McCain adds twist to tight race with ...

McCain adds twist to tight race with Palin

There are 386 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 29, 2008, titled McCain adds twist to tight race with Palin. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

DAYTON: On his 72nd birthday, Sen. John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a little-known, tough-talking social conservative with corruption-fighting credentials, to be his running mate, rattling the dynamic ...

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Raging Ignorant Akronite

Louisville, KY

#1 Aug 30, 2008
If McCain was hoping to win over Hillary supporters by picking Palin, he just demonstrated how senile he is. She is as much the Anti-Hillary as it gets. He also just screwed himself on the "experience card" against Obama.

On the other hand, he just made all the NeoCon freaks who get off looking at the Fox Noise sexy anchorwomen very, very happy.
Keep This In Mind

Bay Village, OH

#2 Aug 30, 2008
Looks like Obama will be the next president. He has my vote.
But obama

Strongsville, OH

#3 Aug 30, 2008
was for change. He got rid of Hillary, now the Anti hillary is back.

Raging Ignorant Akronite wrote:
If McCain was hoping to win over Hillary supporters by picking Palin, he just demonstrated how senile he is. She is as much the Anti-Hillary as it gets. He also just screwed himself on the "experience card" against Obama.
On the other hand, he just made all the NeoCon freaks who get off looking at the Fox Noise sexy anchorwomen very, very happy.
you HOPE

Strongsville, OH

#4 Aug 30, 2008
you got it right, but you could CHANGE your vote.
Keep This In Mind wrote:
Looks like Obama will be the next president. He has my vote.
averagejoe5

United States

#8 Aug 30, 2008
This was a great choice. She has much more quality experience than Barry. 2 years in the executive branch of state govt. He was never in charge of anything in the govt. That is a 24/7/365 job. Barry was a senator. for about 150 days of work. No comparison. She was a governor of the largest state in the Union. She kicked butt and booted the old Rep Guard outta there. She will expose so many crooks in washington. That's what they better worry about. She will be great for the economy. Very cost conscious and watches the peoples money. hhmmm VP Palin...sounds good to me.

She is home town, home grown and more in touch with the voters than any candidate.
Idiots Delight

Hudson, OH

#9 Aug 30, 2008
If people knew hwat state legisltors actually do, they
d realize that running a small Alaskan town requires more management skills. State legislators basically go to lunch with lobbyists, plan their political future, and pass more DUI laws. A small town mayor actualy has to run an operation. It makes me sick to hear the pundits claim Palin has no experience and ignore Obama's lack of experience and 46 years of very few accomplishments other than sucking off affirmative action and running for offfice.
bill of right

Akron, OH

#11 Aug 30, 2008
John McCain resorts to gimmicks and trickery. This cost Romney, Pawlenty, Liberman and other Republican candidates a shot at the job. Mac strung these men along for months,and threw them under the bus. Mac uses sleaze ads to gain ground, but it was not enough; so he turned to gimmicks. I am sure this woman is nice and all, but she has been played as a pawn. All Americans should be insulted. Women should be up in arms. Romney voters will vote for Obama. Will Liberman recover? Maybe being a turncoat will teach him a lesson. Mac does not have any friends. What about the qualified Republicans women? Will they vote for Obama? Obama is our only choice. Obama/Biden'08.
Happy in Hartville

Akron, OH

#12 Aug 30, 2008
Palin has approximatelly two year experience running a state government while Obama has over two years experience running for President. Her being a "heatbeat away from the Oval Office" doesn't worry me as much as someone with no experience in an executive position actually being in the Oval Office.
Ralph

United States

#14 Aug 30, 2008
Sarah Palin has held elective positions twice as long as Barack Obama. She has executive experience as the mayor of a small city and the governor of a state. Barack Obama has no executive experience. All of his experience as an elected official has been in a committee environment. Alaska is not a populous state state, ranking 47th but all of Joe Biden's time has been spent representing a state which ranks 45th in population. The democrats would have more success banking on myths, rumors, and urban legends. The facts will hurt them.
Tired of Taxes

North Olmsted, OH

#15 Aug 30, 2008
Watched Gov. Palin on CNBC interview last night.
The woman is intelligent, well-informed and articulate. Her experience proves she is a fighter with integrity.
Isn't that what people want in Washington to shake it up?
Use Common Sense

Kent, OH

#16 Aug 30, 2008
That's what I like about McCain... he likes to be around supermodels and beauty queens, he's got my vote.
McIdiot Strikes Again

Canton, OH

#17 Aug 30, 2008
McIdiot has just made Obama's life easier. McIdiot's main complaint about Obama is not having much Foreign Policy experience. So, he decides to go for a VP who has 0, Zilch Foreign Policy Experience! Well that's great, now he can't keep shoving that B.S. down our throats!
Let's see if Obama crokes which is VERY unlikely, we have VP Biden who has PLENTY of Foreign Policy experience and who can also aid Obama in that while he is VP. However, if McIdiot crokes (70-80% possiblity) we will be stuck with someone who has virtually no experience what so ever.
Also, his geriactrics(whoops, I meant...tacktics) are soooo obvious!!! He is trying to sway those who voted for Hillary. Those who liked Hillarly, liked what she beleived in, just because you hire a skirt as your VP does not automatically make those Hillary supporters your supporters! Palin is the ANTI-Hillary. Hillary & Bill fully supports Obama & she has urged her supporters to support Obama as well. I am sure that we are going to have a few (1-2%) of those people switch sides...but the majority will stay true to the democratic party.
I am sorry again for those of you who support McIdiot. I do not want another Bush, another Joke, another Saturday Night Live Skit, another calendar for everyday of the year that has STUPID comments that our president has made. If you want all of these things than you deserve to vote for McIdiot.
What kind of moron, makes a commercial that makes fun of one of his sponsors children!!! Why waste money trying to be funny when you clearly are not, and when there are serious issues at stake. He always talkes about Obama being the popular vote, seems like he is just jealous and wants to be popular too (he is trying way to hard)!!!
VOTE OBAMA 2008

Since: Jul 08

Avon Lake, OH

#18 Aug 30, 2008
I love watching the liberals attack McCain's choice of Palin for VP! This shows how worried they are that McCain has hit a home run with this choice. They think they can paint her as having no experience but she has quite a bit more experience than NoBama who has been in the Senate 3 years but has been on the road for 2 years which means he has 1 year of Senate experience with no accomplishments during that year. Nobama has absolutely no executive experience as opposed to Palin who has been a Mayor and a Governor! There is no comparison between Nobama and Palin. Palin has more accomplishments to her name than Obama and is ready to be VP and God forbid should something happen to McCain she is ready to be President!
The best part is she is a down to earth person and not an arrogant idiot like Obama and Biden.
mixed emotion

United States

#19 Aug 30, 2008
Do we need this unknown to lead our country in event our president elect does not fulfill his term? Sounds as tho she has a full time job minding her family , especially if she is a true family woman. Just lost my confidence in McCain
McIdiot Strikes Again

Canton, OH

#20 Aug 30, 2008
Are you serious!!! Just wondered? Biden only makes around $150,000 a year, he is not into making the big bucks that some of these people make. He is very humble and is about the people not about the big money grubbing corporations. Look at what these republican's have done for us so far, the economy has gone down the tubes! Glad that you are enjoying it so much that you will vote another Bush administration in again. Good luck to you
my assessment wrote:
I love watching the liberals attack McCain's choice of Palin for VP! This shows how worried they are that McCain has hit a home run with this choice. They think they can paint her as having no experience but she has quite a bit more experience than NoBama who has been in the Senate 3 years but has been on the road for 2 years which means he has 1 year of Senate experience with no accomplishments during that year. Nobama has absolutely no executive experience as opposed to Palin who has been a Mayor and a Governor! There is no comparison between Nobama and Palin. Palin has more accomplishments to her name than Obama and is ready to be VP and God forbid should something happen to McCain she is ready to be President!
The best part is she is a down to earth person and not an arrogant idiot like Obama and Biden.

Since: Jul 08

Avon Lake, OH

#21 Aug 30, 2008
mixed emotion wrote:
Do we need this unknown to lead our country in event our president elect does not fulfill his term? Sounds as tho she has a full time job minding her family , especially if she is a true family woman. Just lost my confidence in McCain
Wow! You have a really low view of women, don't you? I know many women who can handle a full time job and a family. I don't know how they do it, but I am extremely proud of each of them and have great respect for them because I know I couldn't do it. I don't think Palin will have any problem taking care of her family and taking on the job of VP.
Ralph

United States

#22 Aug 30, 2008
mixed emotion wrote:
Do we need this unknown to lead our country in event our president elect does not fulfill his term? Sounds as tho she has a full time job minding her family , especially if she is a true family woman. Just lost my confidence in McCain
Except for his women victims, how many people knew who Bill Clinton was before 1992?
newfalls

AOL

#23 Aug 30, 2008
is mc cain senile? what in the world was he thinking?????????

Since: Jul 08

Avon Lake, OH

#24 Aug 30, 2008
McIdiot Strikes Again wrote:
Are you serious!!! Just wondered? Biden only makes around $150,000 a year, he is not into making the big bucks that some of these people make. He is very humble and is about the people not about the big money grubbing corporations. Look at what these republican's have done for us so far, the economy has gone down the tubes! Glad that you are enjoying it so much that you will vote another Bush administration in again. Good luck to you
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Thanks for the wish of Good Luck, I'm feeling your love!
As for Biden being humble ... you've got to be kidding me? Have you ever seen this arrogant fool talk? Obviously not. Even the Democrats think he is arrogant just like his running mate the messiah.
I am truly enjoying watching you libs squirm, though. It is a lot of fun!
You can say the economy has gone down the tubes but the figures don't back you up. However, I know the libs don't care about facts that just like to live in their make believe world about how unfair and bad our country is. That's why you keep losing elections so please, just keep it up!
Captain Cleanup

Canton, OH

#25 Aug 30, 2008
She is not angry.

When I see Obama/Biden, they look angry and unhappy.

Michele appears angry/nasty/bitter.

Palin appears to be happy and confident--not bitter--she has something the Dems don't have this time--CLASS and DIGNITY.

That might be the difference during the debates. I argue she will outdebate Biden with ease while making him look uncomfortable.

She must have the Dems worries--the NBC/CNN/MSN attack machines were in full force this morning

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