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Old 09-04-2008, 07:14 AM
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i watched her, she did great and gave me full confidence in the McCain-Palin ticket. She one over both of my parents, who were going to vote for Obama, my mom wishes she were running for President
I think you'll be hearing that a lot more soon! People are already saying if they win, she'll run for president in 2012!

That speech was awesome! I'm a huge Palin fan, and was a few months ago when I read about her and what she's doing in alaska. I was nervous for her, I was afraid if she didnt come out poised or had a wishy washy "McCain is great" speech the press would have tore her apart.

I think she set the world on fire last night! That speech was incredible.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:22 AM
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I think the best quote of the night was from Mike Huckabee:

"I am not a republican because i grew up rich, I am a republican because I didn't want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me."

Whoa... That blew me away because it is so truthful!!

Anyway, Sarah Palin proved she could step up to the plate and playtough with the big boys. She hit a grand slam home run last night.

Check this out... I got on the computer this morning and my email... I got an email from my sister (democrat, Hillary supporter, etc...) She was blown away by Sarah Palin and something changed in her. She said that she will plug her nose this election and vote for McCain just because of Sarah Palin. Then in 4 years, she'll vote for Hillary against Palin.

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:33 AM
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Here is an interesting review of the Palin speech from a British journalist. I'm not sure our American press will be very charitable or honest in reviewing the Palin speech which has done so much damage to the Obama campaign. Here is the URL to access the article by Fergus Shanahan directly:


Here is the text cut-and-pasted below.
A WEEK ago nobody had ever heard of her.
Today she is the most talked-about woman in the world. And with good reason.
Sarah Palin's sensational performance at the Republican Party Convention may turn out to be the tipping point of this rollercoaster American election.
Obama fans hoping she would fluff her big night were in for a nasty shock.
This speech has turned the election upside down. It was simply stunning.
Democrats and their Lefty media backers had been sneering that she was a small town nobody, a hick from the Alaskan sticks put into a job way beyond an inexperienced woman.
Believe me, you will not be hearing that again.
Palin turned out to be an electrifying mix of intelligence, passion, energy, optimism and plain speaking.
Full of self-assurance and aggression, she popped Barack's balloon big-time.
From the moment she walked on stage in this cavernous bear pit, bandbox smart in cream jacket, trim black skirt and black heels, she proved that John McCain knew exactly what he was doing when he picked her as running mate.
Hair piled into a slight beehive – more Sarah White House than Amy Winehouse – she blinked and smiled behind her geeky spectacles as the vast crowd went ballistic.
For an unpopular party divided over Iraq and struggling to compete with Obama's Messianic glamour, the choice of Palin looks absolutely inspired.
Main Street America will have loved her performance.
And it was seen by 30million voters – the greatest number ever to watch a candidate for the much-derided VP post.
She is popular with voters for the very reason America's snooty political establishment despises her: She isn't one of the Washington gang.
She's a moose-hunting mum of five with a sledge-load of problems behind her own front door that workaday Americans can relate to.
A child with special needs. A daughter of 17 pregnant. A constant juggle between family and career.
As she said, her family has had its ups and downs like any other.
Last night her first task was to introduce herself and her family to an American public incredulous that the unknown Alaska governor could within weeks be a heartbeat away from being their commander in chief.
Compared to the journeyman career politicians dominating both parties here she seemed fresh, natural, one of us and not one of them.
She spoke to America as one mum to another. She cracked good jokes.
What's the difference between a hockey mum and a pit bull?, she asked.
Answer: One wears lipstick.
What will have scared the enemy camp most is the devastating series of prime-time punches she landed on the jutting Obama jaw.
Showing steel beneath her magnolia jacket, she slaughtered his lack of experience, his vanity, his emptiness beneath the windy waffle.
It was the most powerful demolition of the Democrat hero I have heard in two weeks on the US election trail.
The St Paul audience adored her.
When she duffed up the Lefty media commentators for their sexist sneers, the vast crowd roared approval and pointed in anger at the titans of the American press aloof in their special enclosure.
And quite right too: who ever asked whether Obama could still be a good dad if he became president?
The irony, as Palin pointed out, is that liberal media sniping has only succeeded in uniting Republicans behind her.
The wagons have been drawn up and the Republicans are ready for battle.

The McCain-Palin ticket now looks in exciting shape.
A war hero and a heroic mum. Experience and optimism. A man and a woman.
And when McCain joined the Palin gang – babies and boyfriends and all – on stage after her speech there was a sense of cheeky fun absent from last week's solemn Obama coronation.
How the Democrats must be regretting Hillary isn't running with Obama. Barack's sidekick Joe Biden looks a dull old dog compared with the ball of fire that is Palin.
But most fascinating of all, consider this: If Obama loses, Hillary Clinton will run in 2012. Opposing her is sure to be Sarah Palin.
That would guarantee America its first woman president.
And my fistful of dollars, having seen both in action here, would be on Palin
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:37 AM
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I thought the speech was a homerun as well. But as one journalist pointed out it was a homerun in the first inning. I totally agree.

The VP debate is still a few weeks away but I'm looking forward to it. In the meantime she'll be grilled by the media so I am interested to see how she handles herself.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:37 AM
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Even though it was a pre-written speech, she still delivered it perfectly!!!!
I don't get this, and I'm not attacking you OHbowhntr cause I've heard others site this also. What is the point of observing Sarah Palin's speech was a pre-written speech? Everyone's speech is pre-written. Most commonly, in addition, people's speechs are written not by the speech giver but by a professional speech writer. For example, odds are Obama's speech last week was not written by Obama. When do you suppose he had the time to sit down and go through the time consuming drafting, reviewing, vetting, redrafting, rereviewing process that goes into writing an lengthy and sophisticated speech?

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:41 AM
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I loved the part where she said; " being a small town mayor is kind of like being a community organizer, except you have actual responibilites"

I loved the speech.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:50 AM
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One of the things that occured last night -- maybe the first time in this election cycle -- is that Obama has been called out on what he is and on his idiotic proposed policies. To summarize -- Obama has a resume so thin as to be ridiculous. How did the Democrats let this guy rise to be their presidential nominee? (I have some speculations below) Obama is the customary Democratic pablum of tax and spend, ban guns, weak on national security presidential candidate that the Democrats serve up to us every four years. When are they going to figure out that this doesn't work?

So, my speculation. Democrats don't like losing the presidency over and over and over again. With the exception of the somewhat anomalous Bill Clinton, the Democrats haven't won the presidency since Jimmy Carter. Without the nuclear meltdown of Watergate what would have been the picture? Not since Johnson won the presidential election in 1964. What if you discount Johnson's election as a sympathy vote for the assassinated Kennedy? Not since 1960 have the Democrats won the presidency without some peculiar situation specific advantage (again, excepting Clinton, who was something of an anomaly). They trotted out Obama PARTICULARLY BECAUSE he has no voting record. Remember the quip by Guilliani last night that Obama voted "PRESENT" some 146 or 148 times in the Illinois legislature? Why do you suppose that was? I don't think he has much that sticks to him -- one way of the other -- from his time in the US senate. The Democrats didn't wheel out an old hand with a deeply experienced background because this would be a disadvantage. But they made the mistake of wheeling out someone who nevertheless can be clearly seen to have the usual loser credentials of Democratic presidential candidates -- tax and spend, anti-gun, weak on defense. A prescription for losing. Hillary would have been less susceptible to this problem, although she has her own problems.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:43 AM
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I'm in love with this woman, and I'm not easy to win over. What a speech!!
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:53 AM
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John McCain hasn't spelled out he intends to stimulate our economy,he intends to have us stay in Iraq,he hasn't spoken about Medicaid and Medicare or the Health Insurance crisis in our country.
Then you haven't researched him enough. You certainly won't find his positions repeated in the mainstream media but he has certainly talked about everything on his list.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:53 AM
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I'm in love with this woman, and I'm not easy to win over. What a speech!!
I have never heard this said after a Hillary speech.

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