Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

HALPERIN’S TAKE: The Five Best Things That Just Might Come Out Of St. Paul for John McCain
The Page ^ | Sept. 5, 2008 | Mark Halperin

Posted on 09/05/2008 4:10:55 PM PDT by cdchik123

1. Base and independent voter enthusiasm from Palin pick and media bashing locks up most or all of the Red states – allowing McCain to focus on Michigan.

2. The negative frame on Obama –- not-ready elitist hippie –- was burned in –- or, at least, a significant foundation was laid down.

3. Donors and grassroots activists have permanently put aside their doubts about whether McCain can win –- at least through Election Day.

4. Questions about Palin’s vetting or qualifications for the job of vice president will be drowned out by the debates, etc.

5. The national press will cast the race for the foreseeable future as a virtual tie –- not Obama’s to lose.

(Excerpt) Read more at thepage.time.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mccain; mccainpalin; palin
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-28 next last

1 posted on 09/05/2008 4:10:56 PM PDT by cdchik123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: cdchik123

Just what we wanted


2 posted on 09/05/2008 4:13:55 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cdchik123
The GOP ticket can go into blue states like New Hampshire, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Play offense in the Democrats' bailiwick. The left liberal Democratic ticket will need to try to get Florida AND Ohio because without them, there is no combination of votes that gets them to 270.

"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

3 posted on 09/05/2008 4:16:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cdchik123
Here it is, a Friday, and the main news items on ABCNews.com, CBSnews.com, CNN.com Yahoo, and Google are McCain, Palin, Hillary (to campaign against McCain and not Palin), and US-Libya relations (only MSNBC.com mention Obama as of this post).

Sounds like the mainstream media is trying to spare Obama a few days of negative press.

4 posted on 09/05/2008 4:19:08 PM PDT by CatOwner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cdchik123
Halperin’s too smart by half, there's more than five, and one of the best is how Time and the MSM/DBM are going to continually shoot themselves and Obambi in the foot.
5 posted on 09/05/2008 4:20:30 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (The beauty of conservatism, Sarah Palin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cdchik123

Game Set and Match - McCain


6 posted on 09/05/2008 4:20:43 PM PDT by Danae (A Taxpayer voting for Obama is like a Chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: goldstategop
Meanwhile, Barry will have to stretch out to the left in order to keep his base happy and enthused. But by doing so, he loses the swing states.

Meanwhile, McCain, by cutting ties to the GOP establishment without abandoning the base, can run as an outsider.

7 posted on 09/05/2008 4:21:14 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: CatOwner

The media got a black eye this week. They are on the defensive, as is their candidate. We are in good shape.


8 posted on 09/05/2008 4:22:03 PM PDT by Luke21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: goldstategop
The GOP ticket can go into blue states like New Hampshire, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Play offense in the Democrats' bailiwick. The left liberal Democratic ticket will need to try to get Florida AND Ohio because without them, there is no combination of votes that gets them to 270.

I was noticing Palin's accent during her acceptance speech. It should help her gain votes in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

9 posted on 09/05/2008 4:23:43 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: cdchik123
Questions about Palin’s vetting

No one outside the DNC directed Media took this smear attack seriously. Despite the Establishment Media's daily hystericly desperate smear jobs, Palin's approval numbers went UP this week.

So as usual, the DNC Media has vastly overrated it's influence and importance. We remember you Marky, you are the clown who told the ABC staff they did not have to be balanced in how they reported Kerry Vrs Bush in 2004. We have seen how you Establishement media clowns cordinate your coverage with the DNC. We are not fooled.

10 posted on 09/05/2008 4:25:28 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paleo Conservative

Yeah, I noticed that. Sounds almost like some of those Ice Road Truckers....


11 posted on 09/05/2008 4:28:18 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending that the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in a suspension.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Meanwhile, McCain, by cutting ties to the GOP establishment without abandoning the base, can run as an outsider.

Brilliant. And just a few days ago that GOP establishment was complaining that McCain had exercised bad judgment in picking Palin. We see now who has the bad judgment and has exercising that bad judgment for the past 8 years.

12 posted on 09/05/2008 4:30:26 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Don'tMessWithTexas
The Nicholas Sarkozy strategery.

"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

13 posted on 09/05/2008 4:30:30 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: cdchik123

They missed the biggest one IMHO - that Sarah Palin gives the GOP some hope for 2012 and beyond. Our bench was pretty much empty.


14 posted on 09/05/2008 4:35:07 PM PDT by bigbob (2)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paleo Conservative; Cyber Liberty; neverdem; tioga; xsmommy; SoothingDave; NeoCaveman
Well, actually she was even more specific than that:

Obviously, by talking “hockey mom” instead of the stereotyped “soccer mom” she pulled every hockey fan across the north, and tripped up the media in every other state. (Hockey is going to pull at least a few Pittsburgh fans in a way that “soccer mom” never could.) This change alone forces the talking heads to think and talk at the same time. Almost impossible.

Likewise with the “snowmachine” designation: This gets the ice fishing crowd by being specific about winter sports, NASCAR (racing) and their world - without bringing up “elite” toys like their private floatplane.

Her other examples (by state name) included Pennsylvania, Ohio (three times), Wisconsin, and Michigan. WV?

As a Texan and Georgian, I'm irritated she didn't pander to the southern states.

15 posted on 09/05/2008 4:54:07 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: cdchik123
Base and independent voter enthusiasm from Palin pick and media bashing locks up most or all of the Red states – allowing McCain to focus on Michigan.

I wouldn't be so quick to say that. NM, NH, VA are trouble spots, though I think VA will tip our way.

I disagree about MI too. Too many normal people have left. The only ones who stay are the entrenched Dems. PA is the sweet spot. Go PAlin Go!! :D

16 posted on 09/05/2008 5:02:26 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

I agree. Sarah Palin, even if we lose (God forbid), sets us up to win in 2012. And I must not forget Bobby Jindal.


17 posted on 09/05/2008 5:09:24 PM PDT by loungeSerf (Freedom Sucks! Obama 08)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: cdchik123

6. When you open a can of whoop-a$$, Sarah Palin jumps out.

7. Sarah Palin could have made Liberace straight.


18 posted on 09/05/2008 5:11:13 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (If you don't vote, you don't matter.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Don'tMessWithTexas

Only problem there is that those us us in the swing states have access to YOUtube now and we get to see what he’s already said to the loons! ;)


19 posted on 09/05/2008 5:48:39 PM PDT by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: loungeSerf; bigbob
I agree. Sarah Palin, even if we lose (God forbid), sets us up to win in 2012. And I must not forget Bobby Jindal.

Unless BHO gets the Constitution changed to make him President for Live like his friend Hugo.

20 posted on 09/05/2008 5:48:55 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-28 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson