18 comments on “GOP Veepstakes

  1. Unless you’re being sarastic with this post, I have to say you’ve finally lost it. Palin is a HORRIBLE choice for VP. I disagree with your assessment that her inexperience will get a pass. Joe Biden will eat Sarah Palin alive.

  2. In the very possible event of John McCain dying while in the Oval Office, he proposes that the United States of America be run by somebody a mere 2 years into a Governorship? Wait, hasn’t the Republican Party been harping on Obama for inexperience? Ha! McCain has now lost this election ’cause many of the elderly voters that make up much of the Republican Party just had an effin’ heart attack.

  3. @ MissKD: “I disagree with your assessment that her inexperience will get a pass.

    Why? Certainly the GOP won’t attack their own when the Presidency is at stake. And unless the Obama camp can stay on the offense, her inexperience won’t come into play. I dig Obama’s speech last night for his assertion. But only time will tell if he keeps that going until November.

    Joe Biden will eat Sarah Palin alive.

    Not if the gender card gets tossed in. Some people REALLY believe that attacking a black politician is racist (even if there are NO hints of racially-charged comments). Likewise, some people will see Biden going after Palin as a sexist move. Hillary did it during the primaries. Don’t think Palin won’t do it now.

    @ nic: “Wait, hasn’t the Republican Party been harping on Obama for inexperience?

    The hypocritical nature of politics won’t allow for a party to criticize their own for something for which they’d crucify their opponents without hesitation. Like I said, having “inexperienced” people on a presidential ticket is OK as long as there’s nobody named “Obama” in the mix.

  4. If McLame wanted to make a real statement with a female VP, he would’ve picked Condi. Palin may still have some tricks under her sleeves, but the “inexperienced” message is thrown out the window with Sen. McCain adding an “inexperienced” person to his roster as well. Kinda brings new meaning to the term, don’t it?

  5. Dre, even though you’re pretty critical of Joe Biden’s approach to foreign policy, he’ll clean up with Palin. Just for kicks, he can even get her on domestic issues. It won’t be too hard to go after a 1 time senator, mayor, City councilwoman who is trying to run for VP. McCain is officially senile.

  6. I like the idea of having Palin on the ticket. She makes for GREAT eye candy.

    On the real this was a good strategic move for McCain, but a bad political move. It was good strategy for the obvious racial and gender reasons, but definitely bad for if you’re trying to score political points.

  7. Obama used poor judgement when he failed to pick Hillary as his VP. Thanks to Obama and the DNC the democrats again will not win the white house. Normally, this would upset me. However, I respect McCain and he did not just pick a lady, he picked a person who has proven herself as a leader with experience! Hillary proved that a lady can be president and the country lost of true democratic. Fortunately, thanks to McCain and Palin many voters will no longer need to stay home.

  8. It looks like she’d be more suited to be in a beauty contest than in an election. I can see her at the VP Debate now:

    Palin: “I personally believe, that U.S. Americans, are unable to do so, because uh, some, people out there, in our nation don’t have maps. and uh…I believe that our education like such as in South Africa, and the Iraq, everywhere like such as…and, I believe they should uh, our education over here, in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa, and should help the Iraq and Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.”

    Moderator: Thank you Gov. Palin. But all I asked you was “Are you ready for your first question.”

  9. All work: Obama was the editor of the Harvard Review and a professor of constitutional law. Palin got a bachelors in journalism (even I’ve got more degrees than she has). Obama was a state senator in the 5th largest state in this country (population). Palin is a city councilwoman, turned mayor, turn govenor of Alaska – with a population less than 700.000 people. (that’s about 10% of NYC). Obama’s campaign beat a political machine once considered unbeatable. Palin won the Alaska gubernatorial election with a whopping 115,000 votes.

    You’re right: Palin’s got soooo much more experience.

    Sheesh.

  10. uh, what about her pending investigation regarding possibly fireing a city official because he divorced her sister? let the mud slinging begin…..

  11. BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDRE! i’ve been away from the blogs for a bit, but i remembered.

    politics- can’t live with them and can’t live without them. or can we?

  12. This is a laugh out loud choice for McCain, and an insult to all women voters. Thank you McCain, my boy is headed straight to the White House!!!!!

  13. Hey Dre,
    Happy birthday my friend! Sorry I missed it, I’ve been so out of the loop lately with vacations and the radio show.
    I don’t think anyone here is taking Sarah Palin seriously enough. First question; Will women vote for Palin just because she’s a women?
    Answer; Yes, some will. Just as some blacks will vote for Barack simply because he’s black. Second question; Will more women come out in force because there’s a women on the ticket? Answer: Again, Yes. Just as Barack will increase the number of blacks voting. I don’t think the number of Democrat women voting for McCain/Palin because of Hillary is going to be all that large, but adding additional women voting due to a woman on the ticket and you have a problem. She could also bring in conservatives that were unhappy with a moderate McCain. As much as I hate to say it, this was a brilliant choice for McCain made even better by Barack’s choice of Mr. Milktoast. Also has anyone noticed that Obama/ Biden is even closer to Osama bin Laden? Biden only seems moderate to left wingers. To the rest of us he’s anti-gun, pro big government, anti-war and pro tax. That doesn’t moderate the ticket. It’s just Obama lite….or should I say Obama white?

  14. while many thought it was a smart political move on mccain’s part to make a woman his veep, a lot of people, especially women, are questioning whether she can handle the job with her 5 children, especially the youngest one with the downs syndrome? there are men who stay home and take care of the kids, but most times, it’s the woman. question is, will she be able to effectively manage her household and family and travel, doing trhe veep duties? the public’s questions, not neccesarily mine.

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