Comments on: McCain’s VP pick Palin draws boos when mentioning Hillary Clinton http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: wade http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-373288 Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:08:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-373288 I had a thought I wanted to share with you. Last night Rob and I went out to dinner. We began talking about the elections. He said that he was afraid that McCain was going to win, even though he really wants for Obama to win. Lately, I have had several similar conversations with other people who felt the same way. The thought occurred to me that many people are suffering from cynicism, built up over decades of disappointment. People are afraid to hope. They’re afraid to believe. They believe that they will be hurt again and that it is less painful to presume that things won’t work out; that we can’t elect a president like Obama and we can’t have a better America. Some people are afraid to believe in the most important thing Obama has to offer: Hope. That is at the core of why the McCain’s and Bushes win, because people give up. They say what the hell, I won’t vote, because it won’t change anything. Hope for a better tomorrow is the only thing we have. If we don’t believe there can be a better future, there won’t be a better future. Obama needs our hope, belief and help to begin to bring about change. We, Americans need to believe again.

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By: pamela http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372960 Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:05:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372960 I am a republican, and I have a simple question….Who will be raising her little ones while she is in the White House???

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By: A tired worker... http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372446 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 02:39:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372446 I know that the Republicans would never admit how shocked they were by Sarah Palin being picked. What a joke! That party can do no wrong, according to the Republicans. No, Dems are not perfect either but wake up people!! Just look at how the last eight years have been! Absolutely terrible. Do we need more of the same? NO WAY! Only the wealthy and spoiled have flourished under Bush/Cheney. People are losing their homes left and right, kids can barely afford to go to college now so they take on two jobs just to get by, people can’t pay their bills no matter how many hours they work, people can’t afford to fill their gas tank up, we are in a war that the Republicans don’t want to end etc.. Need I go on? I think WE all know what it going on in this country and we need CHANGE! Do not fear Obama just because he doesn’t fit the typical pedigree. He’ll be a great President. I would also like to mention that the American spirit has gone away. Americans are so down and stressed that we are not even close to the country that we once were and I do believe that we can be again if Barack/Biden win! I respect John McCain and I think he is a decent man, but he has voted with Bush 95% of the time, wants to continue the Bush policies, continue this war, doesn’t want an increase on minimum wage, no equal pay for women, no coverage for birth control but coverage for viagra is fine, doesn’t support the public schools etc…and then he picks a woman who does not want to teach evolution in the schools, doesn’t want a woman to get an abortion even if she is raped or it’s incest, doesn’t want to protect the environment or animals, wants to drill in the heart of the Alaska Wildlife Refuge etc…It’s time for something different! McCain/Palin is just too much to even think about it. Everyone should be voting for Obama/Biden. How can any person want more of the same? 8 years is ENOUGH! McCain’s last ditch attempt to steal the Hillary voters isn’t going to work. I’m sorry folks, but Mrs.Palin is not Hillary Clinton, the two can’t even be compared. I think the Clinton voters will understand in the end that another 4 or 8 years of the same will only be bad for them in the end and support Obama. OBAMA/BIDEN 08!

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372445 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 02:37:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372445 McCain is either senile or an idiot. I was more than a bit worried about the prospect of another 4 years of Republican rule, but actually had to laugh with relief when the news of his choice for running mate was released. I’m wondering if deep down he really doesn’t want to assume the Presidency. At any rate, he’s done now and the world can breath a sigh of relief. There really is a god!

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By: Janet http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372417 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:12:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372417 The only thing your decisions should be based on are the issues. Sarah Palin and John Mccain have a completely different take on the issues than the Democratic ticket. If you are ok to take away a woman’s right to choose, if you are ok with teaching creationism in school,with removing protections for endangered animals in order to drill for oil, with ignoring global warming, with continuing the war in the Iraq, and with teaching abstinence without offering protection/birth control then Sarah and John are for you. Just please stop pretending this is about experience or race or sex. If you agree with the Republican agenda, admit it.

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By: the worker http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372407 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 22:33:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372407 o lord, john mccain. thank you for this gift. obama will definetly win the election come november now. you really are looking out for country first with this vp pick. made it so much easier for my future president obama to win now. thank you so much. god bless you. word of advise mccain keep listening to karl rove. gotta love it.

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By: Marla Mason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372396 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 19:55:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372396 McCain and Obama probably both had nannies, they are not a republican invention. And what do you know about snowmachine racers. Are they all horrible fathers! Wow..does anyone think about what they say and how it comes across.

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By: Marla Mason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372395 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 19:53:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372395 I’m not a rabid pro-lifer but… can you really not see the difference between death by abortion and death through war and death penalty?

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By: J http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372389 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 19:14:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372389 I am a former Democrate that will be voting for McCain/Palin. I think that Gov Palin is an excellent joice for VP. She does have experience and a proven record of getting things done. That’s more that we can say about Obama. He has nothing but rhetoric.

Texas PUMA!

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By: debra Dassow http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/comment-page-4/#comment-372375 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:55:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/31/mccains-vp-pick-palin-draws-boos-when-mentioning-hillary-clinton/#comment-372375 I am trying to connect a woman/mother of five children, the youngest born only four months ago, with significant special needs to Republican family values. As a working mom myself, there is no way, I was back at work three days after I gave birth, nor would I engage in a National Campaign that will be a 24/7 endeavor. I totally disapprove of Sarah Palin. There are many more qualified and competent Republican women that his campaign could have chosen. This too extreme and too transparent.

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