McCain May Not Support Palin

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  1. Magnetic Poles

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    If he doesn't support her for POTUS, why did he nominate her to be one heartbeat away? Maybe it wasn't his choice to begin with.

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    She would appeal to her fans more, by not even seeking his endorsement. She should move away from him, and closer to her base. She's the future, he's barely hangin on.
     
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    Gore did this with Lieberman - good enough for second fiddle, but . . .
     
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    :laugh:

    And Liebermann has haunted his dreams ever since.....
     
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    I would say that is good news for Governor Palin. McCain, who I supported and who I think is a true hero, will not be a favorite of the Republican Governors who must rebuild the party.
     
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    I agree, McCain's support won't help Palin one bit. McCain almost didn't have a convention until he chose Palin. He is not a leader in the GOP.

    I think the GOP has two years to see who emerges as a leader. Think of it this way, when the primaries began, Obama was an unknown. Kennedy called him by the wrong name and I have to admit, I like most American's never heard of him.
     
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    McCain says his corpse is still warm......... He may be implying that he still has a hope to run again!
     
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    It is far, far, far too early to endorse anyone for any office in the next election.
     
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    I think McCain's endorsement of anyone will mean about as much as Dukakis', Dole's, Mondale's, or other defeated candidates'.
     
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    I don't think she was his first choice. Just another compromise on his path to mediocrity.

    Palin and McCain differed on a lot of policy points before she was named. She had to alter her position on several issues and even stated that theirs would have been a McCain administration with McCain policies not hers.

    Now that she is free to put forth her own ideas she should. I was a McCain supporter only after Palin was added.

    Palin may or may not be a force in republican politics moving forward, but that is really up to her.
     
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    Rumors are he didn't have a choice. He wanted his friend Joe Lieberman but the party told him he would be on his own if he went that direction. We were fairly close to not having a RNC. None of the other guys on the republican short list could take a demographic from Obama.

    He chose Palin primarily to go after the Hillary supporters. I am sure she got a good number of the pants suite ladies who stayed loyal to their gender. It was an added bonus that she solidified the base but I don't think that was intentional.
     
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    I don't know, I have always thought the opposite here. I don't know how anyone could be so foolish as to think Palin would bring Hillary supporters to the Republicans. She is the anti-Hillary in every way. The only way a Hillary supporter would switch to Palin would be if they did not care about issues at all and votes solely based on the sex of the candidate. I don't believe any of the pants suite ladies as you described them went for Palin unless it was out of protest because Hillary lost. They hat Palin.

    No I think Palin was brought in intentionally to solidify the base and any gender related votes she garnered were the added bonus.

    But hey, I have been wrong before. Either way it was too little too late.
     
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    What's a "pants suite lady"?
     
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    It was a term given the female Hillary supporters. Notice she usually wears pants suites? I guess that is the executive, power woman look (in their view) so they connected on that level.
     
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    Bingo... How many votes did Obama get because of his race? You can't stare reality in the face and call it false.
     
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    Since the majority of Obama voters did not know about issues or who is even in congress race is all that is left.

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    Palin has rid herself of an albatross around her neck, IMHO; certainly no loss to conservatives. Which, incidentally, McCain WAS NOT!
     
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    Majority I don't know but there were sure a lot who voted for him for other than political reason's. Likewise there were some who voted against him for other that political reasons. Unfortunately that is how a lot of American's vote, not based on issues but based on who they like or can relate to on other levels.

    This was my point about Palin, she had the GOP in this last election. She will have to be liked to raise the numbers. Not saying she can't but pointing out the objective.

    Now something that came to light this last election, voters seem to not like the attacks. When the left attacked Palin their poll numbers soared. When the GOP began attacking Obama his numbers rebounded. I don't know what platform the GOP will have if attacks are not used???
     
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    Ah, you meant pants "suit" lady. That I understand. With everyone using "suite" I wasn't so sure.
     
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    I believe the "Pants Suite" was a little known classical music piece written by Levi Strauss.
     

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