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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    She wasn't a horrible VP pick, nor is she the same person she was then. Being thrown to the wolves of the national media while joining up with a bungled Presidential bid definitely changes your public image and taints you. She was a pick that was handled horrendously.
    I like you Zyph, but I gotta disagree.

    McCain = bungled Presidential bid?
    Palin = not a horrible VP pick?

    I think you have your roles reversed.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    She wasn't a horrible VP pick, nor is she the same person she was then. Being thrown to the wolves of the national media while joining up with a bungled Presidential bid definitely changes your public image and taints you. She was a pick that was handled horrendously.
    She went rouge and tried to handle herself. Furthermore, politicians who are experienced and qualified don't need handlers to appear reasonably qualified for a VP position...

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I really don't care either, for her sake... but I like to hear intelligent predictions... I guess I am bored.
    I think if she wanted to run for office she could have a go in the primaries, but I don't believe she'd be the nominee given the other candidates the GOP currently has out there. People say that voters in party primaries usually go for the most ideologically faithful candidate. I'm not sure how true that is, given the last election, but who really knows. Even if she makes it to the general election at some point in the future, I doubt she'd win unless the Democrats put an absolute moron out there.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    she was a desperation pick.
    I would agree with that... it appears so. I just wonder if McCain saw the size of Obama's convention in Colorado the night before and panicked, and wanted to pick a young, fresh face. I him saying, it doesn't matter who you vote for now... both tickets are historical..

    I'll watch that Game Changer movie and see what it says... The book said she wasn't vetted.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I would agree with that... it appears so. I just wonder if McCain saw the size of Obama's convention in Colorado the night before and panicked, and wanted to pick a young, fresh face. I him saying, it doesn't matter who you vote for now... both tickets are historical..

    I'll watch that Game Changer movie and see what it says... The book said she wasn't vetted.
    I'm curious, Republican supporters, if we went back to 2008 and McCain was able to re-pick his running mate, who would you have advised McCain to choose? (other than Sarah)
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think if she wanted to run for office she could have a go in the primaries, but I don't believe she'd be the nominee given the other candidates the GOP currently has out there. People say that voters in party primaries usually go for the most ideologically faithful candidate. I'm not sure how true that is, given the last election, but who really knows. Even if she makes it to the general election at some point in the future, I doubt she'd win unless the Democrats put an absolute moron out there.
    I agree... I just wonder how long her fox news career can last... the books, and the paid speaking events. Alan Sharpton makes money somehow...

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm curious, Republican supporters, if we went back to 2008 and McCain was able to re-pick his running mate, who would you have advised McCain to choose? (other than Sarah)
    That's a good question...

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I agree... I just wonder how long her fox news career can last... the books, and the paid speaking events. Alan Sharpton makes money somehow...
    I think she's still enough of a media sensation to not need Fox News to prop her up, Sarah will be fine
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    I don't think Palin will hold any political office ever again, especially on a national level. She only appeals to a small portion of conservatives, not enough to get elected.
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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    I think her chances to make a stab at national political office is entirely up to her. By that standard I don't think any of the stuff presented has any effect and she is "just fine". I don't think she could win the presidency, but again, I don't think she could have before the linked material, so again, no change. If she wanted to run for congress or senate, she would probably have a good chance, god help us all.
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