2nd October 2008, 23:54
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Originally Posted by wilsodh
No disrespect intended. I don't have much time on the board these days.
Nor am I. This woman has probably long learned that she doesn't need to command a lot of facts and history to get ahead. She doesn't even need to think through things carefully. She just 'relates' and people seem to fall for her.
One of her former debate opponents in Alaska was interviewed this morning and he said most of the time he had no idea what she was saying. But in the end, people still responded to her and she 'won' the debate.
This is, in part, what I mean by 'gullible'. Most Americans seem to lack all critical faculties. They respond to personality and feeling. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Palin resurrects the 'Palin Factor' with tonight's debate. Even if she babbles, there are plenty who seem willing and happy to look beyond the obvious -- that this person has no business being where she is.
NP Dave. It just seems like I keep defending statements that I never made/positions I haven't taken.
That link scared the crap out of me, and I'm waiting for *someone* to explain to me why it shouldn't.
I have a customer in AK. Huge Libertarian. VERY rabid, anti-gvt guy. HATES GWB. When I asked him about Palin, he said: "Well... I hate to say it, but she did a great job". *I* like her. Does that mean I would've picked her? No. I said at the 2004 RNC that a combo of McCain and Guliani would be unbeatable in 2008' (Didn't know who'd be on top of the ticket).I still believe that. Not that I like either, but I think they'd have been unbeatable. I think with Palin, McCain threw a Hail Mary pass when he had a 2 touchdown lead. Maybe it'll work, but it's looking doubtful. But, like I said, the bar is set so low here that she'd have to be a complete moron to not hop over it. I hope she does well, because, while I don't like McCain, I think O'Bama would be a disaster (And I'm still waiting for anyone to explain exacly why he wouldn't be).
"The whole world was astonished and followed The Beast." Rev 13:3