Did Governor Palin seal McCain's fate?

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  1. Redsquall

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    Was John McCain dead in the water as soon as he chose Governor Palin as his running mate?

    I think he should have chosen someone I really looked up to and originally voted for in the primary, Mitt Romney. He could have actually assured people on the economy.

    McCain would have actually had a chance then...
     
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    Yep. No doubt it did. All the conservatives that have jumped the ship have mentioned his selection as lacking judgement. He had only meet her ONCE before picking her.
     
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    i never understood the palin pick.......to hot for the woman vote to hot for the religious wingnut vote and a voice like nails on a black board . things to ponder.
     
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    I said from day one that if he won she would have been praised to the sky but that if he lost, history would villify her. And if not her, personally, the choice absolutely. It was all or nothing, either the most brillliant choice ever or history's most colossal blunder. It hasn't taken long to see where that landed.
     
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    I think Obama will win, and would have won even if there was no Palin, but I also think the race would be alot closer than it is now.
     
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    McCain had a chance of getting my vote until he chose Palin. I became a hard core Obama supporter after that.
     
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    McCain should have picked Romney. Then he would of had a chance. After he decided on Palin, his fate was sealed.
     
  8. Redsquall

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    He should have kept his "most liberal Republican" tag.

    Everyone said that about him going into the primary battle, and I doubt anyone even thinks about that anymore, in large part due to the way he's conducted the campaign, coupled with this choice.

    It was his independent spirit that was so endearing. Doesn't he realize that?
     
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    Absolutely. McCain decided to play russian rouelette with his VEEP choice and it will cost him dearly in the end. Romney would have been an excellent choice for him given the current state of the economy. But, as they say hindsight is 20/20.

    I really would like to know his motivations for picking her someday. It can't be because he wanted a woman because there were about 5 better female choices for him out there.
     
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    Better ...yes...he just didn't wanna hang in the white house with an ugly or old vp :)
     
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    It's hard to say. The fact that a number of conservative commentators are appalled at McCain's choice of Palin is no indication of the effect of that choice on the electorate. It certainly cost McCain a lot of votes among intelligent, well-informed, and thoughtful people, but I think that it hugely increased his following among idiots, who are far more numerous. So it may have been a net gain for him.
     
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    McCain's campaign has been doomed since the green background fiasco. He's fought a tactical campaign and that's been a huge mistake as an underdog.
     
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    lmao.............right on!
     
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    I like the way you think too. It's not a wonder why or how things got to be the way they are now. They're in my own family as well. lol
     
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    This article sums up my feelings precisely, when it comes to McCain/Palin and their contempt for science.

    I was OK with McCain until he picked his anti-Enlightenment running mate.
     
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