John McCain's running mate?

Thoughts on why he picked someone he’s talked to once before to be his running mate?

Answer #1

Governor Palin is an excellent choice for obvious political reasons. First, her political views are the same as those shared by social conservatives who have been a key Republican voting bloc. She also is a strong fiscal conservative which will help strengthen support for the ticket among this important group as well. Finally, she is a woman and a number of women are not happy with the fact that Hillary Clinton didn’t get either the first or second spot on the Democratic ticket and have indicated that they will vote for McCain in protest against Hillary losing out.

But more important, Governor Palin is a strong leader who has proven her ability to make smart, tough decisions. I wouldn’t be surprised if she not only ends up becoming the first woman President of the U.S. but also turns out to be an American Margaret Thatcher who dismantles the socialist straight jacket that Progressives, Democrats and Rockefeller Republicans have been confining us in for the past century.

Answer #2

The only reason I can come up with as to why he picked Palin is his senility is kicking in. He is showing extremely poor judgement. This woman scares the hell out of me and she could possibly become President of our country. She’s inciting hate at her rallies, bending truths that are completely out of text, and she’s doing all of this to try and shift the public’s eye away from the fact that she doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing. For God’s sake, she could possibly have the “nucular” codes in her hand one day. You betcha! McCain doesn’t want to admit this mistake and neither do his supporters, so they are rallying around her. It’s horrible and I feel I’m in a nightmare. I will without a doubt, move out of this country if this inexperienced woman gets near the White House as VP or President of this country. Obama is a class act. She insults my gender. There are so many brilliant women McCain could have picked but he obviously doesn’t take women seriously.

Answer #3

My thoughts on Sarah Palin:

  • integrity, tough when she has to be

  • nice person but no pushover

  • has fought corruption, and won !

  • between the two tickets, at least the ticket is in the right order: experience 1 - apprentice 2

  • to know her is to love her

  • one talented, strong woman, full of energy, capability, ‘can do’ spirit, and probably best, not a lawyer !

  • a Real class act

  • she is what many are pretending to be

  • definitely genuine change, not just a slogan, I can believe in

  • driving liberal males in the media nuts who are in denial saying no-one will vote for her because she’s a woman - many women have waited for that opportunity !

  • glass ceiling better ‘look out’

  • doesn’t have to ‘cloak’ her past

  • believes in the sanctity of life, ‘unborn’ are extremely important

  • has an 80+ approval rating from the people of Alaska

  • was told her unborn baby would have down’s syndrome and said ‘It’s still a gift from God’ and carried to term

  • perfect ? No - all of us humans fall short

  • it’s a Great Day in America !! Maverick/Barracuda ‘08 !!

Answer #4

I’d never heard of her. I bet amblessed and others hadn’t heard of her either. They probably frantically researched her once McCain picked her so they could pick “positive” things from her history and start flaunting her.

She hasn’t done much, IMO.

Answer #5

I agree with the comment above.Though I feel like what a woman on I think it was on NPR was saying that he thinks all women are interchangable.I still like his choice though.I think that both of them will run the country well. John McCain has my vote.

Answer #6

What Utopia said. Bill Maher said the same thing, almost :).

It’s definitely so he can get the Hillary supporters. Hillary wasn’t my favorite, I’ve always liked Obama.

Obama, Biden 08!

Answer #7

I see the issue of experience, Obama vs Palin - Fact: when that phone call comes in at 3 : 00 am, it rings in the White House…NOT in the Naval Observatory where the VP resides - with McCain the experience is at the TOP of the ticket.

Answer #8

Because she has a vagina and McCain believes that women will always “vote vagina”. He is old and out of it and this choice should be an insult to ALL women.

Answer #9

And amblessed, don’t christians usually think that teenage pregnancy and sex before marriage as a sin? Or something like that…


Answer #10

Glad to see this Women’s Group stepped up to media truth:

Answer #11

Now that Alaska is front and center in the news again, it is a good time to catch up on a favorite story, The Bridge to Nowhere, using the Washington Post US Congress Votes Database.

Though Gov. Palin originally supported the earmark spending on the Ketchikan bridge (“to nowhere), she eventually killed the project, chosing to spend Federal money on other infrasturcture programs.

However, Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama voted for funding the Bridge, even when given a second chance by Sen. Tom Coburn, who proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief.

A web site paid for by the Alaska Democratic Party says unequivocally that the state of Alaska officially abandoned the Bridge to Nowhere project, and credits Governor Sarah Palin.

Or … It used to say that, before the page mysteriously vanished some time during the past few days.

Answer #12

Who Am I?

I am under 45 years old, I love the outdoors, I hunt, I am a Republican reformer, I have taken on the Republican Party establishment, I have many children, I have a spot on the national ticket as vice president with less than two years in the governor’s office.

Did you guess yet? Scroll down to answer below.

I am Teddy Roosevelt in 1900. Hmmm, so Sarah Palin is not qualified but Obama is?

Answer #13

Because not only will he get Hillary supporters, but, he might win! I think having a woman for VP as a republican is allot better then what Hillary had to offer if she was Nominated. Sarah Pellan is perfect. She’ll have new ideas probably and more conservative values. Sarah is a better choice.

Answer #14

Interesting Comparison:

Answer #15

No real experience in politics? Are you really serious? So, he doesn’t talk to republicans, democrats, liberals, etc. EVERY single day of his life?

And I don’t get my political advice from Bill Maher, I just like watching him because he’s funny. And he is VERY outspoken.

You have little or no real experience on politics, but you continue to speak about them, don’t you? But, Bill Maher does know what he’s talking about. And you seem like the person who does watch Larry the Cable Guy.

Answer #16

Yeah, you can DEFINITELY tell that they picked her because of Hillary supporters. There’s a lot of stuff coming out about her, that I don’t think the McCain campaign needs, right now. That shows, what comes around goes around.

But for that, I thank her. And her teenage daughter who is five months pregnant :).

Answer #17

Scandal surrounds her. I predict she will step down and will not make it to November on this ticket. She has no experience, has shown extreme lack of integrity and poor judgement, personally and professionaly. She is nothing but a token being used to pander to women.

I can’t believe how the right is falling over themselves over Palin. She is an empty suit if I ever saw one. She was even for the bridge to no where…

Answer #18

Not a bad pick for McCain. A woman, and an ultra-conservative one at that. So he gets media credit for empowering females while shoring up support from the religious right. Downside is, moderate voters concerned about McCain’s health probably won’t like the prospect of Palin as president. She’s already drawing the same criticism Obama has been: not enough experience.

I won’t be voting for her mainly because of her support for teaching creationism in schools. That’s exactly what our poor public education system needs: an infusion of mythology and religious brainwashing in place of science.

Answer #19

I am unethical I have a teenage daughter who is pregnant I cannot name a single newspaper I cannot distinguish between foreign policy experience and being able to see Russia

uhm yes amblessed, it’s interesting how you only reply when you have no answers and absolutely refuse to actually reply direct questions

Answer #20

I like sarah…always hated hilary. I’m still voting mccain.

eat that! lol.

(just kidding boys :) )…and girls…

Answer #21

I feel sad for Hillary on this VP choice, having once again to give way to another female.

Answer #22

Media elites are ‘shocked’ to discover others in politics refer to God:

Answer #23
Answer #24

amblessed can you pls answer trisarahtop’s question directly

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