McCain, Palin make Midwest debut

There are 64 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 6, 2008, titled McCain, Palin make Midwest debut. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

CEDARBURG, Wis. - John McCain said yesterday that the sagging economy has brought "tough times all over America" as he made his debut with Sarah Palin in critical Midwestern states as the newly crowned ...

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jefflz

San Francisco, CA

#1 Sep 6, 2008
McCain has turned this election into a soap opera about Sarah Palin and her family. Is this what we need to be talking about during these critical times when people are losing their jobs, their homes, and soldiers are losing their lives? Why is it that we are forced to deal with a hockey mom and her problems that can fill the National Enquirer ten times over? McCain clearly has contempt for the electoral process and the American people deserve so much more.
johnn

Washington, DC

#2 Sep 6, 2008
so, no, talk about how to get millions of amercians out of the mess that bush and mcain and his buddies got us into,mcain is part of washington,now he wants amercians to believe he is not a part of that good old boys network,if you believe that he is not, then you are a fool for mcain,i gave white folks credit for being smart,but if those people at the conventions and small towns vote this man in,then they are the dumbest amercians i have ever seen....why because they will have ellected a man that is not going to do a da....m thing for them,or there kids...of course they will have to join the military,because we will be in a constant flux of war all the time
bob

Killingworth, CT

#3 Sep 6, 2008
Gov. Sarah Palin is facing yet another ethics violation investigation. An ethics complaint has been by John Cyr, director Alaska Police Officers Union, requesting a probe into possible wrongdoing by the governor or her office.

The complaint alleges that the governor or her staff improperly accessed and disclosed information from Wooten's personnel records. The complaint alleges "criminal penalties may apply." The issue concerns disclosures made by a Palin aide - Frank Bailey - in a February 2008 phone conversation.

The McCain/Palin campaign, says the governor's husband - Todd Palin, a private citizen was the source of that information to Bailey. In addition, they say during the divorce case Wooten had waived privileges to his personal information to attorneys in the case.

However, Bailey and Toad Palin are not attorneys. If everything was kosher as claimed by the McCain/Palin campaign, why did the Governor suspend Bailey, as a result of the incident? Did Todd influence Frank Bailey to release the information? Was Bailey unjustly punished?
MackD

Waldorf, MD

#4 Sep 6, 2008
McCain-Palin --> JUST MORE LIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Alaska state jet didn't fly on eBay

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/...
FLDZC

Castres, France

#5 Sep 6, 2008
You're right. It's an awful soap opera. And McCain and Palin make an awful couple...one's a reactionary, creationist, prolife (but aerial wolf-killer!), inexperienced hockey mom; the other's a Washington ol' boy, bottom of his class, flip-flopping, pandering Bush clone. Instead of addressing the issues that are affecting Americans owning fewer than 7 homes, McCain is dragging the red herring of Palin's private life and his own POW experience before the public. Only fools and soap-opera fans care about such superficial things (which, alas, is no small audience). McCain's reasoning is purely political. He knows that he can't beat Obama on the issues, so he named a nobody as his VP and produced an Elmer Gantry tent-show to woo ignorant ultraconservatives and shore up the bible belt. I refuse to believe that the majority of Americans are so stupid as to fall for it!
Patrick

Longwood, FL

#6 Sep 6, 2008
I need help can someone tell me what Obama's experience is compared to Palins. If I'm not mistaken doesn't his term if he is elected start from day one. That is kind of scary considering his real lack of experience. Also can you tell me what he is going to do to fix the economy and gas prices. I heard all of the lines about creating jobs and raising taxes on the rich. Sounds a lot like the same thing I heard two years ago when the Congress and Senate were taken over by the democrats. Since that time all I got was plummeting home values and higher gas prices because the oil producing countries know the democrats would never let us use our own natural resources. Not to sound completely negative I will say at least the democrats were able to find out after spending millions of our dollars that athletes take steroids. I'm just waiting till they come out with the report of why the chicken crossed the road.

Since: May 08

Elkton, MD

#7 Sep 6, 2008
If McCain delivers on his promise, reduce the size of government, reduce taxes, create more jobs, and improve education by getting rid of NCLB, then he will be a great president!
Mark

San Francisco, CA

#8 Sep 6, 2008
If Palin has no control over what goes on in her own household, how can she be expected to run the entire country in the event of McCain’s demise?

It also speaks to poor judgement and/or lack of concern for her daughter’s welfare. What loving parent would put their child in a position to be ridiculed and raked over the coals for their own personal advancement? Sounds kinda like a pimp to me…
Mark

San Francisco, CA

#9 Sep 6, 2008
Patrick wrote:
I need help can someone tell me what Obama's experience is compared to Palins. If I'm not mistaken doesn't his term if he is elected start from day one. That is kind of scary considering his real lack of experience. Also can you tell me what he is going to do to fix the economy and gas prices. I heard all of the lines about creating jobs and raising taxes on the rich. Sounds a lot like the same thing I heard two years ago when the Congress and Senate were taken over by the democrats. Since that time all I got was plummeting home values and higher gas prices because the oil producing countries know the democrats would never let us use our own natural resources. Not to sound completely negative I will say at least the democrats were able to find out after spending millions of our dollars that athletes take steroids. I'm just waiting till they come out with the report of why the chicken crossed the road.
Sir, I will tell you what sounds like the same old thing-McCain's plan to cope with job loss-send 'em to community college-Same great plan as W. Any attempt to compare Obama's experience to Palins is silly. Obama went to Ivy Leauge schools to earn graduate degrees- your gal, a BA after attending colleges! obama has been learning the complexites of world affairs for at least 19 months-your gal- well, 4-5 days. Obama has been on countless Sunday talk shows and held countless conversations with the press- your gal- well, she refuses to talk to the press-so she has one prewritten speech in that is full of lies and negative attacks.
Mark

San Francisco, CA

#10 Sep 6, 2008
MackD wrote:
McCain-Palin --> JUST MORE LIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Alaska state jet didn't fly on eBay
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/...
I agree- Palin's claim that "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending ... and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress 'thanks but no thanks' for that Bridge to Nowhere."

The reality, of course, was much different.

As the AP noted. Palin, as mayor of the tiny town of Wasilla, hired a lobbyist and made annual treks to Washington seeking earmarked spending that totaled $27 million, and then as Alaska's governor for less than two years, she sought nearly $750 million in special federal spending, "by far the largest per-capita request in the nation."

And as for that $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents, the truth is that Palin enthusiastically supported the project before she reluctantly opposed it, rejecting the "Bridge to Nowhere" only after it had become politically indefensible.

The Los Angeles Times discovered that Sen. McCain had specifically cited several of Palin's earmarks on his annual list of wasteful pork-barrel spending.

In 2001, for instance, McCain's list included a $500,000 earmark for a public transportation project in Wasilla, and in 2002, he criticized $1 million targeted for an emergency communications center that Palin sought but local law enforcement said was redundant and a source of confusion.
sembo

Westminster, MD

#11 Sep 6, 2008
jefflz wrote:
McCain has turned this election into a soap opera about Sarah Palin and her family. Is this what we need to be talking about during these critical times when people are losing their jobs, their homes, and soldiers are losing their lives? Why is it that we are forced to deal with a hockey mom and her problems that can fill the National Enquirer ten times over? McCain clearly has contempt for the electoral process and the American people deserve so much more.
Better than listening to Barak Obama posturing and pontificating .Even in interviews , he sounds like he's making a speach ,pandering to any fear or disapointment anybody ever had. He's making out all Americans to be losers .If he get's there ,what is he going to do when he actually has to do something .
Patrick

Longwood, FL

#12 Sep 6, 2008
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>Sir, I will tell you what sounds like the same old thing-McCain's plan to cope with job loss-send 'em to community college-Same great plan as W. Any attempt to compare Obama's experience to Palins is silly. Obama went to Ivy Leauge schools to earn graduate degrees- your gal, a BA after attending colleges! obama has been learning the complexites of world affairs for at least 19 months-your gal- well, 4-5 days. Obama has been on countless Sunday talk shows and held countless conversations with the press- your gal- well, she refuses to talk to the press-so she has one prewritten speech in that is full of lies and negative attacks.
Again what experience does Obama have to be president. George Bush went to an Ivey league school. Also I will take a BA and common sense over his graduate degees and no common sense. George Bush went on all the talk shows. George Bush has been learning the complexities of the world for eight years. So I guess since you say Mc Cain is like Bush than we should elect Mc Cain. Then again I know you must be joking because like Jimmy Carter he does not even consider Iran a threat I just hope if he does get elected we do not get the same unemployment and high interest rates. Now about the lies and negative attacks. Where has she lied and why is the truth a negative attack. Obama on the other hand went to a church for twenty years and did not even know his pastor was a racist and a bigot. Now either he is a LIAR or he is completely stupid neither one I think qualifies him to be president from day one Where as I would expect McCain to survive at least 19 months which would give Palin more experience, but let's not get distracted she already has more experience making decisions on her own than Obama. Maybe it's his association with a murder (Bill Ayres)of innocent people that qualifies him to be president after all stalin, mao and numerous other liberal communist leaders were murders. I still have no idea what Obama is going to do to create jobs, because I'm sorry to say unlke Bill Clinton he does not have the .com era to ride on.
Our Turn

Salisbury, MD

#13 Sep 6, 2008
Barak goona win so gets usted to it mooron! Repubicans be so stupid they dont no working peoples like Barak for the future of everones!

Yes WE Can ! Obama o8!!
FLDZC

Castres, France

#14 Sep 6, 2008
All this claptrap about "experience" is becoing a bit tedious. What experience did Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, etc have before entering the White House? What they had in common with Obama is superior intelligence, vision, and
integrity. McCain comes up short on all three counts. He's a reckless, pandering, ol' boy politician who was graduated at the bottom of his class at Annapolis...just like his clone GW did at Yale, where, incidentally his father BOUGHT "junior" a seat!
Patrick

Longwood, FL

#15 Sep 6, 2008
Our Turn wrote:
Barak goona win so gets usted to it mooron! Repubicans be so stupid they dont no working peoples like Barak for the future of everones!
Yes WE Can ! Obama o8!!
Can someone please translate what stupid is trying to say. Not bad for a monkey, I'm sure if you leave him there long enough he might be able to type one sentence and spell more five correct words. He should give thanks to Obama for that great liberal public education.
Patrick

Longwood, FL

#16 Sep 6, 2008
FLDZC wrote:
All this claptrap about "experience" is becoing a bit tedious. What experience did Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, etc have before entering the White House? What they had in common with Obama is superior intelligence, vision, and
integrity. McCain comes up short on all three counts. He's a reckless, pandering, ol' boy politician who was graduated at the bottom of his class at Annapolis...just like his clone GW did at Yale, where, incidentally his father BOUGHT "junior" a seat!
Can you tell me who picked a lifetime politician for his VP. Yeah it sounds like change to me. Please all we ask is that you think before you speak, oh I'm sorry if you did that you would be voting for McCain.
Aformerhillarysu pporter

AOL

#17 Sep 6, 2008
Barack is a media creation and with all media creations sooner or later the public loses interest in them and that's what 's happening to Obama. Palin is the new sensation, I personally guarantee that people in middle America will fall in love with her. Soon Palin and McCain will plaster the airwaves with Obama's close relationship with domestic American self professed terrorist Bill Ayers. Who do you think Pennsyvanians and Minnesotans and miidle American will vote for? Not Obama. This election will break for McCain/Palin in a near or full landslide victory. I guarantee it. If the polls are even on November 4 white Americans will vote McCain into office by 4-9 points and that my friends is a landslide.

Since: Nov 07

Reisterstown

#18 Sep 6, 2008
Our Turn wrote:
Barak goona win so gets usted to it mooron! Repubicans be so stupid they dont no working peoples like Barak for the future of everones!
Yes WE Can ! Obama o8!!
You're the perfect example of the type of illiterate, ignorant democrat who can not spell or use correct grammar and are to stupid to use "spell check". It's scary to think society allows you to vote. You can't even spell your candidates' name correctly.(Barack)
Patrick

Longwood, FL

#19 Sep 6, 2008
KisseyKelsey wrote:
<quoted text>
You're the perfect example of the type of illiterate, ignorant democrat who can not spell or use correct grammar and are to stupid to use "spell check". It's scary to think society allows you to vote. You can't even spell your candidates' name correctly.(Barack)
Hey it's not nice to pick on the handicap. Plus he probably has even more experience than Obama.
COMMON SENSE131

Centreville, MD

#20 Sep 6, 2008
I think, or hope that middle America can identify a poser like Barry, and a lifetime politician like Biden. Even his son is following in his footsteps. We might not be getting much with McCain, but what we'll get with Barry and Joe is frightening. You know you can have all the economic ideas in the world, and some of them might prove to be successful, but if we are attacked in America again, our economy will be in the toilet, no matter what plan you have. And for Barry to say to inflate our tires instead of drilling, shows he has some real positive ideas, positively stupid. But seeing where liberals are getting the information, The Sun, I can see why they choose Barack. Sorry, I'm an American, with American ideals, I don't see American written on Barack anywhere.

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