McCain VP pick - his strategists are geniuses.

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  1. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Talk about leveraging the whole Clinton debacle!

    Minnesota governor told he isn't McCain's VP pick, sources say - CNN.com

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  2. MSP

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    Ha! Two minutes quicker on the draw! Sorry about that...

    But yeah, this pick isn't about her experience at all. She has the necessary equipment to strip away a lot of Clinton supporters, and by equipment I mean vagina. My wife was on the bubble between McCain and Obama and I guarantee this will be decisive for her.
  3. Caucasian Hammer

    Caucasian Hammer Jesus, Man.

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    dammit i just posted on the other one!

    Shes a women, shes a strong conservative, she will attract women voters. She hunts, fishes, and goes camping shes a good choice in my opinion, or at least a really big gamble. She will attract the swing vote which in this election is women, an plus McCain is not as conservative as some would like so shes very conservative and will attract more of those voters.
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  4. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    I have such an erection right now. Obama's speech was nice and all, but now I'm sold on McCain. I guess since Ron Paul is out of contention, McCain/Palin '08!
  5. saint seiya

    saint seiya Junior Member

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    lol wont make a difference. obama is gonna win for sure.
  6. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    Desperate times call for desperate measures. :D

    This reminds me of 1984 when Walter Mondale chose Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate.
  7. MSP

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    Quoted so we can tease you in November. I can't wait to see the polls following this announcement.
  8. Commissar Smersh

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    I guess that makes you the only Alaskan with sanity then. ;)

    Ah a winning ticket for sure!

    My first thoughts exactly.
  9. MSP

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    Speaking of beating it, let me be the first to say I'd hit it! :)
  10. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    I love how voting works. Don't make it about the issues, lets just focus entirely on race, gender, and popularity. We're just picking the leader of our country, it's not like it's an important position, right?
  11. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Is it just me, or are Obama-Biden and McCain-Palin now mirror images of each other, in terms of age and experience?
  12. MSP

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    No doubt. A woman or man of color was the logical choice for McCain's VP. Personally I'd love to be a fly on the wall of Hillary Clinton's office. I bet she is pissed beyond belief. :D
  13. tweakmonkey

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    I wonder how all of the ex-Hillary supporters will respond. Sure, their instinct might be to support another woman because she's a woman, but doesn't she have different stances than Clinton on almost every issue? Maybe they'll just mute their TVs when Clinton comes on the TV telling them to vote for Obama.

    Edit - I wonder if Biden's aggressive debating will be a turn-off for supporters. He'll look like a bully if Palin can't defend herself or positions.
  14. tweakmonkey

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    I don't know much about Palin, but she doesn't look/sound like she'd handle that too well. She reminds me of Peggy Hill (King of the Hill) or something, not an authority figure like Hillary.
  15. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Obama wins. Period.

    Worst decision ever McCain, sorry.
  16. MSP

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    Quoted to make fun of you in November also. :D
  17. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    The VP debates are sure going to be interesting.
  18. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    So Obama picks a VP who blasted his experience, McCain blasts Obama for no experience then picks a VP who has little experience...holy fuck this shit is retarded.
  19. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    I know some of you thought that this may steal hillary voters, but it may also push away mccain votes. I wouldnt want an unexperienced woman next in line, especially when the top dog is like 78 years old.
  20. Commissar Smersh

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    Gentlemen. Let's not fight: VPilf.com

    'Cept Peggy Hill wasn't some sort of hot forbidden fruit. ;)

    Those who were voting for her because she's a woman will jump to McCain. I would hope those who pay attention to the issues will stay in Obama's camp. Palin is crazy conservative up to and including teaching creationism in school. She's definitely not the same woman that Hillary is.

    I hope not. I hope Biden makes her look foolish.

    If heaven forbid Obama gets knocked off I have faith in Biden being able to run the country. However, when McCain dies in office, I have my doubts about a first term governor from a low population state that practically lives off the federal government's teat.
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    Let's be honest here - nobody on either ticket has ever had experience being the president of the United States. All have had experience in government and management, and McCain and Biden have extensive foreign affairs experience. So in the experience collumn I would actually give the nob to McCain/Palin as she's been the governor of a state and not just a freshman senator. Being governor requires leadership and management skills, a senator just has to be popular and show up to vote on things once in a while. EDIT: Unless of course the senator is head of an important committee, which Obama wasn't.
  22. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    She's hot.
  23. Commissar Smersh

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    More on this from Ed Rollins:

    Really, you're dismissing Obama's experience in shaping policy and pushing reform because he was a freshman senator? Not to mention the fact that she's been a governor for all of a year now and before that was a city council member. I think that Obama's 3 years in the Senate at our Federal seat of power plus his 7 years in the Illinois Senate give him more political experience.
  24. MSP

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    Yeah, I forgot about his service in the Illinois senate. So I'll give you that one. Although I would imagine a year as governor of a state is probably worth 4-5 years as a senator. But Obama was a Black Panther and in the Mujahideen so ultimately I think you're right. ;)
  25. Goofus Maximus

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    As Jimmy Carter has told folks, the Senate and the White House are worlds of difference, and experience in one doesn't help with the other much, if at all.

    Experience if overrated anyway. Herbert Hoover was experienced, and he led us into the great depression, as his experience acted as blinders to keep him from seeing alarming trends (as happens with all bubble situations)