Biden vs. Palin
October 4, 2008 2:05pm CST
This is probably a little late and I'm not sure if it has already been posted but, do you guys think Palin is ready to be in the White House? Personally I think she's an idiot along with Biden, and like most politicians you just have to pick the lesser of two evils. I think Obama/Biden are going to win come November. What are your thoughts on this?
• United States
4 Oct 08
Generally, I avoid these political discussions. Don't ask me why I am getting into this one. I think Palin is very ready for the White House. I think she is much more ready than Obama is. She has experience. She relates to the general population and I think she is a well able to hold her own in that kind of environment. Biden also has experience and I think he could do the job as vice president as well. I just do not agree with his viewpoints. But then, during the debate, I noticed quite a few times where it looks like he has had to compromise his own personal views to match those of his running mate. Looks to me that he is not such a good partner for Obama, but compromised just so he could have the position of vice president and maybe president someday. I think anyone who is thinking of voting for Obama should stop listening to his talk and check out his walk. I do not believe he has the time or the experience in his background to do the job. He has a lot of charisma, and talks a good game. But he does not have what he needs to lead this country and if he becomes president, I would be very afraid of the outcome. It really frightens me that someone like him could actually win. To me, regardless of the politics, it is like asking a kindergarten student to be senior class president. I really do believe McCain and Palin together can make some positive changes and I think McCain picked the right person to be his running mate. Forget anything either party says they will promise to accomplish. It really isn't in their hands to accomplish that much...whatever they propose has to be approved by congress. Keep that in mind when you cast your votes. Campaign promises are made to be broken...by each party....it just doesn't work the way we wish it would. It is in the hands of the congress...who will be in congress at the time? That is the question.
• United States
8 Oct 08
Politics is a subject that gets people upset. I don't get upset by it because I think it isn't worth getting upset over. It can be discussed, debated, etc. without getting emotional or upset over. If not, then it shouldn't be discussed at all because thinking gets clouded when emotion takes over. Anyway, with that said, we all are entitled to our opinions, you-yours, and me-mine. That is why no one should get upset over it. As for your comments here about Palin not giving a list of the many things she reads, that has no bearing at all on her experience. She reads a lot. What difference does it make to anything whether she lists those or not. What matters is what is her record? What is her experience? What has she been doing since she entered the political field? Then you have to make the determination if her experience and record is what you feel is right for our country. I feel she is very well qualified and for myself, she puts the McCain ticket way over the top compared to the Obama ticket. Biden is experienced. Obama is not. He isn't even qualified as a full senator, but is only what is known as a junior senator...a Rookie at best. You would not put a rookie in charge of your police or fire department. Being in charge of our nation is a much more challenging position to even think of allowing a rookie to take charge of. It was obvious from the vice presidential debate even though Biden tried to cover his comments quickly that he had several areas where he was not even in agreement with Obama. That right there speaks of a problem area if they were to be elected. I am not saying they must agree on everything. But what I saw in that debate was a man who compromised his ideals to get the position of vice president. Not the kind of person I want in that office. Back to Palin, she has run a city, she has run a state, and not only a state, but a state that is pretty much isolated from the rest of the country and is a very close neighbor to Russia and what was the former Soviet Union. She has worked to bring down taxes in her state, eliminate wrong practices even within her own party, and has managed somehow to bring her state government together in such a way that both parties work together. You cannot name one thing in comparison that Obama has done as a junior senator. Being a community organizer or an organizer of any kind does not make him anywhere near ready to take control of the highest most powerful position in this country, let alone maybe in the world. He is not ready. If for that alone, he should not be elected president at this time. This is not to say down the road after he has had more time to gain the needed experience, he might then be ready. He is not ready now. It really makes no difference how ready his running mate Biden may be. Biden cannot make up for the inadequacies Obama has. So if you can leave out getting upset over it all. Even leave out the political parties and just look at the experience alone....and even leave out everything anyone has said in the debates, on the news, in the commercials....look only to the record and nothing else. Palin is ready. Obama is not. And Biden cannot carry the load by himself.