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post #61 of 84
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
Yes they are. Anyone who believes against it in cases of incest and rape is not a person I could ever vote for.

Besides who cares what bitter Hillary supporters think anyway? They are irrelevant and most likely not Democrats or liberals in the first place. If they were then they have a weak belief system. They were following Hillary not her ideas and politics which are closely aligned with Obamas. As the months go on past the primary no one cares much anymore.
McCain's campaign will gladly take the votes of those 18 million irrelevant people.
post #62 of 84
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
Yes they are. Anyone who believes against it in cases of incest and rape is not a person I could ever vote for.

Besides who cares what bitter Hillary supporters think anyway? They are irrelevant and most likely not Democrats or liberals in the first place. If they were then they have a weak belief system. They were following Hillary not her ideas and politics which are closely aligned with Obamas. As the months go on past the primary no one cares much anymore.

I don't think 17.92 million voters are irrelevent but that is just my opinion.
"Bitter", no, I think they just put "country" before "party".

You definitely have been to no PUMA forums or you wouldn't say the above.
post #63 of 84
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
My mother and I were discussing the interview and my mother said she was an embarrassment to herself and her ambition is getting the best of her. Anyone can come up with one or two magazines. Time. Newsweek. Anything. The Anchorage Daily news...I mean really. Her answers lead me to believe she is a woman of little substance or depth.

Her personality is not suited for this arena. She is better suited for smaller populations. They have crammed her head full of so much stuff she can't think straight. That should be the clue. If a person has to cram that much maybe it is time to pull the plug. Or maybe they should have thought about this before.

Palin loves Alaska and I bet if you ask her questions about Alaska she is ok. But she has obviously never been interested in national or international affairs.


My Dad thinks they are going to try to put a device in her ear and if her hair is down that means they have done it. Just like at the RNC speech.

About Gwen Ifill I think it is a set up by the Republicans to question her now because they are afraid Palin will look bad or do poorly so they can blame her for it. Ifill said she doesn't care and they can say all they want but she knows her job. I also think they were trying to get into her head to make her ask softer questions and to be easier on Palin in order to appear balanced. But she is a tough cookie and I doubt politicking like that works on her.
May I point out that McCain and Palin have both said they are not concerned with Ifill being the moderator. Personally I think Ifill should be ashamed of herself though. She didn't tell the Commission on Presidential Debates about her book. I wonder why?
post #64 of 84
Fox news even had it on their website on July 21 (well before moderators were announced) that Ifill was writing this book.
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"We have an awkward history about how to talk about race in the nation and in newsrooms," says Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," slated for publication early next year.

"I don't see any hesitancy about addressing it," Ifill says. "But I do think we are all searching for the language."
http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Jul...Smiley,00.html

I wonder why Fox is trying to make it look like Ifill was concealing it?
http://mediamatters.org/items/200810010012
post #65 of 84
Fox had what on their website?
post #66 of 84
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Originally Posted by 2dogmom View Post
THAT is a very interesting thought. Apparently Bush did it in 2004.
http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feat...lge/index.html
http://thetimevault.blogspot.com/200...ng-debate.html

And the rumors are out there about Palin wearing her hair down to hide a device. If she sits silently for a few seconds before answering a question I guess we'll know if there is any truth to this one.

Hey, that sounds like a great ready-made excuse for if Palin does well.
post #67 of 84
"It" being an annoucement of Ifill's book, title and all. Hey wait a minute, didn't I say that? "That Ifill was writing this book."

Whatever else you can say, this is going to be the only VP debate I can remember where all the participants are going to be avoiding landmines of one kind or another. And regardless of the outcome everyone will claim victory. Wanna bet?
post #68 of 84
Does anyone remember Katie's first few weeks of anchor? I would think she'd have a little sympathy, knowing how bad she was.
post #69 of 84
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Originally Posted by 2dogmom View Post
"It" being an annoucement of Ifill's book, title and all. Hey wait a minute, didn't I say that? "That Ifill was writing this book."

Whatever else you can say, this is going to be the only VP debate I can remember where all the participants are going to be avoiding landmines of one kind or another. And regardless of the outcome everyone will claim victory. Wanna bet?
I didn't see that in the Fox article. Did I miss something?
post #70 of 84
Analysts are saying the difference between Obama winning or losing the elections looks to be about $300,000 in Ifill's pocket. I would be concerned about a conflict of interest there.

But if she beats up on Palin and doesn't ask Biden if he knows that TV wasn't common until 1950 and that Hoover was President in 1929, then she stands to hurt her own cause by looking like any criticism of Palin is mere PBS bias. I think it's too late for her to get a replacement, so she has set a trap for her own side, here.
post #71 of 84
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I didn't see that in the Fox article. Did I miss something?
I quoted it word for word - and I just looked, it's still there. You almost had me worried I was having a senior moment.

Hey with Biden the problem isn't that he doesn't know who was president in 1929 or when TV became common. I think it's more like either he has a brain disconnect to his mouth every so often. With Palin I am convinced she honestly doesn't have any idea what she is talking about. I mean, what was this hooey about Putin rearing his head and coming into Alaskan airspace anyway? Last time I looked, Putin hangs out in Moscow so it's not exactly a hop, skip and a jump to Alaska. Or was she talking about being invaded?
post #72 of 84
Russia has recently been probing American airspace with their long-range bombers, and Alaska is one of the places that's been happening. Putin doesn't fly the planes, he just sends them out.

Those who have seen Palin debate before say she's good enough at it; all the attention may be freaking out her trainers on the McCain staff, causing them to actually make her look worse. I think she's gotten afraid to say anything that might be misconstrued. Unlike Biden, who is brave enough to criticize his boss's ads...but not brave enough to refuse to retract the criticism when Obama dresses him down for it.
post #73 of 84
Fair enough. What powers does a governor have in case potentially hostile airplanes are flying over state airspace?
post #74 of 84
brain just kicked in, sorry
post #75 of 84
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
Personally, I thought it was a stupid question. What other VP canidate, or politician for that matter, is asked what magazine or newspaper they read to keep up to date? If she named one newspaper, the others would be attacking her so why name any? She did act flustered, I will agree, but I think most politicians would try to dodge that question. Most newspapers, media, etc have a reputation of either being left or right. Saying she read all of them is a smart answer in my opinion.
That may be a stupid question but it wasn't just that question that she was beating around the bush with. She didn't seem confident at all and seemed like she was afraid to voice her opinion. She didn't seem like she would be ready to run the country if something happened to Mccain.
post #76 of 84
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
no thanks, do not care for anything NBC does.
i saw same of the questions, what a joke,
compare them to what the Abomination was asked.

how does it feel to win, really hard questions like that.
its not for nothing Nbc is national bama channel.
Oh come on now the questions I saw were valid and many of the same questions were asked to Bidon as well. People need to stop making up excuses for her. She is a women and can and should be able to handle herself.
post #77 of 84
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
Well, maybe this got her warmed up for the big debate tomorrow night. Got rid of her performance anxiety; whatever. I hope she does well. Not because I support her -- I haven't decided yet. I just don't want her to have any "Dan Quayle" moments.
I hope you are right because Although she is not my party of choice I do want to know that she will be ready to step in as president if need be.
post #78 of 84
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
What I find very disconcerting is the fact that the moderator for tomorrow's VP debate, Gwen Ifill, has a pro-Obama book coming out on Inauguration Day.
Isn't a moderator supposed to be "moderate", maybe even unbiased?

How can any one be truly unbiased and if she asked them the same questions has the same rules then I wouldn't be worried about it. Either way it is another thing that the Republican party would complain about if it were true. I wouldn't care either way as long as the person was fair about it.
post #79 of 84
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Originally Posted by 2dogmom View Post
Fair enough. What powers does a governor have in case potentially hostile airplanes are flying over state airspace?
The same in Alaska as in Arkansas, I'd guess, except that since the government is so much smaller there than most states, the chain of command would be a lot shorter.

But that's not really the question, was it? Even his own staff say that before he started running in earnest, Bill Clinton was basically clueless on foreign affairs. And he had over a year to study up on it; Palin has had a month.

Just as an aside, my wife's dad served in a radar and radio installation in Nome for a couple of years. One of her brothers was born there. This was before Alaska was a state.
post #80 of 84
Here's my challenge to everone. Come back and post any question asked by Gwen that has a bias to it, and we can all debate it here.
post #81 of 84
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
Here's my challenge to everone. Come back and post any question asked by Gwen that has a bias to it, and we can all debate it here.
I honestly didn't feel that her questions were really biased tonight. I thought that she came up with valid questions that both canidates needed to address.
post #82 of 84
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
McCain's campaign will gladly take the votes of those 18 million irrelevant people.
My point was the still bitter people who have not let go. Which is not 18 million people. The number of the still bitter about Hillary losing is small. It has been shown the addition of Palin to the ticket sent them back "home" in droves. I say irrelevant at this point because the small percentage holding on were probably not Democrats or Independents who are left leaning in the first place.
Palin remedied a lot of that. The other thing is if anyone were a true Hillary supporter they would not vote for someone who was the opposite of her.
I think it is a case of get over it already.
post #83 of 84
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I don't think 17.92 million voters are irrelevent but that is just my opinion.
"Bitter", no, I think they just put "country" before "party".

You definitely have been to no PUMA forums or you wouldn't say the above.
See, you are wrong. I have and I found it absurd. They don't put country before party. They put I didn't get what I want before anything. It is not about party affiliation as much as it is about outlook and policies.
If they vote for someone else I hope it is because they believe in the candidates platform and not some sort of misguided protest.
post #84 of 84
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
My point was the still bitter people who have not let go. Which is not 18 million people. The number of the still bitter about Hillary losing is small. It has been shown the addition of Palin to the ticket sent them back "home" in droves. I say irrelevant at this point because the small percentage holding on were probably not Democrats or Independents who are left leaning in the first place.
Palin remedied a lot of that. The other thing is if anyone were a true Hillary supporter they would not vote for someone who was the opposite of her.
I think it is a case of get over it already.

Really? Who has "shown" it? MSNBC?

That is your opinion, many, many "true" Hillary supporters are voting for Sarah Palin, that is fact.
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