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Sarah Palin as of late has looked to be one of the most ignorant and outright stupid politicians we’ve seen in a long time. However here is why I think she stands a very good chance of coming out on top Thursday. Living up here in Alaska and watching Palin’s rise has been somewhat of a trial for my faith in the American public.

     

        When Sarah ran for mayor of Wasilla she ran a campaign on issues that never were part of the politics out there before. She turned a political contest that was usually between two friendly neighbors who both were interested in the job, into a vicious cutthroat campaign that sought to destroy anyone who stood against her. However, the key to her victory was the fact that she made the campaign about issues that had absolutely nothing to do with the town of Wasilla.

        Her campaign for governor of Alaska was run very much the same way; she was able to run an entire campaign without ever once addressing any policy. In her debates she answered questions about policy, instead of ever actually discussing her stances; she avoided the questions by telling stories that made her connect with the average voter. Basically what I’m getting at is the fact that Sarah Palin doesn’t need experience or knowledge to win the debate, she simply needs to appeal to all those voters out there who still think it would be nice to have a leader whom they felt was just like them. I don’t remember who it was, but when she was tagged for the VP slot, one of the local democrats said of Sarah Palin, "Alaska is littered with the corpses of campaigns that underestimated her, now we’ll see if they make the same mistakes on the national scale."

Originally posted to Danfd on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:00 PM PDT.

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    •  I thought that Bush lost debates vs Gore (4+ / 0-)
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      ORDem, Kwamo, aintnoreason, richybeans

      But no, afterwards it was all "Leering Gore" and "Sighing Gore" and "Overmedicated Gore"

      Palin: Every single word that comes out of her mouth -- or every single word that the McCain folks put in her mouth -- is a lie. (Josh Marshall 9/8/08)

      by Lurtz on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:13:14 PM PDT

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      •  The media seems to be coming around this time... (3+ / 0-)
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        steveGA, kpardue, Kwamo

        but it is truly unfortunate that winning the media narrative is so crucial. With respect to Gore, it was actually pretty remarkable that he was able to 'win' with the press so skewed against him.

        •  What really gets me riled is how many of the (0+ / 0-)

          'pundits' are giving her advice to be herself, to be nasty.  They're telling her to take shots at Biden.  They're still talking about how wonderful she was at her convention speech and how she has to go back to that persona, of course never noting that it was a speech that McIdiot's advisers had written for her and she just read it off the teleprompter.  They think all the nasty comments she made about Obama were great and showed off her feistyness.  I thought they showed off her mean spirit.

          Mind you, a lot of these so-called 'pundits' think McOld won the first debate with his disrespect to Obama but a big majority of voters were completely turned off by it.  Hopefully that's what will happen if Palin gets snotty.

          He's not an African American candidate, he's and American candidate. - Jean Weiss on CNN

          by vernonbc on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 03:16:23 AM PDT

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  •  I doubt it... (6+ / 0-)

    Biden is a very experienced (and charming) pol. I think he will connect easily as well as she and then talk good sense and good policy to boot. She may come out of it not looking like a complete idiot, but I doubt she will win.

    Not only can a small group of dedicated people change the world, its the only thing that ever has.

    by fToRrEeEsSt on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:05:37 PM PDT

    •  Don't underestimate the idiocy of the (0+ / 0-)

      media though.  I'll bet you all the right-leaning 'liberal elite' commentators will think she did just great if she manages to complete a coherent sentence, or they'll feel all sorts of sympathy for her if Gwen Ifill asks her the same sort of questions she asks Joe Biden.  Heaven forbid the pretty little flower should be expected to be as competent as he is and answer questions that might be reasonably expected by a candidate for vp.

      He's not an African American candidate, he's and American candidate. - Jean Weiss on CNN

      by vernonbc on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 03:22:02 AM PDT

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  •  I had a date with a really, really bright guy (18+ / 0-)

    who said EXACTLY that - he liked the idea of her being on the ticket because she's just like us.

    Funny, there was no second date.

  •  only one problem (15+ / 0-)

    America is just now getting the massive hangover from electing the guy who would be more fun to have a beer with. I think we are just starting to figure out that chumps like us and Sarah Palin have no business dealing with complex issues.

    Preserve democracy, cancel your cable

    by The past is over on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:05:44 PM PDT

  •  It seems the Obama camp (5+ / 0-)
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    assyrian64, Gutterboy, kefauver, Lujane, Fonsia

    are the only ones not underestimating her.

    "...this nation is more than the sum of its parts ..." Barack Obama-18 March,2008

    by Inventor on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:06:41 PM PDT

  •  Bigger stage. Bigger audience. (5+ / 0-)

    Higher stakes.

  •  She's gonna be thrashed (5+ / 0-)

    in the post debate spin.

    "I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals." -Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy

    by NMDad on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:07:24 PM PDT

  •  what sells in AK.... (18+ / 0-)

    ...doesn't necessarily sell on the national stage.  Sure, she'll suck in some "low information voters"...but not someone who wants a real grown-up world leader for a real grown-up job. Why do you think her poll numbers are crashing?It was a cute idea while it lasted - with little staying power.  

  •  I'm sorry... (6+ / 0-)

    but that is NOT going to work in a national VP debate.  The stakes are a little higher and - no offense - but Joe Biden is more knowledgable and experienced than anyone in Alaskan politics.

  •  that might work on a smaller scale (5+ / 0-)
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    steveGA, kpardue, Fonsia, Kwamo, richybeans

    but it won't work on enough people across the nation. People are angry that she isn't qualified. They don't care if she can tell a good story. The overall electorate, especially with the aid of social networks on the internet, has become more demanding.

    We're in the midst of an economic crisis and two wars. There wasn't anything like that happening in Alaska when she ran for governor. The only crisis you were contending with were ones she set up by deciding to stab her good ol' boy network in the back so she could set up her own network. At the national level, we're looking for real, considered leadership. Her heartwarming stories won't do us any good when she doesn't realize that Hamas is not our ally, even though their leaders were elected to office.

  •  I'm not worried, either. (7+ / 0-)
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    steveGA, kefauver, irishwitch, vernonbc, BJMS, Kwamo, kir

    I don't mean to sound rude, but all Sarah Palin is good for is a sarcastic zinger and a regurgitated GOP talking-point sound-bye.

    The pundits tend to be morons on this issue, so it might be a good night for her publicity wise, but she's got a lot of ground to make up with voters. She's got the fundie vote in the bag -- it's the rest of the country she needs to be appealing to and she will fall far short.

  •  Oh and before Palin (3+ / 0-)

    the most masterful politician in Alaska's history was Ted Stevens. That corrupt dolt couldn't run for dog catcher north of the Mason-Dixon line so stop overestimating your state and get to sleep.

    Preserve democracy, cancel your cable

    by The past is over on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:09:22 PM PDT

  •  it's never quite the same once the vale's... (1+ / 0-)
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    Fonsia

    been lifted and everyone sees the preposterous little hamster running round the squeaky wheel

  •  Nah! (2+ / 0-)
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    irishwitch, BJMS

    She's a certified moron. Without talking points an a script she's a caribou barbie.

  •  Not buying it (6+ / 0-)
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    steveGA, skrekk, irishwitch, Fonsia, Mettu, Dretutz

    She's no longer a blank slate- she's been widely mocked as a lightweight.  Contrary to what a handful of chickens on the left are saying, she REALLY has to do well, not just show up and not look stupid.  She has to destroy Biden, which I don't see happening.  Even if Biden says something stupid, it's not a killer because his image is of a smart guy who puts his foot in his mouth a lot.  Palin is going to go down hard.

  •  Unfortunately for Palin... (9+ / 0-)

    there are a plethora of policy-related questions Gwen can ask, where Sarah is forced into one of her now classic "and such as..." rambling, embarrassing responses.

    Coach McCain brought Sarah up from AAA to the majors far too fast. Becoming a good Republican bullshitter takes time.

    John McCain: "Achme...akma...awack...denou...denehj...dunooj...jah...ajad."

    by assyrian64 on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:12:15 PM PDT

    •  But I guarantee that if Gwen asks those questions (0+ / 0-)

      she'll be the one who's condemned for picking on the poor little rookie who can't be expected to know all the answers in 4-5 weeks.

      He's not an African American candidate, he's and American candidate. - Jean Weiss on CNN

      by vernonbc on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 03:31:09 AM PDT

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  •  I don't think that provincial twit has a chance (2+ / 0-)
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    glassbeadgame, aintnoreason

    Stupid (or ignorant) is as stupid does.

    Politicians from Alaska are simply not mainstream enough and she will look out of place when she isn't looking clueless.

  •  That's a cute trick to play... (9+ / 0-)

    ...when people aren't on to you.

    People are on to Palin now. They will be LOOKING for the smoke and mirrors.

    And the country is looking for leaders on issues right now. Image doesn't cut it when the country's very financial survival is in question.

    At this point I have a very hard time believing her "charm" is going to work on anyone who isn't already firmly in the kool-ade camp.

  •  I have a question for you (2+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, pdx kirk

    I saw an article in the Christian Science Monitor today that said the author debated Palin over 2 dozen times when she ran for governor.  Do they really do that many debates up there or was he just blowing smoke?

    What's it like to debate Sarah Palin

    I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws? Bill Maher

    by gtghawaii on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:16:11 PM PDT

    •  It was by Halcro. I think he counted ones where (2+ / 0-)
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      irishwitch, vernonbc

      Palin was a no show. He's combining the primary ones and the State ones.
      There must have been a lot of primary ones. I didn't pay much attention to the Republican primary other than to laugh that they were dumping Murkowski ( who going to be the most wonderful Governor ever when he beat Dem. Lt Gov. Fran Ulmer --a competent Alaskan woman.  Once the tickets were set, Andrew ran as independent because he thought Palin was not qualified. Palin was a no show at most of the Gubernatorial debates.  I only remember hearing one of them.

    •  Smaller the town the more the debates (0+ / 0-)

      I ran for office in a district of 24,000.  We had more candidate forums and debates than the Mayor of Los ANgeles or the COunty Supervisor.  Infact, more than the Governor.

  •  she's a fucking idiot (5+ / 0-)

    even the dumb fucks in Amurka are sick of their kinfolk being in charge. I predict massive failure.

    The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same." Carlos Castaneda

    by FireCrow on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:16:17 PM PDT

    •  agree massive failure (4+ / 0-)
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      True North, Lefty Mama, snacksandpop, kir

      Palin's game may work in Alaska, but it was short lived in the lower 48.

      The veil is off and nobody takes her seriously anymore.  If she goes into folksy stories about America, it will not go over well.  People are looking now to see if she can actually answer a question.

      The debate is bad for McCain because it means huge exposure of Palin to the public.  There is a reason they keep her in lockdown.  Any public face time drives her favorables down and thus McCain down.

  •  considering she's only been in two campaigns (6+ / 0-)
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    zane, ORDem, irishwitch, Fonsia, Mettu, kir

    before this one, I'm sure there's not that many corpses of campaigns out there

    But, I appreciate your concern

    McCain does not support the troops

    by erin r on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:22:13 PM PDT

  •  Haaaaa. Don't make me laugh. (1+ / 0-)
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    irishwitch

    However you spin it that woman is still a moron. She'll win with the basest of the base.

    If bs were a currency, Palin could bailout Wall Street herself. - Kathleen Parker

    by jazzence on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:22:32 PM PDT

  •  She will not be directly (0+ / 0-)

    refuted by Joe but she will be judged, by the voters,  helped along by the likes of Charlie and Katie and all the other "would be" pundits, now they have been given overwhelming evidence that the glass slipper doesn't fit.

    Cinderalla, after all, is still just a fairy tale.

  •  She'll win because expectations are so low (1+ / 0-)
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    vernonbc

    As long as she gets through the debate without literally setting the podium on fire, it'll be considered a win for her.

  •  Folksy anecdotes are only going (3+ / 0-)
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    Fishgrease, irishwitch, Fonsia

    to get you so far this year.  People are pissed and scared, Palin will do nothing to ease their concerns with razzle dazzle quips and nervous spinning of talking points.

    The people who like her will continue to like her, those a bit cynical about her qualifications are not likely to change their minds if she is as ignorant about national and international issues as she appears to be. She'll muddle through as long as she doesn't treat every question as a gotcha that puts her on the defensive.  If she's snarky or sarcastic it's over for McCain.  Red meat for the base is a real turnoff for the swing voters. She already has the base. If she doesn't recognize her audience (McCain sure as hell didn't) she will fail despite what praise the pundits heap upon her.  

    She strikes me as an expert on reading the people of a state she adores.  She know Alaska, and it's obvious that she loves the state.  If she had been Gov. for a longer period of time she would have either been exposed for the lightweight she is or she would have been able to become more seasoned (assuming she was even interested in expanding her political horizons beyond Alaska).  Regardless of her future intentions, she's full of shit if she thinks Alaska is a microcosm of the US. Not even close. At this moment in time she's a political gimmick in a year where people have little patience for political gimmicks.

    Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right? - Robert Orben

    by mentaldebris on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:33:42 PM PDT

  •  To paraphrase Jon Stewart (1+ / 0-)
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    If I do really good at my job, I will get a promotion and/or raise.

    If they do really good at their job, their head gets CARVED INTO A MOUNTAIN.

    I don't want a candidate who's just like me. I want them so superior to me it's embarrassing.

  •  Let me tell you exactly what will happen. (3+ / 0-)
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    Fonsia, pdx kirk, Mettu

    It will start slowly. There will even be moments where it looks like she might pull this off.

    But it will build to where it is noticable at around the 20 minute mark. By halfway through the debate, it will be obvious. Palin hasn't said one goddam thing and she's melting down. Her brain is cooking off. She doesn't look so good.

    Biden will have remained polite and on message. Pure policy wonk. Boring even. The wingers will pick a couple of Biden nothings and try to turn them into world-shattering gaffs, but it won't stick.

    By Monday, Obama/Biden will have gained another 3% in the national polls (about the maximum there is to be had in this election) but their numbers in the election markets will top 70% and continue slowly upward.

    Palin has to prove substance tomorrow night. She cannot. There's nothing there.

    It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

    by Fishgrease on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:56:15 PM PDT

  •  I hope that only works in Alaska! (1+ / 0-)
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    No offense, but if Americans overwhelmingly vote for her,(I say her, due to McCon's age and mental health) this will be the final American insult here and abroad. I think it's even admirable that it appears in Alaska a sector does not want America in its seduction (palin effect) to be bamboozled.(protests) We just can't suffer through 4 more years of hell. And the only corpses that would be littered would be of those in needless wars that these two would have us waged in. And if she were by default become President...same outcome. Heaven help America! I have seen this story and played it myself. Sometimes looks, intelligence (just so), a lot of BS gets you far ,,perhaps even VP. I am a woman and can say without sounding sexist, if she were not attractive, she wouldn't have been embraced nor so many allowances made for her ineptitude. Sans Hot Chick and all the other ilk!

    Two Houses Two Spouses Obama/Biden McPrisoner Of W "Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me." ~kay~

    by Kwamo on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 10:57:02 PM PDT

  •  We underestimate her at our peril (1+ / 0-)
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    Kwamo

    I think she'll be puffed up like Bush in 2000. However, if Biden avoid making any gaffes, real or perceived, then it shouldn't matter as much if she beats expectations.

  •  Why this Alaskan thinks Palin wil be appalling (11+ / 0-)

    I've known Palin for 18 years.  Watched her rise.  Watched the Alaska media give her pass after pass.  Watched her claw her way through Alaska politics, to the top.

    That being said, I disagree with the diarist here.  She has been placed into a position beyond her capabilities.  There is a lot of weight on her shoulders in this debate.  I just don't see it in her to succeed tomorrow, even with the lightweight format with no follow-ups that the Obama campaign stupidly agreed to.

  •  She may well win the battle but I think she'll (5+ / 0-)

    lose the war.  

    Every major media person thinks she's an airhead. Assuming that Palin reverts to her Alaskan form and smoothly dodges questions and lands a bunch of hits on Obama and McCain, she'll buy herself a couple days reprieve from the media as they talk about her performance. After that they'll resume talking about her little knowledge she has, and all her interviewers will feel challenged to see if they actually get her to answer a substantive question. I don't think being glib in her debate will be enough.

  •  I Really Don't Get the Point of these Diaries (3+ / 0-)
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    makemefree, skrekk, Mettu

    Biden: Knowledgeable About Today's Pressing Issues

    Palin: Ignorant About Today's Pressing Issues

    Advantage: Biden.

    Case closed.

    Owning a home is a success. Owning seven homes is excess.

    by kefauver on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 11:04:34 PM PDT

    •  Common sense is not so common. (1+ / 0-)
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      But I think this may be a case where people will refused to be fooled all of the time.

      "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska" -- Gov. Sarah Palin

      by makemefree on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 11:45:26 PM PDT

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  •  I don't want someone just like me for President. (1+ / 0-)
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    Kwamo

    Sarah Palin doesn’t need experience or knowledge to win the debate, she simply needs to appeal to all those voters out there who still think it would be nice to have a leader whom they felt was just like them.

    I think voters have learned from the last eight years that maybe they should set the bar a little higher this time.  This is a republican talking point that appeals to the fundies and people who don't take the time to really explore the issues and candidates.  I don't want my heart surgeon or my defense lawyer to be just like me.  I want them to be extremely competent at what they do. After seeing her interviews the past few days, people watching this debate will be waiting to see if she has any specific knowledge of what is being asked of her or if she will bob and weave her way through the question without giving a coherent answer.  From what I've seen, she does everything she can to avoid saying what she would do in office.  She downplays her core beliefs so as not to scare anyone away.  I think folks, faced with the situation were in today, will not put up with those types of answers.

    A politician thinks of the next election - a statesman of the next generation. - James Freeman Clarke

    by jdl51 on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 11:08:58 PM PDT

  •  Palin won't lose. Biden will win. (8+ / 0-)

    Hasn't anyone figured on Biden winning instead of Palin losing?

    Biden WON some of the Democratic Primary debates. No one thought he had a chance at the presidency, so it didn't make any difference, but he won them nonetheless. And there's something else people seem to be forgetting here. Biden was LIKABLE in those debates!

    People LIKED him! They found him friendly and good-natured and knowledgable. The most oft-repeated line in several debates was, "I agree with Joe."

    Obama noticed it. It's why Biden was chosen as VP.

    Biden can and will win this debate. HE'S the one who will exceed expectations. He's the one the pundits will be talking about after the debate, not Palin. It's gonna be Joe's night.

    It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

    by Fishgrease on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 11:11:39 PM PDT

  •  David Axelrod & company (3+ / 0-)
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    have earned my trust when it comes to the strategy and tactics of this election.  I'm confident that they know what Sarah Palin's strengths are and what she's capable of doing in a debate, and that they will plan accordingly.

  •  I cannot speak to the mayorship of Wasilia, but (2+ / 0-)
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    my understanding from reading about the Alaska Gov. race was that she was the beneficiary of the "Vote Against" voters who were unhappy with the Republican she ran against in the primary. Because the state tends to tilt for the GOP in a very serious way, she then became a shoo-in for the general election.

    I think in this VP slot, she doesn't have that leverage. And she's coming into this debate with a lot of negative baggage she didn't have in the Alaska governor's race, (I think she may have difficulty running for governor again given the way she and the McCain campaign have handled this "trooper" scandal). To a lot of people down here, the way she is handling the "trooper" investigation just smells Cheney-ish. That isn't going to help her either.

    I think the debate is going to follow the expected line. The right-wing extreme, both religious and racist, will continue to love her. The "I'm pulling the GOP lever no matter who they run" folks will hold their nose and say she's fine. And she won't convert anyone.

    The only effect that might come out of these debates is if someone makes a mistake or says something incorrectly and it provides front page fodder for a few days (or the rest of the campaign). Both of these candidates have had "foot-in-the-mouth" moments in the past (that was one of the criticisms of Biden too), but I would be willing to bet that the possibility of Gov. Palin goofing up is higher than the chance that Sen. Biden will goof up. I'd put it at 80/20, but I'm no Vegas line adjuster either.

    "If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers." - Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"

    by Uwaine on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 11:14:51 PM PDT

  •  Gwen Ifill: (1+ / 0-)
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    Fonsia

    You didn't answer the question I asked.  I'll try to simplify it for you.

    Plain/McCain - thanks, but no thanks.

    by skrekk on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 11:18:55 PM PDT

  •  Funny... (2+ / 0-)
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    SmedleyButlerUSMC, UnaSpenser

    Is it just me, or are people assuming she'll never see the light of the day again, after this debate?

    I love the smell of napalm in the morning

    by Jazzenterprises on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 11:20:42 PM PDT

  •  Alaska politics is a far cry for the national (0+ / 0-)

    scene and issues and I predict ms palin will come away looking like she should go back to Alaska where she is still somewhat of a "maverick" if that's really the way folks there see her.  Sarah barracuda is way out of her league dealing with national issues and folks in the lower 48.  Being involved in the PTA and on the winning girls high school basketball team just isn't enough and doesn't impress me at all.  Just my opinion.

  •  Playing with the big boys (1+ / 0-)
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    Mettu

    The debates in the early primary had a similar format with limited time allotment due to the large field of candidates and I thought Biden was by far the best one up there. Palin might not come across as a total idiot like the Couric interviews but she won't destroy Biden. Besides, we have the issues on our side and they have epic fail and no amount of lipstick will cover the disaster that is the GOP.

  •  It's amazing to me (2+ / 0-)
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    Apparently she didn't make much sense during the Alaskan debates, either. And maybe nobody was paying attention, it seems to me.

    The CBS news interview, IMHO, prepped America for Sarah Palin. Without the interviews, people would still be trying to figure her out during the debate. Now we know what Sarah is about. It will be on her not to just charm us -- that boat has already left the dock -- she has got to prove she knows something. Anything.

    She's supposed to be an energy expert, but an interview done with Charles "Charlie" Gibson in Alaska standing next to a pipeline, reveals the same, utter lack of knowledge. At least any knowledge that she could cogently deliver to a listener.

    I sorry. To say that Sarah Palin is going to have a great debate is like trying to win a court case with facts not in evidence. There is no intelligence in evidence.

    What the hell were those people in Alaska thinking about anyway when they voted for her?

    "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska" -- Gov. Sarah Palin

    by makemefree on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 11:43:58 PM PDT

  •  there is no "winning" here - only measuring up (1+ / 0-)
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    vernonbc

    she has to do the same thing Obama had to do in the first debate - show the American people he had the chops to be President ...

    With the economic crisis at home and two wars abroad, in 2008 most people realize wanting to have a beer with someone does not qualify them to be a leader ...

    she has to show she is more qualified and will be a better leader than Biden ... and with all the ridicule she has had since the Gibson and Couric interviews, that is a huge hurdle...

    and for a woman who was unable to name a newspaper or a magazine she reads, I am not sure she can leap that hurdle ...

  •  proud palin supporters... (0+ / 0-)

    although many in the outside south 48 think the town of wasilla an insignificant place, this wasilla resident thinks she has earned great executive experience ruling over 7000 people. I was proud of her rhetoric tonight and know that we in the alaskan independce party are so proud of our sarah in her run for president of the united states...think about that, mr. danfd.

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