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david gibson
07-22-2010, 10:46 PM
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lowest rated confidence level in forever.

but of course, its the republicans fault....

Franco
07-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Actually, it is the falt of both parties.

Time for a bright energetic Independent to become POTUS and bust all of thier balls!

Afterall, jsut look at the front runners;

Obama-no
Clinton-no
Pawlenty-no
Jindal-America is not ready for a President of Indian decent
Palin- no
Grinch-no
Romney-no

david gibson
07-22-2010, 10:56 PM
Actually, it is the falt of both parties.

Time for a bright energetic Independent to become POTUS and bust all of thier balls!

Afterall, jsut look at the front runners;

Obama-no
Clinton-no
Pawlenty-no
Jindal-America is not ready for a President of Indian decent
Palin- no
Grinch-no
Romney-no

Brewer - yes

Don Horstman
07-22-2010, 10:58 PM
I would love to see a guy like Chris Christy from New Jersey. At this point I don't care if you have a D or an R in front of your name. I just want someone who has figured out that you cannot spend your way out of our problems, and is willing to tell it like it is. I don't live in Jersey, but this guys seems to understand that when you are broke the answer is to quit spending money.

BonMallari
07-22-2010, 11:10 PM
Brewer - yes

Seriously ? based on one issue....no thanks...That's how we got Sarah Palin...conservatives need someone with a whole lot more depth to their resume..I for one am not willing to risk 4 more years of Hope and Change on candidate du jour

Don Horstman
07-22-2010, 11:21 PM
I am always amazed at people who discredit Sarah Palin's experience, yet if you look at our current president, she had more time in elected office than he did. She was also actually in charge of things instead of just being a member of the legislature, or the Senate. She was acutally in charge of an administration. I know it wasn't community organizing, but I would think being a governor and taking on the party bosses and the oil companies would count for something even for the libs. She has worked jobs in the private sector owned and ran a family business, and actually understood what it was like to be a chief executive officer of something bigger than the Harvard Law Review.

Not saying she had a large amount of experience, but she had a ton more than the socialistic man-child we have running the country now.

Blackstone
07-22-2010, 11:26 PM
Actually, it is the falt of both parties.

Time for a bright energetic Independent to become POTUS and bust all of thier balls!

Afterall, jsut look at the front runners;

Obama-no
Clinton-no
Pawlenty-no
Jindal-America is not ready for a President of Indian decent
Palin- no
Grinch-no
Romney-no

Why don't you think America would vote for Jindal? I thought the Republicans liked him.

BonMallari
07-22-2010, 11:40 PM
I am always amazed at people who discredit Sarah Palin's experience, yet if you look at our current president, she had more time in elected office than he did. She was also actually in charge of things instead of just being a member of the legislature, or the Senate. She was acutally in charge of an administration. I know it wasn't community organizing, but I would think being a governor and taking on the party bosses and the oil companies would count for something even for the libs. She has worked jobs in the private sector owned and ran a family business, and actually understood what it was like to be a chief executive officer of something bigger than the Harvard Law Review.

Not saying she had a large amount of experience, but she had a ton more than the socialistic man-child we have running the country now.

I fell for the Sarah Palin wow factor when she first came out...but once you get past her superficial good looks, not much there...to put it in dog terms, she may win best in show, but she can't count past two when it comes to the field....

As for the current POTUS the more the American public gets over their candidate crush,they will realize he had no depth to his resume either...

Franco
07-23-2010, 07:22 AM
Why don't you think America would vote for Jindal? I thought the Republicans liked him.



GOP leadership likes him but he doesn't do well with Redneck America, a vote the GOP can usually count on.

When he ran for Gov the first time, he was by far the most qualified. he worked in Gov Foster's administration where he revamped the states Dept of Health & Hospitals, has a genius IQ and an Ivy League education, he didn't get much support from black voters or from redneck La.(above I-10) in the state. The Cajun vote in generally 50/50.

It was only after Katrina when he showed great leadership in the wake of a bumbling Democratic Gov that most of La accepted him.

His approval rating is 77% and his support crosses all ethnic lines. WE know him but on a national stage, I think he would face the same challenges. He would have a hard time getting the black vote because he is a Republican as well as the vote from much of white America because he is ethnically Indian.

P S
He also lack on TV camera charisma. The charisma that got Raegan and Clinton elected. He is always serious, no sense of humor(may have to do with his IQ), and is very direct often lacking in tact, which he has gotten better at.

gman0046
07-23-2010, 11:00 AM
Franco, why is America not ready for someone of Indian descent? Look what we have now someone of african descent.

Don Horstman
07-23-2010, 11:47 AM
Still don't buy the Palin is a light weight argument. She had a lot of political sense and guts to take on some of the fights she took on in dealing with the oil companies and entrenched cronyism from within her own state party. Not as sharp as Chris Christy, maybe, but look at what we keep getting from all of these well educated idiots who don't seem to have enough sense to balance a check book. The bottom line for me is she has enough sense to know how to balance a budget, and the ability to say no to special interests. Seems like exactly what we need from all of our politicians right now.

Buzz
07-23-2010, 12:32 PM
Still don't buy the Palin is a light weight argument. She had a lot of political sense and guts to take on some of the fights she took on in dealing with the oil companies and entrenched cronyism from within her own state party. Not as sharp as Chris Christy, maybe, but look at what we keep getting from all of these well educated idiots who don't seem to have enough sense to balance a check book. The bottom line for me is she has enough sense to know how to balance a budget, and the ability to say no to special interests. Seems like exactly what we need from all of our politicians right now.


It is my understanding that Alaska is having budget issues these days, my sense is that dropping oil prices have something to do with it. It's a lot easier to balance the budget in a state that depends revenues from oil when the price per barrel is $165 and not $75. Here is a graph showing revenue 2008 and 2009.

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BonMallari
07-23-2010, 01:19 PM
Still don't buy the Palin is a light weight argument. She had a lot of political sense and guts to take on some of the fights she took on in dealing with the oil companies and entrenched cronyism from within her own state party. Not as sharp as Chris Christy, maybe, but look at what we keep getting from all of these well educated idiots who don't seem to have enough sense to balance a check book. The bottom line for me is she has enough sense to know how to balance a budget, and the ability to say no to special interests. Seems like exactly what we need from all of our politicians right now.

Sorry Dan but those two statements are almost laughable...she has very little political sense..Dont know if she has a team of advisors , but her leaving the Gov position of Alaska to "fight her legal challenges" was the worst political move she could have made...as far as saying NO to special interests, she cant seem to say NO to the lecture/personal appearance circuit where she commands six figure fees...She and the Tea Party came here to Nevada and got an incompetent candidate who talks before she thinks to turn a double digit Harry Reid defeat into a re election..now they are no where to be found, even the Rep. party thinks this race is a loser and is focusing their efforts and $$ elsewhere

gman0046
07-23-2010, 02:05 PM
At least Palin had some experience. The clown in the White House now had no experience at anything. We couldn't be worse off then we are now.

subroc
07-23-2010, 02:39 PM
...The clown in the White House now had no experience at anything...

It doesn't look like his time in the white house is bearing any fruit in the experience department either.

Don Horstman
07-23-2010, 02:48 PM
Well, unlike our current educated idiots she mangaged to save some of the surplus instead of wasting it. Another reason that Alaska is in decent financial shape in spite of falling oil prices. Like I said, I am not ready to see her run for president, and I think it was a mistake to resign as governor, but she understands how to avoid financial problems. As the guy below states while revenues may have gone up, you still need to manage the money! Something very few of either the R's or D's in Washington seem to understand right now.

Gerald McBeath, a political science professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks who monitors state finances and politics. "It's an irrelevant question," he said, because in Alaska's oil-driven boom-and-bust economic cycles, Palin's challenge is to manage the surpluses for long-term benefit. McBeath gives the popular governor high marks.
"She's used her popularity to get what she wants out of the Legislature," McBeath said. Along with the Legislature, she has used surplus funds to reduce the state's unfunded pension liability, increase education funding, establish a revenue-sharing fund for local governments, and help residents with home weatherization and energy costs.
Palin "took a great deal of flak" for vetoing almost $500 million over two fiscal years in capital requests, McBeath said. That was roughly 10 percent of the amount sought by the Legislature, mostly for small projects and grants, and lawmakers complained that Palin gave them no guidance in advance and then blindsided them with her vetoes. Three legislative leaders did not return calls from the Globe seeking comment on the governor's performance.