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  •  Just checked out her website (3+ / 0-)
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    Jake Nelson, tcorse, Militarytracy

    Seems like a true-red Republican. Given that Knowles was governor 2 times before, I think he has a shot...however, he lost statewide against Lisa Murkowski, so who knows how he'll do against Palin.

    And on a more shallow note, Palin is lookin' good.

    Deny My Freedom
    "Inconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen." -Al Gore

    by PsiFighter37 on Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 08:20:40 AM PDT

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    •  Palin's running as a 'reformer' and yes, (2+ / 0-)
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      iCaroline, Militarytracy

      she's a stunner! considering that Alaska is disportionately Republican, and disportionately male (or so I've heard -- 10-1 ratio? can it be?) -- she'll win on her looks alone!

      'If Kos hadn't changed the rating protocol, I'd "3" you upside the head -- old school.' PBJ Diddy

      by PhillyGal on Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 08:24:54 AM PDT

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    •  true red (2+ / 0-)
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      PhillyGal, Christopher Walker

      The thing is, Palin's campaign steered clear of red-meat GOP issues. Ask her about abortion or gay rights and she'd craft a political answer. Her views are indeed not very moderate, but she ran purely on character & integrity.

      With Murkowski out of the race, the integrity factor is out the window. (Some Murkowski supporters, in true Rovian fashion, were sounding alarms that Palin's ethical lapses would become an issue in the campaign.) Does Palin embrace the core of the GOP -- the opposite of usual post-primary strategy -- or does she continue to hew to the middle?

      By the way, 2nd place GOPer John Binkley actually far outspent Palin and Murkowski, to no avail. His money couldn't overcome Palin's reputation as the real protest candidate.

      •  What about subsistence? (0+ / 0-)

        Hey, Grumpy, do you think Sarah's stand on subsistence will hurt her, or do you think people don't care about rural preference anymore?
        (for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, consider yourselves lucky)
        Also, how about the capital location (supposedly, Palin's support for Juneau is kind of weak) and the Juneau road (which she does support strongly)? Does she get hurt in southeast? Or is that more than compensated for by her support from commercial fishermen? Commercial fishermen are pissed off at Knowles for various arcane reasons I can't quite follow.
        I'm pretty bad at predicting elections, but my guess is that Sarah wins handily. Alaskans are just in love with her, and maybe consider Knowles old hat, even though people generally like him. Of course, this entire election may be the biggest charm face-off ever.

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