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Old 08-29-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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Update: McCain Selects Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

Not confirmed yet, but lots of people are saying it's a done deal

SARAH PALIN : Source: Sarah Palin is John McCain's pick for vice president -- chicagotribune.com
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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re: Update: McCain Selects Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

If true it's a pretty strategic and ballsy move to go with a female to steal away some of those women voters that maybe were behind Hilary and were on the fence. It's been a great time for women and minority candidates.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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re: Update: McCain Selects Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

A move towards disenfranchised Hillary supporters?
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re: Update: McCain Selects Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

I don't think that is true from what I have heard.
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I don't think that is true from what I have heard.
What else are you hearing? Now I'm hearing Lieberman, but he's always with McCain.
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If true it's a pretty strategic and ballsy move to go with a female to steal away some of those women voters that maybe were behind Hilary and were on the fence. It's been a great time for women and minority candidates.
On the one hand he gets his "out of the box choice" on the other hand the far right is happy because of her socially conservative views. Just like McCain could attack Obama for choosing an insider like Biden when he's preaching change, Obama could say "why are you challenging my age an inexperience when you chose someone three years younger than me who just became governor a couple of years ago"
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Romney is still on the bubble.
Really, I thought he and Pawlenty said they were out
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On the one hand he gets his "out of the box choice" on the other hand the far right is happy because of her socially conservative views. Just like McCain could attack Obama for choosing an insider like Biden when he's preaching change, Obama could say "why are you challenging my age an inexperience when you chose someone three years younger than me who just became governor a couple of years ago"
yep no doubt
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Really, I thought he and Pawlenty said they were out
I don't think they would tell a false truth?
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re: Update: McCain Selects Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

It's being reported as official now from what I understand
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:52 AM   #11
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Yes, here it is..

NBC: McCain picks Palin as running mate - Decision '08 - MSNBC.com

What a shame. So much for Republicans....
That'll teach you to doubt me

Changing the thread title

Why is it a shame for Republicans?
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Re: Update: McCain Selects Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

I'm still trying to digest this pick. It just seems odd to me.
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No way they'll win now... not a chance.
I'm not really sure why you say they have no chance now
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Re: Update: McCain Selects Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

It's a good conservative friendly pick. We'll see if she can attract women voters who are pro-choice. Should be interesting to watch her debate Biden.
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Re: Update: McCain Selects Gov. Sarah Palin as Running Mate

There has been talk of her for about 2 months among Conservatives, so this is not a sudden choice.

I've done some looking into her background and I believe she is a solid choice.

She's a mother of 5 children, one who has Down Syndrome who she chose to give birth to and raise instead of aborting. She's a solid Conservative who has a record of consulting with the state Constitution before signing any bills or vetoing them. She has a record of cleaning up government corruption in Alaska. Remember the "bridge to nowhere"?

She will gain McCain the votes of pro-life conservatives, who he needs to win this race and also will get a lot of votes from the bitter and angry Hillary supporters who feel betrayed and said can't support Obama. Many were already planning on voting for McCain, this will seal the deal with them.

While it's a smart strategic move, she is also very competent and is not entrenched in Washington's corruption. I felt McCain NEEDED to choose a Governor with actual experience in running a government from the top instead of another Senator. I thought it would be Romney but I love this choice. Maybe she'll even convince McCain to drill in ANWR.

She could also attract the horndog vote:





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