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How Palin Could Help
realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 01, 2008 | David Broder

Posted on 09/01/2008 12:14:57 AM PDT by neverdem

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- This one was really different.

John McCain has flummoxed the leaders of his Republican Party and most of the media by picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. It's a choice no other candidate conceivably could have made -- a typical McCain gamble, unpredictable in its consequences.

The least plausible part of the McCain camp's scenario for Palin is the hope that she will help capture dissident Hillary Clinton voters. If my reporting in New Hampshire and Colorado is right, there were fewer of those voters -- even before the Democratic convention...

--snip--

The two-step reaction is best capsulized in the comments of a very smart veteran campaign operative, a New Hampshire delegate and early Mitt Romney supporter, who told me: "When I first heard, I was appalled. I thought we had forfeited the election. But then I got a call from my 22-year-old daughter. She's a pro-choice voter, just like I am. But she was very excited and enthused by this choice. She is captivated by Palin's life story, the way she has taken on the odds. She may be more acute than I am."

That's the reaction McCain is counting on, not just among Republicans but, importantly, among independents and women, where most of the undecided votes are. And without realizing it, Obama may have boosted the odds on this gamble paying off.

Obama began his campaign for the nomination as the outsider candidate, promising fundamental change in Washington and offering a post-partisan approach to politics. With time, he has come to be seen as a much more conventional Democrat, now half of a ticket based in Congress, the least admired institution in a widely scorned capital. Millions who saw his acceptance speech heard a standard recital of liberal Democratic programs...

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1 posted on 09/01/2008 12:14:57 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Hence, the panic in Camp Obama. Soros wants a return on his investment and it just got a lot harder for Obama to deliver.


2 posted on 09/01/2008 12:17:03 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Go get 'em Sarah!!!! America has your back!)
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To: neverdem

Interesting about the pro-choice voter and her pro-choice daughter being excited about Palin.

I think that the liberals pander to voters in some ways. For example, it’s an insulting simplistic pander to assume that women voters are concerned mainly or only with abortion rights. It’s a simplistic pander to assume that black voters are only concerned with race or affirmative action type programs.

So these women, who don’t agree with Sarah on the abortion question, will give her due consideration.

John Kerry said that women voters won’t be seduced by Sarah Palin on the Republican ticket. He’s right that LIBERAL DEMOCRAT women won’t vote for McCain/Palin in big numbers. But most women aren’t the rigid liberal / radical type.

And to think that Democratic operatives such as Mark Penn from Hillary’s campaign expected to get lots of support from Republican women if Hillary was the Democrat nominee. They would have expected Republican women to cross over and support the sisterhood of the traveling pantsuit in the person of Hillary, yet deny that anything of the sort could happen with Democrat women crossing over to vote McCain/Palin.

Will be intersting to see where this all goes.


3 posted on 09/01/2008 12:21:57 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We may well have a sequel of the 2000 election: Soros/LoserDem II.


4 posted on 09/01/2008 12:23:42 AM PDT by sourcery (Social Justice. n. 1. Enslavement of those who work for the benefit of those who don't.)
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To: neverdem
John McCain has flummoxed the leaders of his Republican Party

The Republican Party has leaders? Well, they were certainly doing a bang-up job before the Palin pick.
5 posted on 09/01/2008 12:23:50 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No attack on Sarah Palin ever fed a hungry child.)
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To: neverdem
The Democrats' great advantage is that they are not responsible for the pain and frustration that many voters have suffered in the Bush years.

Not responsible? Not responsible?

Run that by me again. Democrats are not responsible?

I suppose that's true in the sense that the Democrats are irresponsible. But in the sense that Broder unquestionably meant the remark, it is complete nonsense.

Democrats and their wrong-headed social engineering are almost solely responsible for virtually all the ills that beset us as a nation.

6 posted on 09/01/2008 12:24:12 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: sourcery

You’ve got that right. It’s time for Boy Soros to “MoveOn” to some other country. He’s not getting this one. It’s ours.


7 posted on 09/01/2008 12:26:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Go get 'em Sarah!!!! America has your back!)
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To: neverdem
How else Palin Could Help

I am stunned by the way that Governor Palin has sucked the oxygen out of the Obama campaign. Since Friday it's been all-Palin, all the time. Now comes Hurricane Gustav... but that's just one more thing that's blowing the O-man off the stage.

I'm sure that Obama and Whatsisname were out campaigning somewhere today; has anyone heard a word about it? Between the hurricane, the RNC, and noise about Palin, Obama can't get a word in edgewise.


8 posted on 09/01/2008 12:28:20 AM PDT by Nick Danger (www.swiftvets.com)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
John Kerry said that women voters won’t be seduced by Sarah Palin on the Republican ticket.

Everything John Kerry knows about seducing women voters you could put in a thimble, and you'd still have enough room left over for everything that John Kerry knows about selecting an effective running mate.
9 posted on 09/01/2008 12:31:25 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No attack on Sarah Palin ever fed a hungry child.)
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To: neverdem
"But Biden combines his working-class background with decades of experience in being completely wrong about foreign policy "
10 posted on 09/01/2008 12:33:41 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No attack on Sarah Palin ever fed a hungry child.)
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To: Nick Danger

I can’t believe you called whatsisname, whatsisname. I think he just attained the street name of “the old white wrinkly guy - whatsisname.”


11 posted on 09/01/2008 12:36:28 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Dilbert San Diego
So these women, who don’t agree with Sarah on the abortion question, will give her due consideration. John Kerry said that women voters won’t be seduced by Sarah Palin on the Republican ticket. He’s right that LIBERAL DEMOCRAT women won’t vote for McCain/Palin in big numbers. But most women aren’t the rigid liberal / radical type.

A couple nights ago, a local TV station interviewed a lesbian couple in Oakland, CA, for their reactions to the Palin selection. Both women described themselves as "pro-choice Hillary supporters." Unbelievably (at least to me), both said that they were impressed with Palin and were leaning toward voting for McCain-Palin. Now, perhaps abortion is less of a concern among pro-choice lesbians than pro-choice heterosexual women because lesbians are naturally less likely to have unwanted pregnancies, but it was nonetheless interesting that these ladies were open to the idea of voting for McCain-Palin.
12 posted on 09/01/2008 12:39:55 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: FlingWingFlyer

People are badly underestimating this woman.
She has an amazing record of accomplishment, an 80 % approval rating as governor. She beat two incumbent govs with no money and not party backing. She runs on a strictly conservative platform.
She got 73% of the vote in her last election for mayor.
Think about how many tough problems she faced being mayor of a small town for 10 years- she just delivered at the same time obama was listening to wright, meeting with ayers, blowing 100 mill on god knows what. She is going to make the libs pray for reagan and bush.
obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies, sarah wants to raise babies and kill taxes.


13 posted on 09/01/2008 12:40:16 AM PDT by genghis
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To: neverdem

So David Broder join the refrain. Altogether now:

Lost in the Beltway again
Yes I’m lost in the Beltway again
I can no longer think
So that just leaves me drink
Oh I’m lost in the Beltway again

Seriously, Governor Palin as McCain’s VEEP pick was discussed almost to ad nauseum on the internet and even on some cable networks.

She was not necessarily the favorite, but her strengths and weaknesses we clearly known. Many recognized she was the best pick for McCain though we worried he would not see it. And I think the results since he picked her bear out that we and he were right.

So what is it about these Beltway pundits including some on the right? Do they not have the internet inside the Beltway? Are DirectTV/Dishnetwork and cable TV not available? Or do they just think they are so smart, they should not check out what the peons are thinking or talking about?


14 posted on 09/01/2008 12:42:52 AM PDT by JLS (Do you really want change being two guys from the majority of Congress with a 9% approval rating?)
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To: neverdem
The Democrats' great advantage is that they are not responsible for the pain and frustration that many voters have suffered in the Bush years.

Where does he get this stuff? The problem with the Democrats is that they ARE responsible for the pain and frustration of the Bush years. They're the ones who made gas so expensive by sucking up to the eco-whackos, hoping to blame it on Republicans. They're the ones who turned Iraq into a quagmire, hoping to turn it into Bush's albatross.

Palin can effectively argue those points, and other Republicans might see her example and join the fight. Even Maverick John McCain.
15 posted on 09/01/2008 12:43:25 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No attack on Sarah Palin ever fed a hungry child.)
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To: genghis
obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies, sarah wants to raise babies and kill taxes.

I hadn't heard it put that way before. :o)

16 posted on 09/01/2008 12:43:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Go get 'em Sarah!!!! America has your back!)
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To: Nick Danger
I'm sure that Obama and Whatsisname were out campaigning somewhere today; has anyone heard a word about it?

I did. Obama let Biden do most of the talking. Biden said Sarah Palin was better looking than he is. Some lady from the audience said she thought Biden was hot, and Biden flirted with her awkwardly.

If that's not Change You Can Believe In, I don't know what is.
17 posted on 09/01/2008 12:46:43 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No attack on Sarah Palin ever fed a hungry child.)
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To: neverdem

I think Palin is a very clever choice as running mate. McCain really pulled that one out of left field (well, right field actually).

I worry somewhat that she might be too clever a choice, that she is so obviously an attempt to woo women voters; counter Obama’s youth; shore up conservative republican support; and so on, that it might be seen by the electorate as being manipulative.


18 posted on 09/01/2008 12:46:48 AM PDT by Vanders9
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19 posted on 09/01/2008 12:54:32 AM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: Vanders9

isn’t it interesting to see how the obwana camp and the libRATS are now focusing all their energy attacking palin and not mccain ? that proves how much sarah has scared the heck out of em.


20 posted on 09/01/2008 1:00:57 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: John Valentine
Democrats and their wrong-headed social engineering are almost solely responsible for virtually all the ills that beset us as a nation.

Hear, hear!

At only this moment I miss having a Parliament because this should be shouted at the other side while staring them directly in the face!

21 posted on 09/01/2008 1:05:18 AM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: John Valentine

I just sent the following e-mail to him

Mr Broder,

You had the following statement in an article I just read:

“The Democrats’ great advantage is that they are not responsible for the pain and frustration that many voters have suffered in the Bush years.”

I beg to differ with you. I see it more like this:

“The Democrats’ great advantage is that they are not perceived as being responsible for the pain and frustration that many voters have suffered in the Bush years.”

I believe that the media has been so biased that people are convinced they are worse off and it is Bush’s fault. The economy was doing fine until the Democrats took over the majority in Congress. That’s when it all started going downhill. Most of us are not worse off.

(the e-mail bounced so now I’ve got to figure out his real e-mail addy. The one he has posted is obviously wrong)


22 posted on 09/01/2008 1:06:06 AM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: neverdem
I believe the Palin selection has energized the Republican base like nothing else. I have to give this account of my own experience today that illustrates what the Palin selection has done:

I was pumping gas and a SUV, which followed me into the station, stops at the pump behind me. Suddenly a woman jumps out and runs over to me like she wanted to kill me. Instead she reached out her hand and said, “I wanted to shake your hand because you are one of the few people I've seen with a McCain sticker.”

She then told me how pleased she was that McCain picked Palin and that it affected her so much that she stayed up all night watching Fox for all she could find out about Sarah Palin.

She told me that she was like many other women around the country that are just pumped about a woman like her. And the more they find out about her, the more excited they will get.

I think that McCain found that magic to take him to the White House.

23 posted on 09/01/2008 1:18:03 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: neverdem
I believe the Palin selection has energized the Republican base like nothing else. I have to give this account of my own experience today that illustrates what the Palin selection has done:

I was pumping gas and a SUV, which followed me into the station, stops at the pump behind me. Suddenly a woman jumps out and runs over to me like she wanted to kill me. Instead she reached out her hand and said, “I wanted to shake your hand because you are one of the few people I've seen with a McCain sticker.”

She then told me how pleased she was that McCain picked Palin and that it affected her so much that she stayed up all night watching Fox for all she could find out about Sarah Palin.

She told me that she was like many other women around the country that are just pumped about a woman like her. And the more they find out about her, the more excited they will get.

I think that McCain found that magic to take him to the White House.

24 posted on 09/01/2008 1:18:18 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: neverdem

Thanks neverdem for posting this column by the great William Safire. I wish he would write more.


25 posted on 09/01/2008 1:22:46 AM PDT by Cincinna
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To: kingattax; All

This election is so much fun! I can hardly wait till the presidential and VP debates!


26 posted on 09/01/2008 1:35:29 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: Vanders9

Just hear her speaking,YES SHE CAN, and it will no more be seen as manipulative except by raghead demokraps cornered to make SEXIST statements....


27 posted on 09/01/2008 2:05:07 AM PDT by Ulysse (i)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The real target is always states and not national polls.

We are left to analyze which states McCain’s calculus told him this would help in.


28 posted on 09/01/2008 2:36:22 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: neverdem

Biden wanted to segregate Iraq and quit;what the heck good is experience if your wrong and have a weak stomach?

And Obama is even worse!


29 posted on 09/01/2008 2:53:08 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to Impeach Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; keep your eye on these House hearings.)
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To: Nick Danger

McCain’s VP choice has stymied the BO mini bounce expected by that Berlinish Convention...now Gustav provides more coverage for the BO Campaign but the knock out is coming, the Annenberg Papers are not forgotten.


30 posted on 09/01/2008 3:23:34 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: neverdem
The Democrats' great advantage is that they are not responsible for the pain and frustration that many voters have suffered in the Bush years.

Huh? Does it mean Bush is the only who has been mean to everybody which created the partisan warfare?

31 posted on 09/01/2008 3:49:56 AM PDT by paudio (The very important Senate's Subcomittee on Europe has never met since 2006. The chair? Senator Obama)
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To: JLS
People inside the beltway feel their self-described positions as valued experts and insiders are threatened whenever someone outside the beltway gets promoted.

See Palin wearing fur and as Commander of the Alaska National Guard:

America's Future Vice President, Sarah Palin

32 posted on 09/01/2008 3:55:08 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: JLS

“”Or do they just think they are so smart, they should not check out what the peons are thinking or talking about?”
_________________________________________
Bingo!

And good musical analogy!

For those who don’t understand the musical reference:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDAEXn8RJFs


33 posted on 09/01/2008 4:40:46 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Hey DU: Shut your festering gobs, you vacuous, toffee-nosed, malodorous perverts!)
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To: fightinJAG

Great slide show. You should post that as its own thread.


34 posted on 09/01/2008 4:56:40 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: jonrick46
She told me that she was like many other women around the country that are just pumped about a woman like her. And the more they find out about her, the more excited they will get.

That's cause Sarah Palin is the woman all of us wish we could be.

35 posted on 09/01/2008 4:57:46 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: neverdem
That's the reaction McCain is counting on, not just among Republicans but, importantly, among independents and women, where most of the undecided votes are

And he also shored up the GOP base which was not that enthralled with McCain ---just look at all the new $$$$ flowing in --it isn't coming from Hillary democrats
36 posted on 09/01/2008 5:33:53 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: neverdem

Mr. Broder, did you ever consider that maybe McCain wanted a true reformer on his side to help him reform all of the awfulness of your “inside the beltway” mentality? And that maybe he thought that this would appeal to a majority of Americans (male, female, black, white, Hispannic)? Wow, imagine that... making a choice based on principle. Oh, and how does this compare with the selection of “Scrappy Joe from Scranton” — you know: change you can believe in!


37 posted on 09/01/2008 5:41:53 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: neverdem
The Democrats' great advantage is that they are not responsible for the pain and frustration that many voters have suffered in the Bush years.

The democrats great advantage was the KICK ME SIGN that Bush has worn for 8 years --headlined by taking blame for NOLA during Katrina rather than having his spokespeople take on the incompetency of the dem governor and mayor
38 posted on 09/01/2008 5:43:15 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: John Valentine

“Democrats and their wrong-headed social engineering are almost solely responsible for virtually all the ills that beset us as a nation.”

You should see the disconnect here in Michigan. The state is run by a clueless Berkeley communist governor, and the highest unemployment in the nation, the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and a collapsing realty market are all blamed on Bush. And the idiots believe it.

The majority of people here are stone-cold stupid.


39 posted on 09/01/2008 5:43:30 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: John Valentine

VERY GOOD POINT... I didn’t pick it up on the first read. Irresponsible really is a good word to stick on the Dems...


40 posted on 09/01/2008 5:44:15 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: metmom
That's cause Sarah Palin is the woman all of us wish we could be.

Isn't that the truth.

41 posted on 09/01/2008 5:52:09 AM PDT by b9
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To: John Valentine

John that line screamed out to me as well. It’s one of the largest and most widely held myths I’ve ever known.


42 posted on 09/01/2008 7:16:40 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: Finalapproach29er
Biden wanted to segregate Iraq and quit;what the heck good is experience if your wrong and have a weak stomach?

When I read your post, it occurred to me that Charles Manson has decades of experience with the legal system. Still, I don't think I'd want him as my lawyer.

43 posted on 09/01/2008 7:32:08 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (The first amendment doesn't end with "...as long as nobody is offended.")
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To: Ulysse

Hope so.


44 posted on 09/01/2008 8:02:35 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: neverdem

“...a typical McCain gamble, unpredictable in its consequences.” ~ David Broder

Sorry, but I stopped reading right there as I reject his premise.

McCain’s pick is neither a gamble nor does it have unpredictible consequences.

Read it and weep, ‘RATS:

Strategic Vision Pollster Predicted Palin VP Pick last year
newxmax ^ http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/Pollster_Predicted_Palin_/2008/08/30/126415.html?utm_medium=RSS

David E. Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision, LLC accurately predicted the presidential nomination of Arizona Senator John McCain in 2007 on POTUS Radio when all political experts had written McCain’s obituary.

Johnson also predicted that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would be McCain’s running mate in March 2007.

Johnson reiterated that Palin would be the candidate following Barack Obama’s selection of Joseph Biden as his running mate.

Johnson based his predictions upon polling done by Strategic Vision, LLC in key battleground states and his own political expertise of over twenty years.

“Based upon our polling in key battleground states in 2007 and early 2008, all indicators pointed to John McCain as the only plausible Republican presidential nominee,” said David E. Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision, LLC. “Our polling showed that McCain was the second choice of the other candidate’s supporters particularly in Florida which really made McCain’s nomination possible.

Our polling in 2008 have shown that Barack Obama underperforms among female voters particularly in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin that provides an opening for Senator McCain,” continued Johnson.

“Additionally, John McCain has a unique opportunity to present the future of the Republican Party in his vice presidential selection.

All of this indicated a strong dedicated conservative that would be outside of the box and Sarah Palin headed that list along with her appeal to social and fiscal conservatives and her moving life story.

Strategic Vision polling in the key battleground states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, and non-traditional battleground states such as New Jersey indicate that 25% to 35% of Hillary Clinton supporters will not vote for Barack Obama and might consider voting for John McCain based upon his running mate.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


45 posted on 09/01/2008 8:44:47 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (2008 = The Year of the Toilet (for 'RATS))
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To: Dilbert San Diego

PRECISELY. And that’s why the MSM is so frightened. Gov. Palin may not appeal to radical fem libs but will appeal to many ordinary working moms. Which group is larger?


46 posted on 09/01/2008 11:13:37 AM PDT by Lexinom (Sarah Palin: more executive experience than any candidate on either ticket.)
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To: genghis
obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies, sarah wants to raise babies and kill taxes

That is excellent! Mind if I use it?

47 posted on 09/01/2008 7:35:41 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: neverdem; RogerD
Sarah Palin, a well qualified choice:
"Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office:
Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state...

By: Freeper RogerD

An excellent analysis Roger!

48 posted on 09/01/2008 7:56:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor ( If Obama had Palin's resume and experience Obama would be qualified to be VP too.)
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To: Nick Danger
"Between the hurricane, the RNC, and noise about Palin, Obama can't get a word in edgewise."

That's because there hasn't been time to put any words up on the teleprompter so he could say them.

49 posted on 09/01/2008 8:00:43 PM PDT by editor-surveyor ( If Obama had Palin's resume and experience Obama would be qualified to be VP too.)
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To: irishjuggler
"Both women described themselves as "pro-choice Hillary supporters." Unbelievably (at least to me), both said that they were impressed with Palin and were leaning toward voting for McCain-Palin."

Very believable. - From the Hillary Forum:

Palin thread 1

Palin Thread 2

Note that the comments are by long time members, and moderators!

.

50 posted on 09/01/2008 8:08:21 PM PDT by editor-surveyor ( If Obama had Palin's resume and experience Obama would be qualified to be VP too.)
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