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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 02:25 PM
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Sarah Palin would be an ineffective president, say 6 in 10 Americans, according to new poll
Source: NY Daily News

Sarah Palin is a force to be reckoned with, but the majority of Americans dont think shed make an effective President.

A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll released Monday found that despite her star status, 59% of Americans don't think Palin would be a hit in the White House.

Even among Republicans, just 40% said the former vice presidential candidate would make an effective President.

Since she broke onto the national stage in 2008, Palin has leveraged her political past into multi-million dollar book deals, high-profile speeches, and a Midas touch when it comes to endorsing Republican candidates for the House and Senate, but she hasn't convinced voters she'd be a success as President.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/08/30/201...



I'm beginning to see the 2012 nominating process as being similar to 2008, with the Republican nominee being the last one standing among a collection of flawed and uninspiring candidates.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 02:27 PM
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1. The next worry is that they WANT an ineffective President
Isnt that the current GOP policy?
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 02:28 PM
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2. I'm keeping a wary eye
on the 4 in 10 who think Iquitarod as Prez is a capital idea.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 02:37 PM
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3. Palin would be WORSE...FAR WORSER...THAN BUSH EVER WAS
Forget the Airhead....
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Robeysays Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:51 PM
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24. "FAR ^MORE WORSE."
my apologies. ;)
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-10 08:56 AM
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34. no worries :o)
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 02:40 PM
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4. Yep,
The media keeps on saying she is "LIKED" by the majority of republicans, but they don't mention what you posted, that the vast number of republicans "DON'T" want her to be president because they know she is not qualified and would lose in a race against president Obama! Why the MSM keeps building her ups is beyond me, but they are. I heard Tweety last week going on and on about her being the "choice" of the right and I heard others doing the same thing. I mean could you see her trying to debate president Obama, or actually doing an interview with someone other than a fox news hack?
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:55 PM
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12. I would hope that she would lose a race against a baked potato
much less Obama.
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:32 PM
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18. It is all about triangulation.
those are some of the strategies used by people that plan for victory against their enimies....precieved or real.
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Rozlee Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 06:40 PM
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28. I find little comfort in that last sentence of yours.
She was the only presidential/vice-presidential candidate in history who never had a press conference. AND NEVER GOT CALLED ON IT. She's got a good reason to call it the "lame stream media."
All the news channels and entities in the country should have pilloried her for this and pointed this out. But, no, she got a free ride. And any questions like "What magazines do you read?" are considered a trick question. Look at her debate with Biden. It was considered a "draw" because expectations for her were so low, just the fact that she only winked and didn't vomit green pea soup gave her points.
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 02:43 PM
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5. How is she anything but media hype again??
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:01 PM
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6. 6 out of 10? You're in trouble! Just on the basis of that. But, also, how come there's
Edited on Mon Aug-30-10 03:02 PM by Joe Chi Minh
only 1% difference between the percentages of the public and the Republican part of it? I smell a rat. But that's normal where political polls are concerned.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:04 PM
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7. Which is another way of saying she would be a republican president.
"Ineffective" doesn't begin to cover it. Plus, the problem of replacing her mid-term when she quits...
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:11 PM
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8. Ineffective would be the best we could hope for...
I believe unmitigated disaster would be more like it, and even that may be selling her short on just how much damage she could do in 4 years.
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MattyGroves Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:35 PM
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9. Since the Republicans want the polls to dictate the NYC Muslim community center policy
I think it should be expected that they respect the polls on this matter as well.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:44 PM
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10. I guess it depends on how you define effective.
I think an administration under her control could be quite effective at destroying our economy, foreign relations, and freedoms.

Direct link to the poll.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/30/60minutes/mai...

From this poll I gather that 2.6 in 10 Americans are completely retarded of their own free will. Wonderful. No wonder so many people around the world look down on Americans.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:52 PM
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11. This poll only reflects conditions NOW.
Edited on Mon Aug-30-10 03:54 PM by Jackpine Radical
It doesn't tell us what could happen after a Corpublican media blitz in which the public is inundated with Sarah's Wonderful messages.

This assumes, of course, that the Fascist Corpublican Hegemony wants her. Which they might, since she's about as dumb & manipulable as St. Ronald was (albeit worse at remembering her lines).
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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:57 PM
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13. Sarah doesn't give a rip about being President. The job doesn't pay enough.

The article says it all... "Since she broke onto the national stage in 2008, Palin has leveraged her political past into multi-million dollar book deals, high-profile speeches....." That's all she cares about. Talk about having her cake and eating it too, with the gig she's got going now she doesn't have to answer reporters "gotcha' " questions, doesn't have to debate, doesn't even have to think. And she's making millions. Why would she want the hassle of being President?



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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 06:49 PM
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30. she'd want it for the reason every other Republican wants it
Just to say she did it. And for the money which will come through favors and no bid contracts etc...She just may have to wait until her term is over to reap the rewards. Cheney didn't do too bad for himself.

As far as the job itself, meh, what job? Repubs only job is to show how unworkable BIG GOVERNMENT is. They don't have new ideas. that would make them....gasp....progressive thinking. Their only job is to do as little as possible, other than set up their elite class of "haves" with more tax breaks, less regulations etc... so they will be well cared for by their friends when their term ends.

All she needs is a good speech writer and press secretary, and a smarter VP (which shouldn't be too difficult)

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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 03:58 PM
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14. Not really an exclusive club these days, is it?
We've suffered a long, unbroken line of unimpressive "leaders". Why change now? :shrug:
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Dakota Flint Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:00 PM
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15. Meanwhile she's very effective as
a dangerously psychotic demagogue harpy...... :rant:
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mike r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:08 PM
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16. Sarah is money smart. She will not run
She wants more money, not less. She'll be around for as long as there is a rabid right wing. And her wealth will continue to grow.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 11:51 PM
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32. An interesting point.
Edited on Tue Aug-31-10 12:00 AM by sofa king
A little birdie once told me that Patrick Buchanan ran for President in 2000 largely so that he could clear the books on his '92 and '96 bids, but I don't know enough about campaign finance to guess if that story is true or not.

Palin may not wish to find herself mired in the same trap, as you suggest.

But on the other hand, with corporate largesse certain to balloon in the next couple of election cycles, she may see an opportunity for personal profit which hasn't previously existed. If she sees the chance to make money while riding corporate jets and mooning in front of the cameras, I think she'll take it.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:24 PM
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17. The media LOVE her. She's the gift that keeps on giving.
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radhika Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:34 PM
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19. How can this question even be ASKED! n/t
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:38 PM
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20. Well good for the 60% of thinking Americans. n/t
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WVRICK13 Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:40 PM
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21. Wow We Really Are A Nation
Edited on Mon Aug-30-10 04:41 PM by WVRICK13
of idiots. Does anyone else think it is scary that 40% of our population think this idiot would be effective in the White House? Maybe she would be effective if effective is defined as destroying what is left of America.
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MARALE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-10 09:02 AM
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35. I think it is very scary
I don't think people pay much attention though. they just get snippets of the news. I would hope if she really did run, they would pay attention to her political failings and not as many would vote for her. Many would vote for her just because she is a woman though.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:41 PM
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22. The GOP candidate will be Mittens
Palin won't be anywhere on the ticket.

My guess is it will be Mittens and someone you may have never heard of before.
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icnorth Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:50 PM
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23. Ineffective?
In what way Charlie?
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 05:18 PM
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25. She would probably quit...
and go on Dancing with the Stars...
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shanti2 Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 06:48 PM
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29. Sorry but there is too much work to be done
on Dancing with the Stars..they have to really work and we see that Sarah only likes to tweet and run.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 05:32 PM
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26. 40% think she'd be effective????????????? Friggin' amazing. nt
Edited on Mon Aug-30-10 05:32 PM by valerief
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 11:34 PM
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31. She'd be amazingly effective if fucking up is what is in mind.
But she'd soon get bored and quit.
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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 05:56 PM
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27. 59% not in favor is a tough stat to refudiate.
:rofl:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-10 08:34 AM
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33. the moron will run in 2016. She knows full well she wouldn't last a minute campaigning against Obama
she's waiting for the open field again, like in 2008. That's when she will unleash her fox/corporate supported version of dingbat fascism upon America.

Wait for it.
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