Skip to comments.McCain-Palin becoming Palin-McCain?
Posted on 09/06/2008 3:48:46 PM PDT by ovrtaxt
"Sa-rah! Pa-lin!" came the chant at a Colorado Springs rally on Saturday moments before Republican nominee John McCain took the stage with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a woman who was virtually unknown to the nation just a week earlier. The day before, thousands screamed "Sa-rah! Sa-rah! Sa-rah!" at an amphitheater outside Detroit.
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"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
It became Palin-McCain since day 1.
Plus the lefties hate her — gotta love that.
I would agree.
Well for me to vote I’m going to have to call it a Palin/Whatshisname Ticket.
Too bad we couldn’t vote her in without voting for him.
Since both Zerobama and Biden have decided that they need to tagteam Governor Palin, I have to agree that there may be something to this story.
Looking at McCain’s total background, all other candidates are pygmies by comparison. Palin is a far better candidate than Hillary or Obama, or anyone I can think of except perhaps Romney. But Palin will attract far more Democrat female voters than Romney could have.
McCain - Palin are going to win big.
I just call it McPalin.
exactly. see tagine!
This will be a test of character. Can McCain accept this? If he were wise he would welcome it with open arms. After all, if it works HE will be president. And it will be a test for Governor Palin. She is, after all, a mortal woman. Will all the adulation and hype go to her head? She is facing huge temptations right now. That she is a committed Christian will help a lot. And she does speak of approaching this task with a servant’s heart which is very encouraging and indicates she has an understanding of her situation.
In any event both of them, I think, start from a position very far from the barely concealed arrogance and hubris of their opponents. Neither McCain nor Palin have claimed to be able to heal the planet or lower sea levels.
“McCain - Palin are going to win big.”
From your lips to God’s ears. I pray that this is His will!
Watch out. The media will try to make McCain jealous of her popularity.
Just keep in mind that if McCain hadn’t chosen her, she wouldn’t be there with him. And that his pick shows that he understood that he needed to stop placating the left and turn back to his base.
We need the two of them working together for victory and for our country, and it doesn’t help to keep dissing McCain.
I have been very critical of McCain myself for the past few months, but I think he’s finally moving in the right direction and deserves our support unless he throws it away again.
All things considered, I don’t really think McCain’s character needs much testing. I have my problems with him, but character isn’t one. ;)
Yes, the do hate her, even in that puff piece, they cannot help themselves:
“...Palin is even getting the star treatment from celebrity magazines, Web sites and television programs, which have played up her personal story as a mother of five children, one of whom is 17 years old, unmarried and pregnant....”
They just had to slip that into the story, they didn’t mention Bristol by name but still...
I really like and admire Palin and see her as the future of not only the Republican Party and the US, but it's McCain's presidential campaign now, with her as a second person. I'm not saying that we shouldn't promote Palin, but we should put her as a great addition to the McCain ticket, not try to belittle McCain.
Let's not be impatient and ruin the ticket. Palin will be much more stronger in 2012 (or 2016) with experiences as vice president than being a loser who tries to come back.
I was in Sterling Heights, MI.
They chanted USA and McCain too.
Now the homemade signs were something different. Just about all of them were about Sarah. There were a big lot of us that left after Sarah spoke.
I was not a big McCain fan. But he has won me over.
I still do not agree with him on many things. But I have come to see a few things in light. Palin was a good decision.
But I now know that he is a man secure and comfortable in his own skin. And he does not care that she may eclipse him in popularity. Can you imagine the fragile ego of Obama if his running mate was more popular? Probably why no Hillary.
Like McCain said..he wants to get things done and he does not care who gets the credit.
For those who are voting Palin and whats his name...he gets the credit for picking her.
With both conventions now over, who are you voting for?
I'm sure that Senator McCain and his staff realize at this stage of the game Sarah is his meal ticket.
Only on Planet Mittwit could Slick Willard Romney POSSIBLY be considered for one nanosecond, a better candidate than Palin.
At some point McCain decided he wanted to WIN the election, rather than win praise from the media at how “honorable” his losing effort was. He’s fired up!
Nothing wrong with that! Think 2012 and/or 2016!
Not to worry...he is a Gentleman and a Scholar....
Ok...maybe not the Scholar, but the gentleman
ok...so, he is not always the gentleman
Ok he is a Kick ##s take names guy who probably doesnt give a rip who’s name is called. He doesnt even want to wear the suit....He just want to WIN!!!!
I think that promoting Palin is not so bad. Afterall, some of the swing votes are PUMAs and just voting for the woman.
hey, right now no one can even remember who is on Obamas ticket!!! Ha! It makes me laugh ......Binden...Binder....Byler....What the heck is that guys name...
I agree with you. In 2008 it is McCain-Palin and I hope no one with real political credentials on our side suggests publicly or privately otherwise. I would like to think we need to preserve the dignity and honor of the office and respect McCain, i.e. not turn this into another media feeding frenzy for MSM. Certainly though I am hoping that Palin will have as much influence in the McCain administration as Cheney did in Bush’s, especially in energy and the budget.
It's OK, really. You can vote for both and know the vote for him is just a way to assure you get to vote for her as President.
Go ahead and enter this private confessional and confess that you will vote for the Palin ticket. don't hem and haw, just reach the conviction that it is the right, principled to do.
.....Palin will be much more stronger in 2012 .....
Her tenure as VP will in effect be an apprenticeship in Washington politics. The worst thing will be if it pisses her and family off to the point she chucks it all and returns to Wasilla.
Let us cross that bridge later.
I tend to agree. But these are human beings and human beings can be awfully odd and perverse. So far McCain appears to be simply rather giddy about the situation. Like Rush said on the day McCain announced the Palin choice: McCain never looked happier. I don’t worry too much about any of this but being familiar with human nature I know that these stresses do happen even to the best of us. I pray for them both.
Well look on the bright side, as VP, Sarah will be in the White House 12-16 years. If she goes to the top of the ticket, we get her for only 8 years and that would be a bummer.
By the way. Has anyone seen Joe Biden. Someone saw him with 5 people today and they were “ Union paid thugs”.
I agree. The GOP ought to swap the two.
lol you’re a riot!
Talk like that is only going to get under McCain’s skin and mess things up.
That's a risk that would apply regarless the office she holds in DC.
For all his faults, and whatever temptation he may have faced to select someone else less pleasing to conservatives, in the end McCain saw that taking a ‘gamble’ on Sarah could pay off really well.... for his own campaign AND for the country. I am so PLEASED he had the courage to take the risk.
I also think that he is ‘man’ enough to not worry if she outshines him a bit in the personality department. I mean, that woman has STAR written all over her. She’s gonna be his ‘attack dog’, a role she truly seems to relish.
I read today that she’s going to be majorly involved in the energy strategy of his administration, and that’s a really good thing for the country. She owns this issue and he’d be foolish not to take advantage of her expertise. That’s good.
So, she will have HER role, and a very busy one, for the next few years. All the while gaining experience in ALL other areas necessary to groom her into the GREAT president that, God willing, she will be someday. I got the sense that McCain really does want to build for the future of the country, the GOOD of that future. I hope I’m seeing what I think I am.
His name is Joe “Beltway” Biden, the Before picture in the sequence of change.
I don’t know about you, but I am voting for Palin and McCain just happens to be on the ticket. I am not voting for McCain, just Palin.
McCain chose Palin and his foresight has given me a new appreciation for him and his advisers. It has caused me to stop and rethink my views (which have admittedly been shaped by some of the nay-sayers here).
I have often felt frustration for the beltway boys within our own party for many reasons. Reagan gave us new hope - maybe McCain is the person to reinvigorate and, to a certain extent, reshape our vision. His choice of Palin speaks to our conservative roots - I for one am looking forward to ‘business not-as-usual’ in Washington when McCain-Palin are put into office.
His name is Joe “Beltway” Biden, the Before picture in the sequence of change.
True, Sarah’s Presidential time will come, if she wants it. But have you seen her on the stump? She genuinely looks up to and ADMIRES Sen McCAin. McCain may be the shortest candidate, but in terms of experience and leadership ability, he’s a GIANT. No one else’s resume even remotely compares!
John McCain should get *all* his due props. He's trying to secure the future, of both COUNTRY, and PARTY by his campaign. *THIS*, more than anything makes him worthy of the Presidency. Her time will come, in due course, if she is able to realize her full potential. *THAT* is unquestionable!
In the meantime, let us observe what Orson Welles so sagely said, long ago... "We will serve no wine, before its time..." Let the fine wine that Governor Palin appears to be, properly mature, lest this potentially priceless vintage be spoiled...
Sounds like a plan.
I don't care why you're voting for the ticket. From what I read here, you're not alone. I simply don't think it's good to spread the talk that might give us the opposite result.
I agree with you, but I truly believe that on Free Republic I feel that we can be truthful with each other...I would never say this to co-workers and others not FRiends.