Palin's favorable rating drops, unfavorable rating rises as Democrats regain lead

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    Sep 18, 2008 8:25 PM GMT
    Palin excitement levels off as Democrats regain lead

    Most Americans see Obama as more capable than John McCain when it comes to handling the economy, polls show.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/18/palin.appeal/index.html
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    Sep 18, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    This latest series of crises has not helped Senator McCain. I saw him this morning looking a bit rattled regarding the AIG takeover. He had just a few days ago advised against it. It would have been "interesting" to see what would have happened if AIG had failed. We may have had a financial crisis of epic proportions that would have been written about for generations to come.

    Governor Palin's inexperience is probably making many of the independent voters think twice about the Republicans. I still think John McCain would have been better off going with his instincts by choosing an experienced VP and not bothering to appease the Christian right who always seem to focus on Roe vs. Wade and gay marriage.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 18, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    Lets hope the real issues of this country are finally being examined with the recent "financial earthquake". The days of the Palin woman's candidacy will hopefully be numbered...
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    Sep 18, 2008 11:19 PM GMT

    it's not just the inexperience
    It's that they're trying to pawn it off as if she's something more than just a local politician

    Yesterday on ABC’s This Week, Cindy McCain tried to rebut the criticism that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) has no foreign policy experience by taking a talking point from Fox’s Steve Doocy. McCain pointed to the fact that Palin’s state is near Russia:
    Cindy McCain: Palin knows foreign policy because ‘Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia.’
    STEPHANOPOULOS: But she has no national security experience.



    McCAIN: You know, the experience that she comes from is what she’s done in government, and remember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. It’s not as if she doesn’t understand what’s at stake here.

    It doesn’t appear that Palin has ever even traveled to Russia, despite her state’s proximity. In fact, she didn’t even have a passport until 2007, when she took her MUCH PHOTOGRAHED trip to visit troops stationed in Kuwait and Germany.
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    Sep 19, 2008 12:51 AM GMT
    When I was living in Spain, I once took a trip to Marbella and I could see Gibraltar but didn't go...that means I know everything there is to know about Gibraltar? Can talk about the culture, the people? NO!

    So why does McCain think that by saying this woman can see Russia from Alaska, it makes her an authority in russian culture and international affairs? Does he think that americans are that stupid? Well, maybe some are..the ones that will be voting for him and that monster.
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    Sep 19, 2008 1:20 AM GMT

    Would someone please give GQjock & maverickcj_ca the applause they so richly deserve!
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    Sep 19, 2008 10:52 AM GMT
    GQjock said
    it's not just the inexperience
    It's that they're trying to pawn it off as if she's something more than just a local politician

    Yesterday on ABC’s This Week, Cindy McCain tried to rebut the criticism that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) has no foreign policy experience by taking a talking point from Fox’s Steve Doocy. McCain pointed to the fact that Palin’s state is near Russia:
    Cindy McCain: Palin knows foreign policy because ‘Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia.’
    STEPHANOPOULOS: But she has no national security experience.



    McCAIN: You know, the experience that she comes from is what she’s done in government, and remember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. It’s not as if she doesn’t understand what’s at stake here.

    It doesn’t appear that Palin has ever even traveled to Russia, despite her state’s proximity. In fact, she didn’t even have a passport until 2007, when she took her MUCH PHOTOGRAHED trip to visit troops stationed in Kuwait and Germany.


    By the definition used by Senator McCain, about 20% of Americans would be eligible for the VP job (not to mention a significant number of Canadians, I think I might apply for the position, just need my work visa icon_cool.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 19, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    Lets just hope that Sarah Palin's favorable ratings keep declining along with John McCain and the rest of the GOP. Hopefully this latest financial disaster is waking many Americans up to the harsh reality of our great country's numerous serious economic problems. It is time to toss aside the so called moral issues and focus on the more important issues facing this country like the mortgage crisis, stagnant wages, unemployment, urban and environmental problems, and yes the costly disastrous war in Iraq.