It’s almost too easy to make Sarah Palin sound incompetent, she doesn’t even know which newspapers she reads, or should I say that the party would want her to read. “All of em’, any of em’ “, really. Or what about the supreme court. The only decision she was able to name that she disagreed with was Roe vs. Wade. Not one other came to mind. It’s like she is frozen when asked a question that hasn’t been covered by her handlers.
Is she really as unknowledgeable as she appears to be or is she just frozen by all the media training she getting right now. I’m not sure, but you have to feel for her a little. This must be just the most overwhelming thing she has ever had to deal with. I don’t envy her.
But with that said, I don’t want to see someone so overwhelmed or in need of training or completely unknowledgeable about our government to be so close to the office of the president. This is one of the many reasons that I don’t support McCain or this middle American notion that the president should be someone you want to have a beer with and that someone who is contemplative and educated is unable to relate and elitist. I want my president to be the smartest, most educated, natural leader, charismatic, persuasive and knowledgeable person in the room, and I would love nothing more than to have a beer with Barack Obama. What a great conversation that would be.
I think it would be very easy for Biden to wipe the floor with Palin, but he must be careful, especially since he is known for not being able to keep his mouth shut and I, as someone with the same affliction, know that I would have a hard time not saying something snide to her. “Are you kidding me?” and “What the…” are common beginnings to my own personal commentary, when I listen to Palin speak.
I also want to put it right out there that he should not be easy on her because he is afraid of upsetting women. I know that there are women out there that will make a big chauvinist to do if he attacks her at all, but most women don’t feel that way. I have heard more and more women, as Palin has been increasingly available publicly and more is known about her, who are offended that the republican party would think that just because she is a woman that she would automatically appeal to us, especially mothers.
But I am also hearing socially conservative people talking about how they too are not fooled by her social views that they find so appealing. They too want someone who is capable of handling the responsibilities of the white house, running this country and representing us abroad. I hope that more and more conservatives will begin to see it this way, but I don’t hold my hopes up.
So, Mr. Biden, please crush her tonight. Show the world they can have confidence in Obama and show off all that foreign policy experience you have. I have a feeling that she will bury herself. But, don’t be soft on her because your afraid of the consequences, be tough, be yourself and take her down. Just be nice about it.
They say some of the most outlandish things I have ever heard. The last panel I was listening to, one member of there organization used the words “borderline fascist” when referring to the democratic party and the presidential nomination process.
They are so angry that their candidate didn’t win that they are willing to aggressively sabotage the election process. Would they really rather have McCain and every scary thing that that entails, such as the continuation of bush’s policies, appointment of more very conservative supreme court judges, more war, no addressing of the severely flawed and failing education in this country and a misguided approach to helping the economy recover, rather than have Obama in the White house, simply because Hillary didn’t win the primary fair and square.
Hillary ran a great race and although I truly believe that Obama is the better candidate and that he is better for America than Hillary would be, if Hillary had won the primary by following the existing rules (not the ones she made up), I would have been upset for a little while, but I would have gotten squarely behind Hillary, because she is certainly better than McCain or any other republican they could put out there.
Let’s get real here folks. I am glad that Hillary will get her roll call at the convention. It was close enough that this is clearly the right thing to do. But, why all the anger. Obama won fair and square, following the rules to a tee.
I like to use a football example (don’t ask why, I hate football). Just because the losing team makes a great and triumphant comeback in the second half and gets within one point at the end of the game, doesn’t mean that they deserved to win and the the win should be stripped from the winning team. That’s just absurd. Hillary made some major mistakes at the beginning of her campaign and just because she finally got it together at the end, but not enough to overtake Obama, doesn’t mean that she should win. She didn’t win. Get over it. There is nothing about Hillary Clinton that makes her more entitled to the nomination than anyone else.
Are the rules a little messed up? Maybe. That doesn’t mean you can change them to suit your purposes, it just doesn’t. It is time to rally and get a democrat elected so that we can start fixing the atrocities that have happened over the last eight years.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I get that, I have mine too obviously. But, why is this organization getting so much traction in the press? Why are so many people listening to such extreme views and obvious sour grapes? You got me.
I am glad to know that Hillary’s organization is denouncing this kind of behavior, although I think it should be done a little more directly. If it were me, I would be a little more direct with addressing this organization because the sheer number of people that are falling for this crap.
Here are a couple of references…
Here is an article with Hillary denouncing Ricki Liebermann, but not PUMA directly.
I would think there would be more about this, but not too much was easily found.
I will not bless Puma or Just Say No Deal with a link from this site. If you are interested they are easily found on the internet.
Instead, I will post links to the blog portions of both the Clinton and Obama websites. I feel the blog sections are the most informative, and of course you can easily access the rest of their sites from their.