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#46    FurthurBB

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostMag357, on 31 January 2013 - 04:50 AM, said:

I wasn't satisfied with Romney or Obama in 12. But I did my patriotic duty and voted anyway but it was more like a flip of the coin.
In 08 I had hopes for McCain. With his service record and a POW in Nam where he wouldn't leave his fellow POW's when he had the opportunity
made me think of an unselfish man and possibly be unselfish about doing right for his country. But now that's history.

That is a really rational way of looking at it.  I really liked McCain until the whole Sarah Palin thing -- case in point about reality TV politics.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

View PostFurthurBB, on 01 February 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:


That is a really rational way of looking at it.  I really liked McCain until the whole Sarah Palin thing -- case in point about reality TV politics.
Exactly. I think he really shot himself in the foot there. A lot of people, I suspect, had nothing against him, but took a look at who might be his VP and thought " :unsure2:".

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

View PostLord Vetinari, on 01 February 2013 - 02:12 PM, said:

Exactly. I think he really shot himself in the foot there. A lot of people, I suspect, had nothing against him, but took a look at who might be his VP and thought " :unsure2:".

While true, what is ironic is that he chose Palin to kick start his lackluster campaign.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 01 February 2013 - 02:14 PM, said:

While true, what is ironic is that he chose Palin to kick start his lackluster campaign.

Conventional wisdom is that she was chosen for, not by, him.

Folks seem to forget that there was a very positive reaction to her initially.  It wasn't until she started talking that things turned sour.  If she had been a woman of substance and not talking points, there's a good chance they would have won.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

This is a silly thread.

Why don't you do one where Fox News polls people in Texas.
Let me know what THOSE results show.
Washington Post and ABC news are as biased as they get.
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