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    http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html

    Right now, it's tied 49-49

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    If GOVERNORPalin is a natural born citizen of the USA , and is at least 35 years old - she is QUALIFIED. Any SUBJECTIVE evaluation of her suitability for the office is a matter of VOTER opinion.

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    Tie remains the same.

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    In terms of protecting gun rights, I think yes. I think 4 of 4 candidates on the major tickets have serious weaknesses in particular areas. However deep down the question is how can she do any worse than the so called experienced politicians who have run this country into the ground.

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    I am not sure she has the desired experience that an individual only one step away from the Presidency should have. The reason I feel this way is that her level of knowledge and experience in foreign affairs is probably no better than Barrack Obama. However, if some people feel B.O. is ready to be President, Sarah is certainly more than qualified to be Vice President.

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    As SANDCREEK stated, she is technically qualified. However, the spirit of the question seems to be "Is she suitable". For me, that is a big NO. Everything I have seen about her makes me question her suitability as a governor, much less second in command of the US.

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    In terms of protecting gun rights, I think yes. I think 4 of 4 candidates on the major tickets have serious weaknesses in particular areas. However deep down the question is how can she do any worse than the so called experienced politicians who have run this country into the ground.
    If we are only talking gun rights I would agree with you. As for the question "how can she do any worse than the others", I'd just as soon not find out. Also, "well "X" can't do worse" is (IMHO) a terrible way to go about electing someone.

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    FogRider wrote:
    As SANDCREEK stated, she is technically qualified. However, the spirit of the question seems to be "Is she suitable". For me, that is a big NO. Everything I have seen about her makes me question her suitability as a governor, much less second in command of the US.

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    In terms of protecting gun rights, I think yes.* I think 4 of 4 candidates on the major tickets have serious weaknesses in particular areas.* However deep down the question is how can she do any worse than the so called experienced politicians who have run this country into the ground.
    If we are only talking gun rights I would agree with you. As for the question "how can she do any worse than the others", I'd just as soon not find out. Also, "well "X" can't do worse" is (IMHO) a terrible way to go about electing someone.

    Qualifications, as we generally use them, are subjective terms.* If you are small minded and don't like someone......they, in your eyes, are not qualified for anything.

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    Palin's experience as Governor of Alaska qualifies her for VPfar more than Biden. What realresponsibilities has Biden had?
    "You can teach 'em, but you cant learn 'em."

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    tarzan1888 wrote:
    Qualifications, as we generally use them, are subjective terms. If you are small minded and don't like someone......they, in your eyes, are not qualified for anything.



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    I don't like or dislike Palin, I don't even know her. I simply have not seen anything that I think would make her a good VP.

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    Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    I said yes.

    First off, any gubernatorial experience requires more leadership than congressional experience. Doing "well" in Congress means that you know how to play well with others.

    I also would like to see the role of president reduced to the role it was constitutionally intended. If the Founding Fathers wanted a monarch, I think they would have included that in the Articles or Constitution... The president should be, more or less, an administrator and, as such, doesn't need much more qualification than any other civil service job. Vice president should be little different, but perhaps requires a little more leadership as s/he is also the leader of the Senate.

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    Huck wrote:
    Palin's experience as Governor of Alaska qualifies her for VPfar more than Biden. What realresponsibilities has Biden had?
    35 years in the senate for starters... You know, kind of like McCain but I believe Biden has about 10 more years experience than McCain does...

    So, what you are telling me is that McCain doens't have the experience to be President or VP for that matter right?



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    imperialism2024 wrote:
    Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    I said yes.

    First off, any gubernatorial experience requires more leadership than congressional experience. Doing "well" in Congress means that you know how to play well with others.

    I also would like to see the role of president reduced to the role it was constitutionally intended. If the Founding Fathers wanted a monarch, I think they would have included that in the Articles or Constitution... The president should be, more or less, an administrator and, as such, doesn't need much more qualification than any other civil service job. Vice president should be little different, but perhaps requires a little more leadership as s/he is also the leader of the Senate.
    Well than, vote for Obama since he is well versed in the Constitution one might say. I mean he did study Constitutional Law at Havard did he not? He also finished with honors and top in his class unlike McCain who finished towards the bottom. The Acadamy, notexactly anIvy League School. Yep, I will takeanelitist anyday of the week especially after 8 disaterous years under the Bush/Cheny Regime!

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    SANDCREEK wrote:
    If GOVERNORPalin is a natural born citizen of the USA , and is at least 35 years old - she is QUALIFIED. Any SUBJECTIVE evaluation of her suitability for the office is a matter of VOTER opinion.
    Wasn't she born in Russia? Thats right, she can see Russia from her house...

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    Check out this video clip of Palin, just cracks me up. http://www.236.com/video/2008/sarah_...tions_9171.php

    Honestly, I could probably see her as a Scout Leader or head of a PTA at some EL ED School.

    VP? Not so much...

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    Dukester wrote:
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    Palin's experience as Governor of Alaska qualifies her for VPfar more than Biden. What realresponsibilities has Biden had?
    So, what you are telling me is that McCain doens't have the experience to be President or VP for that matter right?

    I said nothing of the sort as you can obviously see. Dont put words in my mouth lib.

    And 35 years of being a legislater dos'nt even compare to a administrative job, like a Mayor and Governor. I dont care if Biden has 350 years in congress, Palin's time as Mayor and Governor surpass that by light years.
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    Huck wrote:
    And 35 years of being a legislater dos'nt even compare to a administrative job, like a Mayor and Governor. I dont care if Biden has 350 years in congress, Palin's time as Mayor and Governor surpass that by light years.
    Statements like that honestly frighten me.

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    V.P?...Hell i can't wait till 2012 to help vote her in for President.

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    Huck wrote:
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    Palin's experience as Governor of Alaska qualifies her for VPfar more than Biden. What realresponsibilities has Biden had?
    So, what you are telling me is that McCain doens't have the experience to be President or VP for that matter right?


    I said nothing of the sort as you can obviously see. Dont put words in my mouth lib.

    And 35 years of being a legislater dos'nt even compare to a administrative job, like a Mayor and Governor. I dont care if Biden has 350 years in congress, Palin's time as Mayor and Governor surpass that by light years.
    Uh.....? Your telling me that Palin asa Mayor and Govenor for not quite 2 years has more experience than Biden who has been in the Senate for 35! There is no absolute comparision. Have you seen any of her interviews? There is a reason why McCain is keeping her away from the Press.She is not the brightest bulb in the pack so to speak, she looks clueless.After all, sheattended 5 diffferent colleges to get a degree in Comunications which is one of the easiest degrees to obtain kind of like Jounalism.

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    Dukester wrote:
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    Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    I said yes.

    First off, any gubernatorial experience requires more leadership than congressional experience. Doing "well" in Congress means that you know how to play well with others.

    I also would like to see the role of president reduced to the role it was constitutionally intended. If the Founding Fathers wanted a monarch, I think they would have included that in the Articles or Constitution... The president should be, more or less, an administrator and, as such, doesn't need much more qualification than any other civil service job. Vice president should be little different, but perhaps requires a little more leadership as s/he is also the leader of the Senate.
    Well than, vote for Obama since he is well versed in the Constitution one might say. I mean he did study Constitutional Law at Havard did he not? He also finished with honors and top in his class unlike McCain who finished towards the bottom. The Acadamy, notexactly anIvy League School. Yep, I will takeanelitist anyday of the week especially after 8 disaterous years under the Bush/Cheny Regime!
    Hmpf, good thing that only Obama and McCain are on the ballot... :?

    If you would read instead of troll, you'd see that my point was not to defend any presidential or vice presidential candidate, but rather to define the role of the presidency. It doesn't matter how well-versed one is in the Constitution and, judging by the comments about all of the things he wants to do ("change") that he Constitutionally doesn't have the power to do, Obama follows the Constitution no more than McCain. See, I was speaking purely in the hypothetical, since the average American dumbass (probably a good 95% or more of the population) would never vote for a president or vice president who says, "This is what I'm not going to do for you..."

    Now, as long as you can find some part of the Constitution to publicly trample in order to please the ignorant electorate, you're qualified to run for office in the executive branch.

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    Dukester wrote:
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    Palin's experience as Governor of Alaska qualifies her for VPfar more than Biden. What realresponsibilities has Biden had?
    So, what you are telling me is that McCain doens't have the experience to be President or VP for that matter right?


    I said nothing of the sort as you can obviously see. Dont put words in my mouth lib.

    And 35 years of being a legislater dos'nt even compare to a administrative job, like a Mayor and Governor. I dont care if Biden has 350 years in congress, Palin's time as Mayor and Governor surpass that by light years.
    Uh.....? Your telling me that Palin asa Mayor and Govenor for not quite 2 years has more experience than Biden who has been in the Senate for 35!
    Yes I am. Running a state, even for 2 years, requires more ability that sitting in on a legislative session and voting "yes", "no", or "present" and maybe speaking every now and then. Hell, a PTA member does the same thing that Biden does.
    "You can teach 'em, but you cant learn 'em."

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    The entire experience argument is complete bull. It distracts from policy positions - probably because Americans can't digest policy positions.

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    FogRider wrote:
    If we are only talking gun rights I would agree with you. As for the question "how can she do any worse than the others", I'd just as soon not find out. Also, "well "X" can't do worse" is (IMHO) a terrible way to go about electing someone.
    Its sort of academic. There are but two choices in the election. Mediocre and down right awful. i will leave it to you to decide if you would like 4 years fo downright awful or four years of mediocre.

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    ilbob wrote:
    FogRider wrote:
    If we are only talking gun rights I would agree with you. As for the question "how can she do any worse than the others", I'd just as soon not find out. Also, "well "X" can't do worse" is (IMHO) a terrible way to go about electing someone.
    Its sort of academic. There are but two choices in the election. Mediocre and down right awful. i will leave it to you to decide if you would like 4 years fo downright awful or four years of mediocre.
    Nope, more than two the last time I checked. In fact, here in Pennsylvania, there will be at least three of which I know, and I'll be shamelessly voting for the guy with the (L) next to his name.

    We need run-off voting.

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