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11/03/2008 05:19 PM ID: 74513 Permalink   

ABC Poll Shows Palin a Detriment to McCain Campaign


With just one day left until the U.S. Presidential election, an ABC poll indicates that 46% of likely voters say that having Sarah Palin on the Republican ticket makes them less likely to vote for McCain, which is double the number in September.

McCain's age is also a factor to 48% and 71% of them prefer Obama, who still holds an overall lead in the ABC News/Washington Post poll by 54%-43% among likely voters interviewed on Wednesday through Saturday.

Among other data in the source story from ABC News, 22% said they are scared of the prospect of an Obama Presidency, while 23% said that they feared the result of a McCain Presidency.

    WebReporter: LeroyJenkins Show Calling Card      
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  I knew it...  
As soon as I watched McCain announce Palin as his running mate, and as soon as she opened her mouth, things would be downhill for McCain from there. He lost my vote and support as a result of his choice and I knew I was not the only one. Why would any reasonably intelligent person pick someone who is so incredibly stupid as their running mate?
  by: LeroyJenkins     11/03/2008 05:25 PM     
  Sarah Palin  
Palin needs to take some clues on how to deal with people and how to handle audiences, much the way Obama does.

For starters, she needs to lower her voice slightly. For some reason or another ppl generally think of women with high pitch voices as being annoying or ditsy. By lowering the pitch of her voice an octave or two, she begins to take on the persona of being motherly (aka Margret Thatcher did just this along with Hillary)

She needs to town down her wardrobe. If you notice, Michelle Obama would often appear on Oprah and other shows wearing off the rack clothing. Somewhat belies the idea that they're multi-millionaires.

The list of improvements is long...

As for McCain... he needs to work on his debate style, all the grimmising and eye rolling gives him a sense of defensiveness.

He needs to make better attacks against Obama and not let things slide and roll off... Such as pointing out that Obama is often on both sides of an issue (ala Kerry) and if possible even post video footage of him taking both sides. He also needs to point to his voting record (voting to increase takes for EVERYONE, to tax Medicaid, voting to increase taxes on those making 42,000+, his anti gun votes and even pushed an idea to ban ammo in an attempt to get around the Second Amendment, etc.)

Anywho, there were a long list of things he could have done and done better. I think he under estimated Obama, from day one when he stated he would take government assistance with his campaign, waited for McCain to make his decision then promptly reversed his stance in or to ham string him to a low budge run while he, Obama, has oodles of money.

McCain should have gotten to know about his opponent, he has a history of doing that sort of thing in Chicago... He even went so far as to dig up dirt on a couple of them to have them disqualified!
  by: FreakKeeper     11/03/2008 05:41 PM     
  @ FreakKeeper  
You're right about Obama. He's smart and he knows how to play the game. One of the things that I like most about him.
  by: LeroyJenkins     11/03/2008 06:00 PM     
  But I can't wait  
to see her performance in "Who's Nailin Palin". LOL
  by: Mister crank     11/03/2008 06:40 PM     
  McCain screwed it up  
I was going to vote for McCain but becuase of Palin I will be voting for whoever is running against McCain/Obama. Probably Nader.
  by: greatwarrior1   11/03/2008 10:10 PM     
  Wasted Vote  
Nader doesn't have a chance. You would be better not to vote at all then to vote for Nader. Its just a wasted vote.
  by: swany   11/04/2008 01:25 AM     
In this case you are correct. But if greatwarrior1 was a believer in the ideals of Nader then his vote would by no means be waisted.
I fear, much from comments like yours, that America has become so superficial that many people are casting votes as if they are betting on a horse race. too many want to be able to say they voted for the winner.

A truely waisted vote is one cast with ignorance. If this doesn't apply to you then don't take it as a criticism. If it does, please do.

  by: bbeljefe     11/04/2008 01:58 AM     
I find it funny whenever McCain supporters complain about Obama changing his mind about whether or not to use taxpayers money to fund his campaign. First off, he has the right to change his mind whenever he wants. Second, to say it's his fault that McCain made the wrong decision is to suggest that McCain can't make a decision for himself in the first place. If McCain had an ounce of intelligence, he would have done what Obama did, but no...he based his decision off someone else's. He let his greed get the best of him, and that's just another reason he'll make a lousy president. America needs a president that can think for himself!
  by: theavenger8     11/04/2008 02:10 AM     
Nader? He's pretty left of McCain/Palin. I think, if you're a conservative, you'd do better to support the best conservative running -- Bob Barr of the Libertarian Party.
  by: lĀ“anglais     11/04/2008 02:16 AM     
It's time for a minority president.
  by: vant   11/04/2008 03:43 AM     
  its wrong  
the democrats try to paint the picture that palin is bad, but in all reality she RALLIED the conservative base, something that mccain couldnt do because he was always to the left with the democrats on issues before this presidential race.

before mccain ran agaisnt obama the liberals loved him, couldnt get enough of him, the drive by media embraced him, even langlais liked him!

everyone in there right mind knows palin rallied the conservative base, thats why liberals hate her and were set out to destroy her and everything she stands for

just like joe the plumber.
  by: cray0la     11/04/2008 07:06 AM     
its a valid argument.

lets talk about why.

it was the democrats idea on campaign finance. they loved the idea of a election being fair and if not taking campaign finance it was basically called "buying a election aka paying to get elected" now that obama basically bought his election its not a problem, its ok that he did it and he gets a pass.

if he didnt want to take tax payer money he should of never promised to do it, plain and simple, it doesnt make it any better that every democrat/liberal made the tax payer financed election to be the golden egg, because it was fair, and both sides could play fair.

so much for that huh??

mccain couldnt go against what he was so for all along, something he made happen. he couldnt trod all over his words and go back on something he made such a big deal.

but a liberal / democrat? they can back track whenever and get a pass on it.

its a non issue

so much for playing fair?
  by: cray0la     11/04/2008 07:10 AM     
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