Biden and Palin

United States
October 14, 2008 11:17pm CST
Everyone should take a few minutes and read this article: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,433314,00.html I know some of you hate fox news, but it should be pretty quick and easy to verify what is written here. People continue to bash Palin and talk falsely about her stupidity and ignorance. Why is no one concerned about Biden's many mistakes? Aren't you concerned about him becoming the next President if something happened to Obama, and yet being unprepared because he can't seem to get basic facts straight?
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
15 Oct 08
No, I'm not in the least bit concerned about Biden becoming President, I have no doubt he'd be ready tomorrow if needed. I haven't seen any examples of people talking "falsely about her (Palin's) stupidity and ignorance", it's as plain as the glasses on her face. You ask why no one is concerned by Biden's many mistakes, but let's face it, Palin has made more in the few weeks she's been nationally known than he's made in a career spanning three decades. Sorry, you're right about some of us hating Fox News and I'm afraid I make it a point not to waste my time reading any of their political garbage. Annie
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• United States
15 Oct 08
And that's why you are so angry all the time annie. Because you only know enough to stay pissed off. It's sad when a person has facts presented to them on a platter but refuses to see them. Unfortunately, I know many Americans that are just like that. Uninformed and angry. Believing only what they choose to believe and hating all else. This country deserves so much better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyvqhdllXgU
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@spalladino (17922)
• United States
15 Oct 08
That's pretty strange, molehill...annie doesn't appear angry...at least not as angry as the mobs yelling "terrorist!" and "kill him!" at McCain and Palin's rallies. It's probably safe to say that annie isn't "scared" like that poor man was either. Who fostered that fear and all that anger? Who lit the flames of hatred and mistrust and preached it as if it were the gospel at every opportunity until the media backlash forced a change? That would be Sarah Palin and, I agree with you, the country deserves so much better than would be leaders who instigate and promote hate and fear.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I know you already know I don't have sound on my computer since you dissed me for that in another post, but I'd sincerely appreciate it if you explain to me what that video is all about since I can't hear it. I don't know where you get that I'm "angry all the time" because that's not me at all. I guess you were referring to my comment about not watching Fox News; well, aren't we all entitled to our own opinions and tastes? I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you're one of the people here who have said they hate MSNBC. I get my information from a large variety of sources, it's just that people like Hannity aren't among them. Annie
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
15 Oct 08
We havent heard near as much about Biden as we have Palin, I wonder why there seems to be less focus On Biden because even on the daily news, it seems there is so much more about Palin every day. You bring up a good point, and we have we looked close enough at Biden?
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• United States
15 Oct 08
Yes, they are leaving Biden alone. Fox news also pointed out in another article how Hilary Clinton was BLASTED because she tried to make people think she had landed under terrorist fire in a war zone, when in fact, she had not. Biden did the exact same thing, but the media let that one slip by -- why? Because the media wants Obama to win, NOT HILARY
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• United States
15 Oct 08
I think the reason they look so close at Palin is no one knew who she was until 6 weeks ago. Everyone has known Joe Biden. If you want to research Joe Biden there are years and years worth of things to look at. If you want to research Sarah Palin information is limited. I think if she would have come out and given more interviews and answered more questions, sure there might have been some gaffs but we would know more about her and who she is . One VP debate was not enough in my opinion. There are still many more questions that Americans have about her. I personally would be most impressed if she could make it through a debate without using the words doggone or winking. I am a professional and if I did that I would get laughed out of work.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
I hear so much about Palin's use of doggone or winking, and McCain's use of "my friends". Does no one notice Obama's constant, "but look", but look, OK LOOK? It is no less annoying than McCain or Palin. And think of yourself addressing so many people in the world -- the whole world is watching them -- don't you think you might have some little quirky saying and gesture that you can use to feel you are connecting, or to regain your thoughts or whatever? WEhat I hate about Obama's,"but look" is that it often sounds annoyed or like he is looking down on us. Not always, but often.
@spalladino (17922)
• United States
15 Oct 08
Ok, I read the article and let me clarify something right upfront before I respond to this. My husband and I are registered Republicans and we are also, for the most part, conservatives, but we are not closed minded and have taken this presidential campaign very seriously from the start. So, the accusations that I am a brainwashed flaming liberal that will likely follow my response are simply untrue. I don't believe that errors made by either candidate in the heat of the debate should be given much weight. People misspeak, don't have a praticular piece of information on the tip of their tongue, are rusty in one area or another. If we expect our President and Vice President to be all knowing, we're asking for too much in my opinion. Joe Biden is very knowledgeable in many important areas and, while he did make some mistakes during the debate, he generally comes across as capable and honest so, no, I have no concerns about his ability to step in and lead this nation should something happen to Obama. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, has much controversy surrounding her...from policies that she has instituted in Alaska that I strongly disagree with...most notably the one that lead to her teenage daughter's pregnancy...to the growing accusations of multiple ethics violations now being investigated by the Personnel Board in her state. I don't trust her judgement or ethics, and I have no faith in her ability to be even a barely competent President should she end up in that office. We need a true leader, not someone who shares her power with her husband because they are "very close" and not someone who works behind the scenes to circumvent the rules for her own gain and in favor of friends. These things, at least to my husband and me, are more important than getting every fact right during a debate.
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