Palin as President

Thanks to Lisa for leading me to this site. Just keep clicking. Brilliant.

Kind of eerie, how she seems to have totally disappeared from view. I think most people now think of her as some bad dream that luckily seems to have vanished, crept back under its rock. The notion of her every being anywhere the White House was so absurd, so untenable….

The Discussion: 12 Comments

She hasn’t disappeared. She’s about 45 miles from me right now, stumping in Bangor, ME.

October 17, 2008 @ 1:37 am | Comment

Palin is the best thing happened to Barack Obama, since the 2AM phone call ads. Let’s thank whoever picked Palin at the first place.

October 17, 2008 @ 6:01 am | Comment

Richard, you’ll be happy to know that “Paddy Power” (a bookie) has paid out on Obama winning already.

The punters often predict elections the right way.

October 17, 2008 @ 6:55 am | Comment

I just hope that Obama remembers the lessons of the late 1920s/early 1930s – do not respond to an economic crisis with trade restrictions! The world needs more free trade, not less right now!!!

October 17, 2008 @ 7:11 am | Comment

The “best” thing that happened to Obama, IMO, is the economic crisis. This is the kind of singular event, like 9/11, that creates its own tide, and that tide favors the Democrats.

October 17, 2008 @ 7:21 am | Comment

lisa, to get him elected. But if he is unable to rectify matters early enough (it might not be his fault) it might kill off his chances of a second term.

One can only hope he is very skilled and/or very lucky.

October 17, 2008 @ 7:26 am | Comment

Raj, I agree completely. It’s one of the things that really worries me about an Obama Presidency. The next president is inheriting a mess the size of which is still unknown. Many many problems, many things that need to be fixed and it’s going to take incredible intelligence, skill and yes, luck.

I don’t find that the policy proposals coming out of Camp Obama particularly inspiring, but IMO they are better than McCain’s. But I think this mushy ill-defined middle course that Obama seems to be setting is not going to be enough.

October 17, 2008 @ 7:54 am | Comment

The mess Obama will inherit from Bush is simply staggering: Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy, the reputation of the US abroad, a nation polarized like never before. You have to wonder why anyone would want the job. I’m willing to give Obama a fair shake, but I’m also not expecting any miracles.

October 17, 2008 @ 8:29 am | Comment

“The “best” thing that happened to Obama, IMO, is the economic crisis. ”

Not true, had Mccain picked Mitt or even that former HP CEO, a long shot though, as his running mate, the scenario would be totally different..

Can you imagine a Mccain/Mitt ticket? I’d vote for them in the face of a recession. And Richard is right, Obama is going to takeover an economy in deepshit. I’m beginning to think that Mccain is secretly sabotaging his own campaign because he does’nt really want it anymore.

October 17, 2008 @ 9:04 am | Comment

Good point, tree sitter. I don’t know if a different GOP running mate would have been enough to overcome the distrust of Republican policies in the face of the economic crisis – I mean, they are the guys who steered the Titanic into the iceberg – but it might have evened things up a little, given that a lot of people are concerned about Obama’s relatively thin resume.

October 17, 2008 @ 11:13 am | Comment

First, Palin hasn’t disappeared….she’s just mining the “base.” In other words, peaching to the choir. And she is going to be on SNL appearing alongside Tina Fey. That should be worth watching.

Second, while McCain is just plain scary, Obama is merely the lesser of two evils in yet another American election where the best and brightest have been sidelined. Obama is as slick a politician as they come: a good orator, physically fit, dynamic and intelligent. His biggest flaw though may be that he just wants the job too much. Does anyone in their right mind actually pursue the office POTUS?

Hopefully, Obama will be able to rise to challenge and actually show that he lead wisely.

October 17, 2008 @ 1:46 pm | Comment

update from Ellen. Sarah Palin led a rousing Republican rally in Bangor Maine this morning, but left shortly thereafter. The local NBC affilliate asked for a one on one interview with Palin. The campaign responded by saying they would have to chhose the reporter who interviewed her before they agreed. To their credit WLBZ turned them down. And reported that incident as part of the coverage of her visit here.

Maine hasn’t voted for a Republican president in decades. I doubt Palin’s visit will change that trend. The Republicans are grasping at very tenuous straws.

October 17, 2008 @ 7:54 pm | Comment

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