Palin Apologizes for costing McCain votes

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    Palin 'sorry' if she cost McCain any votes

    Wednesday November 5, 2008

    One of the unanswered questions after John McCain's stunning loss to Barack Obama Tuesday night remains whether his decision to appoint an unknown, relatively inexperienced, obscure state governor as his running mate contributed to his downfall.

    Speaking to reporters in Arizona, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she was "sorry" if she cost John McCain any votes, and she demurred when asked whether she plans to run for president in four years.

    Observers began to detect some animosity between McCain and Palin, who proved unwilling to stick to the campaign script and committed a fair share of gaffes in speeches and interviews. Before McCain delivered his concession speech Tuesday night, Palin reportedly wanted to speak to the crowd on her own, but chief strategist Steve Schmidt is said to have vetoed the idea.

    Schmidt was noncommittal when the New York Times asked what he thought of Palin's performance on the campaign trail.

    "I’m not going to go there," he told the paper. "There’ll be time for the post-mortems in the race."

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    Cost him votes? Hell she got him the base at least...IMO without her he'd have lost even worse
     
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    She cost him independents though.
     
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    McCain would have gotten more votes with Susan Collins, Kay Bailey Hutchenson, or Mitt Romney on the ticket.

    I think Sarah solidified the base, but she drove away independents, pro-choice women, and moderates.
     
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    Wanted to address the crowd alone? wtf. This wasn't her time in the sun. A vp choice during the concession speech is supposed to shut up. Did Edwards want to address the country in '04? Did Lieberman in '00? Did Kemp in '96?

    I hope that plane lands nice and safely in Anchorage and never lets her leave Alaska again. She hasn't done a damn thing for Alaska in the past 90 days and she's supposed to be running the place. Instead, McCain and the RNC have been.

    McCain could've picked someone else to rally his base and actually given him more votes. Romney, Hutchinson, Biyh, ANYONE ELSE.
     
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    Yeah and how much help to Illinois has Obama been recently? Running for office kinda takes a person out of commission for a bit. None of the candidates have been able to do their regular jobs while heavily running. And I'm sure Alaska's been fine.
     
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    I think McCain cost HIMSELF independents as much as she cost him those votes.

    She looked unprepared don't get me wrong but McCain's own erratic and chaotic behavior is ultimately cost him the election. The fact that he couldn't reign in his own running mate spoke volumes.
     
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    well, there is a difference between a gov and a senator....just ask the McCain camp. Apparently being a Senator isn't all that important :tongue:
     
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    Gov. Palin is the reason I voted for McCain. McCain lost votes for McCain.
     
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    They're more easily replaced anyway... and who's gunna miss one out of 100?
     

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