I had been thinking the same thing about Palin and 2012. I was wondering if they weren't trying to get her "pimped" for 2012. I do think the republicans like her WAY more than McCain. It is the first time I have seen them excited about the race through the whole thing! I bet she draws more supporters than McCain does when they got out stumping.
The last time I can remember an election that really ran the VP candidate, and I'm old, was when the Musgee ads did the heart beat away for Humphrey. I have to say that if Obama is elected she will be running against Obama in 2012 and that hopefully will be very difficult.
I agree - I changed over my bumper stickers from just my Obama '08 to a new one on the back that says "Veterans for Obama", added in an Air Force one and one that has a US flag with God Bless America. I feel much more strongly about the environment, peace and civil rights but right now, I'm trying to relay the message to anyone who sees my car that Obama IS America!! I put a windshield Obama '08 on the front too anyway : - ) Yup, we need spread the good word!
Whoops - sorry, I should add for those who don't know, I actually AM an Air Force veteran - not just putting a random bumper sticker on.
More important than digging dirt up on Palin - which many will see as Dems being poor sports, the Obama/Biden ticket needs to keep producing reasons to vote for them. And people who are Patriotic need to produce reasons to vote Obama/Biden. People who are in the military need to produce reasons to vote for Obama/Biden. People who are Christian need to produce reasons to vote for Obama/Biden. And those reasons must be persuasive and stand up to all of the cute quotes about pit bulls and lipstick.
All that needs to happen for McCain to be toast is all the newly registered democratic voters SHOW UP. The young people and minorities will swing this race if they SHOW UP November 4. The naysayers who think McCain has a shot are simply the loudest, not the best informed. If they think HRC supporters will swing to Palin, let them keep thinking that. They'll find out November 4 they were WRONG!
Palin's star will fade. She has so little real substance and her family life is looking to be continual fodder for the tabloids. Americans will realize we can't afford that impression on the national scene. She is the trophy politician the same way some women are trophy wives. If she is smarter than I'm giving her credit for, she'll realize she's their toy and vulnerable for blame of anything that goes wrong and get out.
I suspect in the next month I'll be unemployed and have nothing but time to ensure an Obama victory in Florida.
It worries me too that people are drooling over Palin - hopefully they will dig something up on her soon - I am worried that in the election the popular vote will go to Obama and the electoral to Mccain - they always seem to have a way of slithering their way into office - I am sure the wheels are turning now as to how to do it this time around.
I am not so sure the race will go to Obama...I sure want it to, but we are dealing with a county that allowed a lovely women, Katherine Harris, to create a debacle of a presidential election. They then supported Bush to take the presidency. Bush won the presidency a second time. In all reality I can't imagine how that happened! We have an electorate who is willing to vote, but is not always capable of rational thought. - I sound so snotty - sorry. I just don't get the voters. If everyone who could, voted, things may be different. Where I live in Shasta County California - people are ecstatic about Sarah Palin. They think she will be able to fix a broken Washington. A recent poll in the newspaper - the kind with people's pictures and a couple of sentences touted by them, showed most were for her and mainly because of her PRO-LIFE - ANTI Abortion stand - and a few of these were young men. This area is very "Christian", which many voters feel is synonymous with always voting Republican. I am going to have to actually work for Obama's campaign in order to live with myself! I want to be hopeful. It is so reassuring to see Obama people who are also aligned with being Christians. I would love to see some positive statements on why Christians are for Obama. That might help me here. I am not Christian, though I have a spiritual path. And I believe in freedom of religion.
An interesting theory and I think you are quite right about Republicans pretty much drooling over Palin and all said I think they do like her better than McCain because she is almost 100% in line with their way of thinking (I don't know who actually thinks she's a maverick because as far as I can see she's almost a stereotypical right-wing conservative Republican). The one thing I'd have to say is that I don't think even the Republicans would want to leave this to chance...I think they want McCain in to do his eight years and then I think they figure that Palin will be a shoe-in for coming after him (as long as he has even a marginally better approval rating than Bush) since she will still be someone they like but she would then have eight years experience as VP...and it worked for Bush Sr. I have no doubt the Republicans are planning on locking in the next 16 years...after all...McCain may not be exactly who they want...but he's still a Republican...and they really just don't want Obama.
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of the shoe, the horse was lost. For want of the horse, the rider was lost. For want of the rider, the battle was lost. For want of the battle, the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail!
A few thoughts on 2012. It seems that the Rep base has more then taken Palin into the fold. I'm starting to see news stories where she is getting more attention then McCain. Could it maybe be that the Rep have decide that the race may well go to Obama in Nov and they are positioning her to run in 2012? They lose this race, she returns to Alaska and runs for a national office. By 2012 she would then have some experience. As much maybe as Obama has now. Then a run for the Pres against either Obama or HRC. I wouldn't discount that the leaders of the Rep party, seeing the chance for McCain dwindling, throw him and this year's ticket under the bus and start planning for 2012. A scary thought indeed for all of us! Maybe McCain should start watching his back?
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