Comments on: Prediction markets place bets on Palin’s permanence http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Corporate Ethics http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-384702 Thu, 06 Nov 2008 03:37:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-384702 Palin did extort the oil companies, and then give a portion of that money to every Alaskan citizen in the form of a check. This was redistribution of wealth of a certain kind, more like a ticket to buy new consumer goods.

It would have been better to use the proceeds to fund new industry or education for the state.

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By: Howard http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-373280 Sun, 07 Sep 2008 17:36:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-373280 QUESTION:
IS PALIN QUALIFIED COMPARED TO OBAMA ?

ANSWER:
http://townhall.com/blog/g/cba8713c-ef73 -4ebc-aa5e-bc53e6596e2a&comments=true

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By: William Stoneking http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-372825 Thu, 04 Sep 2008 06:06:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-372825 minus zero – she epitomises the sentimentality in which so many americans love to indulge…

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By: Da6d http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-372714 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:08:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-372714 doubtful I can add anything to this conversation, but:

Palin’s ‘investigtion’ in Alaska is hardly worth mentioning. The details of the situation are well documented, she is cooperating fully, and only the media spin-machine can make it a big deal by obfuscation and outright lies.

Her daughter’s situation is irrelevant to, well, anything, except as evidence of her pro-life stance influencing her children.

What else is there to say negatively about her that is not doubly true for Obama?

0% chance of withdrawl – sheesh, like it even has to be mentioned?

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By: RLM http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-372705 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 17:48:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-372705 This is a remarkably silly article. But it is apropos of American politics and elections. The fact is, most Americans are simply too superficial to effectively cast their votes. Instead, they are seduced by sound bites — “time for a change” and such drivel — instead of demanding an indepth discussion of the important issues. They often vote for a candiate based upon the candidate’s status (over which the candidate has no control), such as whether the candidate is a man or a woman, whether he is Caucasion or African American. They vote for candidates who are attractive to them. And, instead of informing themselves on issues, they read silly articles like this one.

Palin will probably not step aside, and here’s why: She is attractive and will make good sound bites. If she fails, it is because she informs the American public too much about her views, and the public becomes bored.

Americans have the politicians they deserve. Until American voters demand more than mud-slinging, status, and sound bites, they are swinging at branches rather than chopping at roots.

Will America someday be proof that a republic is not a viable form of government. I suspect it will. And Americans will have their own stupidity, laziness and complacency to blame.

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By: Paul http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-372701 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 16:55:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-372701 Dear Evelyn, Abe and Private, I will tell you I am pro-choice and firmly disagree with Gov. Palin on that issue. I do not believe the government should place itself in the position to make personal/moral based decisions for anyone. People cannot grow if others are thinking for you. However, there is much more here. Gov Palin also believes in teaching Creationism in schools. I do agree with that and I am not evangelical. You cannot know if the theory of evolution is correct unless you can compare it against something other than itself. Is life from primordial mud or on the backs of falling crystals is not any more sane than the biblical recollection?

The point is, checks and balance. I have no fear that Democrats can’t save pro-choice. Gov Palin’s tenacity in these areas I hope will create consessions. Encouraging opinion and study to something greater than self is a benefit. She may not have 30 years experience in government, but neither do most people who vote and still speak like they know more. They probably know more football than NFL coaches too. She will be the perspective that many people feel, and will be in the same room to express those concerns to policy makers.

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By: G http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-372699 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 16:52:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-372699 Not a good choice— seems like-ooh! the democrats ran a woman so we should too! –very denigrating to females in general. Looks like a trophy Veep.

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By: Loyal Republican http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-372697 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 16:46:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-372697 100%, she needs to go. What a dufus. All he needed to do was pick Liebermann or Romney.

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By: Abe http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-372695 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 15:53:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-372695 I don’t think she will withdraw as that would sink McCain. But I agree there is a 100% chance she will be a terrible vp. I love AD’s comment above, “I have not heard her say one word on tv, and she’s got my vote.” That, in a nutshell is the problem with our country. How can people vote for someone they know nothing about. Bush had Palin’s qualifications: evangelical, pro-life, anti-gay, no knowledge of foreign policy. Look how well that turned out. Maybe we should decide who should lead our country based upon some other more sensible criteria.

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By: Evelyn H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/comment-page-2/#comment-372694 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 15:45:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/02/prediction-markets-place-bets-on-palins-permanence/#comment-372694 I fear that John McCain is using this woman just to try a last straw effort at getting himself a jolt upwards in the polls. Once elected President of the United States McCain must figure that Palin will be a puppet that he can manipulate for his own purposes as she will be so eternally grateful for his gesture of picking her out of nowhere to be his Vice President. I cannot see her as having any viable political stature in the job.

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