Hmmm...actually, I'm now thinking that Palin won't stay on the ticket.

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  1. Jon
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    I dunno, while I like her and I think she could be great for the Republicans, I really don't see her leaving Alaska, a state that she loves, or uprooting her family (especially with a newborn) at this point in her career.

    I honestly think McCain is using this to draw attention away from the DNC and Obama's speech. It also does several other things:

    1. It shows the public that McCain is willing to run with a woman.
    2. It shows the conservatives that McCain shares their values.
    3. It shows the independents that McCain is interested in reform.
    4. It puts Biden at a sheer disadvantage in debates, while his real opponent will be prepared. (Depending on how long they draw this thing out.)

    I dunno, it all just seems like a strange situation right now. I don't know what's going to happen. My gut tells me that she'll give a good speech at the RNC, but decline the position. They'll announce a different VP (Pawlenty or Romney) and begin the campaign from there. Or, they're just going to wait for the polls to show how favorable she is on the ticket. If they see she's hurting them, I guarantee she'll step down.

    We'll see, but I'm really feeling like Palin was just their way to get attention away from Obama (which worked like a charm).
     
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    if this were to happen, it would piss me off
     
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    If she steps down for any reason other then a scandal the party would be dead.
     
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    Interesting theory, but I'd think it unlikely. It'd be some scheme.
     
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    well, I agree that Palin was a last minute pick, made out of desparation. I'm 99% sure of that. A hail mary pass. A way to get some media attention off Obama. It was a risky pick made out of sheer political calculation. This could be another Dan Quayle moment in history.

    I don't think there's any chance she'll withdraw her nomination. That would be a disaster for McCain. It would show that not only does he have bad judgment, but that he's using the office of the vice presidency to pander for votes instead of looking out for the nation's best interests. It will totally be read by the media and the american people as a disaster for McCain and a reflection on his ability and wisdom.

    The GOP is stuck with Palin. I still don't understand the pick. The wingnut base is going to vote for McCain come hell or high water. He didn't need to solidify that vote. And if he though he could swipe a few hillary voters, or a few pro-choice woman just by virtue of having a female on the ticket, I think he seriously miscalculated.
     
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    :rofl: sounds a little out there... :eusa_whistle:

    maybe they should move this to the conspiracy theories section...?
     
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    This would crack me up if it happened.

    This is like when there were people saying Biden would decline the nomination to Hillary could take it.

    McCain picked her and now he's stuck with her.

    I do agree though that it seems odd that she's choose to leave Alaska and uproot her family, especially with a new born and one with special needs no less.
     
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    Not a bad theory ... but they better pull her quick. Once the convention is over you would have half of the country up in arms ... if they tried this after she was approved. It would almost be like a "civil war". :eek:

    Come to think of it ... could they even do that? hmmmmmn :confused:

    But I will go along with you on them taking the wind out of Obama's great speech and GREAT convention, one of the best I have seen in years!
     
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    If they did it, pulled Palin, say Sunday night before the convention started, do you not think the media would be all over this and call BULLSHIT in a NY minute?

    It would piss off even the most die hard Repug because it would make their party look like idiots.

    oh wait....nevermind mission accomplished.
     
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    So, you think McCain used the Office of the Vice Presidency, in a cheap political stunt. What does that say about McCain's integrity?

    Choosing a VP candidate is the only tangible decision a candidate makes before taking the oath of office. Its the only tangible decision we voters get to see them make, which demonstrates their judgment and wisdom.

    If what you say is true, this was an almost unprecendented cheap political stunt, using the constitutional office of the Vice Presidency for a campaign gag. It would be a remarkable indictment of McCain's lack of integrity. You still voting for him?
     

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