JPB
 
  2  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:40 am
@maporsche,
Not this moderate woman. One of the reasons she was chosen was her strong anti-abortion stance. McCain has been getting a rap from conservatives about being too wishy-washy on abortion. My fence-sitting on McCain has just toppled over to the left.
Ramafuchs
 
  -1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:42 am
@maporsche,
The decision to pick a woman for his ticket may help Mr McCain attract some of Hillary Clinton's former supporters who have been disillusioned with the Democrats after a prolonged and often-bitter primary election battle against Mr Obama.


To huge cheers, Ms Palin said she wanted to honour the former first lady who had shown "such determination and grace in her presidential campaign".

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mccain-picks-palin-as-vice-president-912914.html
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RexRed
 
  0  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:43 am
I like McCain's pick! Another chance for a first woman president! "The maverick" in full form! Versus Obama's harsh and rottten treatment of women in dissing Hillary for... "another" racist JOE BIDEN? PLLEEEEAAASSSEEEE....
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eoe
 
  2  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:44 am
@Debra Law,
Debra Law wrote:

I'm watching Palin speak right now on "Breaking News on CNN."

I'm scared. McCain is 72 years old. His life expectancy is fastly diminishing. McCain claims that Obama isn't ready to lead this country . . . and then he chooses this shocking newbie, who clearly isn't ready to lead this country, to be his running mate? and next in line for the presidency? Again, I'm scared.


This is such a joke. And soooooo transparent. They must have gotten on their hands and knees and BEGGED Condi Rice.
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OCCOM BILL
 
  2  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:47 am
@OCCOM BILL,
Here's what I've found so far. (Not much):

Sarah Palin on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
*Pro-life. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Budget & Economy
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
*Aim to reduce general fund spending by $150 million. (Jan 2007)

Sarah Palin on Civil Rights
Click here for the full quote on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
*Marriage only be between and man and a woman. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Corporations
Click here for background on Corporations.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Crime
Click here for the full quote on Crime OR background on Crime.
*If legislature passed death penalty law, I would sign it. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Drugs
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*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Education
Click here for the full quote on Education OR background on Education.
*Fully fund K-12 and support early funding of education. (Jan 2007)

Sarah Palin on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
Stranded Gas Development Act no longer applies. (Nov 2006)
*Get ANWR open. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Environment
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
*Provide stability in regulations for developers. (Jan 2007)
*Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR. (Jan 2007)

Sarah Palin on Families & Children
Click here for background on Families & Children.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy
Click here for background on Foreign Policy.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Free Trade
Click here for background on Free Trade.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Government Reform
Click here for background on Government Reform.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Gun Control
Click here for the full quote on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
*Supports Constitutional right to bear arms. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Health Care
Click here for the full quote on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
*Flexibility in government regulations to allow competition. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Homeland Security
Click here for the full quote on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
*Promote from within, in Alaska's National Guard. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Immigration
Click here for background on Immigration.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Jobs
Click here for background on Jobs.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Local Issues
Click here for background on Local Issues.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Principles & Values
Click here for background on Principles & Values.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Social Security
Click here for the full quote on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
*Fund the Seniors Longevity Bonus Program. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Tax Reform
Click here for the full quote on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
*Repeal "nuisance taxes" including the tire tax. (Jan 2007)

Sarah Palin on Technology
Click here for background on Technology.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on War & Peace
Click here for background on War & Peace.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Sarah Palin on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for background on Welfare & Poverty.
*No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
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Cycloptichorn
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:47 am
@maporsche,
Nope. She's strongly pro-life, and Clinton's supporters are the strongest pro-choice peeps in America. I highly doubt it.

Cycloptichorn
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Debra Law
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:49 am
@Cycloptichorn,
Cycloptichorn wrote:
But interestingly enough, none of the female ones liked her all that much. And these were strong Clinton supporters; she's sort of the anti-Hillary, strongly pro-life and without a ton of experience. A few of them were downright offended, lol.


I don't like her. I heard her speak for the first time on CNN a little while ago and I thought she sounded like a moron. I'm still digging . . . trying to find something to like about her . . . but no success thus far.
McGentrix
 
  2  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:49 am
@OCCOM BILL,
How so?
maporsche
 
  2  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:50 am
@JPB,
How do we know she has a "strong" anti-abortion stance?
McGentrix
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:52 am
@Debra Law,
I am totally shocked!
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Cycloptichorn
 
  3  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:55 am
@maporsche,
She says so, would be my first clue.

Cycloptichorn
OCCOM BILL
 
  3  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:56 am
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:

How so?
In general. I'd have laid even money on Romney last night, and Palin was off the Radar. For a year now; the best bullet the right has fired, over and over again is experience... only to turn around and get someone from the sticks with even less. It's bizarre.
OCCOM BILL
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:57 am
@Cycloptichorn,
Laughing
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maporsche
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:04 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
right........... But define "strong".What does that mean in regards to the policy she'd support
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Woiyo9
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:05 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
Experience is on the side of the Republicans. McCain has the edge over Oblama and Palin also has the edge over Oblama but not Biden.
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McGentrix
 
  3  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:05 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
McCain is running for President and he has a lot of experience. Palin has executive experience and has good political savvy.

I woe the dem that tries to use her lack of experience against her considering Obama (you know, the other guy running for President) lack of experience. Were Palin running for President, I too would have concerns about her experience, but come on, VP is hardly a tough job and Palin will get the experience needed to be President in 8 years. The first female President perhaps?
Cycloptichorn
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:09 pm
@McGentrix,
They won't use her lack of experience against her, McG. They'll merely point out that her selection means that McCain's experience argument against Obama has been a disingenuous lie this whole time. And the media is already picking this meme up.

Obama and his crew don't have to say anything; McCain just neutered one of his strongest lines of attack with this pick. Not a positive development for his electoral chances. But, he needed a hail-mary, so I can see why they did it.

Cycloptichorn
DrewDad
 
  3  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:11 pm
Selecting Palin is a big swerve to the right, just when McCain should be aiming for the middle.

Personally, I don't see this as being a good choice for him, other than the fact that she's female. Even then, it's too transparently cynical to sway many undecideds.
Woiyo9
 
  3  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:12 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
WRONG!!!!!

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080829171140.5123i228&show_article=1

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign on Friday blasted his Republican rival's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running-mate, highlighting her "zero" foreign policy experience.

"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

Burton also criticized Palin as a vice presidential pick for her support of oil drilling in the Alaskan wilderness and her anti-abortion stance, referring to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States.

"Governor Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies. That's not the change we need, it's just more of the same," he said.

The choice of Palin was seen as a bold effort by McCain to attract disgruntled Democratic and independent supporters of Senator Hillary Clinton, who was defeated by Obama in the race to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Palin, a telegenic conservative, has led the oil-producing northwestern US state since December 2006 and was the first woman and youngest person to hold that state's top job.
Debra Law
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:13 pm
@maporsche,
maporsche wrote:
You don't think that this may draw some moderate women voters to the voting booth?

While many of Clinton's voters were democrats there had to have been significant numbers of moderate women who were enamored with the chance to vote for a woman.....there is, I think, I good chance of them moving over to McCain's ticket now.

Of course, I could be wrong.


She's an extremist on polarizing issues--abortion; gay rights, etc. Because of this, she isn't going to win over the moderates or the liberals. She'll attract like-minded extremists. IMO, McCain chose her in attempt to polarize the country on these polarizing issues--to detract the voters from seeing the forest through the trees.
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