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"I have had a strong and a long relationship on national security, I've been involved in every national crisis that this nation has faced since Beirut, I understand the issues, I understand and appreciate the enormity of the challenge we face from radical Islamic extremism," the Senator declared. "I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time."
But Barack Obama had a crucial advantage over his rivals this year: the support of the national media, especially the three broadcast networks. At every step of his national political career, network reporters showered the Illinois Senator with glowing media coverage, building him up as a political celebrity and exhibiting little interest in investigating his past associations or exploring the controversies that could have threatened his campaign.
IMO, it was a cheap stunt to pull this late in the election. I realize that politics is dirty, but if McCain's new message is "changing the culture of DC", then please stop it with the same old DC tricks. Say what you want about Sen. Joe Biden, but at least we know who he is and we have given people a chance to vet him.
2. To me, it was a direct insult to women (my wife feels the same way). Let's face it. This action was a direct response to Hillary Clinton not getting the nomination, and it was political ploy to deepen the rift among democrats.
3. The VP of the US is a very important role. Let us look at the unprecedented influence that current VP Dick Cheney has on the administration. The other fact is that Sen. McCain is not in the best of health and there is a very real possibility that Palin would become President. IMO, this would be disastrous. She has very little experience and does not have half the judgment that Obama has exhibited oer this TWO YEAR vetting process.
1. tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions :
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2. Development or growth
3. Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization
Its pretty sad that your wife or any woman is "sickened" by a strong woman whos accomplished a lot and is about the be the first female VP. I guess it only matters if you have a (D) in your name?
Also, Palin wasn't picked unprecedentedly late in the election. Where are you getting that?
Accomplished a lot? Really. That is a stretch don't you think?
Originally posted by Dronetek
reply to post by TruthWithin
Are you going to address what Biden said about Obama or just keep ignoring the obvious hypocrisy?
YES, I will, BIDEN is a politician, it is politics 101 to discredit another less experienced politician.
WILL you address the fact that even FOX has and RUSH have alluded to the political genius of picking a FEMALE?
ITs politics DT.
I just wish Mccain could have found a more experienced VP.
I think it is self diluting to believe that PALIN is ready to take over as president.
WHY might I ask is she not capable to be subject to further media scrutiny via interviews?
If she is so experienced and knowledgeable why is she being sheltered like she is deficient?
OBAMA has to go toe to toe as does MCCAIN and BIDEN.
Originally posted by pavil
If you really want to talk about an "undemocratic" pick of a VP, Obama made a critical error not selecting Clinton, who garnered near 50% of the primary vote.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
As it is, he chose someone who would get him votes. He USED his choice of VP to get votes. And he got exactly what he wanted from her. I can't imagine being in her position and not feeling completely "used".
Obama chose someone who was strong on foreign policy and experience, where he himself was somewhat weak. He chose someone who has a lot of experience and could make a seamless transition should Obama die in office.
If he just wanted to win the election, he would have USED Hillary. But he's not that kind of man.
Originally posted by RRconservative
McCain had to make a pick that endeared him to conservatives, because someone off the wall like Joe Lieberman would have drove the base away.
The left is freaking puking right now, and it shows.
Originally posted by buddhasystem
Well you only seem to reinforce the point of the OP. That can be labeled "selling out", or "political prostitution" or something else, but in essense you got it right.
A conversation about favorite lunch selections... Bob - "I think I am going to have a big fat chesseburger for lunch George what do you want? " George - "It figures you'd ask me that Bob, the Liberals are all weak traitors and you are too because you didn't vote for Bush that's why you like cheese on your burger" Or... A conversation about irrational fears... Bob - "When I was a kid I was afraid of clowns" George - "That's because you are stupid Christian and you've been brainwashed into thinking the world just appeared out of nothing despite all the scientific evidence." George wouldn't last long in my neighborhood, and I, for one, don't want him around my "Digital neighborhood" if he's going to act like that. Effective immediately, George is going to be edited and warned until he gets with the program or moves on. Springer...
Originally posted by TruthWithin
I have been giving a lot of thought to the introduction of Gov. Sarah Palin into the political limelight, and the more I think about it, the more it sickens me.
I must note that this thread will only discuss the issues and the devisive political tactics I feel are being used by the Republican Party.
1. IMO, it was a cheap stunt to pull this late in the election.
To me, it was a direct insult to women (my wife feels the same way). Let's face it. This action was a direct response to Hillary Clinton not getting the nomination,
and it was political ploy to deepen the rift among democrats.