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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” Chicken Noodle News “ or Chicken little news ( as in Global Warming ).
“Dems say Palin is ‘risky,’ could be a disaster”
If that’s the best they can come up with, the Democrats are in a full blown Defcon 5 panic!
The Democrats really are in a tizzy-fit about this news. They thought they owned the air waves.
Batten down the hatches, folks! It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. Super Sarah is here!
We ought to be able to create some funny bumper stickers over this. Barack Obama vs. Super Sarah!
What I liked about Sarah Palin was her humility and down-to-earth outlook. She’s not a nuanced person. None of that prissy Ivy League phoniness about her. NcCain and Palin ought to be able to ride rings around Obama-Biden. She’s very pretty, but I’m sure she doesn’t peer into her mirror 1/10th as often as Obama does.
When I was growing up in South Carolina my Mother would call it a conniption fit!
And this guy has thrown Ferraro completely under the bus! These guys are so confused about how to approach this, I'd bet their heads are exploding!
Go ahead and bring on the two-headed, medicalless bowling ball baby!
She’s DISATEROUS......to OBAMA!!! GREAT PICK, McCAIN!
They’re trying to “Hillary” her. They are trying to create a climate of fear and a hostile political environment against her, based in a large part on her gender.
Ha, ha—they were hoping for Tom Ridge or Joe Lieberman and we know darn well why.
there is a thought, old Joe could have a sudden heart attack or suddenly have a family emergency and have to step down. I would not put it past them.
“Isn’t it wonderful how the Democrats are concerned that McCain might have made the wrong choice?
That means he made the right choice.”
They keep dissing Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton. Don’t they realize how mad they have already made Hillary supporters? A lot of the supporters are taking this personally and they are going over to McCain. The dems are digging deeper and deeper.
Not ONE Republican is afraid of Joe Biden....but the libs are PETRIFIED of PALIN....and for good reason!
If they really think its such a disaster, why are they so scared?
4. Pro American
5. Pro troop
6 . Pro family
7. Pro energy independence
9. Not Obambi
10. Not Biden
11. Pro AMERICAN
What do the dems have to fear??
PS I left out that she is not Messiah, just ordinary American loving America
“Bet they would like a do over on their VP pick.”
VP is not the pick they want to do over, it’s the top of the ticket they would like to change. It’s too late for that and the most savvy of the Dems are now making plans to ride out another four years in the wilderness. Obama’s top fixers can offer ambassadorships to any and everybody, now that that currency has been permanently devalued.