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  • Sarah Palin

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  • Michelle Bachmann

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Thread: If you had to choose one

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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What's so bad about quitting? Sometimes one evaluates a situation and decides that it is not productive enough, efficient enough or is just plain boring. And they say "ok, that's enough for me, thanks". What's so terrible about that? Must we dogmatically stick to every idea we have or venture in which we partake - forever and ever (or at least the end of contract) no matter what? That approach seems a little crazy to me. People change their minds, situations change, and events and the environment must be constant factors adjusting all of our decisions and trajectories. I think sometimes quitting, even if it means breaking a contract, is best for everyone involved. Maybe sometimes quitting is bad, but is it inherently horrible?
    I think elected officials have a bigger responsibility to stick with it than the average person. There's no valid reason why she shouldn't have honored her commitment to the people who elected her.
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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    It would be the same reaction for Bachmann. The question intended was which of these two would you actually want to see in the White House (even for those who would be voting for 'the lesser of two evils').
    no it wouldn't. you don't see a dozen bachman threads a day cranked out by squealing libs on every political forum
    across the map. palin drives the statist lib nuts. she's not even a candidate and she's talked about 100 times more than
    bachman. your thread is proof. palin is not a candidate, but you ask the question who would vote for her. and i gave my
    answer......sarah palin.
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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Palin... she has better legs...




    ...and she knows how to use them.

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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Palin, because she's less likely to win. She has trouble staying on message and she doesn't embrace her public image, but rather fights against it. This makes her prone to not finishing what she starts, alienating her base, and just generally being an impotent (if entertaining) candidate. Palin is also a little less scary ideologically.

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    Re: If you had to choose one

    What if the vote goes to who actually lands in the White House? Who would you vote for if those were your two options. I know everybody would say abstain, but surely if you are choosing a worst case scenario, you'd rather see one than the other.

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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    no it wouldn't. you don't see a dozen bachman threads a day cranked out by squealing libs on every political forum
    across the map. palin drives the statist lib nuts. she's not even a candidate and she's talked about 100 times more than
    bachman. your thread is proof. palin is not a candidate, but you ask the question who would vote for her. and i gave my
    answer......sarah palin.
    Do a search on this forum. Bachmann is getting lots of love these days.

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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Do a search on this forum. Bachmann is getting lots of love these days.
    on a side note...i just read this...................palin's political organizer says she's definitely running.......

    Sarah Palin's man in Iowa says she will run for the White House in 2012 – Telegraph Blogs
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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    What if the vote goes to who actually lands in the White House? Who would you vote for if those were your two options. I know everybody would say abstain, but surely if you are choosing a worst case scenario, you'd rather see one than the other.
    Whew... that's a tough one.

    I find Bachmann scarier than Palin in terms of ideology. But is Bachmann more effective than Palin? If the answer is no, Palin is scarier simply by way of being more able to get her beliefs written into law.

    I *think* Palin would be less effective than Bachmann, even if she won the presidency. It is sort of hard to judge, but I think Palin's longer-lived public image combined with her inability to pick her battles makes her less effective.

    I'd still vote for Palin. It would be a rough 4 years, but probably not as rough as 4 years of Bachmann.

    Though I must say that if either of them were voted in, I'd very seriously consider leaving the country.

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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    on a side note...i just read this...................palin's political organizer says she's definitely running.......

    Sarah Palin's man in Iowa says she will run for the White House in 2012 – Telegraph Blogs
    Thank you! You should start a thread, but I never know if it goes under elections or News 2.0 - Since she hasn't actually announced, I'd say 2.0.

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    Re: If you had to choose one

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    on a side note...i just read this...................palin's political organizer says she's definitely running.......

    Sarah Palin's man in Iowa says she will run for the White House in 2012 – Telegraph Blogs
    On the other hand ... yeah. We'll see. Not sure I'd start a thread, now that I've read the entire article.

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