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dirk digler
08-30-2008, 10:45 AM
Interesting and accurate read from Politico

I will summarize and you can read the whole article here http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12997.html

1. He’s desperate. Let’s stop pretending this race is as close as national polling suggests. The truth is McCain is essentially tied or trailing in every swing state that matters — and too close for comfort in several states like Indiana and Montana the GOP (http://search.politico.com/results.cfm?subject=U.S.+Republican+Party) usually wins pretty easily in presidential races. On top of that, voters seem very inclined to elect Democrats in general this election — and very sick of the Bush years.

McCain could easily lose in an electoral landslide. That is the private view of Democrats and Republicans alike.

2. He’s willing to gamble — bigtime. Let’s face it: This is not the pick of a self-confident candidate. It is the political equivalent of a trick play or, as some Democrats called it, a Hail Mary pass in football. McCain talks incessantly about experience, and then goes and selects a woman he hardly knows, who hardly knows foreign policy and who can hardly be seen as instantly ready for the presidency.

3. He’s worried about the political implications of his age. Like a driver overcorrecting out of a swerve, he chooses someone who is two years younger than the youthful Obama, and 28 years young than he is. (He turned 72 Friday.) The father-daughter comparison was inevitable when they appeared next to each other.

4. He’s not worried about the actuarial implications of the age issue. He thinks he’s in fine fettle, and Palin wouldn’t be performing the only constitutional duty of a vice president, which is standing by in case a president dies or becomes incapacitated. If he was really concerned about an inexperienced person sitting in the Oval Office we would be writing about vice presidential nominee Mitt Romney or Tom Ridge or Condoleezza Rice.

There is no plausible way that McCain could say that he picked Palin, who was only elected governor in 2006 and whose most extended public service was as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska (population 8,471), because she was ready to be president on Day One.

5. He’s worried about his conservative base. If he had room to maneuver, there were lots of people McCain could have selected who would have represented a break from Washington politics as usual. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman comes to mind (and it certainly came to McCain’s throughout the process). He had no such room. GOP stalwarts were furious over trial balloons about the possibility of choosing a supporter of abortion rights, including the possibility that he would reach out to his friend.

6. At the end of the day, McCain is still McCain. People may find him a refreshing maverick, or an erratic egotist. In either event, he marches to his own beat.

Direckshun
08-30-2008, 10:49 AM
Yeah, this article blows. This is all no-duh shit.

BigChiefFan
08-30-2008, 11:39 AM
I'm just glad to see other people calling out McCain's embarassing pick.

ROYC75
08-30-2008, 11:42 AM
There are very few things one can't spin when one wishes to think negative..........

Woodrow Call
08-30-2008, 11:49 AM
There are very few things one can't spin when one wishes to think negative..........

and Republicans know that better than anyone.

ROYC75
08-30-2008, 11:51 AM
and Republicans know that better than anyone.

It works both ways, it's called personal gain .

bango
08-30-2008, 12:03 PM
The seventh thing is that he still has good taste in picking a mistress.

dirk digler
08-30-2008, 01:00 PM
From today

Alaska State Senate President Lyda Green (R): “She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president? Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?” (Green is from Palin’s home town of Wasilla.)

HolmeZz
08-30-2008, 01:04 PM
From today

Alaska State Senate President Lyda Green (R): “She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president? Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?” (Green is from Palin’s home town of Wasilla.)

The claws are out.

bango
08-30-2008, 01:07 PM
The claws are out.

She is just mad because she was turned down years ago by Palin.

ROYC75
08-30-2008, 01:08 PM
The claws are out.

It should be, it's the attack time of year in politics. Time is short .......

beer bacon
08-30-2008, 01:10 PM
She is just mad because she was turned down years ago by Palin.

Actually, part of Green's anger is from Palin publicly belittling Green's struggles with cancer.

bango
08-30-2008, 01:15 PM
Actually, part of Green's anger is from Palin publicly belittling Green's struggles with cancer.

I was not aware that she did that too. You can tell just by reading Palin's Profile that she is a wicked wench.

Cannibal
08-30-2008, 01:27 PM
ROFL ROFL ROFL


ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL

:rolleyes:

whoman69
08-30-2008, 05:20 PM
There are very few things one can't spin when one wishes to think negative..........

McCain has gone negative the whole way claiming that Obama doesn't have the experience to run the country and then picking a VP that doesn't have near the experience. Just hypocritical. I don't think calling him on it is negative.