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Originally posted by kosmicjack
As a woman, I am offended by McCain's pick of Palin. Does he think we are so stupid that just any woman will do? There are many more GOP women that far more experienced and reputable: Olympia Snowe, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina...the list goes on.
Originally posted by jamie83She is NOT just ANY women. To make such a claim is a display of pure ignorance on your part.
[edit on 2-9-2008 by jamie83]
Originally posted by xbranscombex
The Americans elections are sooo sleazy. It's funny.
Originally posted by jamie83
Sleazy in what way?
And instead of "change" being the word all conversations were about, two new words became the subject of every story.
Experience and pregnant. What happened to the spotlights that used to be shining on Obama? In one fell swoop, every spotlight was turned on Gov. Palin, and they've stayed their for 5 days now.
And who is being drawn in and energized by the spotlight being on Gov. Palin and her daughter's pregnancy? First and foremost the conservative base, and women.
After picking a 35 year Senate fossil as a veep, Sarah Palin is truly a beacon of change.
Originally posted by Scramjet76
Anyways back to the OP- it was a brilliant strategy. It's too bad that "free elections" come down to a psychological sleaze-fest war. McCain has gone about as lib as he's gonna get. Now he has to lean back on his base so bring in the woman VP to snatch a few votes from disgruntled women for Clinton.
Originally posted by Animal
Interesting takes gentlemen! There is always the possibility that your analysis of the situation are spot on. Personally I think it was a bad move. This woman is taking the spotlight, that is for sure, but it is for issue after issue rather than for her strengths. She has drowned out McCain all together at this point and not for issues that matter but for issues like her unwed daughters pregnancy, her 'troopergate' scandal, her performance as mayor, her husbands dui, on and on. Maybe it will pass and maybe she will pick up some women votes, but I do not see it as likely as many McCain supporters would like it to be. Best of luck to you all regardless.