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Friday, November 07, 2008

The Blame Game - McCain vs Palin

According to news reports, Sarah Palin is upset about the comments that some of McCain's staffers made about her following Tuesdays loss. The infighting between her staff and McCain's isn't as surprising as the fact that it is becoming so public. Either way you look at it though, it's hard to say that Palin was a good choice for vice president (as I wrote, and Aaron commented, shortly after she was picked). The whole idea that she was going to pick up Hillary voters was absurd and proved to be absolutely false and she really seemed to just be a one liner machine whenever she had a speech or interview.

So, did she inspire some support originally?

Yes. Just look at the jump in McCain's polling numbers after the GOP convention.

Did that support last?

No. Look at the Nov. 4th results.

On the other hand, I'm not sure there was anyone that would have been a good VP pick for McCain. Maybe the problem was McCain - not the VP pick...

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Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
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Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with your summary - or last 3 lines... One of the main reasons (if not the only reason) McCain lost was because where he should have been able to pound Obama on issues such as abortion (full term - post birth! yikes, makes me want to watch my back!!!), but he couldn't. He's not morally decided and strong enough himself in these areas to be able to do this. And... these "moral" issues are what much of the republican party is (or at least used to be) grounded on. You just can't win enough votes as a republican without this personal base. (And maybe, nor should you.) In retrospect also, Bush knew the importance of these votes and his connection he was able to make with Bob Jones Univ. helped get this more established. Oh well. Maybe I should start writing the book "The Death of a Civilization" by Connie H.? :(

Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Blogger Aaron C said...

I agree totally. I like Palin as a politican, but obviously she wasn't a sufficient VP candidate. But like you said, I don't think there was anybody else much better out there.

John McCain said in one of his debates with Obama: "We've got to change the culture of America." That's where the real battle will be won - in the hearts and minds of American people. I don't think the Republicans will ever dominate again unless America realizes the important of morals and seeks to measure candidates by who will uphold those morals, not by who will fill their pockets the most.

Oh, that God would send a revival through America and raise up godly men in government!

Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Anonymous narniagirl said...

True, Palin was picked to sway women voters.. what they didn't expect was the conservative voters falling in love with her. (the smart ones did at least) McCain would have lost in a land-slide (popular vote) if it weren't for Palin. I know you guys beg to differ but we came out of this election with the new amazing face of conservatism. Someone who won't play by the "Washington elite's" rules. Someone who understands what it means to be an old-school American.

Palin/Jindal 2012!

Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Anonymous Silas said...

Narniagirl said, "what they didn't expect was the conservative voters falling in love with her. (the smart ones did at least)"

I guess I must not be a conservative... I know of a lot of other people that are also pretty solid conservatives that weren't enthused about the Palin pick. Overall, it's hard to make the argument that she brought the ticket any new votes and McCain did lose in a landslide (OH, VA,IN, FL, CO, NA, IW, etc all became new blue states).

Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Anonymous connie said...

Yea. A lot of conservative votes were thrown off by Palin. (think Doug Phillips) But I don't think most of those people would have voted for McCain anyway...

Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Blogger Silas said...

Well, regardless of Palin, the conservative movement is a mess. In fact, maybe Narniagirls comment is right, maybe it's possible that I'm just not a conservative period, especially not the Mitt Romney, Palin, Sean Hannity "new amazing face" type.

Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Blogger Silas said...

Just for clarification purposes, the purpose of the comment section isn’t to argue with me. I don’t blog as a job, I do this for fun (one of the reasons I’ve been able to last for a while). If I even hint anything close to the purpose of your comment to be attacking me your comment will be deleted. Sorry, I’m just heartless when it comes to stuff like that. Really, all the comment section is around for is so people can agree to add to what I say. I occasionally make exceptions but for the most part that’s why it’s there.

Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!

Saturday, 08 November, 2008  
Blogger High King Peter said...

Dittos silas, you're a great american. I hope palin stays in the great state of Alaska where she can create jobs,and cut taxes. You know, it's all about job creation and health care.

Sunday, 09 November, 2008  
Anonymous BO said...

Dittto's as well, long time reader, first time commenter. Uh,uh, Silas, ummm, you, umm, bring me, uh, HOPE. Because CHANGE isn't, uh, going to come, uh, umm, without Hope. So ,uh, dittos. You uh, are a ummm, uh, great, American. I consider you uh, as uh, good a friend as uh, my former, uh, pastor, uh, umm.

Sunday, 09 November, 2008  
Blogger Silas said...

since the message hasn't seemed to fully gotten across to everyone... I would strongly recommend starting your comment with "I agree" or "great point Silas", etc.

The goal of this website isn't so people can argue. If you think it is than you are wrong. Go shovel the snow off the driveway and scream insults at Santa if you really have to vent, this isn't the forum for that type of thing.

Sunday, 09 November, 2008  

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