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Thanks to McCain-Palin 'Click,' Joint Travel Ahead

By Anne E. Kornblut
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- Even as Gov. Sarah Palin embarks on her first solo journey since joining the McCain ticket, campaign strategists are "seriously considering" the unusual move of keeping Palin and Sen. John McCain together on the road going forward, a senior adviser said on Wednesday.

"It is under serious consideration that they will spend more time together than not, and more time together than is traditional," the adviser, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

While running mates typically fan out to cover as much ground as possible, McCain and Palin could achieve other goals by traveling as a team: They would present a consistent image and brand themselves as a unit, with Palin's youth and popularity rubbing off on McCain and his stature rubbing off on her.

It could also reduce Palin's solo exposure to the media -- meaning she could conduct joint press conferences with him, for example, or draw a smaller press corps. And it would spare McCain any possible awkwardness if his lone campaign stops drew smaller crowds than the throngs she has been attracting.

But this strategy also contains a risk that Palin could overpower the ticket, becoming its focal point. That does not seem to be a major concern for the McCain campaign so far. "They are a great duo together, from the perspective of delivering a message," the senior adviser said, comparing the McCain-Palin chemistry to that of former Pres. Bill Clinton and Al Gore in 1992.

"Sometimes these vice presidential selections, the pairings work in a magical way," the adviser said. Referring specifically to Palin and McCain, the adviser said: "They click."

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Barack's campaign is doomed for failure! His choice of an old Washington insider weakened his position for change and gave way to "more of the same" politics.

On the other side, The Maverick's choice of Sarah Palin, a Washington outsider woman reformer has taken away from Barack the flag of change and now is waved with excitement and honor by the republican ticket.

The selection of Sarah the "Barracuda" has given hope for America to many of the disfranchised and disillusioned 18 million former Hillary supporters who are considering voting for the republican ticket to give women equal partnership in the governance of our country.

Country First!
McCain/Palin!

Posted by: Manolete | September 11, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: boruch yona loriner | September 11, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I actually have never understood the need to travel apart except for the idea of covering more ground, but frankly I would prefer to see them together. As an example, Biden by himself gets into a lot of trouble with his many gaffes and if I was Obama I would want to control him a bit better. Of course I say that knowing that Obama has made many gaffes himself that the media likes to pretend didn't happen. Let me see...the Selma march, his uncle, 57 states, introducing Biden as the next president, etc..... Those on this board that hate McCain/Palin are going to keep taking cheap shots at them no matter what decision the make about their campaign. The bottom line is that the media is furious that they never saw the Palin pick coming and they are bound and determined to try to undercut her abilities, accomplishments, even if it means printing trash about her family and friends. I imagine given the ferocious attacks on this woman that McCain feels it necessary to go to Plan B and do it his way. The media just hates it when I candidate doesn't rely on them for advice.

Posted by: Susan | September 11, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

You can understand why McCain wants to follow her around, posing for her crowds, but when will the old guy let go of her skirt and say his own piece along the campaign trail?

Posted by: Buck TX Ind | September 11, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

The great war hero, POW McCain now needs to hide behind a woman's skirt to throw his punches at Obama. Can't do it himself and calls it 'Click'. Talk issues and no smear tactics.

Posted by: beevee | September 11, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Thats because they don't want anybody to know that McCain has to give away tickets to get people to show up when he is alone. Also, he can step in and cover up the fact that she has no clue. Seriously, they had to give away tickets for the RNC. My party has failed me with the pick of McCain.

Posted by: Jane | September 11, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

The smell of panic is wafting through the GOP… and Wasilla is about to get their Governor back … “thanks, but no thanks.”

Gnomish criminal Rove behind the curtain is giving it his best effort - but Rove’s fingerprints are just making McCain look all sticky and smeared, kind of gross, actually.

Today’s non-news, staged just to keep the thickheads from realizing Palin’s an empty suit, is “an illegal immigrant meatcutter on meth ..” Really rich in metaphor.

And next? More ‘lipstick-on-a-pig’ manufactured outrage sweeping the blogs via a memo from draft-dodging addict Rush.

Hear them whine about the DNC’s opposition research on … the opposition (OMG!). See, checking out a woman running on the GOP ticket is *unfair*

And stay tuned always for favorites from the greatest hits album.

GOPs Greatest Hits from 2008
1. Obama dissed Hillary

2. It’s all over - he should be farther ahead

3. Eeek - Socialism!

4. Taxes - oh the humanity!

5. Obama appeals only to elitists … er, only to minorities … er, only to the deviants on the coasts … er, only to the FRENCH

6. He called his white grandmother *white*

And much, more more. Call now.
K Street Records

Posted by: astronobot | September 11, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Americans are too smart to fall for the same politics that have dug us in a hole this deep. Swift boat tactics, half truths and bold face lies, smoke and mirrors, keeping your VP candidate on a short misogynist leash - fearful of what might happen if you let go of a pitbull with lipstick. That's why most cities and small towns have banned pitbulls as a public nuisance and reckless threat.

Posted by: Enough | September 11, 2008 7:25 AM | Report abuse

DAVID FRUM: The Democrats’ Credibility Gap
Bob Shrum tells us that John McCain and Sarah Palin are falling short in their populism. Nobody has deployed the rhetoric of populism more ferociously and more often than Bob Shrum, so his assessment carries weight.

Yet populism carries risks too—and the Democrats are now encountering them.

Democratic-leaning pollster Stan Greenberg has just published a fascinating memo detailing one of the most dangerous of those risks:

Democratic populism is destroying Democratic credibility on national security.

Let's go to the numbers.

Republicans have owned the national security issue since the late 1960s. After 9/11, the Republican advantage on poll questions spread to an astounding 30 points.

But since 2005, the Republican advantage has dwindled. By the fall of 2007, the two parties had reached near parity on the issue, only 3 points apart—the best Democratic result since Barry Goldwater led the Republican party!

That parity did not last. Over the past year, Republican standing on the issue has revived while Democratic credibility has tumbled. In Greenberg's latest polling, the Republicans now hold a 14-point lead, 49-35, a return to the kind of advantage they held in the 1980s.

What's going on?

Greenberg advances three reasons, but here is the most important and provocative:

When asked to choose why they think Democrats are weak on security, the number one reason—picked by 33% of all respondents—is that Democrats" change positions depending on public opinion."

“Moreover, when we ask respondents to compare the two parties, likely voters choose Democrats over Republicans as the party "too focused on public opinion" by a 27-point margin. Even Democratic base voters agree: liberal Democrats point to their own party as the one "too focused on public opinion" by an 18-point margin, and moderate/ conservative Democrats say this by 25 points.

In 2001-2002, Democrats chased public opinion in a hawkish direction. In 2004-2007, they chased public opinion in a dovish direction. In 2006, when the war seemed hopeless, that reversal paid off for Democrats. But as conditions have improved in Iraq, Republicans have been vindicated—and Democrats look weak and opportunistic.

Now when Bob Shrum talks of "populism," he has something very specific and highly ideological in mind. But most Americans—and most working politicians—use the word "populism" in a more general sense. They use it to mean, "doing what is popular."

You might think that doing what is popular is always good politics. That would seem true almost by definition!

And in the very short term, it has been true for Democrats.

But there is a longer term too. Voters remember. They compare results. They recall who stayed firm in the moment of decision and who flinched. And if the person who stood firm is also proven right—voters reward it.

Don't misunderstand. There are prizes for the vacillating and the time-serving. John Kerry is still senator from Massachusetts after all. But there is a price to be paid too for too obvious vote-catching—and on national security, the Democrats have already begun to pay it. Just how high that price will go, we must wait until November to know.


Posted by: scott | September 11, 2008 6:20 AM | Report abuse

It is going to take not 1 but 2 kick butt Mavericks to get us out of the mess we are in. That is what we have in the McCain/Palin Ticket. No nonsense, not afraid to do the right thing, not afraid to cross any line to get the job done and done right, not afraid to go against the grain if that is what it takes! Our economy is in a sorry state of affairs directly related to the high cost of fuel which affects everything from loss of jobs to a record loss of homes not to mention the rise in cost of all consumer goods. We have become so dependant on foreign oil that we have neglected to fully utilize such natural sources of energy such wind power & solar power. Along with modern technology such as plug in cars, hybrid cars, v2g technology ,and regenerative braking technology. We still seem to be floundering as a nation as to devising the best plan utilize all that is available to us and lift ourselves out of this mess we are in. We need to take our closest look at which candidates put our economy and energy crisis at the forefront of their agenda. The Manhattan Project of 2009 by Jeff Wilson pretty much says it all...

www.themanhattanprojectof2009.com

Posted by: James | September 11, 2008 6:08 AM | Report abuse

Chris, you speak of dictatorship in your last comment. Please go back to your 4th grade civics class ard pay attention this time. We have three branches of government: the House; the Senate; the Executive branch. With the demo craps in control of two of the three and with McCain being elected president, where's the dictatorship? As a good friend says,"buy them books and they eat the covers", that seems to cover all of this diatribe from you and your fellow demo craps.

Posted by: Tizzyfit | September 11, 2008 5:44 AM | Report abuse

It is far worse then that. She is nothing but a stooge. The country will be run by who ever is pulling her strings. It is funny, this dope actually thinks she is running for VP. In reality, she is nothing but a political "STOOGE". Her job is to do what she is told and keep her mouth shut if she knows what is good for her.

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McCain is 72.
If misfortune were to happen to him, our president could be a model.
Scary!
Posted by: Don | September 11, 2008 3:35 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 3:41 AM | Report abuse

She arrived back in Alaska and thanked her friends for being at the airport. She had to read from a Teleprompter. They are never letting this moron actually do an interview. In fact they are so buried in lies now, Mccain has not town a town hall in three weeks or a news conference in four weeks. He can't do any now because there will be questions. They are painting themselves into a corner. This week Obama, Hillary, Bill, Biden, and about half a dozen powerful democratic women will be hitting the road. You can see the strategy now. As Mccain is stuck playing nurse maid to Palin, they will be out campaigning Mccain 10 to 1.

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I think Palin is a vibrant strong woman who's learned the art of balancing being a mother and pursing a demanding career. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her in TV interviews and in the media. I believe she will only continue to impress us.

Posted by: russellholder | September 10, 2008 10:39

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 3:37 AM | Report abuse

McCain is 72.
If misfortune were to happen to him, our president could be a model.
Scary!

Posted by: Don | September 11, 2008 3:35 AM | Report abuse

McCain knows that he can't let Palin out of his sight. She may actually you know say something that Rove hasn't written for her. Looking at Bush, we know what a disaster that can be.
A puppet doesn't do well without the puppet master.
People have already started to notice the strings. Two weeks after that they'll be rolling their eyes when the puppet starts to "talk".

Posted by: Obama wins Florida | September 11, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

McCain bites back with this sassy new ad

Check it out!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPYkNQlJMM


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McCain bites back with this sassy new ad

Check it out!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPYkNQlJMM

Posted by: Yep | September 11, 2008 1:33 AM | Report abuse

"'IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT" was directed to McCain/Palin TEAM campaigning together. Typical demo craps, take the obvious out of context to use to their advantage. How sophomoric or perhaps just plain childish, juvenile nonsense."


Really, I never would have noticed.

Unlike the "high ground" of taking a legitimate criticism of McCain out of context and crying victim...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Tizzy: My head in not in my backside, but the lack of light you are facing may be a clue as to where yours is. Dictatorships do even worse than socialists and many of those countries do very well. Some of them own a significant part of the Republican debt. Not only are we in a recession but under current and past Republican rule we have lost more and more of our constitutional rights. Unbelievable, you've been feed the same pad lines for over 100 years and you still believe them. By the way is the war over yet? I think that is another lie fed to use by republican leadership a few years back. I try to educate myself on all candidates and choices and not look for party affiliations and blindly follow up dark holes, unlike many others. These arguments are ridiculous and have nothing to do with true policy or plans.

Posted by: Chris | September 11, 2008 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, they get along great so they'll campaign together, right! She's so new they don't dare let her loose. All she's done is get up and read the same 10-15 minute script over and over. Have you seen the you-tubes of her talking as governor, in her church? Yeah, they get along great. Anything happens to McCain and .... scary stuff. Think about it.

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 11, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Just before I pass, like McCain well and any of you all, a question. It broke my heart to see VP Palin and her sick child on her first introduction to America Live. Yes, she is witty and smart and covering her ass. I congratulate her for this. Her other family issues are of no interest and not my dam business. She took care of her own, that' a plus, but will she help others with the same problems. She is covered by medicare big time, most all Americans are not. Let's hear her response for what she will do for families in America facing the same. FROM CANADA, probably won't be allowed anymore?

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 11, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

I would kiss Mrs. Obamas anytime. She is smart, beautiful and a mother. Mind you, what do I know I have only been married for 37 years to an equal, and she is a bit younger but more beautiful than Hillary or any candidates wife, but I give all of them the same compliment.
And I can't supply the rubber boots for sheep. Sorry anonymous, from Canada and actually 56+ now. But really insults aside, Palin is also a beautiful women, but everyone would like to see her speak on her own, don't you think? Actually, I would love all to finally get down to the economics and great failure of Your Country and stop all this crap. Your own people are suffering and a few months of what it is costing to be in Iraq, for nothing is know excuse. Wake up friends. And may your god bless you.

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 10, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

'IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT" was directed to McCain/Palin TEAM campaigning together. Typical demo craps, take the obvious out of context to use to their advantage. How sophomoric or perhaps just plain childish, juvenile nonsense.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

"Here's a news flash for you, "IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT!""


Sadly, our country IS broke. Literally and figuratively...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

"She exhibits a total lack of compassion and understanding"


She is possibly the first BLACK First Lady-to-be. We are at war in a foreign land. We live in a historically racist country. She HAS to be tough in public. She HAS to look strong, undaunted.


"but then I'm in the 60% category"


I can't understand it. You seem to be SUCH a great judge of character...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

WHY would anyone expect Palin to appear on CNN (Communist News Network) is beyond me! Who would do the interview, Larry King???? That man should have been put to bed 30 years ago. What about Wolf blitz er, can't really say he's any better.
Here's a news flash for you, "IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT!" To translate that to you NOBAMA fans, the TEAM is working quite well, check the poll numbers, so why change it? You'll just have to sit around and spank your monkey until after the election in November.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

"It's great to see that McCain is not a glory hog like Obama! He is not threatened by Palin's attention. He is strong and confident, he's already proved himself so he is stepping aside and letting Sarah have her time."

He needs a nap and didn't have anything to say anyways.

I'm starting to see a trend in this campaign, "the ULTIMATE HYPOCRISY". First, they paint Obama to be inexperienced. Then, they paint him to be a cult of personality. THEN, they pick a VP that IS ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! Who writes this stuff???


"The more I find out about Palin, the more I like her, and I'm not the only one. It's just going to continue to snowball in her favor. So Obama can just keep up the nasty remarks as he stands on his self-made quick sand!"


I've found it the other way around. People are sick of this "victimization" crap. They make false claims that others are doing it and cry foul if someone calls them on it.

This was an obvious ploy and a poorly chosen one. It is OBVIOUS...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if the comment about NOBAMA divorcing that creature he's married to was stereotyping or not. She exhibits a total lack of compassion and understanding and how anyone could tolerate that for an extended period of time is beyond me, but then I'm in the 60% category

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

To,
Posted by: Hussein | September 10, 2008 7:23 PM
You poor sad blogger that has never been kissed. I feel for you. Buy a pet, or some rubber boots and a sheep. As far as your Republican VP. She is doing all the talking, scripted of course and McCain looks like a stuffed Puppet. Possibly is you know. Separate her now and get her to speak unscripted to DOB's on CNN. Obama to of course. Equal and fair. Some how both parties are lacking the beef. Jobs, Homeland Security, Mexico, the war, Nothing but lipstick on a pig. To bad, really, I feel for Americans who care.

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 10, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

"So what, McCain was married and got divorced. This isn't any rare occurrence in the Untied States, something like 60% of the marriages end in divorce. So, unless your one of the 40%, go look in the mirror and ask that fool looking back at you, what did you do to cause your marriage to brake up. Once you have that HONEST answer, take a deep breath and learn to accept the shortcomings that we human beings seem to have.
Personally, I think NOBAMA will follow in the footsteps of his father and his preacher and dump that gorilla he's married to."


I am one of the 40%, if that's how low it's dropped.

Smooth transition there. Gently shifting from introspective empathy to blatant racist stereotyping.

Nice...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

So what, McCain was married and got divorced. This isn't any rare occurrence in the Untied States, something like 60% of the marriages end in divorce. So, unless your one of the 40%, go look in the mirror and ask that fool looking back at you, what did you do to cause your marriage to brake up. Once you have that HONEST answer, take a deep breath and learn to accept the shortcomings that we human beings seem to have.
Personally, I think NOBAMA will follow in the footsteps of his father and his preacher and dump that gorilla he's married to.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

It's great to see that McCain is not a glory hog like Obama! He is not threatened by Palin's attention. He is strong and confident, he's already proved himself so he is stepping aside and letting Sarah have her time. Obama is proving to be a "one hit wonder", and now that someone else is steeling his lime light, his true colors are shining through. He is self destructing. The more I find out about Palin, the more I like her, and I'm not the only one. It's just going to continue to snowball in her favor. So Obama can just keep up the nasty remarks as he stands on his self-made quick sand! And for all you democrats who keep repeating the same battle cry about Palin standing on her own two feet.......YOU'RE IN FOR A REAL SURPRISE!!! Sarah is a fighter, extremely smart and will not be intimidated by anyone! SHE ROCKS! McCain made a very wise choice!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

"obama is anti american,
he wants a government
that rules the people...
he said
"I dont agree with reparations,
they dont go far enough'
he is not even the son of the son
of a slave.
but somehow this country owes
him reparations?
for what,
his harvard education?"


???
Integration -> Reparation -> Equality
Can you blame a man for having goals?
He is the product of a white family. He must HATE those HONKIES...

Why do politics and religion bring out the worst in people???

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

The Bush adminastration MURDERED about halv as many themselves as the terorists

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"Please remember tomorrow, 9/11 and say a prayer for all that have given everything to defend this great land which allows fools like NOBAMA the RIGHT to run for the presidency of the United States of America."


Amen to that, but remember...

...Americans are Americans whether you like them or not...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:15 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Palin's husband and the prostitutes. He does more then fish on those trips. Coming in a week.

Posted by: Enquiring minds want to know | September 10, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

"Please remember tomorrow, 9/11 and say a prayer for all that have given everything to defend this great land which allows fools like NOBAMA the RIGHT to run for the presidency of the United States of America."


Amen to that, but remember...

...Americans are Americans whether you like them or not...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

obama is anti american,
he wants a government
that rules the people...
he said
"I dont agree with reparations,
they dont go far enough'
he is not even the son of the son
of a slave.
but somehow this country owes
him reparations?
for what,
his harvard education?

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

"It's hard to understand what value you demo craps place on honesty and truthfulness but it's an issue that you may want to leave behind cause your boys are up to their respective asses in B.S. spread to the media, which, of course, they have gotten caught and must be somewhat ashamed I would think."


Honesty: Cheating on your wife after she had a debilitating accident.

Truthfulness: Feigning offense to a common comedic phrase that was clearly aimed at you and you yourself have made.

-John McCain

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Someone asked what we get paid for commenting on this thread. The answer is the same that you get, ZERO. Your comments, like mine are worth more than any dollar amount, it's why me and most of the male and some females have served this great country in the Armed Forces of the United States. Please remember tomorrow, 9/11 and say a prayer for all that have given everything to defend this great land which allows fools like NOBAMA the RIGHT to run for the presidency of the United States of America.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

you obamaites want government
to do everything for you.
I have health insurance,
my kids are in college.
I did this weird radical
thing, called WORK...
I even pay my mortgage,
So why should I vote
for your messiah???

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

"he is the one calling
everyone else a liar!"


BECAUSE THEY ARE FULL OF S#%$!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Who are these fools that continue to comment on Palin's lying. PLEASE take some time and do some research about NOBAMA and BIDEN. These two clowns can't tell the truth about anything! Recently, Biden got his kickstand whacked for lying about his credentials when he was in college. In addition, he got caught plagiarizing. NOBAMA TOTALLY contradicts what HE wrote in HIS TWO FICTIONAL stories of his life. It's hard to understand what value you demo craps place on honesty and truthfulness but it's an issue that you may want to leave behind cause your boys are up to their respective asses in B.S. spread to the media, which, of course, they have gotten caught and must be somewhat ashamed I would think.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

he is the one calling
everyone else a liar!

We deserve better.
Is he going to snap out
of this funk,
The prolife issue,
'they are just lying'
Palin
'that is just a lie'

this is the most pathetic
excuse for discourse
I have seen in 40 years!
His remarks since Saddleback
have been nothing but blatant
attempts at character assasination.
He told us he would 'elevate'
the campaign???
another Obama Lie!!
McCain/Palin08!!!

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

"Sarah Palin is GREAT! Who would you rather look at and listen to during these silly assed daily news blips - NOBAMA? MCCAIN? BIDEN? The answer is clear, PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


No thanks. I've heard that same speech repeated 5 times now...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

"liar liar'
why does a man with a Harvard
Law Degree,
keep calling people liars?
That is not the sign
of a intelligent debater.
He is supposed to make
an intelligent rational
argument.
Law School 101.
Was he getting high
for that class?"


He's refusing to lower himself to their level...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Terri | September 10, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

"STOP SPENDING MY CHILDRENS
FUTURE!!!!"

"Obama's SPEND SPEND SPEND!!!
150 billion for education
600 billion for health care
WE DONT HAVE THE MONEY
STOP SPENDING MY MONEY!!!!!"


What kind of future do you wish upon YOUR children?

One without EDUCATION or HEALTH CARE???

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

liar liar'
why does a man with a Harvard
Law Degree,
keep calling people liars?
That is not the sign
of a intelligent debater.
He is supposed to make
an intelligent rational
argument.
Law School 101.
Was he getting high
for that class?

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is GREAT! Who would you rather look at and listen to during these silly assed daily news blips - NOBAMA? MCCAIN? BIDEN? The answer is clear, PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And why, you ask? BECAUSE she is the only fresh face with EXPERIENCE and LOOKS with a STRONG PRESENTS that is NEW to the POLITICAL race. By all means, continue to listen to NOBAMA carry on about his totally unclear plans and of course his incredible leadership credentials as a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER..........GIVE ME A BRAKE! My dog has more experience than NOBAMA and can organize 6 of his best friends to scratch and sniff at a moments notice where as it takes NOBAMA 70 handlers to determine which way the wind is blowing. He wants to be president of the United States????????????? Right!

Posted by: Chris | September 10, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

"Anonymous How much are you
paid to just sit and regurgitate this vacuous garbage hour after hour. Is your nose brown yet???"

A cunning retort...

I know you are, but what am I???

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who is impressed by Palin must have squash for brains. She is a bald faced liar and has been called on her lies which she has the gall to continue repeating. But since she has never appeared without a script written by Repug party flacks we will never know whether she is capable of an original thought.
McCain has rocks in his head for choosing her (if he had any say in her selection).
She is a truly pathetic and unqualified choice.

Posted by: AnonX | September 10, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

We need someone who will stop
the insanity!
STOP SPENDING MY CHILDRENS
FUTURE!!!!
McCain is the only one running
who has ever fought against
pork barrel spending!
that is why obama/biden
are attacking sarah whats her name,
Obama's SPEND SPEND SPEND!!!
150 billion for education
600 billion for health care
WE DONT HAVE THE MONEY
STOP SPENDING MY MONEY!!!!!

MCCAIN/PALIN08

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

So I keep seeing these articles that compare Obama's bout with Hillary to that of Obama's bout with McCain/Palin - it's not the same contest!! Hillary has had the unfortunate position of trying to win the Primaries but not "stepping" on the poor democrats. McCain / Palin are in it to win, don't doubt it, and they deserve it, they won't be allowing Obama to run a double standard on them. Obama's advantaged days are over, it's time to show the real candidates.

Posted by: Mage | September 10, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous How much are you
paid to just sit and regurgitate this vacuous garbage hour after hour. Is your nose brown yet???

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Under Democratic leadership the national debt drops, government shrinks and the economy grows.

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I don't know that the national debt drops necessarily, but I'd settle for the annual deficit shrinks.

What blows my mind is that there's some truth to this. I'm starting to think Reagan didn't really have alzheimer's. I think his brain just started shutting itself down as a defense mechanism, and by 2004, it just couldn't take it anymore. For the Democrats to be meaningfully arguing that they are the party for economic growth and a smaller deficit, the Republican party has truly lost itself. They need to do some serious soul searching over the next four years. Here's a hint to help get them started: the answer isn't in Alaska, a church, or a woman's uterus.

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Ok so Obama is busy putting lipstick on the "American Pig", while Biden is saying "Hillary is better than me" and the Democrats are saying "The Republicans (other 50% of the country) are evil, evil, evil!"

Look for true ACTION, proven CHANGE, TRACK RECORD, and COMMITTMENT TO COUNTRY!!!

Posted by: Borland | September 10, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

NOBAMA may have lipstick on already, who would know? for sure he put his Johnson on the line with his latest comments. All he can hope for is it will pass without him loosing an additional 5 points in the polls. Let's face it, he was great during the primaries, when he was in the lead, once he gets behind, he SUCKS the big one and can't seem to figure it out, just keeps digging a bigger hole. What a fool!

Posted by: W | September 10, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

"This Sarah Palin
is one smart person.
She is just what this
whole system needs,
fresh blood,
and talent!!
And I think she will continue
to impress us all."


How much are you guys paid to just sit and regurgitate this vacuous garbage hour after hour. Is your nose brown yet???

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Ok so Obama is busy putting lipstick on the "American Pig", while Biden is saying "Hillary is better than me" and the Democrats are saying "The Republicans (other 50% of the country) are evil, evil, evil!"

Look for true ACTION, proven CHANGE, TRACK RECORD, and COMMITTMENT TO COUNTRY!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Mike, you have had way to much to drink this evening! Nothing in your post makes any sense. That's OK, just reload and try and think clearly for a minute and you'll realize NOBAMA is married to a gorilla that would scare you in a drunken stoop er.

Nah...Just making fun of those fagots...

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

"LOOK IT UP.OBAMA DITCHED HIS FIRST WIFE..."


>.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

A democratic President;
With a Republican Majority
on the Hill.
which is just what we need
now, Democrats on the hill,
Republican who will VETO
in the white house,
you are right on the money!
I agree.
McCain/Palin08!

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

I think Palin is a vibrant strong woman who's learned the art of balancing being a mother and pursing a demanding career. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her in TV interviews and in the media. I believe she will only continue to impress us.

Posted by: russellholder | September 10, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

oI think it's tiime for Obama to create an ad that says that JohnM gives free rein to pedophiles. It wiuld be just as honest and accurate as McCain's interpretation of Obama's stand on the issue.

Posted by: Jonnri | September 10, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Very well spoken russel,
I agree.
This Sarah Palin
is one smart person.
She is just what this
whole system needs,
fresh blood,
and talent!!
And I think she will continue
to impress us all.

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Yep, Hussein LEMOBAMA is making his moves! Time for a new trophy wife.

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

"How does a trillion dollars
in NEW GOVERNMENT SPENDING,
somehow 'fix' the economy?
you people live in lala land.
GET A JOB!!!!
NOBAMA08!!!"

28 years:
20 years under Republican Presidents.
National Deficit grew nearly 9 trillion dollars.
The ONLY Democratic President of the period was also the only one to BALANCE THE BUDGET.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Mike, you have had way to much to drink this evening! Nothing in your post makes any sense. That's OK, just reload and try and think clearly for a minute and you'll realize NOBAMA is married to a gorilla that would scare you in a drunken stoop er.

Posted by: Fred | September 10, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

McCain is the patriot Unlike Obama who (1) hiding his stupidity behind speeches, (2) ditched his first (handicapped) wife for a younger, prettier, south side Chicago gul, and (3) com. org. give me a br."


Look it up. McCain ditched his first wife...

LOOK IT UP.OBAMA DITCHED HIS FIRST WIFE...

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

I think Palin is a vibrant strong woman who's learned the art of balancing being a mother and pursing a demanding career. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her in TV interviews and in the media. I believe she will only continue to impress us.

Posted by: russellholder | September 10, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Yep, McLame is making his moves! Time for a new trophy wife.

Posted by: Arturo Sclerosis | September 10, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

"McCain is the patriot Unlike Obama who (1) hiding his stupidity behind speeches, (2) ditched his first (handicapped) wife for a younger, prettier, south side Chicago gul, and (3) com. org. give me a br."


Look it up. McCain ditched his first wife...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

How does a trillion dollars
in NEW GOVERNMENT SPENDING,
somehow 'fix' the economy?
you people live in lala land.
GET A JOB!!!!
NOBAMA08!!!

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Chris, get your head out of your backside! Over 40% of the U.S. population doesn't pay income tax already! so when NOBAMA claims 90% will skate, is he talking about a gross of 90% (270,000,000) or 150,000,000. Needless to say, a huge difference. In addition, his tax relief is nothing more than $1,000 vouchers which is an additional form of welfare. Welcome to socialism! It hasn't worked yet and will not work in the United States of America. for you folks that think it will, look around, name one country that is prospering under a socialist system of government.

Posted by: Tizzy | September 10, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain is the patriot Unlike Obama who (1) hiding his stupidity behind speeches, (2) ditched his first (handicapped) wife for a younger, prettier, south side Chicago gul, and (3) com. org. give me a br.

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

So they're afraid to let Sarah Baby out on her own?

What confidence in their own judgment! McCain can't draw a crowd without her, and she can't be trusted to open her mouth without him to override her.

No wonder they're doing commercials with wolves. Maybe the wolves are the Rove alumns who run the Republican campaign. . .

Posted by: Helen | September 10, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

"I love how people hide behind screen names then they show their ignorance by subscribing to fear tactics and name calling instead of facts. Under Democratic leadership the national debt drops, government shrinks and the economy grows. Let's look at today, we are in a recession, not starting one, unemployment is at a high, our government has never been bigger and we are getting hit at every turn by higher prices and "fake" tax breaks. Just look at your return next year to see where your tax refund (really a short term government loan) came from."


But the rich will get MORE tax breaks under McCain. They get millions, not $1200...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

"Obama is not a viable candidate.
IF judged on his character
and experience,
He fails terribly."


Unlike McCain who (1) was tortured as a POW for half a decade, (2) ditched his first (handicapped) wife for a younger, prettier, rich girl, and (3) has been in Washington since Reagan's administration and is now suddenly (and inexplicably) running on a platform of "change"???

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

What do you mean, Gore and Clinton? Gore couldn't' and didn't carry his home state. The only reason slick Willy wanted Al along was to keep an eye on him to make sure he didn't say anything that wasn't scripted by the handlers.
As far as McCain and Salin are concerned, they make a GREAT TEAM!!!!!!!! Can't imagine why they would go off in seperate directions with the momentum and excitement they are drawing together.
By the way, NOBAMA is in big trouble, no help from Biden and certainly no help from Hillary, but what did he expect? He put a huge turd in her punchbowl and she's returning the favor. She can't run in 4 years if he's elected. Why couldn't he or his handlers understand that? That's been the biggest mistake of his entire campaign, one he'll have to live with to his grave.

Posted by: Tizzy | September 10, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

If you put lipstick on Hussein Obama nobody would see it.Would they?

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

I love how people hide behind screen names then they show their ignorance by subscribing to fear tactics and name calling instead of facts. Under Democratic leadership the national debt drops, government shrinks and the economy grows. Let's look at today, we are in a recession, not starting one, unemployment is at a high, our government has never been bigger and we are getting hit at every turn by higher prices and "fake" tax breaks. Just look at your return next year to see where your tax refund (really a short term government loan) came from.

Posted by: Chris | September 10, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is the most incredibly gifted and wise leader to run for office in a very long time. I can't wait to see the debates. If that governor wasn't with him there would be no one there.

I pray that people will wake up and realize that governor palin is just lipstick and hype. She would make a great used car saleswoman.

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

QUICK
Three networks
covering Gov Palin
landing in Alaska'
This is SuperBowl
Excitement.
ObamaWho?

Well..he is the past.see ya Hussein Obama

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I think Obama made a mistake choosing Biden. He should have chosen Jessica Alba. She is far better looking than Palin. Oops, I just realized...Jessica Alba has no experience....but that doesn't really matter does it....

Posted by: Sam | September 10, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

The story of McCain is very sad. The Roves and Cheneys and Limbaughs are already banking on how long McCain will last in office, given his advanced age and health, and relishing the prospect of controlling their candidate, Palin, like a puppet, just like Bush. McCain is doomed. Without Palin, he cannot win. With Palin, he cannot win. If I were McCain, I'd hire a food taster. Me, this is too scary. Obama is a safer vote than most could realize.

Posted by: LauraC | September 10, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

It's great to see that McCain is not a glory hog like Obama! He is not threatened by Palin's attention. He is strong and confident, he's already proved himself so he is stepping aside and letting Sarah have her time. Obama is proving to be a "one hit wonder", and now that someone else is steeling his lime light, his true colors are shining through. He is self destructing. The more I find out about Palin, the more I like her, and I'm not the only one. It's just going to continue to snowball in her favor. So Obama can just keep up the nasty remarks as he stands on his self-made quick sand! And for all you democrats who keep repeating the same battle cry about Palin standing on her own two feet.......YOU'RE IN FOR A REAL SURPRISE!!! Sarah is a fighter, extremely smart and will not be intimidated by anyone! SHE ROCKS! McCain made a very wise choice!!!!

Posted by: Cindy | September 10, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

yep, nobama should have picked clinton...they'd be in the white house for sure, but nobama just can't stand her, and for that, he is not going there ever! clinton's supporter's will make sure he pays for keeping hillary off the ticket.

Posted by: summer | September 10, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who can read,like Obama sometimes, can appear to be anything the democrats wish. But on his own, he is but the father of one who proudly proclaims "I am a f&%$#n idiot."

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama: so YESTERDAY! so LAST MONTH...yawn....

Posted by: SO bored with obama | September 10, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Clinton went negative in her campaign, much like McCain/Palin right now...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Kerry picked Edwards,
because he finished
a close second.
WHY DID OBAMA PICK
BIDEN!!!!

Where is Clinton???

That Ticket could not lose!!!!!

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Nonsense.

Neither one is capable alone and together they can play off one another, complimenting each other with the same old stuff full of lies and flattery and nothing to do with the issues facing those silly people who are enthralled with them.

I hope they do keep up the very same strategy. Thinking people will pull away from the novelty.

The Democratic women who would be, could be candidates are 100% better than this woman. Obama had a huge selection of qualified, credible people, including Hillary. There are reasons unknown to us why they BOTH decided against a ticket, I am sure. Biden is great.

Posted by: TJW | September 10, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

oopS!!!McCANE CANNOT STAND ALONE OR PALYNN CANNOT STAND ALONE!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

"No, dummy. Why do you think Hillary is not on the ticket and Obama is losing? No women allowed on Democrat ticket. No women allowed! Got it!!!"


Okay. Whatever. That's why she was nearly the CANDIDATE herself.

Palin was a last minute, hail mary play...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

"Lipstick, eye glasses and silence, that's all it took."

That's all she's got...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:59 PM

Spot on. And the silence she's got in spades.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

i think this ad about the sex education is totally off the wall. they McPalin and co are bringing obamas attempt to protect children from pedophiles and turn it against him. as a father of five this deeply worries me. the one thing is worry about most is someone hurting my kids. and for them to belittle the effort of obama to educate children about predators so at least they have a chance. sound like the devil in a red dress to me. i can see talking about anything but for those who say that the kids should be left out of it, the repub are sure to bring efforts to help kids avoid pedophiles down. they will wait till never to talk to kids about anything. she touts being a mother then says my mothering or lack thereof is irrelevant. your children are a extension of your parenting. if you are claiming a thing as an asset you must also claim the failures of thing. if palin gets her way there will be children taken from their families so that they cant abort their unwanted babies. well as you can probably see i am no genius but i know this if your own house isnt in order then you need not come to clean my house.

Posted by: Paul NY | September 10, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

QUICK
Three networks
covering Gov Palin
landing in Alaska'
This is SuperBowl
Excitement.
ObamaWho?

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

If you go to McCains website there is no substance. No plan. Only rhetoric about fighting the good fight, overturning Roe vs Wade, protecting the right to own assault rifles, banning gays and gay unions, stopping stem cell research, staying in Iraq, taking on Russia immediately, going into Iran, building up our nukes, protecting the rights of oil companies, off-shore drilling, global warming is not caused by man but by god, and letting oil companies drill in the Alaska protected. Wow! With a public agenda like that who needs a real platform to run on. If you are not scared, you should be.

Posted by: Dave | September 10, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

This is all media hype,
New Hampshire is a 'swing' state.
McCain has never lost in New Hampshire.
This is such a bunch of bull.
In three of the 'battleground' states
McCain is ahead by more then 5%,
the liberal media is getting
everyone's hopes up.
Obama is not a viable candidate.
IF judged on his character
and experience,
He fails terribly.

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

"Lipstick, eye glasses and silence, that's all it took."

That's all she's got...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

the real republican maverick
ron paul

Posted by: obama 08 | September 10, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

John "the pimp" McCain...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh boy, that's rich. They're seriously considering keeping them together because they 'clicked'? Here's how McCain and Palin have clicked: McCain can't draw a crowd without her, and she can't answer a question if he's not around. The only thing they're 'seriously considering' is how to spin this to the press without making it too obvious that they have a zero-draw presidential candidate and an incompetent vp candidate. She really is just lipstick after all.

Boy, if slick marketing were the only skill needed to run the country, I'd sure as heck vote for them too.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Really,
McCain might as well
go home.
Obama is in a terrible
spiral.
The democrats are self
destructing,
they condemn Palin's
Religious beliefs,
and then equate
obama with Jesus Christ
and Palin with Pilate?
The palin with Pilate
works, I quess,
but obama as jesus???
How does this help?
and the Rep from N.Carolina
saying 'her only qualification
is that she didnt have an abortion '

This is just bizarro world.

Go Home John,
cook some ribs,
and relax,

I am going out to buy my
Sarah Palin Doll!!!

isnt AMERICA great!!!

Posted by: USA3 | September 10, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

They "click?"

They're like Fred and Ginger...they do and say the same thing over and over and over again...

If they think they can keep this up for 55 days they're smoking crack.

Posted by: What? | September 10, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama looks desperate now :)

Posted by: linda | September 10, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

They "clicked"?

They won't separate because she's doing him.

Posted by: Republican VN Era Vet | September 10, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Is John McCain the Anti-Christ???????

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/08/08/10885/

I will not be voting in this election.

Posted by: Christian | September 10, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

I think it's a good idea for both of them to campaign together. There is something about them that brings a sense of peace. It's like Mom and Dad are home and we can relax now because someone is here to help.
I think it shows clearly that they will work closely together once they are in the white house and I love the balance they bring to each other.
It was Sarah Palin and the RNC that showed me who John McCain is and why he is a man to be respected. I had no idea about his background until then. But now that I know who he is and what he stands for, I'm all signed up to vote republican.
It takes a real maverick to distance themselves from the good ole boys club and choose a woman. I detested OBama's choice to throw out Hillary and not even vet her. He proved then that he was just another good ole boy robbing the system and ousting a woman that had worked harder and longer to achieve her rightful place on the ballot. Now that McCain has shown that he is not a good ole boy.. I can believe he will deliver change. I believe he will veto pork projects and I believe that Palin and him will clean up corruption in Washington. OBama has already shown that he'll snuggle up to corruption and let them buy him a house and he'll give pork money so that his wife can get a big salary. I will have to pass on him.
On the other hand, the record of McCain and Palin is a respectable one and one that I feel I can depend on them to be the difference and to be the change.

I find it laughable that Obama said before entering the race for president that his one concern about running for president is how easy the media is to buy. Yet he's bought more of the media than any other canidate ever! Now here comes a woman and steals his show.. his hard worked for.. paid for.. show. Karma sucks huh? lol


Lipstick, eye glasses and silence, that's all it took.

Posted by: Marianna | September 10, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Matoosa Ferra: by "ilk" do you mean black? Got racism?

Posted by: Mary | September 10, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

DEVOUT MUSLIM: Go away you filthy pig dog. Do you think you can divide us anymore than we already are?

BASEMENTFROG: Do you even know what Communism is? I have to inform you that it takes religion out of the picture, so in fact Palin is not a communist. However, she isn't qualified, has not been vetted properly by the American people, her insistence that the war (or shall I say occupation) in Iraq is "God's War" is extreme to say the least. I am an athiest, but I respect all religions and understand that it is religion that has given most societies a moral compase for which to go by. Even so, her brand of Christianity is far to extreme.

Also, I am the oldest of 6 children brought up in the sixties. My mom raised us by herself. Does that make her qualified to be VP?

Posted by: DEVOUT HUMAN | September 10, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

if you ready for change VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied of the same old politics in washington VOTE OBAMA'08
IF YOU don't what this country to continue on the same path to MORE WARS, MORE GlOBAL WARMING VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied of our jobs being shipped over sea VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied of our home getting forclosed on VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied of paying three and four dollors for a gallon of gas VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied our children not being competive with other countries in the world of technology VOTE FOR OBAMA'08 ect...OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT'08 IF YOU GO TO HIS WEB (BARACK OBAMA.COM) SIGHT YOU FIND ALL THE PLANS&ISSUES TO LET YOU WERE HE STAND AND HOW WE CAN MOVE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD TO THAT CHANGE THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR LAST SIXTEEN MONTHS.VOTE FOR OBAMA'08 ! VOTE FOR OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT !

Posted by: renee | September 10, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

if you ready for change VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied of the same old politics in washington VOTE OBAMA'08
IF YOU don't what this country to continue on the same path to MORE WARS, MORE GlOBAL WARMING VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied of our jobs being shipped over sea VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied of our home getting forclosed on VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied of paying three and four dollors for a gallon of gas VOTE FOR OBAMA'08
if you are tied our children not being competive with other countries in the world of technology VOTE FOR OBAMA'08 ect...OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT'08 IF YOU GO TO HIS WEB (BARACK OBAMA.COM) SIGHT YOU FIND ALL THE PLANS&ISSUES TO LET YOU WERE HE STAND AND HOW WE CAN MOVE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD TO THAT CHANGE THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR LAST SIXTEEN MONTHS.VOTE FOR OBAMA'08 ! VOTE FOR OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT !

Posted by: renee | September 10, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

9 precedents either died or left office and the VP took over. In Mccains case. There may be a 50% or better chance she will be president in the first 4 years.

=========
Only Obama has the diplomatic (or Biden for that matter)intellect and diplomatic skills to handle foreign affairs. McCain is a good man but does not understand complicated issues. Pallin is an embarrassment for our country. She only knows her little box. Three or four Presidents have died throughout our history. Voting for this party would be grossly negligent. "Americans" supporting her terrify me more than any foreign terrorism.

No country can be great if it is racially divided. We have a chance to show that we are above that. Maybe there is too much hate and ignorance in our country for that to happen. We'll see in November.

Posted by: Steve | September 10, 2008 8:03 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

furthermore McCain is losing perspective of his base.... the only thing they like more then religion is having the women in the kitchen. You might act like there aren't that many ignorant rednecks out there but have you ever seen an NASCAR race... 100k plus of these crazies at every one. Looks like you lost some votes McCain....

Posted by: wes | September 10, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

"My daughter has Journalism degree from Indiana can she be next in line for VP?"

Posted by: Even the losers get lucky some times | September 10, 2008 8:17 PM

No, dummy. Why do you think Hillary is not on the ticket and Obama is losing? No women allowed on Democrat ticket. No women allowed! Got it!!!

Posted by: Sharon | September 10, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

McShame/Palin - WHEN PIGS FLY!

And for those of you who believe this lipstick crap, you NEED a government to think for you!

Vote the Republican Liars ticket at your own peril.

Posted by: SueMVetfor Obama | September 10, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Cindy and the Hockey Dad better watch out...won't be the first time McCain committed adultery with a younger woman. It will be close....hot teacher look, likes to hunt and the out doors and sassy vs. fake breast and beer distribution company?

Posted by: Wes | September 10, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama is not very bright. After sitting in the Trinity pews for 20 years, you'd think he would "get it...."
I know that we are going to see many, many tapes of Barack Hussein Obama and Jeremiah Wright grinning in photos before November. Perhaps some of his ilk in the blogs will finally "get it" then. On second thought....

Posted by: Matoosa Ferra | September 10, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

My daughter has Journalism degree from Indiana can she be next in line for VP?

Posted by: Even the losers get lucky some times | September 10, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed that Obama seems dense and mean without a glowing press carrying him on a throne? I'm just sayin....

Posted by: Lenna | September 10, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

I love reading the hysterical comments from you liberal dems, when you know your "junior" senator's poll numbers are dropping like a rock, people are catching on to the "empty suit", I expect you will get even more hysterical, as the race ends. John McCain is no George Bush and he seems to be getting stronger and will win in November. so stop crying and just accept it. It is laughable reading the derogatory comments you make about McCain and Palin it is very childish.

Posted by: Oscar Smith | September 10, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Only Obama has the diplomatic (or Biden for that matter)intellect and diplomatic skills to handle foreign affairs. McCain is a good man but does not understand complicated issues. Pallin is an embarrassment for our country. She only knows her little box. Three or four Presidents have died throughout our history. Voting for this party would be grossly negligent. "Americans" supporting her terrify me more than any foreign terrorism.

No country can be great if it is racially divided. We have a chance to show that we are above that. Maybe there is too much hate and ignorance in our country for that to happen. We'll see in November.

Posted by: Steve | September 10, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Only Obama has the diplomatic (or Biden for that matter)intellect and diplomatic skills to handle foreign affairs. McCain is a good man but does not understand complicated issues. Pallin is an embarrassment for our country. She only knows her little box. Three or four Presidents have died throughout our history. Voting for this party would be grossly negligent. "Americans" supporting her terrify me more than any foreign terrorism.

No country can be great if it is racially divided. We have a chance to show that we are above that. Maybe there is too much hate and ignorance in our country for that to happen. We'll see in November.

Posted by: Steve | September 10, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

An obvious ploy in order to not have the embarrassing image of having more people at the VP rally than at the Pres. Nom. rally. Sad.

Posted by: WTF | September 10, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Who would believe the republicans would bring in the first true communist subversive to our government. The left should give this woman a chance.
Last year, 2007, Alaska's legislature approved a major tax increase on those windfall profits of the oil industry. The state of Alaska has received more than $10 billion this year from oil revenue.
Thanks to the addition of these new taxes, that is double the amount it received the year before. The administration of Alaska's governor Sarah Palin now gives $1,200 to every single Alaskan to help them pay for gas. In addition, each resident will receive an annual dividend of $2,000 from an oil-wealth savings account. Think what a family of 7 could do with that money (Gov. Palin has 7 members in her family).
That's a fancy way of describing wealth redistribution, i.e., downright communism. And that is real change we can believe in. Will she do the same for the Lower 48 states?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwvPNXYrIyI
Congrads secession party just 6 months ago. 7 year membership as subversive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PizrJLV30yI&feature=related
God will punish America – her pastor knows America is evil just listen
Well, in my state I want to know why Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn't got those big fact checks from the oil companies for every citizen of California. What's wrong with him? Common Arnie, get us on that gravy train, too.

Posted by: basementfrog | September 10, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Poor old John! Can't get a crowd without Palin and Palin can't be allowed out without her dad to keep her from putting her foot in her mouth. Of course, John doesn't know the difference between a Sunni and a Shia or that Iraq doesn't share a border with Pakistan (try India, John).

Posted by: Indiana Pearl | September 10, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Hillary STOP being told what to do---wait 2012 is not far.....praise sarah....don't u know when you have been spurned--(second time around--bill was the first)...
2012 hillary so long as she stays away from obama

Posted by: mn | September 10, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

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[edit] Global
Place Status Type Date banned Details
Ontario, Canada[9] Active Province August 29, 2005 Pit Bulls are not allowed to be imported into or brought through Ontario. Severe fines are in place for bringing new Pit Bulls into Ontario. Pit Bulls owned prior to August 29, 2005 are grandfathered in. All grandfathered Pit Bulls of over 36 weeks of age are required to be sterilized immediately. Grandfathered Pit Bulls must be muzzled and leashed on a leash of less than 1.8 metres while in public. Sale of non-grandfathered Pit Bulls to residents of Ontario is illegal.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[10] Active City 1990 Pit Bulls are not allowed to be in Winnipeg by law.
Australia Active Country March 10, 2006 Legislation and implementation dates varies across the different states, but here is the start of a list of the legislation in the various states: New South Wales[11], Victoria[12], Western Australia[13], Queensland[14], Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania.
France[15] Active Country April 30, 1999 Ownership restricted; non-pure-breed animals resembling pit-bulls are to be surgically neutered
Norway Active Country 1991
Iceland Active Country 1995
Singapore Active
United Kingdom[16] Active Country August 12, 1991 Specific breeds and similar cross-breeds banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
Denmark Active Country Banned alongside the Tosa in 1991 along with any non-pure-bred dog where either of the races are among the parent or grandparent animals
New Zealand Active Country Must be microchipped, muzzled in public, and cannot be publicly advertised for sale
The Netherlands Cancelled Country 1993 On June 9, 2008 Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Gerda Verburg announced the ban on Pitbulls will be canceled before the end of the year. The reason for this was that there was no reduction of biting incidents with dogs since Pit Bulls were banned. The ban was installed in 1993 after three biting incidents where three children were killed. New rules will no longer select on breed or Molosserlooks but require a behavior test for any large dog that shows signs of aggression [17]
Serbia Active Most of the Country 200? Pitbulls are banned and all other breeds must be muzzled and leashed in public and the owners must pay an annual fee for any injuries caused by these dogs.[citation needed]
Italy Active All Country 200? Pitbulls and other breeds such as Rottweilers must be muzzled and leashed in public and the owners must pay an annual fee for any injuries caused by these dogs.[citation needed]


[edit] United States
Place Status Region Date Details
Livingston County, Michigan Active County May 20, 2008 All "bully breeds" (American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, Pit Bulls, and American Bull Dogs)
Delta, Utah[18] Active City
Independence, Missouri Active City 2006
Overland Park, Kansas Active City
Springville, Utah[19] Active City
Miami-Dade County, Florida[20] Active County 1989 Section 5 Code 17: "It is illegal in Miami-Dade County to own any dog which substantially conforms to a Pit Bull breed dog, unless it was specially registered with Miami-Dade County prior to 1989. Acquisition or keeping of a Pit Bull dog: $500.00 fine and County Court action to force the removal of the animal from Miami-Dade County."
Council Bluffs, Iowa[21] Active City 2004
Royal City, Washington[22] Active City January 12, 2007
Denver, Colorado[23] Active City 9 May 2005 First banned in 1980s, but later revoked
Prince George's County, Maryland[24] Active County 1996

Springfield, Missouri[25] Active City April 13, 2006
Oklahoma[26] Proposed State June 21, 2005
Shelbyville, Tennessee[27] Proposed City November 18, 2006

Aurora, Colorado[28] Proposed City September 27, 2005
Youngstown, Ohio[29] Active City January 10, 1999 due to the illegal dog fighting / see for OHIO http://www.pittiesplace.com/BSLinOhio.htm
Richland, Washington[22] Proposed City December 21, 2006
Tupelo, Mississippi[30] Proposed City September 28, 2006
Parker, Colorado[31] Proposed City January 17, 2006
Chicago, Illinois[32] Proposed City November 17, 2005
Enumclaw, Washington Active City
Garfield Heights, Ohio Active City October 24, 2007 60 days in jail and or $1,000 fine if owner does not comply with city law.
Sparta, Tennessee Active City
Melvindale, Michigan[33] Active City April 4, 1990 $100.00 fine or 30 days in jail.
Union County, Kentucky Active County January 1, 2008 It is illegal to breed "pit bulls" and anyone who owns a "pit bull" inside county lines must register it as a vicious animal with the county clerks office. Owners must also have them fixed. And if owners keep pets outdoors they have to be kept in a Kennel with a concrete floor and on a chain.


[edit] Legal issues in the United States
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a study concerning deaths from canine attacks in 2000. [34] According to the study, between 1979 and 1998, one-third of all fatal dog attacks were caused by Pit Bull type dogs. The highest number of attacks (118) were by Pit Bull type dogs, the next highest being Rottweilers at 67.

Posted by: PITBULLS SHOULD BE SPAYED | September 10, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Never, Never, Never, argue with idiots.
First they bring you down to their level.
Then they beat you with their experience.

Everyone who has heard the whole quote knows that Obama was talking about McCain as phony change when he referred to putting lipstick on a Pig and not Palin.

Anyone who posts otherwise is trolling or is ignorant of the facts.

It is, however, wholly appropriate to inform the idiot that you're ignoring low-quality posts such as theirs.

Speaking of Pigs...

Never wrestle with a pig in the mud.
One, you get dirty.
Two, the pig likes it.

Anyone who wants to can wallow in the mud. I choose not to. Anyone can invite me to wrestle in the mud with them. I choose not to.

Wallowing in the mud is not a path to greatness.

Posted by: SonOfHistoryProf | September 10, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

McCain and his team wanting to keep Sarah Palin from th epress is one more reason why his VEEP pick sucks. With Pawlenty, Romeny, and Crist available McCain pulled a Ross Perot moment.

Posted by: CPr1150r | September 10, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

McSAME REALLY MEANS = same man in SCRANTON as he is in SAN FRANSICO. same means he is the same man even when you are not listening or are--(ie obama said one thing when in scranton and another in san fran.--but no mcsame--he is not PHONEY.

Posted by: mn | September 10, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

that is shame this grown man can't hold his own he is older than you and me put together it is like this girl is turning into a baby sitter for the elderly bush mcsame handle your business man. and they working her like exlax and he voted against equal pay for equal work and voted against health care for children. miss palin just adopted another child. my grandmother always told me that you are a grown up once and a child twice. once when you are born and then again when you get old. and another thing the media have not done this to farely when barack came out they where all over him but i think that bush mcsame is running the media they have got them doing what they won't them to do. ain't knowbody trying to get a interview with miss bush palin. and bush mcsame say no get away from her she is mine like someone have just found a million dollar well i guess you can say it's a million or billion or trillions of dollar at bush mcsame disposal just to continue the third bush term make that the america people gets nothing no better schools, no health care and you know college is totally out of question, global warming the globe is not going to warm any more it is going to be hot. and talking about war we're already in two i do believe when i heard bush mcsame say what do we have to talk about to iran dictator so if you are not talk you are going what bush did and went to war and did'nt know how to get out.a third bush team that is what he is, what he was yesterday, and that is what he was today and that is what he will be always and forever. this a clear choice people wait up.

Posted by: renee | September 10, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Some leader!!! He is proving that he is nothing without her. John NoSpine is a wimp who can't leave home without his mommie to bring in the crowds.

Posted by: ShedricK Grimsley | September 10, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

DEAR BROTHER MUSLIMS:

GEORGE W. BUSH HAS BROUGHT AMERICA TO ITS KNEES!!!!

1. Republican George Bush was president on Sept 11, 2001 when he allowed America to be attacked.

2. Republican George Bush lied to start a war that has killed 4500 Americans in Iraq!

3. Republican George Bush increased the number of countries with Al Quieda cells from 4 to more than 60 since Sept 11, 2001.

4. Republican George Bush squandered 220 years of American goodwill and integrity in less than 2 years after he allowed America to be attacked on Sept 11, 2001.

5. Republican George Bush has destroyed the American economy!

6. REpublican George Bush destroyed the American trust by his constant lies and secrecy.


TODAY BROTHER MUSLIMS WE CAN PUT A DAGGER THROUGH THE HEART OF THE GREAT SATAN AMERICA! JOIN ME AND MY BROTHER REPUBLICANS AND VOTE MCCAIN PALIN!

The REpublican Traitors McCain and Palin are continuing the lies and deceit just as Republican George Bush has done for the past 8 years.

AGAIN I IMPLORE MY MUSLIM BROTHERS TO RISE UP AND DESTROY AMERICA!!! VOTE MCCAIN/PAIN!!! VOTE TO KILL THE GREAT SATAN. VOTE TRAITOR MCCAIN AND TRAITOR PALIN!!! TOGETHER WE CANNOT FAIL!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER MUSLIMS!!!!!!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER REPUBLICANS!!!!

DESTROY AMERICA!!!! VOTE MCCAIN/PALIN GOD WILLING!!!!!

Posted by: DEVOUT MUSLIM | September 10, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

DEVOUT MUSLIM: Go away and play your silly game somewhere else you big scary monster. We're not afraid of you anymore.

Posted by: Devout Human | September 10, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

DEAR BROTHER MUSLIMS:

GEORGE W. BUSH HAS BROUGHT AMERICA TO ITS KNEES!!!!

1. Republican George Bush was president on Sept 11, 2001 when he allowed America to be attacked.

2. Republican George Bush lied to start a war that has killed 4500 Americans in Iraq!

3. Republican George Bush increased the number of countries with Al Quieda cells from 4 to more than 60 since Sept 11, 2001.

4. Republican George Bush squandered 220 years of American goodwill and integrity in less than 2 years after he allowed America to be attacked on Sept 11, 2001.

5. Republican George Bush has destroyed the American economy!

6. REpublican George Bush destroyed the American trust by his constant lies and secrecy.

TODAY BROTHER MUSLIMS WE CAN PUT A DAGGER THROUGH THE HEART OF THE GREAT SATAN AMERICA! JOIN ME AND MY BROTHER REPUBLICANS AND VOTE MCCAIN PALIN!

The REpublican Traitors McCain and Palin are continuing the lies and deceit just as Republican George Bush has done for the past 8 years.

AGAIN I IMPLORE MY MUSLIM BROTHERS TO RISE UP AND DESTROY AMERICA!!! VOTE MCCAIN/PAIN!!! VOTE TO KILL THE GREAT SATAN. VOTE TRAITOR MCCAIN AND TRAITOR PALIN!!! TOGETHER WE CANNOT FAIL!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER MUSLIMS!!!!!!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER REPUBLICANS!!!!

DESTROY AMERICA!!!! VOTE MCCAIN/PALIN GOD WILLING!!!!!

Posted by: DEVOUT MUSLIM | September 10, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Who is running for president on the Republican ticket? Not Mcsame. He is a Sidekick in his own party and this race. Palin is not the one who cannot stand on her own, it is Mcain. How sad for a guy who has thirst for power cannot even stand for himself going to take a stand with Russia, and the terrorists. Do this remind us of someone: George W Bush. He is a photocopy president. We know that Cheney make all the decisions. Mcain more of the same.

Posted by: Omidal | September 10, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama is so toast! He may even have to dump Biden and beg Hillary to be his VP. Obama is completely lost right now, and acting very, very, desperate.

McCain/Palin 2008

Posted by: Former Democrat | September 10, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Of course they won't let Palin travel alone. If she talks to anyone with the benefit of a prepared script or without John McCain there to intervene, it will become overwhelmingly clear how unqualified she is for Vice President. Doesn't it scare you that with less than two months to go, we know next to nothing about a candidate for second in charge (and who given McCain's old age and medical problems could likely be required to fill the role of President)?

Seriously people – there are far more qualified women out there than Sarah Palin for the executive leadership of America. Sarah Palin’s main skills include being able to field dress a moose and bark loud enough to distract Americans from tangible issues around which we should be electing our nation’s leaders – like the fact that the credit bubble created under the Republican administration is imploding, while we spent 3+ TRILLION dollars in Iraq. I’m tired of my hard earned tax dollars being used to line the pockets of wealthy oil executives and John McCain’s other cronies who own more houses than they can count. Why don’t we spend some of that money domestically on things that directly benefit America?? John McCain cheated on his first wife, so why wouldn’t he, Palin and the others cheat the American people? I’m not interested in a President who would be fun to have beers with or in the Vice President’s fashion sense (which are the issues the media seems to focus on) – I want a true global President who can lead and inspire this country out of our morass and towards its true potential. To me the choice is clearer than ever: Obama-Biden 2008!

http://whenelephantsfly.blogspot.com

Posted by: pokernicus | September 10, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Hussein: Obama did not refer to anyone as a pig and you know it. Get off the stinkin thinkin boat and join up with the people in this country who want to discuss issues and not slander others to avoid the issues that ALL of us care about.

Posted by: Mary | September 10, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

this really shows how much confidence they have in McCain....none.

Without Palin he is a dull doughboy.

But she is one uninformed know nothing with little to say on issues so she just attacks with insults and falsehoods.

The food of the republicans. They care less about real issues facing the country and their campaigns are simple attack and slander romps.

Here’s the list. McCain the flip-flops over the top

National Security Policy
1. McCain thought Bush’s warrantless-wiretap program circumvented the law; now he believes the opposite.
2. McCain insisted that everyone, even “terrible killers,” “the worst kind of scum of humanity,” and detainees at Guantanamo Bay, “deserve to have some adjudication of their cases,” even if that means “releasing some of them.” McCain now believes the opposite.
3. He opposed indefinite detention of terrorist suspects. When the Supreme Court reached the same conclusion, he called it “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.”
4. In February 2008, McCain reversed course on prohibiting waterboarding.
5. McCain was for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay before he was against it.
6. When Barack Obama talked about going after terrorists in Pakistani mountains with predators, McCain criticized him for it. He’s since come to the opposite conclusion.
Foreign Policy
7. McCain was for kicking Russia out of the G8 before he was against it. Now, he’s for it again.
8. McCain supported moving “towards normalization of relations” with Cuba. Now he believes the opposite.
9. McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Hamas. Now he believes the opposite.
10. McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Syria. Now he believes the opposite.
11. McCain is both for and against a “rogue state rollback” as a focus of his foreign policy vision.
12. McCain used to champion the Law of the Sea convention, even volunteering to testify on the treaty’s behalf before a Senate committee. Now he opposes it.
13. McCain was against divestment from South Africa before he was for it.
Military Policy
14. McCain recently claimed that he was the “greatest critic” of Rumsfeld’s failed Iraq policy. In December 2003, McCain praised the same strategy as “a mission accomplished.” In March 2004, he said, “I’m confident we’re on the right course.” In December 2005, he said, “Overall, I think a year from now, we will have made a fair amount of progress if we stay the course.”
15. McCain has changed his mind about a long-term U.S. military presence in Iraq on multiple occasions, concluding, on multiple occasions, that a Korea-like presence is both a good and a bad idea.
16. McCain was against additional U.S. forces in Afghanistan before he was for it.
17. McCain said before the war in Iraq, “We will win this conflict. We will win it easily.” Four years later, McCain said he knew all along that the war in Iraq war was “probably going to be long and hard and tough.”
18. McCain has repeatedly said it’s a dangerous mistake to tell the “enemy” when U.S. troops would be out of Iraq. In May, McCain announced that most American troops would be home from Iraq by 2013.
19. McCain was against expanding the GI Bill before he was for it.
20. McCain staunchly opposed Obama’s Iraq withdrawal timetable, and even blasted Mitt Romney for having referenced the word during the GOP primaries. In July, after Iraqi officials endorsed Obama’s policy, McCain said a 16-month calendar sounds like “a pretty good timetable.”
Domestic Policy
21. McCain defended “privatizing” Social Security. Now he says he’s against privatization (though he actually still supports it.)
22. On Social Security, McCain said he would not, under any circumstances, raise taxes. Soon after, asked about a possible increase in the payroll tax, McCain said there’s “nothing that’s off the table.”
23. McCain wanted to change the Republican Party platform to protect abortion rights in cases of rape and incest. Now he doesn’t.
24. McCain supported storing spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Now he believes the opposite.
25. He argued the NRA should not have a role in the Republican Party’s policy making. Now he believes the opposite.
26. In 1998, he championed raising cigarette taxes to fund programs to cut underage smoking, insisting that it would prevent illnesses and provide resources for public health programs. Now, McCain opposes a $0.61-per-pack tax increase, won’t commit to supporting a regulation bill he’s co-sponsoring, and has hired Philip Morris’ former lobbyist as his senior campaign adviser.
27. McCain is both for and against earmarks for Arizona.
28. McCain’s first mortgage plan was premised on the notion that homeowners facing foreclosure shouldn’t be “rewarded” for acting “irresponsibly.” His second mortgage plan took largely the opposite position.
29. McCain went from saying gay marriage should be allowed, to saying gay marriage shouldn’t be allowed.
30. McCain opposed a holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., before he supported it.
31. McCain was anti-ethanol. Now he’s pro-ethanol.
32. McCain was both for and against state promotion of the Confederate flag.
33. In 2005, McCain endorsed intelligent design creationism, a year later he said the opposite, and a few months after that, he was both for and against creationism at the same time.
34. And on gay adoption, McCain initially said he’d rather let orphans go without families, then his campaign reversed course, and soon after, McCain reversed back.
35. In the Senate, McCain opposed a variety of measures on equal pay for women, and endorsed the Supreme Court’s Ledbetter decision. In July, however, McCain said, “I’m committed to making sure that there’s equal pay for equal work. That … is my record and you can count on it.”
36. McCain was against fully funding the No Child Left Behind Act before he was for it.
37. McCain was for affirmative action before he was against it.
38. McCain said the Colorado River compact will “obviously” need to be “renegotiated.” Six days later, McCain said, “Let me be clear that I do not advocate renegotiation of the compact.”
Economic Policy
39. McCain was against Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy before he was for them.
40. John McCain initially argued that economics is not an area of expertise for him, saying, “I’m going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues; I still need to be educated,” and “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should.” He now falsely denies ever having made these remarks and insists that he has a “very strong” understanding of economics.
41. McCain vowed, if elected, to balance the federal budget by the end of his first term. Soon after, he decided he would no longer even try to reach that goal. And soon after that, McCain abandoned his second position and went back to his first.
42. McCain said in 2005 that he opposed the tax cuts because they were “too tilted to the wealthy.” By 2007, he denied ever having said this, and falsely argued that he opposed the cuts because of increased government spending.
43. McCain thought the estate tax was perfectly fair. Now he believes the opposite.
44. McCain pledged in February 2008 that he would not, under any circumstances, raise taxes. Specifically, McCain was asked if he is a “‘read my lips’ candidate, no new taxes, no matter what?” referring to George H.W. Bush’s 1988 pledge. “No new taxes,” McCain responded. Two weeks later, McCain said, “I’m not making a ‘read my lips’ statement, in that I will not raise taxes.”
45. McCain has changed his entire economic worldview on multiple occasions.
46. McCain believes Americans are both better and worse off economically than they were before Bush took office.
47. McCain was against massive government bailouts of “big banks” that “act irresponsibly.” He then announced his support for a massive government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Energy Policy
48. McCain supported the moratorium on coastal drilling ; now he’s against it.
49. McCain recently announced his strong opposition to a windfall-tax on oil company profits. Three weeks earlier, he was perfectly comfortable with the idea.
50. McCain endorsed a cap-and-trade policy with a mandatory emissions cap. In mid-June, McCain announced he wants the caps to voluntary.
51. McCain explained his belief that a temporary suspension of the federal gas tax would provide an immediate economic stimulus. Shortly thereafter, he argued the exact opposite.
52. McCain supported the Lieberman/Warner legislation to combat global warming. Now he doesn’t.
53. McCain was for national auto emissions standards before he was against them.
Immigration Policy
54. McCain was a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to illegal immigrants’ kids who graduate from high school. In 2007, he announced his opposition to the bill. In 2008, McCain switched back.
55. On immigration policy in general, McCain announced in February 2008 that he would vote against his own bill.
56. In April, McCain promised voters that he would secure the borders “before proceeding to other reform measures.” Two months later, he abandoned his public pledge, pretended that he’d never made the promise in the first place, and vowed that a comprehensive immigration reform policy has always been, and would always be, his “top priority.”
Judicial Policy and the Rule of Law
57. McCain said he would “not impose a litmus test on any nominee.” He used to promise the opposite.
58. McCain’s position was that the telecoms should be forced to explain their role in the administration’s warrantless surveillance program as a condition for retroactive immunity. He used to believe the opposite.
59. McCain went from saying he would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade to saying the exact opposite.
60. In June, McCain rejected the idea of a trial for Osama bin Laden, and thought Obama’s reference to Nuremberg was a misread of history. A month later, McCain argued the exact opposite position.
61. In June, McCain described the Supreme Court’s decision in Boumediene v. Bush was “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.” In August, he reversed course.
Campaign, Ethics, and Lobbying Reform
62. McCain supported his own lobbying-reform legislation from 1997. Now he doesn’t.
63. In 2006, McCain sponsored legislation to require grassroots lobbying coalitions to reveal their financial donors. In 2007, after receiving “feedback” on the proposal, McCain told far-right activist groups that he opposes his own measure.
64. McCain supported a campaign-finance bill, which bore his name, on strengthening the public-financing system. In June 2007, he abandoned his own legislation.
65. In May 2008, McCain approved a ban on lobbyists working for his campaign. In July 2008, his campaign reversed course and said lobbyists could work for his campaign.
Politics and Associations
66. McCain wanted political support from radical televangelist John Hagee. Now he doesn’t. (He also believes his endorsement from Hagee was both a good and bad idea.)
67. McCain wanted political support from radical televangelist Rod Parsley. Now he doesn’t.
68. McCain says he considered and did not consider joining John Kerry’s Democratic ticket in 2004.
69. McCain is both for and against attacking Barack Obama over his former pastor at his former church.
70. McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as “an agent of intolerance” in 2002, but then decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans “deserved” the 9/11 attacks.
71. In 2000, McCain accused Texas businessmen Sam and Charles Wyly of being corrupt, spending “dirty money” to help finance Bush’s presidential campaign. McCain not only filed a complaint against the Wylys for allegedly violating campaign finance law, he also lashed out at them publicly. In April, McCain reached out to the Wylys for support.
72. McCain was against presidential candidates campaigning at Bob Jones University before he was for it.
73. McCain decided in 2000 that he didn’t want anything to do with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, believing he “would taint the image of the ‘Straight Talk Express.’” Kissinger is now the Honorary Co-Chair for his presidential campaign in New York.
74. McCain believed powerful right-wing activist/lobbyist Grover Norquist was “corrupt, a shill for dictators, and (with just a dose of sarcasm) Jack Abramoff’s gay lover.” McCain now considers Norquist a key political ally.
75. McCain was for presidential candidates giving speeches in foreign countries before he was against it.
76. McCain has been both for and against considering a pro-choice running mate for the Republican presidential ticket.

Posted by: basementfrog | September 10, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Martha..."homo Koch"...? You're showing yourself to be an ugly American of the worst kind. May our Karma eat your dogma. Do you understand that?

Posted by: Mary | September 10, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Princess and the Elephant Man - The Republican are no dummy, pick a babe like Palin has created a movie effect of Princess and the Elephant Man dream ticket, folks either sorry for the elephant man McClain or sorry for the Princess Palin that has to carry him at all time.

Posted by: jsf | September 10, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

They'll campaign together because Palin has all the political expertise of a trained monkey.... and half the finesse.

Posted by: Leila | September 10, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm waiting for an OB sex tape to surface any day now. This is a guy who
- told hillary "you're likeable enough"
- called a female reporter "sweetie"
- kiss Biden's wife on the lips in public
- referring to the other candidate VP as "pig"

Posted by: Hussein | September 10, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

They keep guarding Palin who is "one heart beat" away from being President. McCain is 72 years old, and his running mate can't campaign alone.

How is the McCain/Palin ticket going to help me and my future? I don't see it..

Posted by: Bryan | September 10, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

But....Jen and Martha.... you are too scared to use your real name. You sound like a guy anyway. Fearful people hide.

YES WE CAN

Posted by: John Shermer | September 10, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

I have deep pity for you Martha...

YES WE CAN

Posted by: John Shermer | September 10, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Did you miss other bad judgements?
14) Troop surge in Iraq
15) Wiretaping
16) NAFTA
17) clinging to religon and guns
18) White women are pigs and phony
19) Farrakhan
...list goes on

Posted by: jen | September 10, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

As usual Obama's poor judgement is at display here. non ending list of obama bad judgements.
1) Racist church in chicago.
2) radical pastor wright
3) convicted criminal Rezko
4) Terrorists Ayers and Dhorn
5) Fraud Kilpatrick
6) Fraud Rangle.
7) Homo Koch
8) Fraudster Axelrod
9) Racist Michelle obama
10) Liar Biden
12) Fool Ludacris
13) Racist Oprah

more info www.barackbook.com

Posted by: martha | September 10, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Biden says he is less qualified to be a VP.
Surprise? No.
We all know that he is the biggest liar in america and a famous palagrist. A man of many words.

Then I Question obama's judgement here. Why did he pick a guy who is less qualified than others to run as a VP?

Anyway he is irrelavant at this point in the race. He is out of focus and can make 0 impact on voters.

Posted by: linda | September 10, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

"Joint press conferences"? That's a laugh. McCain hasn't given a press conference in a month, and there's no reason to think Palin ever will.

Imagine the reaction if someone in the Obama campaign said he wouldn't speak with the media until he received the proper respect and "deference." The double standard is mind-blowing.

Posted by: Bemused | September 10, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who can read can appear to be anything the handlers wish. But on her own, she is but the mother of one who proudly proclaims "I am a f&%$#n redneck."

Posted by: Michael | September 10, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Or, no "translation" needed: "Palin's youth and popularity rubbing off on McCain and his stature rubbing off on her". Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Posted by: JakeD | September 10, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Translation, the McCain campaign wants to keep tight control on Palin. Example, they won't let anyone interview her unless the media agrees to be "respectful," meaning no hard questions. I predict Charlie Gibson will only throw her soft balls tomorrow.

Posted by: bgjd1979 | September 10, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

"... if his lone campaign stops drew smaller crowds ..." (sic)

Posted by: JakeD | September 10, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

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