Comments on: Is internal strife rippling through McCain-Palin campaign? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Psyllicon http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-384078 Sun, 02 Nov 2008 07:16:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-384078 In 2000 I would have voted for McCain, if he had survived the smear in SC.. Regardless his erratic mal-adroit discipline, he was honorable above and beyond all else. But now he has adopted the Rovian battle-plan and employed the same robo-smear that sunk his own campaign with lies. Add to that the unforgiveable choice of a running mate that has neither the experience nor the intellect to be successful as his VP, much less his replacement should the worst events prevail. And it would be absolute idiocy to support this man following the secretive and self-involved presidency that has held America prisoner for eight years.

It is clear already that a vote for McCain is a vote for perpetuation..

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By: Carolyn B. http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383840 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:36:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383840 If the polls show anything, there are not enough “real Americans” to elect someone like Palin in any future election. I know she doesn’t pay attention to the polls (which reflect the values, opinions, and concerns of Americans), but maybe she should. That might be kind of an important thing to do if you want to run for President. She ought to get out and see what people want and not just the people in rural America. Get to know “the rest of America,” which in all liklihood is the majority.

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By: Kombo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383815 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 18:02:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383815 Sarah Palin is showing her true colors. Her only principle is personal ambition, and now that she thinks her team is losing, she’s “going rogue,” treacherously compromising John McCain’s candidacy to pursue her only goal all along – more power for herself.

Her public speeches and interviews are totally lacking in insight, analysis and candor. She’s as snaky as they come, pandering to those who mistake a homey accent for empathy with common people when she clearly has none.

If she’s so quick to throw McCain under his own bus, she can’t possibly be trusted with the public good. Alaska is an anomalous state because of its oil and low population density. What works in Alaska a will not work in the rest of America. She’s closer to Siberia than Alabama.

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid.

Read the Transcripts.

Get Real.

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383571 Thu, 30 Oct 2008 01:39:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383571 Palin is a total hick. I’m sorry, but is this the best this country has to offer? Why do people insist on supporting a VP candidate just because they think she’d be a pleasant person to strike up a conversation with in the Costco membership renewal line or something? While I’m disgusted by the he said/she said rhetoric from both sides in this campaign, and think the level of discourse is almost as simplistically sound-byte-based as what we heard in the W campaigns, I think by selecting Palin, McCain showed what he’s really made of. Some maverick!

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By: Raymond http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383550 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:29:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383550 I love hyperbole. 100% of Alaskan’s are behind her? I must draw your attention to the latest polls of her approval rating in Alaska (the most recent were taken October 1st or so). Her approval rating as of October 1 (the latest figures available) put her at 68%. Although this is still quite respectable, it is not reflective of “the most popular governor in the United States”, and it is a far cry from 100%. Please try to back up what you say with some actual data.

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By: Brian Simpson http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383340 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 17:45:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383340 The thought of “Queen Palin” being just a heartbeat away from running the whole shebang just gives me the willies. Just as Bush was picked by the far-right Christian conservatives, she’s just another empty (yet fashionably expensive) suit propped up behind the podium in order to further the evangelical agenda. Remember, current estimates show that these “real,” God-fearing evangelical Americans represent just 25% of our population, yet they want to legislate the morality of the rest of us. If the Palin/McCain ticket succeeds in this election, expect more of the same rollbacks of individual freedoms that we’ve been subjected to in the last eight years. And if Palin runs, and God forbid, wins in 2012, then perhaps all of those end-of-time nutjobs will be proven correct. Do you think Lahaye supports McCain/Palin? I’d bet on it! But if the Republicans lose, I have a suggestion for the disllusioned GOP right-wing-nutters here:
webkeeper8.blogspot.com

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By: malone http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383325 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:42:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383325 Palin’s hometown newspaper endorses Obama…They must be a part of the vast left-wing conspiracy too…

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By: malone http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383322 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:26:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383322 when Palin was introduced, her blithering,incoherent answers and “deer in headlights” pauses when asked relatively simple questions by Gibson (and especially Couric) are nobody’s fault but her own.

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By: ElizaDay http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383315 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:45:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383315 “She’s a Winner! I can’t wait to Volunteer for here 2012 Campaign.”

Ha. Thanks for the morning laugh.

Palin is a joke. Her approval rating is right down there with Bush’s.

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By: Karolyn http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/26/is-internal-strife-rippling-through-mccain-palin-campaign/comment-page-2/#comment-383287 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:01:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12941#comment-383287 Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air. She is real. You people are doing the same thing to Gov. Palin that you did to Senator Clinton. Both these women took your slurs and your hate and just went on to do their jobs.

The Anchorage newspaper is Democratic and would endorse Mickey Mouse if he were a democrat running for president.
This newspaper has been critical of Palin since she was mayor of Wasilla.

Yes, she is ambitious. All politicians are ambitious – goes with the breed. True, she did not do well in the Couric interview. The McCain campaign’s mistake was not letting her out to speak to reporters from the beginning. She would have made a few mistakes and then got into the routine and performed much better. They programmed her and did not let Sarah be Sarah.

The McCain campaign is apparently run by a much of macho men who can’t stand it that Gov. Palin is so popular. McCain probably will not win this election. That is not Sarah’s fault. It is the economy and the sudden crash of the market combined with a charismatic orator to whom truth is foreign – but one who has mesmerized many Americans.

You have not heard the last of Governor Sarah Palin. This is only the beginning of a successful political career on the national level.

Hold on to your wallets when he starts spreading the wealth.

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