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Is the GOP throwing this election intentionally?

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Sep. 3rd, 2008 | 04:46 pm



The GOP has picked the worst VP candidate in history. She is undefendable, so they are now saying the media is being unfair by looking into her background at all. They intentionally chose someone that was unknown to limit attacks and chose a woman to reduce the bump Obama got from the DNC convention; the short term of this may have seemed to be a great political strategy at the time, but it appears that the GOP looked into her background, lifestyle and record about as much as anyone else had prior to the announcement.

Now they are realizing the errors of their ways and as more dirt on her surfaces, they will realize exactly how poorly a choice they made.

At least Dan Quayle had served as a United States Senator prior to his selection as V.P. nominee.

Palin has been the governor of a state with less than 650,000 residents for less than two years. Before that she was the mayor of a town with approximately 5400 esidents (Wasilla, AK). ...

Her church is a fringe far-right faction of crazies, apparently, too. What was that about Obama's crazy pastor? huh?

Also, they don't seem to realize that their convention sucked.

Could it be that the GOP is intentionally throwing this election? I keep on top of the daily and monthly activities of both partys, their campaigns, and the media coverage and... The only logical answer I can come up with as to why the Republicans are doing so badly is that they are doing so no purpose. That they've decided to just forfeit, and give up on this to focus on something else...



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amandawalsh

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from: amandawalsh
date: Sep. 4th, 2008 11:41 am (UTC)
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I dont know....from what I understand her speech was the awesomeness!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080904/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_tv_palin_s_night

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amandawalsh

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from: amandawalsh
date: Sep. 4th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
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That is the most biased site I have ever been to in my entire life.

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Joel

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from: hoptownjoel
date: Sep. 4th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's an editorial blog. It's supposed to be biased. There are editorial blogs on both sides.

The article you linked isn't biased, but it also doesn't go further than making the case that the speech was technically proficient and on-message. In other words, she didn't, in the middle of the speech, start foaming at the mouth and throwing her feces at the audience. Keeping your cool when you first step on to the national stage, especially when so many people think you're evil or an idiot, is commendable.

Even if she gave the best speech possible, it still doesn't automatically mean that the message is a good one or one that should be commended. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech isn't thought of as one of the best speeches of all time just because it was poetic and passionately delivered; it's because the message that he was delivering was positive, inspirational, world-changing, and it was the message people needed to hear.

Determining where or not the message is valuable to you... That's a highly subjective thing, obviously, so I'm comfortable posting the link that I did. It encapsulates a lot of my thoughts, though I doubt I'd have used the same words.

If her giving that speech inspired you to be more passionate about the process and her ticket helping to solve whatever problems/issues you feel the country has, then it was an awesome speech. I don't think it did, but if you do, then fair enough. :)

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amandawalsh

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from: amandawalsh
date: Sep. 5th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
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I did not say that it inspired me. I said that people said it was a good speech. In reality, I was just arguing with James because it is funny :P

I do not get involved with the conventions. They remind me too much of old church revivals where everyone gets all worked up. I like watching the debates and I make decisions at that time.

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twitch of a finger

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from: onlyiwillremain
date: Sep. 5th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
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People got worked up at the DNC convention. The RNC convention was pretty quiet by comparison. When President Bush spoken, I think people must have left the room...

Palin's speech was more annoying than inspiring. Her nasal chirpy whine and awful accent make me want to climb the walls.

The way that she said 'alone' was absolutely horrifying.

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the quiet one

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from: abbeygirl
date: Sep. 10th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
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this is good.
http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2008/09/10/palin/index.html

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