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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 04:12 PM
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5. Not too worried, for reasons explained below
1) I think more people vote for the first name on the ticket than the second. Usually, anyway. (I once voted for a ticket based on the First Lady.)

2) I also feel that Obama's ticket has far more charisma and personality and while that may be superficial, the Kennedy/Nixon TV debates made clear that this matters in American politics.

3) Additionally, I think Obama's platform and way of reaching out resonates with a lot of people, especially those in the "center." Moreover, there is always a backlash against the incumbent's party when they have governed poorly (or are even just perceived as having done so.)

4) Yes, this choice will shore up _some_ of the conservative evangelical vote, but not all. There are plenty of Southern Baptists, for example, who may well have a problem with a woman being on the ticket. Either way, he is not adding any _new_ voters there. He is regaining possible lost voters.

5) Finally, looking at the demographics are there really more undecided, formerly apathetic, or outright disgruntled women who will flock to the GOP ticket than there are African Americans and other minorities who will come out to support Obama? (Unfortunately, with the voter rolls being purged and all the other election hijinks that go on we may not get to see the true number out in favor for Obama.)
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  -McCain's choice of Palin. How do you feel about it? graywarrior  Aug-30-08 04:07 PM   #0 
  - VERY, VERY happy  deadmessengers   Aug-30-08 04:09 PM   #1 
  - Angry about the depth of the cynicism and contempt  sarge43   Aug-30-08 04:10 PM   #2 
  - Too bad I had to pick just one - so I picked insulted  livetohike   Aug-30-08 04:11 PM   #3 
  - Same here.  graywarrior   Aug-30-08 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Why? He picked a loser! Celebrate!  Breeze54   Aug-30-08 04:12 PM   #8 
  - Best thing that could have happened!  Breeze54   Aug-30-08 04:12 PM   #4 
  - Not too worried, for reasons explained below  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-30-08 04:12 PM   #5 
  - Cautious at first, But the more I find out about her the better I feel.  Fluffdaddy   Aug-30-08 04:12 PM   #6 
  - What is more important is how those on the fence or undecided feel about it.  elocs   Aug-30-08 04:13 PM   #9 
  - I've been calling people from our campaign office and trust me, a lot have  graywarrior   Aug-30-08 04:14 PM   #10 
     - What on earth is it that they cannot decide about? I just don't get it.  elocs   Aug-30-08 04:22 PM   #20 
        - They have "issues".  graywarrior   Aug-30-08 04:25 PM   #23 
  - Poll: Who is the stronger VP choice? Biden by 68% (178,975 votes!)  Breeze54   Aug-30-08 04:15 PM   #11 
  - cautious  JitterbugPerfume   Aug-30-08 04:15 PM   #12 
  - Lets drop the female insults. It does not help us  Fluffdaddy   Aug-30-08 04:18 PM   #15 
     - That is not an insult  JitterbugPerfume   Aug-30-08 04:31 PM   #29 
     - She's a bimbo and McCain's a dick - I'm an equal opportunity insulter  melody   Aug-30-08 04:47 PM   #34 
  - Cautious. They threw a wrench into the works that we weren't expecting,  gateley   Aug-30-08 04:16 PM   #13 
  - Worried and confused. This seems like such a blazingly stupid pick  Finnfan   Aug-30-08 04:17 PM   #14 
  - If the show fits,  Breeze54   Aug-30-08 04:26 PM   #24 
  - Yeah, confusing. My head is spinning.  graywarrior   Aug-30-08 04:26 PM   #25 
  - I had to go with insulted..  latte_liberal_86   Aug-30-08 04:18 PM   #16 
  - I wish you had given the choice: WTF?  Debi   Aug-30-08 04:18 PM   #17 
  - !!  Jack Rabbit   Aug-30-08 04:18 PM   #18 
  - You missed one--outraged!  spindrifter   Aug-30-08 04:18 PM   #19 
  - I added it.  graywarrior   Aug-30-08 04:27 PM   #26 
  - cautious - on the face of it, it looks like a colossal blunder...  nickinSTL   Aug-30-08 04:23 PM   #21 
  - Shocked.  lizzy   Aug-30-08 04:25 PM   #22 
  - Don't give a shit - VP's can only hurt, they can't help  HughMoran   Aug-30-08 04:28 PM   #27 
  - Dumbfounded with hilarity. McGeezer and the Great White Huntress.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-30-08 04:28 PM   #28 
  - The woman in me is insulted. The Dem in me is pleased.  quantessd   Aug-30-08 04:34 PM   #30 
  - As a woman, I feel insulted...  SteppingStone   Aug-30-08 04:35 PM   #31 
  - Welcome to DU and "one vagina is all it takes" just about sums it up.  graywarrior   Aug-30-08 04:36 PM   #32 
     - Thanks for the welcome, Grey. Glad to be here! n/t  SteppingStone   Aug-30-08 04:42 PM   #33 
  - Qualified pleased  PATRICK   Aug-30-08 04:48 PM   #35 
  - Flabbergasted and wondering what the hell we're missing here.  200overcast   Aug-30-08 04:50 PM   #36 
  - And a welcome to DU to you too!  graywarrior   Aug-30-08 05:00 PM   #37 
  - I feel the way Bill Clinton looks here:  SeattleVet   Aug-30-08 05:18 PM   #38 
  - It's offensive on so many levels it is hard to explain just how poor of a choice she is  Major Hogwash   Aug-30-08 05:22 PM   #39 
  - That post should be an OP.  quantessd   Aug-30-08 06:42 PM   #41 
  - It's the biggest FLIP FLOP of the campaign. All 19 months of it. n/t  deacon   Aug-30-08 06:36 PM   #40 
  - Other:  LWolf   Aug-30-08 07:18 PM   #42 

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