Predictions of the VP debate Thursday

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    Oct 02, 2008 1:11 AM GMT
    Palin will give vague, vacuous feel-good answers that contain nothing, but sound pretty. Biden will give reasoned, detailed answers that highlight his decades of federal government experience.

    Neither candidate will spar with each other, because the Republicans altered the debate format to prohibit anything but short answers directly to the moderator.

    Republicans will declare Palin's performance a triumph, since under the rigged circumstances she can't fail if she merely recites the alphabet.

    Call it a draw and back to Obama and McCain.
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    Oct 02, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    LOL! Yeh I agree. This is probably what will happen. Palin MIGHT fumble though and that incident will be mocked on SNL a couple days later.
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    Oct 02, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    Here is a sample of what will happen.



    Expect the McCain camp to attack the moderator: a classic Rove move.
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    Oct 02, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    Palin's being coached up the yin-yang, so I think she'll do ok. Not stellar, just ok.

    But I think it's hilarious that McCain's just finding out NOW that Gwen Ifill is *black* AND wrote a book on politics and race! Didn't he read his presidential candidate's daily brief?
    So now he's sending his attack dogs after her because he's like -- 'OH! Save me, please, save me from Gwen Ifill...she's going to be MEAN to poor Sarah!' LOL!!

    I had no idea Gwen was so SINISTER. Who knew? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 02, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    I think Palin will do fine. Biden will essentially ignore her and go after McCain. She'll be serious, but folksy -- Biden will be stately and polished. She won't really challenge him directly, so he won't be agitated enough to make a gaffe... like if Gwen Ifill asks him who was President during the stock market crash of '29.
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    Oct 02, 2008 2:37 AM GMT
    Colbert_Nation said
    I had no idea Gwen was so SINISTER. Who knew? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yeah, NOW this issue is raised. So if Palin falls flat on her face, the excuse was the Moderator. Someone who was chosen before Palin was picked.

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    A time to lie, and a ti-me to fake.

    A time to smile, and a ti-me to frown.

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    And a time to every purpose in our party,

    We will screw you!"
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 02, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    I already asked how RJers think Palin will do tomorrow night in another thread under "Gay News"...... and I think you responded.
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    Oct 02, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI already asked how RJers think Palin will do tomorrow night in another thread under "Gay News"...... and I think you responded.


    Sorry to leave your thread hanging....

    Get it? icon_lol.gif

    thread? hanging?

    *taps mic*
    is this thing on?
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    Oct 02, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    Well since the McCain campaign had already inadvertently broadcast a press release about how well he did against Obama, BEFORE their debate, I have no doubt a similar bit of spinology has already been prepared for Palin.

    Gosh, can we guess how it will read?

    "Governor Palin proved her ability to handle serious international issues in her debate tonight with Senator Joe Biden. She managed to correctly identify where 3 out of 5 countries cited in the debate are located in the world, and could pronounce the names of 2 of them. Proving once again that Governor Palin is ready to take the reins of government should the need arise, though we pray not any time soon."
  • swimbikerun

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    Oct 02, 2008 3:37 AM GMT
    Expectations.
    So low.
    Can't fail.
    Mooseburger.
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    Oct 02, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    swimbikerun saidExpectations.
    So low.
    Can't fail.
    Mooseburger.


    LMAO! I don't know why but that made me laugh.
  • swimbikerun

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    Oct 02, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    jakebenson said
    swimbikerun saidExpectations.
    So low.
    Can't fail.
    Mooseburger.


    LMAO! I don't know why but that made me laugh.


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  • styrgan

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    Oct 02, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    Hopefully, we'll see a repeat of what happened in the Couric interview, and a Biden verbal explosion. That would be great fun!!!!
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    I predict that a man and a woman will show up to present notions of perfection

    while most in in this forum will decide, at it's conclusion, regardless of the details, that their parties candidate shined and won.

    Hence proving this is yet another redundant and pointless diatribe.

    Oh and others will simply be pissed if it causes them to miss this weeks Grey's Anatomy.
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    BodyWork4 saidI predict that a man and a woman will show up to present notions of perfection

    while most in in this forum will decide, at it's conclusion, regardless of the details, that their parties candidate shined and won.

    Hence proving this is yet another redundant and pointless diatribe.

    Oh and others will simply be pissed if it causes them to miss this weeks Grey's Anatomy.


    Really? Because that is not how the Obama/McCain debate results thread went.
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:43 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said
    BodyWork4 saidI predict that a man and a woman will show up to present notions of perfection

    while most in in this forum will decide, at it's conclusion, regardless of the details, that their parties candidate shined and won.

    Hence proving this is yet another redundant and pointless diatribe.

    Oh and others will simply be pissed if it causes them to miss this weeks Grey's Anatomy.


    Really? Because that is not how the Obama/McCain debate results thread went.



    Really? 100% of the 90% of responands to the thread (who are also democrat and/or Obama supporters) didn't decide that Obama was the overall winner, while analyst determined at best it was split or most likely at the end of the debate neither candidate swayed voter opion?
    Plus, you forget, Grey's wasn't on that night... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    Oh, they decided Obama was the winner. But many of the responses were very nuanced. Such as "I thought both did very well, but Obama was just that much better." In my own response I said the two were on par but that McCain didn't achieve what he needed to in order to make and headway in his campaign.

    I don't think that kind of assessment ignores the actual debate, though it is naturally biased.
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI already asked how RJers think Palin will do tomorrow night in another thread under "Gay News"...... and I think you responded.


    Correct. Consider this a vanity thread, that I opened with my own predictions of how the debate would go. Putting my "reputation" on the line, and we'll see how bashed I get after tomorrow night... LOL!!!
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    I predict Palin will do surprisingly well. She'll have witty answers and snappy comebacks. The crowd will be amazed. Then the cameraman will notice a small lump underneath her clothing behind her neck. Could it be a receiver of some kind? Are her responses being transmitted to her? The world will never know.

    The debates became boring after the crowds were told to shut up. Go back and watch Mondale/Reagan debates for more exciting banter. It's too stuffy now, and it's a shame. I don't want to see them wrestle, but some audience feedback would get them riled up and likely exhibit more passion.

    Here's an idea: let's get henry rollins and ted nugent to co-moderate a debate. They'd love some verbal fireworks and it would be much more entertaining than some high-brow purist who encourages a divide between candidates and the people.
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    Oct 02, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    Palin will answer questions with either perky but pat simplistic responses, vague meaningless rephrasing of the question without answering the question at all or with negative attacks at the Obama/Biden ticket about what they will and won't do, again without answering the question. She will be viewed as successful only by those that already support her.

    Biden will be smug or unnecessarily blustery in his responses. He will come close to flying off the handle. He will gain as many supporters as he loses. He'll be authoritative but push it too far and occasionally contradict his own ticket. He'll say that "a vote for McCain/Palin is more of the same", and he'll say it a lot.

    It will be really entertaining!
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    Oct 02, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    I think her water will break and all manner of reptilian creature will ooze from her vagina all over the debate floor.
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    Oct 02, 2008 6:37 PM GMT
    McGay saidI think her water will break and all manner of reptilian creature will ooze from her vagina all over the debate floor.

    Oh that's where Karl Rove's been!
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    Oct 02, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    He drove a Hummer in.
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    Oct 02, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    MunchingZombieExpect the McCain camp to attack the moderator: a classic Rove move.

    Oh, that's already begun. They are attacking Gwen Ifill on right-wing radio and blogs already.