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Palin horrible choice for candidacy
The Daily Toreador of Texas Tech University ^ | February 15, 2010 | Tony Cardone

Posted on 02/14/2010 4:44:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin may very well be the worst presidential candidate in the history of U.S. elections. It’s not because she’s a Conservative and I’m a Liberal. It’s because she’s plain unqualified to manage a game of “Civilization IV,” much less the political affairs of the office of the president.

It is a mystery to me, to be honest, why she has so many supporters, because anyone with a vocabulary larger than the words “you” and “betcha” understands she rivals former President George W. Bush in literacy.

For those of us that don’t watch Fox News, this was illustrated perfectly at the National Tea Party last week. The Associated Press story printed across the nation started with the following line: “Sarah Palin, in a speech that was short on ideas but big on enthusiasm, took aim at President Barack Obama ...”

Therein lies the problem. Enthusiasm will get absolutely nothing done in international politics nowadays. Palin would make an absolutely terrible president. She has a lot of enthusiasm, I’ll give her that. She knows how to get all folksy and talk to an audience like my mother. The problem with this is that my mother would probably make a terrible president.

For some reason, there has been an intellectual backlash against Obama. The term intellectual was bounced around during the 2008 campaign in a derogatory fashion.

Personally, I would love to be called an intellect, but it seems to play directly into the conservative movement of anger and hate. The conservative movement, ever since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has considered the Democratic Party elitist and for the intellectuals.

The backlash could be attributed to the lower education standards in conservative states. In 2006, the Census Bureau released a report detailing the percent of people in each state with a bachelor’s degree or more. A key statistic behind the highest 15 states: each one of them Obama won in 2008.

I don’t think that’s a coincidence. The most intellectual states want an intellectual president. But the question begs, why doesn’t everyone? Shouldn’t we elect the smartest capable person to the most powerful office in the land?

Typically, it’s hard to judge people based on their educational alma maters. However, every president since Lyndon B. Johnson has been to a very prestigious university, ignoring the brief period an actor with terrible leadership qualities led the country between 1981 and 1989. It shows having a good education is necessary to even become the president, much less become a good president. Bush was actually a Harvard grad, if you can believe that.

Since her brief stint in the world of academia, it seems unlikely that her political prowess has sharpened her understanding of the world. Her most recent gaffes are far more embarrassing, as they show her distinct lack of understanding of the nation’s political system.

Four days after her resignation as Alaska governor, she famously referred to the non-existent Department of Law in Washington in an interview with ABC News. Mere weeks before the election, she completely melted down in a CBS interview with Katie Couric, insisting she reads all of the newspapers. In that same interview, she could not name a Supreme Court ruling other than Roe v. Wade.

Perhaps her most famous quote from that interview was her response to a Couric question regarding the $700-billion bailout. “But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy.” A 4-year-old playing Mad Libs can construct a more competent sentence.

This week alone featured her using her hand as a notepad at a Tea Party convention and incorrectly characterizing fellow right wing pundit Rush Limbaugh’s use of the word “retard” as satire on Fox News Sunday.

It’s fairly obvious she is far too unqualified to become leader of the once-free world. Not only is she about as politically savvy as the lipstick she puts on a pig, her credentials just don’t stack up. Obama was again targeted by the Conservatives for being unqualified and not prepared for the job. He served in the Illinois Senate for seven years, followed by a term as the junior Illinois senator in Washington.

Palin, meanwhile, hasn’t had a position of national prominence. Her highest office was the position of Alaska governor, and she resigned that position after two-and-a-half years. Her previous international political experience involved looking at Russia from her house. She cannot, and should not, be expected to deliver a speech to the United Nations without even knowing Kenya’s location. She could start a war with the country of Africa without even knowing it is more impossible to win that war than our two current wars.

I only get one column a week, and I’ll be going well over my word count again this week. I can’t even discuss half of the stuff that makes her a terrible candidate. However, presented with the aforementioned proof, I have to ask her supporters one question. Why, exactly, do you support this woman?


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; childspointofview; editorial; elitism; moonbat; obama; palin; palin2012; pds; rushlimbaugh; sarahpalin; talkradio; teaparty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the people who bash Palin for being unintelligent could maybe one day demonstrate an iota of intelligence in their critique of her that would be truly refreshing. Why I might even say it would be unprecedented.


101 posted on 02/14/2010 5:55:43 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Sarah Palin is living rent free inside Barrack Obama'a head!)
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To: SoCalPol
You'd think with the ABC/WaPo poll, they'd be all giddy and let her be. LOL.

As for this poor guy that wrote this crap, it's just a sad commentary on what passes for J-schools these days.

102 posted on 02/14/2010 5:58:44 PM PST by Al B.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don’t think that’s a coincidence. The most intellectual states want an intellectual president. But the question begs, why doesn’t everyone? Shouldn’t we elect the smartest capable person to the most powerful office in the land?

Simply put, no. We should elect the wisest person; often the smartest knows they're the smart and their pride causes them to make unwise decisions. Much like our current leadership.

Give me wisdom - discernment of the proper course of action, coupled with the humility to seek counsel and facts to determine that course.

103 posted on 02/14/2010 6:04:09 PM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Al B.

“poor guy”

Tony is a woman

http://www.google.com/profiles/tony.cardone


104 posted on 02/14/2010 6:05:56 PM PST by Selene
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To: Viking2002

Here’s another similar one by a slightly more intelligent kid:

Palin uses media to keep fresh for 2012 election
http://www.thelantern.com/opinion/palin-uses-media-to-keep-fresh-for-2012-election-1.1128925


105 posted on 02/14/2010 6:08:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Intelligence is really a non-issue. There are many intellects that would make terrible leaders. Common sense and the ability to act in a manner that is congruent with the constitution is what matters.
Hell, I’d make a better leader than Obama. And I’m no brain surgeon.


106 posted on 02/14/2010 6:09:24 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is more qualified than the current occupant of the Oval Office!


107 posted on 02/14/2010 6:10:21 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("It's the peoples' seat!")
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To: AlexW

Good point.

I received an e-mail the other day that pointed out the kids starting college this year were born in 1992.

This gave me two fears:

The kids are coming to adulthood in the age of rock star Obama and ultra liberalism (this young man is a perfect example)and...

OMG, I’m gettin’ old!!


108 posted on 02/14/2010 6:13:42 PM PST by berdie (Hey, Bill Mahr...That's Mrs. Cracker to you.)
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To: Selene

“Tony is a woman”-—

I was just looking at the picture. Are you sure? I’m not.


109 posted on 02/14/2010 6:15:36 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Selene

LOL...thanks for the info. I couldn’t tell from the pic.


110 posted on 02/14/2010 6:15:42 PM PST by Al B.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I keep thinking of two words reading about intellectuals... “Corpse Man”.


111 posted on 02/14/2010 6:17:14 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: goseminoles

You are correct. Eggheads have no concept of this encompassing society and fail everytime they try to capture it.


112 posted on 02/14/2010 6:17:31 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: UB355

I’m having fun with the comments on the source. Let’s see if we can make him/her/it cry.


113 posted on 02/14/2010 6:21:43 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I don’t think that’s a coincidence. The most intellectual states want an intellectual president. But the question begs, why doesn’t everyone? Shouldn’t we elect the smartest capable person to the most powerful office in the land?

And Mr. Smart Liberal apparently has no clue what the expression "begging the question" actually means.

114 posted on 02/14/2010 6:22:24 PM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
... It’s not because she’s a Conservative and I’m a Liberal...

Yes, it is. Next.

115 posted on 02/14/2010 6:23:11 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I only get one column a week, and I’ll be going well over my word count again this week”

Even a word count of just one word, is too much for a retard. What kind of newspaper offers a forum for such mentally deranged escapees from the lunatic asylum to spew out such nonsensical garbage on their pages anyway?

116 posted on 02/14/2010 6:25:16 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Selene

The person in that picture looks a little old to be still in college....

More wisdom from Tony:

Tony Cardone - Twitter - Public - Muted
RT @StephenAtHome: global warming doesn’t exist because it’s cold outside. simple equation: eyes + snow = science.


117 posted on 02/14/2010 6:25:54 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: berdie

“OMG, I’m gettin’ old!!”

Yes, and the older we get, the faster it goes.
I can not believe that I am now 65.
20 years ago seems like last week.


118 posted on 02/14/2010 6:31:11 PM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Selene

Yark!!!!!

My FReepin eyes!


119 posted on 02/14/2010 6:38:59 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This writer is going to have a miserable 8 years.


120 posted on 02/14/2010 7:14:52 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: Selene

Seeing a photo of her, I now fully understand the article.


121 posted on 02/14/2010 7:24:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do we support this woman? One huge reason: she drives libs, like the idiot who wrote this article, absolutely bonkers.


122 posted on 02/14/2010 7:27:19 PM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It’s because she’s plain unqualified to manage a game of “Civilization IV,” much less the political affairs of the office of the president.

Translation: If you aren't a nose in the air snooty coastal liberal politician you aren't qualified. Some people are so immature they fall for the notion if you don't smoke a pipe and sip Lattes and turn your mouth down at the corners you aren't intelligent. Too bad there are so many like this deluded lemming ...just means that there are lots of little kids that need to be potty trained is all.


123 posted on 02/14/2010 7:32:47 PM PST by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For those of us that don’t watch Fox News,

A real "intellectual." I'm sure that we can really take his opinions seriously. I mean, anyone could make the mistake of using the coordinating conjunction "that" instead of "who" with the personal plural pronoun "us". Someday this child is going to find this article stuck in an old notebook and experience so much embarrassment. He will slap his head and exclaim, "Was I ever that stupid?"

124 posted on 02/14/2010 7:53:54 PM PST by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tony's found us out...

Tony Cardone Sun Feb 14 2010 23:00 Hey everyone, Glad to see you people from the Free Republic have found your way to my humble column. I do hope we can carry civil discourse here over the next couple of days/weeks


125 posted on 02/14/2010 8:40:05 PM PST by raybbr
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To: WVNan

He will slap his head and exclaim, “Was I ever that stupid?”

I was actually going to post to this disaster ...then I rethought what I had seen thusfar and decided that somewhere about the third grade, I’d passed the intellectual level of the person who had posted the original document....I mean, really, could anyone except Obama accept his drivel, I think not......pathetic


126 posted on 02/14/2010 8:46:08 PM PST by terycarl (4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John McCain and Bob Dole are the worst on our side. Dukaka and Mondull on the left. The more they hate the more I like.


127 posted on 02/14/2010 8:51:06 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s an anklebiters orgiastic smorgasbord right there. Too bad I won’t be there to read past the first two sentences.


128 posted on 02/14/2010 9:45:37 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: television is just wrong

I totally agree.......What was Obama’s experience? He had none........Sarah ran a state with 60,000 employees........

Obama is an Communist and an idiot........


129 posted on 02/14/2010 9:52:39 PM PST by RRTJSP...........
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To: AlexW

“20 years ago seemed like last week”

Ain’t that the truth!!!


130 posted on 02/14/2010 10:16:45 PM PST by berdie (Hey, Bill Mahr...That's Mrs. Cracker to you.)
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To: Selene

Wonder if her grandchildren know their grandmother is still in college?


131 posted on 02/14/2010 10:24:27 PM PST by lolhelp
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To: All
Speaking of unqualified, look what's trying to be the governor of Texas!

The Ron Paul/Medina mob kept barraging Beck with phone calls to have Medina on until he did. He had many calls from viewers asking him to ask her if she was a 'truther'. He did. Now, they are blaming Beck and Perry for 'sand-bagging' her.

I don't believe for a minute that she was 'set up'- but what if she was? At least we got a deal-breaker bit of info that could save us from disaster. Putting up 'truther' Medina against the Democratic candidate would be suicide.

“That's not the question I heard,” Medina said. She said she thought he was asking about whether citizens should question their government. SAY WHAT?? How plain did Beck have to make it? It was a simple question; do you or do you not believe our government was responsible for 9/11?? All she had to do- as any rational, sane person would do- is answer a simple 'no'.

This idea that Beck (or anybody else) sabotaged Medina is absurd. If you can’t answer “did the govt have anything to do with the 9/11 attacks?” you're not be fit to run for dogcatcher.

For God's sake, has this woman even been vetted?

She wants legalized drugs.

She backs gay marriage.

She is for abortion

She has not spoken to her elderly parents for YEARS. They had to find out she was runing for governor of Texas by reading the newspaper!

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/medina-hailing-from-beeville-learned-political-skills-on-229907.html?srcTrk=RTR_95609 What does this say about this woman's character? And rumors are begin to surface about husband Noe's past associations.

Take a look at some of the statements she has made: "It’s a shame isn’t it, that Republicans continue to ignore Hispanics especially here in Texas?’

"Who is going to think more about Latino families? Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison or me, who has a Latino family?”

"Being married, however, to someone with a Mexican American heritage, I certainly embrace the culture.”

"I believe we too often get into race when it’s immaterial.” (Obummer, is that you?)

I don't believe for one minute Medina's propaganda about wanting to strengthen the border! La Raza probably has her in their back pocket!

Glenn Beck has once again helped the tea-party stay in the Republican mainstreamby by weeding out dangerous fringe thinkers like Medina.

Medina is NOT representative of the Tea Party movement. She USED them- latched herself on to them. She’s a hard core Libertarian who has realized that the Libertarian Party will never win anything and that the only possible way to get herself into office is to do what Ron Paul did and wrap herself in the Republican cloak in hopes that it will fool enough of the voters enough of the time. Thank God Glen Beck outed her in time.

Retrieve your sombrero from the ring and go home Senora Medina. You're Texas toast.

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132 posted on 02/14/2010 10:33:45 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Bigtigermike
The media hates Sarah Palin. The polls are tampered with to make her look bad. People who loved Ronald Reagan also love Sarah.

It would be smart to not let the media decide who the Republican Presidential candidate will be.

If it is not Sarah Palin, the media wins again. They gave $800 million of free propaganda to Zero. Ronald Reagan could not have won and his poll numbers would be where Sarah's are today if they did to Reagan what they are doing to her. Remember how McCain's numbers were so good until he was running against Zero! The media manipulated the election and the polls.

We would be wise to take back the media by going around them and not letting them dictate our nominee.

We could strike a blow to them once and for all by doing all we can to get Sarah elected!!

The biggest reason they hate Sarah are her Pro Life Stand and her Christian faith which she doesn't hide.

133 posted on 02/15/2010 1:13:14 AM PST by factmart
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To: factmart

bttt


134 posted on 02/15/2010 1:35:42 AM PST by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Biden, DUMBER than Bush!

OBAMA, DUMBER than BIDEN!

Palin, SMARTERthan all three put together!!

135 posted on 02/15/2010 6:51:00 AM PST by FW190
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To: neodad

It appears some Freepers have replied to him on that site. lol


136 posted on 02/15/2010 8:00:35 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I support Coach Mike Leach and think Gerald Meyers should be run out of Lubbock!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The conservative movement, ever since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has considered the Democratic Party elitist and for the intellectuals.

Hahahahaha! Please. Intellectuals? Hardly. Don't forget high school dropouts heavily lean democrat and it shows, you know, the ones that claim "when Obama's president, I won't have to worry about my house payment or putting gas in my car."

137 posted on 02/15/2010 9:54:12 AM PST by Proudcongal
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To: LiteKeeper

**She is more qualified than the current occupant of the Oval Office!**

Where it counts, she has more EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE that the OTHER THREE on the Ticket in ‘08, put together.


138 posted on 02/15/2010 1:16:38 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Shouldn’t we elect the smartest capable person to the most powerful office in the land?

That depends on how that smartness is used. We've already had a president with a PhD in Woodrow Wilson. The most despotic president we ever had. We've now got an "intellectual" who has absolutely no clue how economics and the market place works.

What we really need is someone who trusts others to act on their own intellect. Someone who knows that being president does not mean that the oceans will recede. Someone who has just a common sense wisdom about them.

139 posted on 02/15/2010 10:46:39 PM PST by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: raisetheroof

http://www.dailytoreador.com/opinions/cardone-despite-comments-palin-still-bad-choice-1.2162837


140 posted on 02/22/2010 6:36:12 PM PST by JamesBlonde
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This dumbass is an embarassment to Texas Tech!


141 posted on 02/22/2010 6:39:20 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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