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... but does the thought of Sarah Palin trying again thrill anyone other than Tina Fey?


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brennakimi wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Farewell post be damned!

I'm unimpressed. She'll have to manage to run her state well enough while maintaining visibility in the rest of the country for four whole years. During that time, she'll actually have to start facing some challenges with her disabled child instead of using him as a sympathy tool. I am unconvinced she will be able to keep up appearances. Especially if her daughter's shotgun marriage fails as quickly as it might.

Sure, there's a lot of interest in her, but interest fades. We'll have to see how things go over the next 4 years to see who has a shot at beating Obama. Incumbents have tended to have a little staying power lately, as long as they don't royally screw up... and even sometimes then.
brashley46 wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
I can't speak for the comrades of Socialist Organizer, just me ...

That said, BRING IT.
sparkstealer wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
It won't thrill Tina Fey, either.
kevynjacobs wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
What was it Tina Fey said? Something along the lines of "I don't want to keep playing that woman." (Wish I could remember where I read that [citation needed]).
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mamculuna wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
She gave us one Democratic victory--I look forward to many more, each time she runs.
tinylegacies wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'm personally looking forward to watching the Republican party implode. It's going to be a civil war between the uber-right-wing conservatives that loved Palin and the moderate Republicans who supported Obama after McCain named her his running mate.
brennakimi wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Or rather between the social conservatives and the political and economic conservatives. Throw in the moderates and it's a complete mess.

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julione wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
I agree completely with your comment.
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jeffxandra wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
I was going to bring up the Nixon example as well. Palin could learn a great deal from his example.

The question is, with a pervasive blogosphere (I have no hope for the press), will she be able to get away with some things the way Nixon was able to during his era. The biggest damage to Palin was herself and her readily available history. Those were not concerns for Nixon during his time.
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vernon_j wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Vernon J. Davis from Omaha, NE 402-516-4401
I would love for her to continue to Govern Alaska and complete her term, and run for a second one. I don't agree with her abortion stance, but I would vote for her for President. Of course this depends on who is running against her.
soccergirlz91 wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
noooooooo....obama/biden all the way...=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]
kyliej16 wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
A socialist president
How could this country be so dumb?
Electing Barack Obama was practically asking to go poor.
akasa wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Re: A socialist president
In case you missed it, we have gone poor under Bush a "fiscal conservative."
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ms_maree wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know, on the one hand, it looks like she's not very bright and this will bring a certain victory to the Democrats next time. And I'm certain the moderate Republicans will be making her life very difficult, in a public way.

But on the other, the extreme right will come out to play, and although they are amusing for the crazy, they do get a bit much after a while.

I'm a woman, a feminist, non-American - and the thought of Sarah Palin having more power then she does chills me.
bastblack wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Did Palin cost McCain the presidency?

It sounds like some people think so. Whether the rumors about Palin are true or not, the damning leaks are being aired through the right-wing media outlets like Fox News. Palin is getting the same treatment that is normally used on the enemies of the GOP, but this time they are demonizing/swiftboating/scapegoating one of the their own. That tells me the highest powers within the GOP are not pleased with Palin. Palin's career in the GOP will go nowhere without their support. So unless she does something amazing to win back their love, it's game over.
ms_maree wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Did Palin cost McCain the presidency?

Well that depends on which side you're on, I've seen a helluva (more then makes me comfortable) GOP LJ users who think Palin is political genius and it was McCain who cost them - and they are already uploading the Palin icons for 2012. (and most of them are women).

But realistically, I think Palin was more of a negative for McCain.
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blackviolets wrote:
Nov. 8th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
This may have been said, but the emerging infighting within the republican party while she was running is probably won't help her even if she tries to run. The woman must have economic backing from some important people to get up there, and with the recent openning of mouths and her reaction to loosing, I cannot imagine her being able to run a successful campaign, be the successful nomination for the Republican party, and then be elected. The odds are too far against her.

But, on the other hand, she maybe able to run for a Congressional seat due to her popularity in Alaska...that would make Congress interesting.
ms_geekette wrote:
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Totally agree with you on the financial backing...I seriously doubt she would be able to raise enough to be a serious contender for an upcoming Presidential race, especially now. The fact that large amts of $ is required to run saddens me, but in this case I think it's a Very Good Thing. ;-) (And not to mention I think she'd absolutely implode when it came to being truly challenged on the campaign trail.)

Needless to say, I'm disappointed that the Republicans couldn't find (or didn't bother to choose) a better female VP candidate in this instance.
ysabetwordsmith wrote:
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
The thought of Palin serving any public office is appalling.
morgaath wrote:
Nov. 8th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
I would be interested to see what Palin could do if they really just turned her loose.

Let her spend the next 4 years talking to every reporter, answering the hard questions, and fully spell out her platform. Maybe hold 50-100 town hall meetings between now and then, so that the people can ask her questions and really get to know her.

I am interested in hearing detailed reports from her on energy, special needs children, being a working mom, and teen pregnancy.

What are her positions on separation of church and state, constitutional law, same sex marriage, immigration, the economy, internet neutrality, foreign affairs, and evolution?
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