mental modulator

BUT i suppose it will work - nascar, mullets, flobies and a knee jerk terror washed public.



Your brilliances lies in your ability to exemplify everything that will cause Obama to lose in one short sentence.

And it's not because of McCain ir Palin.

It's because liberals (not the ideological liberals, but the self-professed liberals like yourself) are so god damned arrogant, elitist, and condescending that they can't help themselves. It's like they have a genetic predisposition to insult other people to make themselves feel good about themselves.

NASCAR -bad...
Mullet... bad...
flobies... bad
knee jerk terror? After 3000+ killed on 9/11, Madrid, London, etc?





LIBERALISM is an Idea not a race..

And ya FLOBIES are bad for sure!!!

AND yes I think she will appeal to to the same short sighted, perpetually distracted and manipulated folk who voted in BUSH twice. Good strategy I agree! Good for America NO!!!

1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
2. (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
4. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
5. favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers

My favorite are 4 and five.

Anyways the same people will vote for MCCAIN as BUSH, get the same result and say
" gee wilekers those danged liberals again!"



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 04:26 AM
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My my aint you something? "libs" this "libs" that. I mean could swear this was some excuse to cover up the mess your party caused over the last 7years.

Never have I witnessed such an arrogant ignorant elitist administration than the one you and your buddies here elected, and wish to continue might I add. Bush was arrogant to pull off an invasion on the worlds second largest oil reserve, him and his GOP pals were arrogant and elitist to lie to us in that manner. Righties had the arrogance to tell us libs to "shut up, we'll do the job", and look where it go us. We called for unity in 2004 to stand against these lies from this administration and as typical as one can get, you all decided to turn the other way, you once again voted in the real elitists, and now you wish to do the same. You will just keep on nodding to the lies these guys are pulling off here.

You dont do this nation a good deed dividing people in such a manner with this "libs socialist" talk. Theres arrogance and elitism in both parties, but if you want to start comparing, thats a thread I am most happy to challange you to.


[edit on 31-8-2008 by southern_Guardian]



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 04:32 AM
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I absolutely love how they describe Palin as pro-life and pro-gun.

If McCain gets in and keels over, this woman is going to be in charge of the US?

Well... Okay.

No wonder not every American votes, with choices like these, geeze, I'd pass as well.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 04:43 AM
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Originally posted by jamie83
I think McCain chose Gov. Palin primarily to solidify and energize the conservative base. McCain needed to make sure the red states stay red, and the best way to do this was to add a conservative to the ticket.


Energize the base?


She is practically unknown and has less experience than Obama does.

I don't see anything different in her than the average conservative politician and I did read her stand on all the most popular issues. She's hasn't done anything to show herself as anti-establishment at all, she hasn't done much at this point period. I think you are dreaming a bit here.

You were right on your first assumption though.

She's already made comments about...or I should say "praises" to...Hillary in two speeches. Yeah...so the idea of her as a woman appealing to disenfranchised Hillary supporters were not lost on the McCain handlers. Her sex was a major part of the decision and probably a smart one.

I am sure Geraldine Ferraro (whom she gave a shout out to) would agree.

- Lee



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 03:43 PM
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Jon Stewart knows why Sarah Palin was chosen.

This is a MUST-SEE video... Hilarious, but there's a LOT of truth in there.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 03:45 PM
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Haven't you been paying attention? Obama is pro-gun, too. At least, his supporters around here insist that he is. If you're going to use that to attack Palin, it seems to me that it should go the other way as well.

[edit on 31-8-2008 by vor78]



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by vor78
Obama is pro-gun, too. At least, his supporters around here insist that he is.


Where have Obama's supporters insisted that he's "pro-gun"? I must have missed that.

Actually, it sounds "fabricated".






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