Comments on: Obama distances himself from campaign’s criticism of Palin http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sheep Farmer http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372189 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 19:23:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372189 If Sarah Palin were a Democratic candidate, who was leaving her four month old child to go on such a major campaign, thousands of miles from home, what would the Republicans be saying?

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By: Barbara McCall http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372116 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 15:15:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372116 Palin is a political rube who is being used by sexist McCain. This is an example of his rash and dangerous decision making tendencies. He has stabbed the Republican faithful in the back.

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By: Nancy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372095 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 13:26:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372095 THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WHITE MALE LIVES TO AGE 72.

Is Palin ready to be our President? No. This VP choice is a political nightmare and an insult to women. Does McCain think that the American woman would vote for Palin just because she is a woman? That she is interchangeable with women who have experience and a proven tract record? I think this just points out how he thinks of women in general as a lessor mindless class.
McCain’s first duty would be to protect America in case of his death. DID MCCAIN MAKE AN EXECUTIVE DECISION OR A POLITICAL ONE? WOULD PALIN BE READY TO BE OUR PRESIDENT? NO!

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By: Jeff Smith http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372077 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 08:59:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372077 Wow, you wouldn’t think that an ‘inexperienced’, ‘uneducated’ and ‘pathetic’ choice would inspire such fear and loathing from Democrats right out of the box. If it were true, it would be the Republicans who were upset, not the Democrats. You’re just confirming that he made the right choice. (Who’s pathetic?? LOL)

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By: kelly moran http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372073 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 08:00:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372073 i wasn’t even going to vote this november after the beating hillary took, and then the total HYPOCRICY of the dem convention (i couldn’t even watch the fake smiles on the clinton’s faces, and the over-the-top pagentry). i was so disillusioned. then along came sarah. all i could think of was what a huge mistake obama made by not choosing hillary as his VP. the dems should be worried. the talking heads and the media can’t believe they might have been outmanuvered by the republicans. what might happen to their inexperienced golden boy now? his ego is so huge that he WOULDN’T consider hillary because she might actually outshine him. the whole process disgusts me. the VP spot should go the the person who had the second most votes. now that’s fair. to have to be “forced” to vote along with your party even if you don’t like the candidate (or his VP choice) is ridiculous. i think that sarah has at least as much “experience” as first-term senator obama. and she is only the VP, not the president. as far as “foreign policy experience” goes, she seems like someone who is smart (who gives a rat’s behind she did’nt go to harvard), a quick learner, interested and interesting, and at the very least….charming. this democrat doesn’t believe either presidential candidate will get much done in the first 4 years, so i’m willing to jump on sarah’s bandwagon, and give her a chance to shine in the national and international spotlight.

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By: olivia http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372061 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 04:05:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372061 wow. lack of education is palpable in the republican department.

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By: Jeremy, NZ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372060 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 03:40:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372060 boy am I glad I don’t live in America, even your elections are over-the-top, just like your people. How can the world’s superpower be such a big joke?

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By: Stanley Roberts http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372054 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 01:44:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372054 …it’s about the OIL dude!

Jesus

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By: Chris Baker (US) http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372048 Sat, 30 Aug 2008 21:38:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372048 Under the US constitution the position of President has a lot of power for a reason: the position is designed for someone who has no problem making courageous decisions. However Obama and Biden are both career legislators who have never had any reason to evidence any real personal courage. Clearly Obama and Biden would be more suited to running for majority leader of the Senate, not for President and Vice President.

On the other hand both McCain and Palin know what courage means and how to use it to make decisions, in Palin’s case by criticizing the Alaskan Republican establishment as corrupt and running against an establishment incumbent Governor. She has also never had any problem taking courageous decisions as Governor. Also McCain has clearly made a very courageous decision to select Palin as his running mate.

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By: Buckeye Gal in Ohio http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/comment-page-1/#comment-372045 Sat, 30 Aug 2008 19:39:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/29/obama-distances-himself-from-campaigns-criticism-of-palin/#comment-372045 A REAL AMERICAN AS VICE PRESIDENT?? WHAT A NOVEL IDEA!! This was brilliant on McCain’s part!! A young governor with executive experience; a Mom with five kids — one enlisted in the US Army, and another with Downs Syndrome — ; a husband who is a member of the union, and a TRUE WORKING PERSON; a true Washington outsider; a woman who is intelligent and TOUGH, and PROVEN that she can oust ‘good old boys’ when they break ethical standards; a reformer; a woman who has worked and succeeded in real jobs, and been responsible for a payroll; a conservationist; and wants this country to become energy independent!! She is also young enough that she will be a FORCE for years to come. To BOOT?she would not accept the ?BRIDGE TO NO WHERE? and advised the Congress if Alaska needed a bridge, Alaska would build it!! From the initial reaction of the democrat spin monkeys, she has them VERY concerned, if not SCARED! Their initial demeaning of her serving as a mayor was a far cry from the top of their ticket being a community organizer! At least ? SHE WAS ELECTED! Think they now regret their tasteless comments ? demeaning at best ? sexist at worst! She does not ?talk about change?, SHE MAKES CHANGES HAPPEN!! Rather than talking the talk as many have done in this campaign, Palin has (past tense) WALKED THE WALK! Sure that there are many Democrats who heard her speak in Dayton were asking themselves, “WHY DID WE NOT HAVE HILLARY ON THE TICKET?” Think that the Democrats have — once again — outsmarted themselves. Her speaking ability will challenge that of Obama. SHE IS STRONG!! Think that Sen Biden best brush up on his debating skills — HE WILL NEED THEM!! (Someone also needs to tutor the man with ?experience? on US Army organizations ? specifically the difference between a ?battalion? and a ?brigade?. Sure would not want this ?experienced’ guy giving the commander-in-chief military advice! Believe that McCain came a step closer on winning the presidency on August 29, 2008! PALIN IS MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN I EVER IMAGINED!

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