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    Quote Originally Posted by Darn Republican View Post
    Palin has an equitable future in conservative politics... deal with it.
    Yes, she does. I hope that the Republicans try to run her as the presidential candidate in 8 years. She will have almost as much success as she did this year.

    She energizes the 22% that still think Bush did a good job, but turns everyone else off.
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    Interestingly the Americans i do know had nothing bad to say about Mc Cain, however when Palin was announced VP the ones who were on the fence hauled butt over to the democrats.
    I actually got some what tired of hearing about how much they disliked her. If she hadn't been elected VP, they all (bar one) would have ended up voting Mc Cain.

    From what i read this is a common scenario. It seems like Mc Cain didnt loose the election, Bush and Palin did it for him.

    I wonder how different the outcome would have been otherwise?

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    Palin was run way too early in her politcal career. She has not been groomed properly to know all the token answers that the Ameircan sheeple need to hear to feel comfortable. Do you people honestly think that Obama or McCain are mostly spouting off their own ideas? They are repeating what they have been taught by their handlers and what they have learned by watching the people above and before them. Some politicians are fast learners, and some have a natural speaking ability that just makes it look as if they can cme up with all this stuff off the top of their heads. Obama has both. Palin has neither. In history, I would say that we have had few natural leaders. Kennedy, Reagan, FDR come to mind. Most others in my opinion are little more than puppets. Palin will never be a natural leader, and due to her being placed in the center of the political stage too early, she will probably never have a meaningful career in Washington. I could be wrong, but I hope not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakespit View Post
    Palin was run way too early in her politcal career. She has not been groomed properly to know all the token answers that the Ameircan sheeple need to hear to feel comfortable. Do you people honestly think that Obama or McCain are mostly spouting off their own ideas? They are repeating what they have been taught by their handlers and what they have learned by watching the people above and before them. Some politicians are fast learners, and some have a natural speaking ability that just makes it look as if they can cme up with all this stuff off the top of their heads. Obama has both. Palin has neither. In history, I would say that we have had few natural leaders. Kennedy, Reagan, FDR come to mind. Most others in my opinion are little more than puppets. Palin will never be a natural leader, and due to her being placed in the center of the political stage too early, she will probably never have a meaningful career in Washington. I could be wrong, but I hope not.
    Tsk! Tsk! More questionable assumptions.

    Obama is actually intelligent enough to have his own ideas, He's even intelligent enough to have a goodly number of very good ideas.

    But, Obama is a most accomplished U.S. Constitutional scholar and I believe he is the all-American man to defer to the U.S. Constitution and listen to the people of America.

    A far different scenario from the creepy brain miasma of George W. Bush who hears only himself and the voices of himself that he believes to be God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Bennett View Post
    Oliver Burkeman's Campaign Diary: Sarah Palin "didn't know Africa wasn't a country" | World news | guardian.co.uk

    So, Sarah Palin thought Africa was a country, rather than a continent. That's an ok mistake for a particularly ill-informed 12 year old, not so much from someone who wants to be a heartbeat away from the nuclear launch codes.

    I can't imagine the GOP are going to want to even consider her as a candidate again in future, though I rather hope they do because she doesn't have a cat in hell's chance of getting elected.
    Since the managers of the campaign must protect their futures as campaign heads, they needed to create a fall guy to explain the loss. So they attacked Palin as a scape goat. How cowardly it is since the campaign was rotting on the vine before she came aboard. Only then did workers contribute their time to work for a McCain victory, and the republicans donate money to his effort. But you just love to jump on the bandwagon of blame and slander rather than seek out the truth behind the propaganda.

    Palin denounces anonymous critics as 'cowardly'

    By DAN JOLING, Associated Press Writer
    Sat Nov 8, 7:07 am ET
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Gov. Sarah Palin denounced anonymous criticisms leveled at her by former John McCain aides as lies, including allegations that Republican lawyers were traveling to Alaska to reclaim her high-priced wardrobe and that she didn't know Africa was a continent.
    "Those accounts are not true," the former Republican vice presidential candidate said in her first public comments on the matter since the election Tuesday.
    Palin returned Friday to her Anchorage governor's office and said she had no immediate plans to build on her newfound national name-recognition and popularity with the Republican base for a possible 2012 presidential run.
    Instead, Palin said, she wanted only to get back to the governor's desk to advance a proposed pipeline tapping Alaska's vast North Slope natural gas reserves and to prepare Alaska's proposed 2010 budget.
    As for the vice presidential campaign, Palin denounced criticism from unidentified McCain campaign aides as "cowardly." She said she found it frustrating trying to respond to false allegations when she didn't know who was making them.
    "It's ridiculous," she told reporters. "You guys report based on anonymous sources, so it's hard to have a defense."

    One report said she and her family went on a shopping spree, spending more than the $150,000 in clothing that the Republican National Committee had earlier reported.
    "The RNC purchased clothes," Palin said.
    "Those are the RNC's clothes. They're not my clothes. I never forced anybody to buy anything. I never asked for anything more than maybe a Diet Dr Pepper once in a while."
    The RNC will inventory clothing it purchased for her to account for dollars spent, she said. She scoffed at reports that the RNC was sending lawyers to take back clothes from her home.
    "It's not happening. Nobody's told me that they're coming to my house to look through closets, to look through anything. The belly of the plane that had clothes in it, and those clothes being packed up and sent back by staffers, perhaps that's what they're talking about, but these aren't attorneys."
    She said she wasn't angry at the continued coverage of her clothing, but mostly disappointed.
    "This is Barack Obama's time right now, and this is an historic moment in our nation and this can be a shining moment for America and our history, and look what we're talking about. Again, we're talking about my shoes and belts and skirts. It's ridiculous."
    She also denied a report that she didn't know Africa was a continent, not a country, and that she didn't know the members of the North American Free Trade Agreement — the United States, Canada and Mexico. She remembered discussing both Africa and Obama's stance on NAFTA with people preparing her for her debate, she said. Anything reported as a gaffe was taken out of context, she said.
    "That's cruel. It's mean-spirited. It's immature. It's unprofessional and those guys are jerks if they came away with it, taking things out of context, and then tried to spread something on national news. It's not fair and it's not right."
    Palin denounces anonymous critics as 'cowardly' - Yahoo! News

    This woman has more class in her little finger than all of the critics of her combined, and that includes you Jo. And if you think her political career is dead then you're kidding yourself. If Sarah Palin was at the top of that ticket, she would the the President elect right now.

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    Class? Sarah Palin has class?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    Class? Sarah Palin has class?
    Looks more like she needs to take one (or two).

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    This woman has more class in her little finger than all of the critics of her combined, and that includes you Jo. And if you think her political career is dead then you're kidding yourself. If Sarah Palin was at the top of that ticket, she would the the President elect right now.
    I am not sure about this.

    Part of reason why Palin was chosen as the Reps VP candidate was to secure the Republican base because it was perceived that McCain did not appeal to the Religious Right. The problem with this is that Palin's views turned off a lot of Independents and Moderates who would normally support McCain. These undecided voters decided to cast their vote for Obama instead.

    You can not win a election in the US unless you appeal to those who are in the centre of the political spectrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel View Post
    This woman has more class in her little finger than all of the critics of her combined, and that includes you Jo. And if you think her political career is dead then you're kidding yourself. If Sarah Palin was at the top of that ticket, she would the the President elect right now.
    Are you kidding? If Palin had been top of the ticket she'd have lost by 20 points or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    Looks more like she needs to take one (or two).


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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    Tsk! Tsk! More questionable assumptions.

    Obama is actually intelligent enough to have his own ideas, He's even intelligent enough to have a goodly number of very good ideas.

    But, Obama is a most accomplished U.S. Constitutional scholar and I believe he is the all-American man to defer to the U.S. Constitution and listen to the people of America.

    A far different scenario from the creepy brain miasma of George W. Bush who hears only himself and the voices of himself that he believes to be God.
    More questionable assumptions, that you...surprise surprise...follow up with more questionable assumptions. This is a subject which entails personal opinion.

    No doubt that Obama knows a good bit about the constitution, the real question is will he follow it, or do what many before him have done and support that which fits his agenda and trash the rest? Time will tell. Based on his voting record against the second amendment, he has not shown much promise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Bennett View Post
    Are you kidding? If Palin had been top of the ticket she'd have lost by 20 points or more.
    That remains to be seen. And we will see after 4 years of Obamanomics and his ability to promote a foreign policy agenda. We'll see if he wants to represent America's best interest or remake us in Europe's image. Only time will tell what Obama's core values are since the liberal media never asked him prior to the election.

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    Archie - you do understand that most people are not extremely right or left? Right? That you, being extrememely right, are not in the majority - just like Matt, being extremely left, is not. Really - do you get that?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel View Post
    That remains to be seen. And we will see after 4 years of Obamanomics and his ability to promote a foreign policy agenda. We'll see if he wants to represent America's best interest or remake us in Europe's image. Only time will tell what Obama's core values are since the liberal media never asked him prior to the election.
    Tell me, how's Europe's economy doing these days?

    As usual, Archie is making #### up. If you read any news in the last 2-3 months, numerous high profile republican politicians and pundits jumped ship and removed support from McCain due to the choice of Palin as VP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darn Republican View Post
    Palin has an equitable future in conservative politics... deal with it.
    Maybe in Alaska.
    She's revealed too much of herself in main-stream America, and there is a bitter after-taste.

    The polls on her are not good.

    Quite frankly, if she were the "future" of conservative politics, then I would think that would be highly embarrassing for conservatives!
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