THE PALIN WOMAN: Rank how you think she will perform in the debate this Thursday

  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 30, 2008 12:39 PM GMT
    Well much information out there about the Palin woman's capability to debate Joe Biden and her commentary in general with Katie Couric and the other interviews. What do you expect? Choose one of the following:

    1) Very well: She will surprise her critics and hold her own against Biden
    showing that she was a prudent choice as a VP candidate

    2) Fair: A few blunders here and there, but she avoids anything really bad that might turn the public solidly against her serving as a VP

    3) Poorly: Due to comments, people become increasingly aware that this woman has no business being a heartbeat away.

    4) Disaster: She falls on her face.



    Despite my criticism of Palin, I think I would choose #2. I think she will probably survive, still have the same critics as now, but will show she
    can make it through a debate such as this one.
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    Sep 30, 2008 2:30 PM GMT
    Selection 2: Fair. But only because this won't be a fair debate. The McCain people got the election commission to modify the format to make the debate more "Palin-proof." The Democrats didn't even attend the negotiations, which puzzles me. Had the format been like the Presidential debates, my choice for Palin would have been Selection 5: Toast.
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    Sep 30, 2008 2:56 PM GMT
    #2 as should be expected from a "Govenor" icon_rolleyes.gif

    while Biden a "US Senator" will have veins popping out of his forehead and will be counting to to ten - alot - to keep his composure icon_evil.gif
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    Sep 30, 2008 3:01 PM GMT
    I'm going to say a 3. I think her recent interviews make me feel that way. She has too much that she needs to cram for and all that has happened from her cramming is her simply spitting out talking points that were spoon-fed to her. She gets confused, forgets the question, and when all else fails she just says that we need to defend America and moves on. Lol. However, the debate will be incredible interesting and I can't wait to watch it.


    OBAMA WILL BE IN MY TOWN TOMORROW!! Sorry...you guys have no clue how excited I am about that.
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    Sep 30, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    i think if she doesnt have a white haired neo-conservative standing beside her re-canting everything she says and thinks, that she will do just fine in presenting who she is as a person and as a canidate..... which is why they have sent her off to "debate camp" ... on one of the white haired neoconservatives many many estates.


    "debate camp" ???? lmao... sounds to me like they are fitting her ass for someone elses hand,, PUPPET!!!! (for those who dont get what i am saying)


    on topic.... i think she can memorize her way to a 2. despite her collegiate resume, i dont think she is stupid, just misguided....
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    Sep 30, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    for some reason, i think she is gonna do very well. i am not a fan of hers, but seeing that she has been embarrassed over the past few weeks she has something to prove, and one thing she is known for is delivering, so i will go with 1 while I hope for 3.
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    Sep 30, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    I think she might do well because its kinda do or die for her.

    But I dunno, I hear shes avoided hard questions.. I don't think Bidens going to be as kind as C. Gibbson..

    I'll say 2)
  • MuslDrew

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    Sep 30, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    I'm thinking #2, but she might pull of #1.
    She's made some mistakes in interviews, so she should have learned a few things there. And she's at debate camp now.
    I would imagine Biden will "win" the debate
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    Sep 30, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    i put her at a 2.5
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    Sep 30, 2008 3:52 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidi put her at a 2.5


    Ditto. I think that she has been coached far too much. I expect her answers to be trite and scripted.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 30, 2008 3:52 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidi put her at a 2.5


    Interesting, Jack... define a 2.5 please....

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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 30, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    Okay, I will stick my neck out and choose #1 (You guys can throw eggs at me Friday morning if things go south for Palin in the debate). That said, I have this hunch that perhaps Karl Rove is at play here and that it has been very carefully orchestrated to set expectations very low for Palin, thereby clearing the way for her to far exceed them. Palin may be many things, an idiot is not one of them.


    In2Lectual said

    OBAMA WILL BE IN MY TOWN TOMORROW!! Sorry...you guys have no clue how excited I am about that.


    Oh I think I do...don't forget your Pom Poms! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 30, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    2.5 should round up (or is it down in this case?) to a 3; however, republicans will vote for her regardless, thus negating the full brunt of her true ineptitude. although she will perform a 3, it won't change anyone's mind, but even republicans won't be able to acknowledge in their heart of hearts that she gave a true 2, so everyone will end up settling on a 2.5.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 30, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOkay, I will stick my neck out and choose #1 (You guys can throw eggs at me Friday morning if things go south for Palin in the debate). That said, I have this hunch that perhaps Karl Rove is at play here and that it has been very carefully orchestrated to set expectations very low for Palin, thereby clearing the way for her to far exceed them. Palin may be many things, an idiot is not one of them.



    I wouldn't have expected you to say anything else Todd. If she falls on her face you'll have some reason why.
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    Sep 30, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    2. But look for a little box stuffed down the back of her blouse.

    Bush was widely expected to perform poorly in the '00 and '04 debates. He spoke to the bottom half of the electorate, intelligence-wise, and made himself seem like "one of them" (how dangerous has that notion proven to be?). Needless to say, it worked heavily in his favor.

    Palin will speak in a way that makes facts and details irrelevant to more than half the country. She'll be charming and feisty to them. It's a strategy that removes all rationality from the process.

    Just like with Bush.

    These debates seem to accomplish nothing, except generate ratings for network advertisers to take advantage of.
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    Sep 30, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidSelection 2: Fair. But only because this won't be a fair debate. The McCain people got the election commission to modify the format to make the debate more "Palin-proof." The Democrats didn't even attend the negotiations, which puzzles me. Had the format been like the Presidential debates, my choice for Palin would have been Selection 5: Toast.


    I cannot believe the Dems did not participate in the negotiations, but of course I am probably missing something. Can we simply expect GOP-friendly softballs then?
  • auryn

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    Sep 30, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
    I'll say 2. She's going to be interviewed by Rush Limpballs, so she'll get some extra practice at dealing with soft questions before the debate. I so hope they don't go easy on her because she's a girl, but I have a feeling the debate mod will.
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    Sep 30, 2008 5:39 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX saidrticipate in the negotiations, but of course I am probably missing something. Can we simply expect GOP-friendly softballs then?


    Yep, they're gonna toss her easy girl pitches that she can't miss. The format prevents Biden from directly confronting her, so she gets a pass.
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    Sep 30, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    3) The women couldn't handle Katie Couric who is usually more at home petting kittens in fluff segments.

    The topic is going to be heavy on foreign policy again, which is Joe Biden's area of expertise. No one is buying this "Russia is close to Alaska" bit, so I don't see what she can possibly do at the debate.
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    Sep 30, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    All she has to do is not actually drool on herself and the Republicans will say she won the debate.

    I'm surprised they don't have the "Sarah Won" ad on the internet yet. They certainly didn't wait for the formality of the actual debate to call McCain the winner.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 30, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    jprichva saidAll she has to do is not actually drool on herself and the Republicans will say she won the debate.

    I'm surprised they don't have the "Sarah Won" ad on the internet yet. They certainly didn't wait for the formality of the actual debate to call McCain the winner.


    By the same token, she could hit it out of the park and leave Biden in utter tears and you guys wouldn't give her credit, or say it was all fixed, or whatever. Give the lady a break and let's just see what happens on Thursday.
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    Sep 30, 2008 5:57 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    jprichva saidAll she has to do is not actually drool on herself and the Republicans will say she won the debate.

    I'm surprised they don't have the "Sarah Won" ad on the internet yet. They certainly didn't wait for the formality of the actual debate to call McCain the winner.


    By the same token, she could hit it out of the park and leave Biden in utter tears and you guys wouldn't give her credit, or say it was all fixed, or whatever. Give the lady a break and let's just see what happens on Thursday.


    Well, to be fair, Todd, I don't think she'll be as embarrassing as many of us hope. But at this stage of the election, I don't think it will make any difference what she OR Biden do or say. It's all about the economy now.
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 30, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    4) Disaster.

    She has no inkling of historical backgrounds and Biden is too politically savvy to not put here into a corner of something he knows she won't know the slightest bit about.

    The other day, she was asked about the bailout, and she mentioned John McCain's name more than anything else in her answer.



    If anyone thinks Obama is hard-pressed when not in front of a teleprompter, tune in to see the Palin Disaster.
  • auryn

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    Sep 30, 2008 6:04 PM GMT
    jprichva saidAll she has to do is not actually drool on herself and the Republicans will say she won the debate.

    I'm surprised they don't have the "Sarah Won" ad on the internet yet. They certainly didn't wait for the formality of the actual debate to call McCain the winner.


    HuffPo is already saying that she may have already won this debate.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/30/palin-may-have-already-wo_n_130540.html

    The Obama camp believes she'll be a formidable opponent in the debate.

    I understand why these groups are saying what these things. She needs to be propped up so that she'll be treated fairly and not be handled with kid gloves. That way she can fall on her face and break her glasses.
  • metalxracr

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    Sep 30, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    I am not a Palin Supporter at all, but I hope she does not fall flat on her face. I've seen disastrous debates and they can be extremely humiliating. As much as I don't agree with her, she seems like a kind lady and I'd feel bad watching her make a complete fool of herself. But I don't hope she does exceptionally well either.

    I think she'll do fair. I'm sure she's reviewed her past interviews and developed new tactics while in debate camp! hahaha.
    I'm sure she's being loaded with tons of information right now as well. So she might be game.