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McCain’s VP pick Palin draws boos when mentioning Hillary Clinton

August 31, 2008

WASHINGTON, Pa. – So maybe saying nice things about Hillary Clinton at a Republican rally isn’t such a good idea.
 
John McCain’s new vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, acknowledged the New York senator on Saturday when reflecting on her new found role as a national candidate.
 
The reaction from a large chunk of the audience: boos.
 
“I think as well today of two other women who came before me in national elections, and I can’t begin this great effort without honoring the achievements of Geraldine Ferraro back in 1984 and of course, Senator Hillary Clinton,” Palin said.
    
palin2.jpgBoo. Boo. Boo.
    
So much for trying to win over disaffected Clinton supporters. They, apparently, are not turning up to McCain-Palin rallies.
    
But no matter. The Alaska governor breezed on with a nod to her own historic bid, in Clinton’s wake.
    
“It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America,” she said. “But thankfully, as it turns out, the women of America aren’t finished yet, and the voters will shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.”
    
The McCain campaign has made a concerted effort to win over Clinton backers who were upset at her loss in the Democratic primary to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.
    
Palin’s presence on the ticket puts the mother of five in line to make history as the first female U.S. vice president if she and McCain beat Obama and his running mate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, in the Nov. 4 election.

Photo credit: Reuters/John Gress (Palin campaigns in Washington)

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I’m insulted that McCain thinks hat because he picks a woman, any woman, Hillary supporters are going to vote for him. How dare he?

What makes it worse is that on his first executive decision McCain put politics first, there is no way that Palin is the best choice the GOP has for a VP. More so when we are talking about the eldest presidential candidate, the decision is reckless and sad.

Posted by Rachel | Report as abusive
 

Not just a “political” choice, a gimmick, a Karl Rove trick, staged quickly on the day after the Democratic Convention to steal thunder from that event, and done without proper vetting. Proof that that’s precisely how McCain is going to run our country: Just as Bush/Cheney did, as a toy, a means to get and keep power, without regard to the wellbeing of its citizens.

Posted by erik | Report as abusive
 

a man who blames obama for lack of experiance has choosen sara as vp.I think this old man has run out of his mind. It is time for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to make a choice between the war zone MACHAIN and the peace zone OBAMA. Time for WASHINGTON and THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA to decide to have a peacefull future foreign relationship BY ELECTING OBAMA.

 

The immediate attacks upon McCain and upon Sarah Palin, coming from the Obama camp, and even from commenters on this site, reflect a level of animosity I simply cannot understand. How can one not admire an eloquent woman who went from concerned mother, to Mayor, to Governor of our largest state, which happens to border two other nations? And now she is a Vice Presidential candidate. Sarah Palin is commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard, and as Governor she has more executive decision-making authority than either candidate on the Democrat ticket. I trust that intelligent readers will not be fed by media propaganda. If you attack McCain for his choice, or Palin for her gender, on the basis that you think this is a transparent move by the Republicans… then I’m sure you also scowl at the selection of Obama as being equally transparent; please, feel free to scathe on about your own candidate’s underqualification. The truth is, great leaders may come from anywhere. They may be any race or gender. Sarah Palin is clearly an impressive woman. If this bothers you, I’m sorry. You just learned about her. It’d be less transparent of the Obama camp, and it’s supporters, if they could hold off for at least a few days before unleashing the dogs.

Posted by Nelson | Report as abusive
 

“The reaction from a large chunk of the audience: boos.”

What would you expect from a group of Republicans? The reporter is what is commonly referred to as an idiot for assuming that a Palin, speaking to a group of Republicans would be cheered by the same group for saying anything positive about SEN Clinton.

Posted by montgom | Report as abusive
 

Palin is a gimmick candidate that brings nothing to the table except trying to get Hillary supporters and women, which is not going to be effective in the long run. She does absolutely nothing for him as she has little experience or a track record. She also doesn’t seem like a good debater or someone who can defend McCain. I predict that Joe Biden will destroy her during their VP debate.

Posted by Chris | Report as abusive
 

Obama has alot less experience than Sarah does she has more “executive” experience than both Obama bin Biden combined. The problem is Obama has no experience except for running for office. He has only been a Senator for 2 years. She has fought corruption in her home state, I will vote McCain Palin this year!!!! You guys are really bitter..I was democrat now I’m voting for McCain-Palin.

Posted by Mike | Report as abusive
 

Looks like the talking points have gone out already!

We’ve got a McCain insider here who KNOWS that Palin wasn’t vetted properly, you libs are too funny.

Palin and her family exude traditional Judeo-Christian American values. The Palin family are REAL Americans, they walk the walk, not contrived stories like the ivy-league yahoos on the other side. When was the last time Obama went hunting and killed something? Do you think he baits his own hooks? I don’t!

Obama and Biden have 0 executive experience. Heck, taking on a City Council and winning is more of an acocmplishment then these 2 ever had.

Posted by James Burns | Report as abusive
 

McCain is too old to make any decision correctly. Old age and a weak mind. It’s normal. He will not take anyone who has better charishma than him.

 

As a McCain supporter, I’m okay with Palin as a running mate, but please stop bringing the Clintons into this. Her husband was a disgrace to the office and she wouldn’t have been much better with her socialist policies. I don’t care about the PUMAs or whatever they are and the McCain/Palin ticket doesn’t need them anyway.

Posted by Steve | Report as abusive
 

I think Palin is an excellent choice. As VP, she’ll be doing what Obama should have been doing–advising and learning along the way. Obama should be somebody’s VP candidate, not a daggone POTUS candidate. HE’s the one without the experience for the position he’s vying for.

Posted by Shana | Report as abusive
 

Do they really think that people are that stupid ?? This is like saying that all those people who voted Hillary, only did it because she was a woman.

So, her intelligence, background, experience, skills, etc.. don’t count. People voted because of her gender.

Come on!!

Seriously, either McCain is a very stupid guy thinking he can trick people so easily or he thinks the citizens of this country are all dumb.

We need to get done with those elections and start putting that country back on track with Obama!

Posted by Pascal | Report as abusive
 

Can’t wait to hear the line from Joe Biden at the VP debate say… Gov, I know Hillary Clinton…I served with Hillary Clinton….Hillary Clinton is a friend of mine. Gov. Palin, You’re no Hillary Clinton.

Posted by latinovoter | Report as abusive
 

Maybe, before you make a comment about the Republican VP Nominee you should actually learn something about her and read some of her speaches.

Posted by Josh | Report as abusive
 

I think Sarah Palin is an outstanding choice for the GOP Vice President. She’s smart, ambitious, hard working and represents ideas and ideals that all Americans ought to cherish. While some complain that it is “politics” to choose a woman, the obvious fact is that all elections are “politics”. More importantly, choosing a woman is especially Good, and overdue. That’s largely what this historic election is all about – breaking down racial and gender barriers. Senator McCain has demonstrated that he is not what Democrats too quickly label him as: “old style; old ways” of Governing. Senator McCain and his choice for VP is open minded; creative; practical; and devoted to his country more than to himself; and the best choice for President of the United States.

Posted by Pat Neils | Report as abusive
 

TRUELY THIS WHOLE PALIN SAGA SHOWS CLEARLY THAT MACCAIN WILL STOP AT NOTHING ONLY TO WIN THIS ELECTION. HIS COUNTRY DOES NOT COME FIRST, WINNING COMES FIRST. OBAMA THOUGHT ABOUT HIS COUNTRY FIRST AT LEAST BY HIS VP CHOICE BECAUSE EVEN IF HE WAS TO DIE GOD FORBID, THE COUNRTY WOULD MOVE FORWARD UNDER J BIDEN. What would happen if Macain was to die in office ??????????America would be a laughing stock under Palin. Truely who is more likely to suffer a setback (illness/death) in office Maccain or Obama? Choose wisely here, Maccain did not consider his country first he behaved like a father who dies and lives no will for his children. Each man for himself and God for us all. Maccain piece of advice, do not bother about Obama rather work on your judgement

Posted by MELODY | Report as abusive
 

You probably thought it was reckless for Ronald Reagan to be the Republican choice, too. But obviously, you were in the minority. I think you still are. And on election day we’ll see. You know, when you’re sitting on the far left, even the center seems like it’s the far right.

Posted by kenmoksa | Report as abusive
 

Maybe choosing Palin had little or nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. She is a governor, there are only fifty of them…

Posted by CC | Report as abusive
 

It will be nice to know that if McCain/Palin win that we will actually have a VP in office with more experience then Obama.

Posted by rav | Report as abusive
 

I just know that all of those PUMA, Hillbots are feeling welcomed and cozy with the Repugs right about now! Warm Fuzzies for everyone!

Posted by obamagirl68 | Report as abusive
 

Everyone who insists that being governor of Alaska for 19 months means that Palin has lots of Executive experience is either ignoring the facts and reality or high. The population of that state is around 650,000. That is less than a third of the size of the state Senate district that Obama represented for 6 years. If you like Palin, that is fine, but don’t try to pretend that she is experienced. SHe clearly is not.

Posted by Chad | Report as abusive
 

This is a brilliant pick for Mcsame.
Now he won’t have to stand up for both sides of every issue. He can be opposed to offshore drilling, for the separation of Church and State, luke warm on women’s right to chose, and support his own immigration bill again. She can take the other side of all these issues and they can each be opposing ‘Mavericks’ on the same ticket. The one thing they will both have in common is being against equal pay for equal work for women.

Posted by Garrett | Report as abusive
 

I am amused at those who say Palin has more ‘experience’ than Obama. HAHAHAHA. you have all clearly chosen not to pay attention for the last year and a half to all of Obama’s many accomplishments. He’s founded organizations, run voter registration drives, cleaned up the streets of Chicago; he passed legislation mandating that murder suspects have their interrogations videotaped, and passed legislation giving 150,000 children in Illinois health insurance. He’s served on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, passed ethics reform bills, and been on the longest job interview in the history of presidential elections. Please, oh repubs, how that compares to attending PTA meetings, living ‘close’ to Russia, and eating moose.

Oh, nevermind, I just remembered, Repubs don’t like facts, they just like their smears and talking points.

Posted by Bethany | Report as abusive
 

Well, We have news for you, We didn’t Bo at the mention of Hillary and Geraldine Ferraro as the ones who paved the way. Matter of fact, we have now dedided to swith our aligence and we will vote for McCain and Palin in November. You have to know tht we will not be the only ones. Our email is full of people (women) who are doing the same thing.

Your calculation that we have no place to go but to come back to Obama. You are wrong, dead wrong. We have joined a movement with Hillary followeres and we intend to fight and switch. To McCain.

Have a good day!

Tom and Sherry

Posted by Tom Vargo | Report as abusive
 

To follow up on this article and criticism about the “boos”, I watched the video I honestly could NOT hear the “boos” over the applause. From this article; “Boo. Boo. Boo.” that’s three “boos”, in a crowd of thousands three is about correct.
The Democrats have NO honor and have chosen to run a candidate based on race and not substance, I will be the first to say that the Democrats are practicing a form of reverse racism. It should not matter what color the skin is, this is inconsequential.
Obama made a fatal error in NOT running Hillary as his VP, any self respecting woman can see that he made the pick of politics as usual with Joe Biden, Joe Biden is simply a good ole Boy, a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing.
Sarah Palin honestly out shines all other candidates Democratic or Republican, to attack her is to have NO honor or legitimacy!
Obama is clearly practicing misogyny! any vote for him is a vote against women. Against every Mother, Wife, Daughter, Grand-Mother, against every women in every professional position as a Scientist, Physician, Professor, Politician, Journalist, etc.
To NOT vote for McCain/Palin would be to side with every misogynist in the world from every culture and religion.

Posted by rav | Report as abusive
 

Why on earth would she be against equal pay for equal work for women? She IS a women, and she has worked hard to get where she is. Why would ANY woman be against equal pay for equal work for women? I don’t think I even know any men in my personal aquaintance that are against that. You shouldn’t assume that just because someone has different political views than you that they are blind to the unfairness of such practices, especially if they are subject to the unfairness!

Posted by Eliz | Report as abusive
 

Minke you’re wrong about Obama. He was in the Illinois Senate for 8 years before he came to the senate.

Posted by Charris | Report as abusive
 

Look here for his bio http://www.nndb.com/people/208/000055043  /

Posted by Charris | Report as abusive
 

McCain’s choice in Palin shows his lack of judement. Palin choice of words will not win over the Hillary voters.

Posted by Lyn, St Geo, UT | Report as abusive
 

I know blogs are not supposed to be civil, but ‘Obama bin Biden’? Come on, you’re likening the two men on the Dem ticket to a crazed mass murderer. As for Palin, if the two major newspapers in Alaska (and I bet they’re not liberal/leftist) as well as reps of the Alaskan GOP call Palin a bad choice shouldn’t we listen. They know her.

Posted by Elizabeth | Report as abusive
 

LET`S HAVE A LOOK AT OBAMA`S WORK EXPERIENCE, AND KNOWLEDGE:

- In the US Senate, Barack Obama has served on the FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE, VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOUR & PENSION COMMITTEE.
- Before getting to the US Senate Obama served 11 years in the Illinois State Senate.
- Barack Obama is a graduate TOP of his class at Harvard Law School. Barack Obama also has a degree in Political science specializing in International Relations.
- Barack Obama worked in Chicago, Illinois as a community organizer, Obama, as the director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago, helped set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants’ rights organization in Altgeld Gardens.
- Barack Obama also worked as a consultant and instructor for a community organizing institute.
- Barack Obama worked as a Civil Rights lawyer for 9 years.
- Barack Obama was also a University of Chicago Constutitional Law Professor for 12 years.
- In the U.S Senate Obama has served on the FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE, VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOUR & PENSION COMMITTEE.
– In the US Senate Obama has written 890 pieces of legislation, and co-sponsored 1096 pieces of legislation.

OBAMA EXPERIENCE — YES!!!! OBAMA KNOWLEDGE — YES!!!! OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT– YES!!!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics  /republican_race/2008/08/30/2008-08-30_ hometown_backs_sarah_palin_but_motherinl .html = mother n law

http://thebruceblog.wordpress.com/2008/0 8/29/interesting-mccain-chose-palin-when -she-is-under-scrutiny-and-investigation  /

http://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/08/29  /what-is-mccain-thinking-one-alaskans-p erspective/

Posted by FACINGREALITY | Report as abusive
 

I wonder if McCain will use his POW status as the rationale for choosing an obviously “over her head for position person” as he used POW status as excuse for not remembering how many houses he owns when the fit hits the shan on this decision. My gosh people..The woman said “Yup, yup, I’m ready” when asked if she was ready to be VP. Yup, yup? I’m still on the floor LMFAO.

Posted by The Cp29 | Report as abusive
 

McCain had me after Hillary’s rejection from the DNC…I have been a registered Democrat since my first election 1956…I found out I’m not too old to CHANGE..

2006 Americans (including me) wanted CHANGE – we voted a Democratic Congress – yep we got CHANGE, the rest is history, gas was $2.19, now $4.00+, Unemployment over 5%, home equity dropped by 13 Trillion Dollars, over 2% in foreclosure, Dow down 11,500 from a high 14,000, Trillion dollars LOST from Stocks, Bonds, 401K’s & Mutual Funds. Obama claims he will give us CHANGE!!! How much CHANGE do you think we can stand?? Think before you pull that lever.

 

Ms Palin is not Hillary Clinton. Her selection is a cynical embarrassment. I can’t believe Mr. McCain is this Cynical. It may electrify the conservative base. However, It probably will backfire more than help him. It probably will have the effect of turning off a lot of the Hillary supporters that were leaning slightly toward McCain. Hillary supporters are not stupid. They can see through this attempt at garnering votes.

 

Palin really makes me doubt McCain’s judgement.

Posted by Barb | Report as abusive
 

I was thrilled to hear of McCains choice for VP. I was truly concerned that he would choose someone who was experienced, seasoned, knowledgeable on world affairs; someone who could step into the shoes of the president if need be.

Too bad it’s not my birthday!

Posted by Pam | Report as abusive
 

I believe that chosing Palin as his VP choice is the biggest pandering he (McCain) has done in this campaign. He chose her because, for no other reason, that she is a woman. He thinks that she will get all of Clinton’s women, guess what, no way. He has insulted women all over America and they will not stand behind them.

The Republican’s are touting that she is more experienced than Obama, well lets review her credentials: She mamaged a sporting goods store-job one-big deal. She was Major of her town of 5500 people-her job was to take notes and vote ONLY if there was a tie. (Secretary if you as me) and now is the Govenor who has abused her power by firing the chief of police because he would not fire her brother in law. This will come out in the investigation she is under.

Alaska is a state known to have the most crimnal officials then any state in the union. She has more flip flops then McCain has and I am sure that the WWR is thrilled that she wants to take the Polar Bear off the endangered species list.

She was asked, What does a Vice President DO? She has also complimented Obama on his economic plan and she does not agree with that our planet is in trouble. Along with that she does not feel women have any rights in this country.

So I conclude by saying this is the person they are shouting to the world that should step in and become President, I say, if that happens, this is one person who will leave this country and move somewhere else.

Bad Pandering choice, PERIOD.

 

Palin is a charismatic christian who rolls on the ground screamng that feminism and the ACLU are demonic .Let us all wait for the rapture as we go to war with Iran and reinstitute the draft.War against the muslims war against science,enough!

 

Nelson . . . The animonsity of anti-Republicans has to do with this country’s condition that Bush & Company leaves us. “Eight is enough” that you heard at the Democratic convention has to do with the profound arrognance, malfeasance of large government programs, mendacity, antidemocratic governmental functioning, graft and personal greed, Bush’s intellectual incompetence, deception of the American people and obaqueness regarding decision making, the functioning of business interests in forming government policy, the strangling of the military, Bush policies which directly contradict the US Constitution, the bankruptcy of government through record-level deficits, the strenthening of Iraq in the Mideast region, abdicating diplomacy in favor of bellicose threats to nations that appear to oppose America, and, of course, illegal rendition, torture and the murders of innocent Iraqi civilians. Do you not fill any anger, any shame in how American leadership has failed this country so profoundly? If you do not, then you have an extremely narrow and selfish world view.

Your comments about Palin exhibit little insight into the facts. She is the governor of a state with a total population that is less than Cincinnati, OH, and her 20-month tenure as Alaska governor forces her to grapple with few issues found in urban America. McCain’s decision brings into question how he can ignore Alaska’s investigation of her use of political power for personal needs. There are many more issues related to McCain’s decision, but lack of space here does not allow for a detailed discussion. Please take the time to read the excellent reporting on HP regarding her background.

But, I suppose, nothing can be as diastorous and scary as the selection of Dick Cheney.

Posted by adamlahm | Report as abusive
 

Republicans think that if you say something over and over again, people are stupid enough to just swallow it. This Governor does not have much experience, you can’t have one criteria to judge Obama and another just because they are the Republican candidate. For those of you who swallow that garbage and claim to be Hillary supporters, you are liars and you obviously don’t stand for what Hillary has fought for all these years. Stop calling yourselves “Democrats who are taking a stand because of Hillary” you are using that as a shield”, show your real selves and profess that you are just racists and republicans.You would never have voted for Obama in the first place. You are NO Democrats!

Posted by Anny N | Report as abusive
 

What is amazing is the persistent, nonsensical claim that because McCain has been in government for a long time he is somehow an expert on foreign policy. He has demonstrated time and again that he doesn’t get it. He made the colossal mistake of promoting and supporting the Iraq war, the greatest foreign policy disaster of our time. He is wrong on the Middle East and wrong on Georgia. Obama has repeatedly been proven right on these issues. It is not time on the job, but judgment and temperament. Obama, who has 14 years in public service, has demonstrated he has the wisdom and judgment to make a great president. By the way, McCain’s poor academic performance in school was no accident. He is simply not very smart.

Posted by Lloyd | Report as abusive
 

I have nothing against Ms Palin. Since she supports Obama on many points…including her executive judgment on Iraq. This is going to be fun…just days before her announcement to VP she said that she supports Obama’s Foreign Policy view of Iraq over McCain’s. I think I like her Foreign Policy judgment. I guess I’ll vote for Obama like see is.

Then there’s the fact that her and her husband are both stanch Union members.

Then there’s that little interview just a few weeks ago where Ms Palin all but directly supported Barak Obama over John McSame.

The Republican’s have been screwed by the Idiot and Karl Rove yet again.

Posted by SWMissouri | Report as abusive
 

my wife and I were were in Washington, PA at the campaign event yesterday. Sarah Palin comes across as remarkably straightforward, sincere and candid. mostly definitely she is her own person. McCain is wise in choosing her, she’s a breath of fresh air. people respond to her immediately.
Sarah Palin has a solid record of executive accomplishments as Governor of Alaska. her achievements are far more significant than Obama’s long string of voting “present” at every opportunity possible. One knows where Sarah Palin stands on issues. as of yet we still don’t know about Obama.

Posted by Doug | Report as abusive
 

What is McCain thinking?! He is so feeble and old, and not only does she have no foreign policy experience, she doesn’t even have any DOMESTIC policy experience! John may know about the struggles of the working people here in Michigan, but he doesn’t care. Sarah looks like us so she might care, but it will take years for her be informed about the American people, not to mention the Russians, Iranians, Pakistanis…..McCain just wants to win the election, what about AFTER the election?!? I am going to have to go with Obama/Biden.

Posted by Debbie | Report as abusive
 

Sarah’s first priority as Vice President should be to clean the coruption out of Washington whether Republican, Democrat or any party affliation. They all fear Sarah Barracuda in no uncertain terms. The status quo of passing bills, handing the endowments to friends and supporters and stealing taxpayer money will no longer be tolerated. Now this is change America can actually believe in. Grooming Gov. Palin for POTUS is the best thing to happen to this country in decades.

Posted by John | Report as abusive
 

It is so entertaining to hear the republicans wax on about Sarah Palin’s superior executive skills – Wasilla, population less than 5,000 is where she spent 10 years honing her ‘executive’ skills that will prepare her to step in as president should McCain expire.

She picked up more skills in the last 16 months after getting elected in preference to an enormously unpopulator opposition candidate.

If the fact that Alaska is a large state makes her more skilled can we assume then that politicians from China are enormously skilled? The fact that Alaska has a very small population seems to be unimportant to her fans – because it is so challenging being governor of such a LARGE state.

Her foreign experience? Canada shares a border with Alaska! and Russia is a short trip across the water. No doubt this will be tremendously valuable experience in running the country.

I look forward to hearing more such choice info from the republicans….

Posted by McGreen | Report as abusive
 

After seeing MAYOR DALEY at the Convention, I wanted to throw-up..This is Obama’s strongest backer and BOSS of the CORRUPT Chicago machine, a real symbol of CHANGE I’m afraid we may get….My vote and support is McCain – Palin ticket…

If Truman was alive today he would not be invited to speak…Plain spoken Harry would take one look at Obama and we’d be hearing some of his patented obscenities. Truman had no tolerance for politicans who tried to pass themselves off as messiahs.

 

Oh McGoo, you done it again!

Just when you think my favorite GOP pander bear can’t do any more for his political rival, in this I am referencing his endless stream of foreign policy gaffes. I’m talking about McBush’s always provable mountain of lies he likes to use about himself, his life, his record and of course, his opponent in this important election. Even when we consider his incredible disrespect for anyone who is not ready to give him money, or who doesn’t fawn all over him, or worse yet, for the women of the our nation. Heck, he is on record calling his own wife a C###. Frankly, if I said that to my wife, she would have rightfully handed me my head. And yes, I too am a Navy Veteran, that doesn’t give me license to disrespect my wife any more than it does McSame.

I digress;

My favorite GOP pander bear has really gone the extra mile for Mr Obama this time. By nominating sweet Sarah Palin, McBush has offered our nation a woman who is barely qualified to run a bake-sale, let alone the USA. What makes McSame’s choice frightening is that at 72, his health is not in great shape. You can see this in interviews when he is tired, McSame losses his train of thought, his ability to grasp questions asked, or to deliver cogent answers. We have all watched younger, more physically and mentally fit men (Clinton and W Bush), seem to age 20 years in the 8 years they are in office. In the case of our current president, he has spent more than 950 days on vacation and he still looks terrible. McSame would be coming into the most stressful job on Earth at 72, with the most unqualified Vice-President at his side, there is no way there could be a happy ending to McSame’s pander in this case.

I’ve never before seen a more selfish candidate who cares so little for the nation that he would saddle us with the potential of a self proclaimed “Hockey Mom” as his replacement. If the GOP is successful in stealing this election from the people of the USA again, our nation is doomed.

The ONLY way to keep this from happening is for all of us who are registered, on November 4th, cast your ballot. Make sure your vote is counted. No matter who your candidate is, your vote is important. If the turn-out is high, they cannot steal from us again.

McGoo did the Obama campaign a favor however, in doing so, he showed utter disregard for ALL of us who love America and want the nation to be a better place for all of us. The sad thing is McSame will never understand the evil he has become. All he cares about is the winning.

Posted by The Freeman | Report as abusive
 

The McCain supporters are obviously going to defend McCain’choice, no matter how indefensible it is. They would be defending his choice even if he had chosen his horse as a running mate (following the tradition of Calligula). What they say can therefore be discounted. The question is will the people in the middle who will decide this election buy it? Early polling shows that they will not.

Posted by CaptainVideo | Report as abusive
 

It was with some satisfaction that I read of the booing at Palin’s mention of Hillary. Whenever the bloviating class attempts to say that the bile affects both parties, I will note that when Democrats praised John McCain there were none.

Posted by Tatiner | Report as abusive
 

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