Comments on: The First Draft: Talk shows help drive Palin’s popularity http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-405034 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 13:50:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-405034 John Carpenter. Well said.

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By: Dr. Ellen Brandt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-405028 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 11:52:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-405028 Many of us believe that as extremists at both ends of the political spectrum become more vociferous and divisive, more Americans will move towards the Center.If any form of extremism or “political correctness” is abhorrent to you, please consider joining our brand-new Centrists Group at Linked In. We welcome all who believe consensus is not only desirable, but possible, whatever their party affiliation or lack thereof.Provocative, but cordial and respectful, discussions and debate on national and international issues. No Flamers, ranters and ravers, script bots, or clandestine political operatives allowed.Please contact me at Linked In for an invitation.Thank you so much.Ellen Brandt, Ph.D.

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By: John Carpenter http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-405021 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 05:20:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-405021 So, for those keeping score:For millions the first moment Palin was introduced as McCain’s running mate the woman was considered as charismatic in her own way. The speech at the republican convention was considered a grand slam home run as far away as Perth.She lost, those who were pulling for her knew she wasn’t called “Baracuda” because she would roll over.Now she’s back with a vengeance. Those of us in her corner aren’t very surprised. Like the Governor, many of us take a perverse pleasure in being considered morons.Some of us even feel an odd sense of pity for posters like Steve Shalanski, Catherine, and others of her ilk.While Obama is posing for photo ops with reality-show wannabees, Washington is burning and when they are sifting through the ashes they will be wondering where it all went wrong.”A man’s enemies are those of his own household.”I don’t think I’ve ever seen a president who had to address not only an avalanche of domestic and international threats to our national security but one who had to do so by having his legs sawed off by the ignorance and unchecked anger of those who put him in office.

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By: Scott http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-405013 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 02:57:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-405013 Quite right, Harry, Palin is a far more socialist leader than Mr. Harvard Educated Obama. As Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin practiced real (as opposed to rhetorical) socialism. In fact, if you objectively look at her record, Sarah Palin was the most redistributionist governor in the nation’s history. Palin presided over a huge redistribution of wealth when she signed an energy “rebate” of $1,200 for every man, woman and child in Alaska. Alaska also boasts a Permanent Fund Dividend Program, another socialist scheme that gives each Alaskan an additional $2,000 per year. While Palin would surely object to the label of “socialist,” she enthusiastically supports the Alaskan people’s collective ownership of the state’s natural resources– a form of, well, you know…socialism…

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By: Harry http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-405010 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 02:12:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-405010 Patrick,You have a closed mind if you believe all the bad hype about Palin. I suggest you read more about her and the good she has done in Alaska. She is smarter than the Dems. want you to believe. She probably is more qualified to be president then Obamalama!

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By: alaskabear http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-405008 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:59:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-405008 After four years of a spineless socialist the repubs will dominate. But don’t take your eyes off them either. You libs are the craziest thing I have ever seen. Don’t like America, then move to europe. We won”t miss you at all.

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By: Martin McAllister http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-405007 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:43:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-405007 Sarah Palin’s popularity shows how well our school system has taught history. A total failure! If people understood the harsh lessons that were learned in the past in places like Europe and Japan she wouldn’t have made it past her first speach before being called out as a waco radical and that would’ve been the end of her.

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By: Bryan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-405000 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:36:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-405000 Watch out! Add the Palinphobe epidemic to the list of what’s going around. It’s a discriminating disease that seems to only attack whatever is left of liberals’ brains.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-404999 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:16:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-404999 here we go again liberals telling us conservatives what we must do to stay in with a chance of completing against Obama 2012.It sounds to me that we have a classic example of insecurity at the mention of Palin,that can be the only explanation.The whole debate is kept alive the obvious hatred and fixation out there from leftist loones.Now AH,not American,bayrat and also Catherine if i was trying to give you advice that in my opinion to have a chance of getting reelected Obama would have to cancel the government health care bill,and stop the entitle programs that are going to bankrupt our country would you accept that?no? so therefore realize conservative give your postings the same amount of attention.

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By: Steve Shalanski http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/30/the-first-draft-talk-shows-help-drive-palins-popularity/comment-page-1/#comment-404978 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 18:10:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22663#comment-404978 Sarah Palin should run for office in 2012. Then the GOP will suffer another crushing and embarrassing defeat when some college student talks circles around her at a town hall meeting. Please, I beg the GOP to waste more time and effort into her. Even Republicans don’t want her office because she’s such an embarrassment to out political system. If you all remember, she was basically supposed to be the equivalent of Hillary Clinton for the Republican party. Thats why McCain nominated her in the first place. We all saw how that worked out. Ya sure you betcha.

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