Skip to comments.Dems say Palin is 'risky,' could be a disaster
Posted on 08/29/2008 1:43:04 PM PDT by Zakeet
A leading House Democrat said Friday John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is a "risky" move that could ultimately prove disastrous to the Republican prospects in November.
Meanwhile, a top Senate Democrat said the pick is a "Hail Mary pass" and a "roll of the dice," in what is the initial reactions from McCain's rival party.
Speaking to South Carolina ETV Radio, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn likened the choice of Palin to Walter Mondale's choice of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and George H.W. Bush's pick of Dan Quayle in 1988. Both picks relatively unknown political figures at the time generated initial excitement but were ultimately deemed poor choices by many political observers.
"I think (her selection) would be something similar to Dan Quayle Dan Quayle proved to be sort of an embarrassment as a campaigner, being thrust on a national stage like that could be very tough," Clyburn said. "Now Mondale tried to shake things up by going with Geraldine Ferraro, she proved to be a disaster as a running mate. And as a campaigner, she was absolutely awful."
"And so I just think that it is very risky for McCain to do this, but it may be all he has left," Clyburn also said.
In an issued statement, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Palin is significantly mismatched to Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden and said the prospect of her becoming president is "troubling."
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The Rat comments to the Chicken Noodle News article are worth a read.
Of course they do. Just like the AMA says chiropractors are quacks.
Chicken Noodle News -- I love it!
If they really think it’s such a disaster, why are they so scared?
I appreciate their concern. It’s touching, actually.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Bring it on, you disaster mongers.
That’s the BEST picture I’ve seen of her yet.
This woman could have a lobotomy and still out IQ both Obama and Biden. Heh! Heck, her speech was better without a prompter than the Obamaloon with one. Despite the MSM’s best efforts to derail this, the dhimmis are toast - as long as McCain doesn’t do something stupid - like acting like a senator.
Rats just hit the “oh sh*t button”. Bet they would like a do over on their VP pick.
The only disaster that is brewing is a conservative revival and backlash that will send the Rats back into the minority again. I smell fear in the liberals.
Hmmmm - where have I heard terminology like “risky scheme” before??
LOL . . and picking a black community organizer who can’t talk without a teleprompter who has friends like Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers ISN’T risky?
These people should be on Comedy Central.
They should be happy then. Why should CNN care if the Republicans are in trouble?
In addition, Sarah's experience is all-American, pro-American, and proud American experience. Whereas Obama's is militantly anti-American as a community organizer, working in the Saul Alinsky method (ie. marxist) of "community" orgainization.
That means he made the right choice.
I have spent weeks defending John McCain on FR but I have to tell you that that is funnier than hell! :)
LMAO they don’tknow whether to $h!t or go blind! I am LOVIN it!