Post-convention, Palin a popular draw...

Post-convention, Palin a popular draw at rallies

There are 262 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Post-convention, Palin a popular draw at rallies. In it, Newsday reports that:

If there was any doubt that John McCain 's surprise pick of Sarah Palin has grabbed the attention of many Republicans, Barbara Falk, a retiree born and raised in this quaint small town, put it to rest ...

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RRR

Anchorage, AK

#1 Sep 6, 2008
Wooten is a mistake.
Former Democrat

Sherman Oaks, CA

#2 Sep 6, 2008
I LOVE Sarah! This year I got to vote my heart! She makes sense to me. The Democrat ticket is a gasbag this year. Sorry boys, but I'm outta here. I was for Hillary, but what's not to like about SARAH! xoxoxoxo
jefflz

San Francisco, CA

#3 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.
masumo

Anchorage, AK

#4 Sep 6, 2008
Sounds like the good ole boy network protecting their own.... shame on them.
Hilary Smith

Isleton, CA

#5 Sep 6, 2008
Hear this: Unemployment is up and productivity is up. But…wages are down. That means people are working harder for less because they’re terrified of losing their jobs. This is BS! This is America! In America, I expect legislative trade policy to be the custodian of working-class opportunity.

McCain will continue to support the no-holds-barred free trade which has flooded our markets with cheap imports and driven American industry out of business. Obama will use this trade model as well, unfortunately, but he will also support the rights of workers to more easily protect themselves through labor unions.

If you think strong unions will send jobs overseas, when it comes to some giant corporations, you’re probably right. This would only enhance the competitive capabilities of American small business enterprise. That’s a good thing. America was built for the little guy. In any case, we don't need jobs here that intentionally exploit our citizens. I’m tired of being expendable.

Not only do Americans want change, we want a return to healthcare, retirement and financial security for the everyman. We want government to use its power, in our name, to put things back the way they were.

He may not be perfect, but if you’re a working-class person, Obama is the logical choice. America needs a Roosevelt not a Hoover.
Hector Gonzalez

Edison, CA

#6 Sep 6, 2008
Im a US Army vet , I can have a job too ? Dont forget for those that are VET how many times Mc Cain has voted against any help for those that served. A true war hero , and we forget that the real hero were the ones that didnt make it home :(
masumo

Anchorage, AK

#7 Sep 6, 2008
Sorry Jefflz, this is not a soap opera but real people and Sarah is the real deal. Shame on the negative media reports. Sounds like they are scared of her abilities to lead and being such a down to earth lady. Her family is off limits and besides that she is a wonderful mother as well.
Peter

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Sep 6, 2008
This is whats wrong with our politics. At the Republican convention, speaker after speaker just flat-out lied, and our news media isnt calling them on any of it. YOU CANT GET THE STORY FROM THE PUNDITS.

They smeared Barack Obama repeatedly and told lies big and small.

Heres just a few of them:

- Sarah Palin and John McCain claim that Barack Obama wants to raise our taxes, but the vast majority of families are way better off under Barack Obamas plan. JOHN MCCAIN ACTUALLY WANTS TO TAX OUR HEALTH BENEFITS!!! Barack Obamas plan only raises taxes on people with individual incomes over a quarter-million dollars.

- Sarah Palin and John McCain lie and claim that their plan is better for people like us. They dont cut taxes for us hardly at all, and wipe out that cut with their plan to tax our health benefits!!!! Barack Obama actually cuts middle class taxes to try to restore fairness that was lost under Bush.

- Sarah Palin lied when she said Barack Obama had authored no major law, not even in the state senate. This is just a bald-faced lie. In fact, just in the US Senate, Barack Obama passed the most sweeping reform package since Watergate, and reached across party lines to pass, with Senator Lugar, legislation to help keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists and, with Senator Coburn, legislation to create a revolutionary database that makes government more transparent and accountable.

- Sarah Palin and John McCain continue to lie about Barack Obamas energy plans. They keep pushing more drilling as the main answer to our problems, when it wont do anything to lower the price of gas. And then they claim Barack Obama, in the words of Palin,is against producing [more energy]. Barack Obama is for producing more clean energy and ending our addiction to oil. He has the most comprehensive energy plan of any Presidential candidate in history.

- The Republicans keep attacking Barack Obamas plans for Iraq, even though the Iraqi government AND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION just signed an agreement that follows the plan Barack Obama has been advocating for months.

- Its the same thing on negotiations and diplomacy. Sarah Palin attacked Barack Obama for holding the position that the Bush Administration has belatedly been forced to adopt: holding direct talks with Iran. Were too strong a country to be afraid of talking to Iraq.

It goes on and on. Im tired of the lies. AND IM TIRED OF THE MEDIA NOT TELLING US THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM!
I believe Americans must look for the facts themselves before they decide!

“Thank God I'm a country boy!”

Since: Aug 08

Los Angeles California

#9 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.
If she can stop the mistake Obama would be, then we need her.
TANSTAAFL

Fort Mohave, AZ

#10 Sep 6, 2008
MSM and democrat mantra, she is a dumb hick, can't pronounce big words and without a teleprompter, just too inarticulate to debate.

Right, buh bye Biden.

Republican Football Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Sep 6, 2008
Susan Eisenhower: Barack is the best choice (CNN Interview)
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When Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter Susan said "Yes we can!" over 84,000 supporters at the Democrat Convention cheered her on and yelled "Yes we can!"

My Favorite Eisenhower Story From Wikipedia. Dwight could have been a Professional Football player?

At West Point, Eisenhower made the football team. He started as a varsity running back and linebacker in 1912. In a bit of a fabled match-up, he even tackled the legendary Jim Thorpe in a 1912 game.

Ike Eisenhower and Harry Truman Fans supporting Change We can believe in!

Obamacans for Obama/Biden '08
bill b

Cottbus, Germany

#12 Sep 6, 2008
Palin is a product of an culture that loves American Idol and other reality TV shows that throw a "Normal" person on a national stage. It's exciting and adds drama to otherwise dud of a republican ticket. It doesn't matter if it's extremely reckless and proves poor judgment on McCain's part because the lady adds the drama needed to keep America from completely dismissing an out of touch old man. The proof is the TV ratings outshining Obama's acceptance speech. America simply is waiting to see the train wreck, it didn't happen with this particular speech, but I suspect it will be soon.
John OBrien

Brighton, MI

#13 Sep 6, 2008
As a so called Reagan Democrat and union man from Michigan, I grew up thinking that democrats are for the working man. I know that is not true. Jennifer Granholm has wrecked my state, and Barack Obama, another Harvard Law guy out of touch with working families (he went home to Hyde Park after "community organizing, whatever that is", would do the same. Obama, like Granholm is also inexperienced and has not shown he can get the job done.

I voted for people, not parties, and this year I am voting for John McCain
wayne

San Francisco, CA

#14 Sep 6, 2008
what does palin do for average citizen
wayne

San Francisco, CA

#15 Sep 6, 2008
i am lossing my residence
wayne

San Francisco, CA

#16 Sep 6, 2008
the state of ca is broke
CaribouBarbie

Seattle, WA

#17 Sep 6, 2008
Bake, bake, bake.... anyone from the press want some of the Governor's hand crafted cookies? Bake, bake, bake!
alreds

Doha, Qatar

#18 Sep 6, 2008
She demonstrated she can play in these games. Biden is in big doo-doo
rob-of-indy

Des Plaines, IL

#19 Sep 6, 2008
Peter of Saint Paul...take it easy. Each side lies. Your job is to decipher what is real and what isn't. And television is for entertainment. Newspapers are for news.

I knew Sarah struck a nerve with the Dems when I watched Keith Olbermann, of MSNBC, go on and on about how bad her speech was. He was appalled that someone could be so bad! And to think, she was govenor! Oh my!

I chuckled through the whole report. "He just doesn't get it!" Lots of people are impressed simply because she seems to be just a regular mom doing her best. I think we'll see her for the next twelve years - 4 with McCain as Vice President Palin and 8 as President Palin. I'll vote for her. Three times.
Who me

Bangkok, Thailand

#20 Sep 6, 2008
Palin,Obama who?

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