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by jfiling » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:13 pm
by skatingtripods » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:18 pm
by Bayou Tribe » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:23 pm
My preference, and the only way I'd vote for McCain, is Alaska governor Sarah Palin, but I never get my way.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:20 am
Bayou Tribe wrote:I like that choice as well, but I think that line of thinking is 4 years ahead of the curve. I'd expect to see her on a '12 or '16 ticket.
by skatingtripods » Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:11 am
by jfiling » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:36 am
by jfiling » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:46 am
by Ziner » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:08 am
jfiling wrote:CNBC says it's Palin. I guess McCain gets my vote after all.http://www.cnbc.com/id/26454655
by swerb » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:10 am
by mikebrownz26 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:29 am
Swerb wrote:Genius move by McCain.
by Dozen » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:36 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:47 am
by Ziner » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:19 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:52 pm
Ziner wrote:The more I read about Palin the more genius the selection gets. She is a pretty staunch conservative which the right wingers want, but by the simple fact she is a woman she can draw some hillary votes. What I like the most is it seems like she has actually got thing accomplished while being Gov. However the hell she got that natural gas pipeline passed is beyond me but she did. It will be tough for Obama to say people dont want drilling in Alaska when McCains Veep with a over 80% approval rating in her state wants it.
by idoctribefan » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:14 pm
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:Genius.No more Obama coverage.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:49 pm
idoctribefan wrote:Mr. MacPhisto wrote:Genius.No more Obama coverage. Wishful thinking, my friend.
by SteelersStillSuck » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:57 pm
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:Essentially Obama's campaign asked if someone from a small town can be ready to lead.
Swerb wrote:Tough to win when you have the worst head coach in the league and a QB that stares into his fridge every morning for a half hour cause the orange juice says "concentrate" on it.
Woody Hayes wrote:Without winners, there wouldn't even be any god damned civilization."
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:27 pm
SteelersStillSuck wrote:This is a great move for McCain, its really going to engerize the conservative base. She's got my vote.
by swerb » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:30 pm
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:SteelersStillSuck wrote:This is a great move for McCain, its really going to engerize the conservative base. She's got my vote.From The Christian Broadcasting Network:Evangelicals Go Bonkers For Palin.http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/435468.aspxThe conservative base just got seriously energized. This could also play against the Dems in the Senate and House races as Pelosi makes a major flub with Catholics. The Pope might actually excommunicate her for it, trying to say that Catholic theology jibes with her pro-choice stance. Several Bishops and Cardinals have already condemned her and that will take even more Mass attending Catholics out of play.This is getting very interesting.If Palin can deliver a great speech in St. Paul to go with a good to great McCain speech then Obama is going to be on the defensive.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:35 pm
Swerb wrote:Thing is, McCain is such a brutal public speaker.Honestly, I'd get him out from behind a podium, lose the fucking teleprompter, and just let him freelance. Or at least make it appear like he's freelancing. He's much better, much easier to watch and listen to in that setting.He always sounds like he's reading. Doesn't have the right voice inflections. Just looks and sounds old behind the podium.
by idoctribefan » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:37 pm
by SteelersStillSuck » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:41 pm
Palin was the point guard and captain for the Wasilla High School Warriors, in Wasilla, Alaska, when they won the Alaska small-school basketball championship in 1982; she earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" because of her intense play. She played the championship game despite a stress fracture in her ankle, hitting a critical free throw in the last seconds. Palin, who was also the head of the school Fellowship of Christian Athletes, would lead the team in prayer before games.
by WarAdmiral » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:42 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:54 pm
idoctribefan wrote:Agreed. He looks way more comfortable at those Town Hall meetings that he does. Obviously, that is the reason that he challenged Obama to "town hall style" debates, and Obama refused because Obama is much stronger with prepared speeches rather than on-the-fly question and answer.
by jfiling » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:10 pm
WarAdmiral wrote:She has to be the most attractive VP candidate of all time
by buckeye319 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:14 pm
jfiling wrote:WarAdmiral wrote:She has to be the most attractive VP candidate of all time-snip-Original photoshop work, or did you find that somewhere else? She is way to classy to be in a pic like that.
WarAdmiral wrote:She has to be the most attractive VP candidate of all time-snip-Original photoshop work, or did you find that somewhere else? She is way to classy to be in a pic like that.
by WarAdmiral » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:05 pm
by JoJo White » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:12 pm
by skatingtripods » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:13 pm
by CP » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:22 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:05 am
CP wrote:Of course, we all have seen what happens when two candidates go into a debate where one is pegged as a master orator (Gore) and the other a bumbling idiot (Bush). Makes it damn near impossible for the orator to claim a debate as a win when it's over even if there is a clear out-performance by the orator.
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