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McCain-Palin becoming Palin-McCain?
Yahoo ^ | 9-6-08 | SARA KUGLER

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; co2008; coloradosprings; mccain; mccainpalin; palin
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Got to admit- as far as being compelling, to me she dwarfs McCain.
1 posted on 09/06/2008 3:48:46 PM PDT by ovrtaxt
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To: ovrtaxt
McCain should have offered to be her Vice President. The house would have come down in St. Paul!

"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

2 posted on 09/06/2008 3:50:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ovrtaxt

It became Palin-McCain since day 1.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 3:51:13 PM PDT by Gat˙n(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ovrtaxt

Plus the lefties hate her — gotta love that.


4 posted on 09/06/2008 3:51:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Obama was a community DIS-organizer)
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To: Gat├║n(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I would agree.


5 posted on 09/06/2008 3:51:43 PM PDT by svcw (http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


6 posted on 09/06/2008 3:52:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: svcw

Thank you.


7 posted on 09/06/2008 3:52:48 PM PDT by Gat˙n(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


8 posted on 09/06/2008 3:54:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


9 posted on 09/06/2008 3:55:01 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: ovrtaxt

I just call it McPalin.


10 posted on 09/06/2008 3:55:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: cripplecreek

exactly. see tagine!


11 posted on 09/06/2008 3:55:23 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I <3 my PitBull. Sic em girl!! PALIN/MC WHATSISNAME 08!)
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


12 posted on 09/06/2008 3:57:54 PM PDT by scory
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To: pleikumud

“McCain - Palin are going to win big.”

From your lips to God’s ears. I pray that this is His will!


13 posted on 09/06/2008 3:58:04 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Homosexuality IS a choice! There isn't any biological reason for it. They CHOOSE to be that way!)
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


14 posted on 09/06/2008 3:58:08 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: scory

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. ;)


15 posted on 09/06/2008 3:59:48 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I <3 my PitBull. Sic em girl!! PALIN/MC WHATSISNAME 08!)
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To: BenLurkin

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...


16 posted on 09/06/2008 4:00:28 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: ovrtaxt
No, I disagree, and I think Freepers shouldn't start to spread this idea. Talk about Palin/McCain is not productive and might weaken the ticket. There is no way we switch the order now, so we better get over it. McCain IS the presidential candidate with Palin as his running mate.

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.

17 posted on 09/06/2008 4:00:41 PM PDT by paudio (Can you tell me a single thing Obama has done in the senate?)
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


18 posted on 09/06/2008 4:01:00 PM PDT by netmilsmom (An Obama win? Move to AK, secede, drill, drill, drill!!!!!!)
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


19 posted on 09/06/2008 4:01:38 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: ovrtaxt
a rout in WNY

http://www.wben.com

With both conventions now over, who are you voting for?

McCain-Palin
 85%
Obama-Biden
 10%
Won't Vote
 5%
votes: 3165

20 posted on 09/06/2008 4:01:42 PM PDT by Peelod
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To: scory
Can McCain accept this?

I'm sure that Senator McCain and his staff realize at this stage of the game Sarah is his meal ticket.

21 posted on 09/06/2008 4:02:21 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland (jackmartins08.com NY 4th Congressional)
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To: pleikumud
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.

Only on Planet Mittwit could Slick Willard Romney POSSIBLY be considered for one nanosecond, a better candidate than Palin.


22 posted on 09/06/2008 4:03:06 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: ovrtaxt

23 posted on 09/06/2008 4:03:17 PM PDT by rlmorel (Oh, when the left finds itself defending a poor, abused police officer from attack by a woman!)
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To: Cicero

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!


24 posted on 09/06/2008 4:03:23 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: ovrtaxt

Nothing wrong with that! Think 2012 and/or 2016!


25 posted on 09/06/2008 4:04:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ovrtaxt

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!!!!


26 posted on 09/06/2008 4:04:52 PM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: Cicero

I think that promoting Palin is not so bad. Afterall, some of the swing votes are PUMAs and just voting for the woman.


27 posted on 09/06/2008 4:05:00 PM PDT by netmilsmom (An Obama win? Move to AK, secede, drill, drill, drill!!!!!!)
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To: Texas4ever

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...


28 posted on 09/06/2008 4:07:16 PM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: paudio

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.


29 posted on 09/06/2008 4:09:09 PM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: cripplecreek
.....Well for me to vote I’m going to have to call it a Palin/Whatshisname Ticket......

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.

It's OK.......really

30 posted on 09/06/2008 4:09:17 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: paudio

.....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.


31 posted on 09/06/2008 4:13:26 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: cripplecreek

Let us cross that bridge later.


32 posted on 09/06/2008 4:15:25 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


33 posted on 09/06/2008 4:16:23 PM PDT by scory
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To: ovrtaxt
Now, why would they think that?


34 posted on 09/06/2008 4:16:55 PM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


35 posted on 09/06/2008 4:17:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Today I outlive Rocky Marciano)
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To: boomop1

By the way. Has anyone seen Joe Biden. Someone saw him with 5 people today and they were “ Union paid thugs”.


36 posted on 09/06/2008 4:17:58 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: ovrtaxt

I agree. The GOP ought to swap the two.


37 posted on 09/06/2008 4:18:41 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Texas4ever

lol you’re a riot!


38 posted on 09/06/2008 4:19:40 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I <3 my PitBull. Sic em girl!! PALIN/MC WHATSISNAME 08!)
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To: Gat├║n(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Talk like that is only going to get under McCain’s skin and mess things up.


39 posted on 09/06/2008 4:19:52 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real govern)
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To: bert
The worst thing will be if it pisses her and family off to the point she chucks it all and returns to Wasilla.

That's a risk that would apply regarless the office she holds in DC.

40 posted on 09/06/2008 4:20:44 PM PDT by paudio (Can you tell me a single thing Obama has done in the senate?)
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To: Cicero

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.

pattyjo


41 posted on 09/06/2008 4:21:12 PM PDT by pj_627
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To: Texas4ever

His name is Joe “Beltway” Biden, the Before picture in the sequence of change.


42 posted on 09/06/2008 4:23:30 PM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: paudio

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.


43 posted on 09/06/2008 4:23:39 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


44 posted on 09/06/2008 4:23:39 PM PDT by Frapster (McCain / Palin 2008!)
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To: Texas4ever

His name is Joe “Beltway” Biden, the Before picture in the sequence of change.


45 posted on 09/06/2008 4:23:39 PM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: SamAdams76

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!


46 posted on 09/06/2008 4:24:43 PM PDT by weston (It is our oil, and we want it NOW!)
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To: paudio
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.

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...

the infowarrior

47 posted on 09/06/2008 4:24:56 PM PDT by infowarrior (“Let the voters decide if Palin is laughable.”-Tublecane)
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To: pj_627

Sounds like a plan.


48 posted on 09/06/2008 4:25:47 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: napscoordinator
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.

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.

49 posted on 09/06/2008 4:26:22 PM PDT by paudio (Can you tell me a single thing Obama has done in the senate?)
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To: paudio

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.


50 posted on 09/06/2008 4:31:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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