Poll finds growing skepticism of Palin experience

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  1. edonline

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    Poll finds growing skepticism of Palin experience | Reuters

    Poll finds growing skepticism of Palin experience

    Thu Oct 2, 2008 7:34am EDT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A growing proportion of U.S. voters question Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's readiness for the job, according to a national opinion poll reported by The Washington Post on Thursday.

    The poll results came as the Alaska governor prepared to face Democrat Joe Biden in the only vice presidential debate before the November 4 election.

    About half of all voters surveyed said they were uncomfortable with the idea of Republican presidential nominee John McCain taking office at age 72, and 85 percent of those voters said Palin does not have the experience needed to be president, according to The Washington Post/ABC News poll.

    Sixty percent said Palin did not have the experience to be president, up from 45 percent in a similar survey a month ago, the Post said.

    About four in 10 conservatives and white evangelical Protestants, three in 10 Republicans and a quarter of Republican women said Palin does not have the necessary experience, the Post said.

    A month ago, before she appeared in a series of television interviews, voters rated Palin as highly as they did McCain or Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the newspaper said.

    The biggest shift on Palin has come among independents, a crucial voting group.

    In early September, independents were divided on Palin's experience; now they take the negative view by about 2 to 1, the Post reported.

    A third of independent voters now indicate they are less likely to support McCain because of Palin, compared with 20 percent who said so in an ABC poll a month ago, the Post said.

    Overall, 51 percent of voters view Palin favorably; for Biden, that ratio is 57 percent.

    On the understanding of complex issues, Palin runs far behind Biden, a six-term senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. About three-quarters of those surveyed said he understands complex issues, compared with 46 percent who said so of her, the poll found.

    The telephone poll of 1,070 registered voters was conducted Thursday through Saturday and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
     
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    It has nothing to do with "experience"

    We have had experienced presidents who sucked- and inexperienced presidents who excelled.

    The issue is that Palin is TOO STUPID for the job.

    If you can't face the DE_CLAWED pussies that passes for the American press without making a fool of yourself, how the fuck will you face the sharp, aggressive, ruthless pressure applied by Lobbyists and foreign powers?


    As Reagan aptly demonstrated... the single most important job of the American president is as a communicator.

    They MUST be able to inspire thru rhetoric... to communicate to the public the issues and ideas central to US interests... to effectively represent America Abroad as a literate and intelligent nation.


    Palin would be worse than Bush.... because, stupid as he is, Bush at least comes across as dangerously aggressive.

    Palin comes across as a weak and inarticulate girl.
     
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    Admittedly I hadn't bothered to even hear her speak much (not that one has had many opportunities to). I did catch the Couric interview, then afterward watched the SNL parody.

    And recently I caught a bit of her speaking before a crowd (someplace) which was shortly after watching the parody.

    That's when I realized: The REAL Palin is even more bizarre than the parody!

    DAMN!!!
     
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    Obama comes off as a weak boy!
    He takes the middle of the road and doesn't commit to anything. He's not presidental at all.

    What makes Biden presidental he recieved 1% of the Iowa Caucuses
    and because he was selected by barack now he's got what it takes?
    He failed in 88'.
     
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    When Palin goes off the Talking Points it all seems to fall to plain gibberish.

    COURIC: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

    PALIN: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.
     
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    So, you think being presidential means committing an extreme position...

    Like, say, invading Iraq even though they had nothing to do with anything...or being PRO-Torture, or deregulating markets till they fly apart from unchecked greed and lack of oversight...

    Or- say, undermining the constitution...

    Lots of posts, rip, but thus far you have not made one intelligent remark.
     
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    Here is how Kathleen Parker of the ultra-leftist National Review ended her post-debate article:

    "The debate format clearly worked better for her because she could control her message and keep pounding well-rehearsed talking points. Does that mean she’s ready to lead the free world should circumstances warrant?"

    Ooops! I nearly forgot to paste the last sentence...

    "That question remains. Right next to same question about Barack Obama. "



    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YjhlMzk5MGIyMGIzYjlkZDRlMTRmZTNkMTc1MWNhZGM=
     
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    And ultra-left George Will said:

    It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency. Unreadiness can be corrected, although perhaps at great cost, by experience. Can a dismaying temperament be fixed?

    McCain Loses His Head

    And I doubt ANY cost can exceed the last 8 years.
     
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    Fuck experience.


    Obama can HIRE experienced advisers.

    It's their JUDGMENT that matters most.


    McCain's judgment is highly questionable- if not thru his record, if not thru his stated policies, if only as evidenced by his choice of Palin.



    In their FIRST exercise in appointments... Obama gets high marks for picking someone more experienced than he.

    McCain gets an F for choosing, or acquiescing to the choice of, Sarah Palin as VP.


    If McCain's other appointments are as lame brained and obviously made FOR him by spin doctors and party PR hacks.... then he is unfit for office regardless of his experience.
     
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    As soon as Palin goes off-script she derails into gibberish. She's an actress. A VERY VERY good one.
     
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