• Without Palin, McCain could have won. Palin was uneducated, and unqualified. It has zero to do with her sex or race. Silly..........

    November 6, 2008 at 6:37 p.m.

  • Hillary Clinton got 18 million primary votes but the Democrats selected Barack Obama with the super delegates and delegate votes...Nothing sexist about that..Hillary was qualified but she lost.
    Geraldine Ferraro was a junior congresswoman who had spousal troubles nevertheless she went down in a 49 state romp...She was not Mondale's first choice...She was a Hail Mary pass like Palin was to McCain.
    Iowa (97% white) chose Obama .....New Hampshire (95% white) went for Hillary...It was close to the end.....
    How can you come to a logical conclusion if your facts are skewed to come out with a racial or sexist answer?
    The Democrats have many qualified women to make a run in 2016..I can name 3 governors ,3 senators and 1 congresswoman.

    November 6, 2008 at 3:10 p.m.

  • I find it interesting that almost all the comments have zero in on Governor Palin, but nothing is being said about the two Democratic women. As my memory recalls a  Senator Clinton  ran for the Presidential nomination just a few months ago and former Vice-President nominee Geraldine Ferraro, who ran in 1984.  Guess a lot of the individuals posting comments are to young to remember Ferraro, but surely you have not forgotten Senator Clinton.  My contention is that  many individuals stuck out at the two women VP nominees and blamed them for the lost of election,. And because it is obvious that the black vote could not support Senator Clinton for the Presidential nomination, it appears to me only a non-white female can gain enough support to be successful running in these positions.  Just because I observe these trends, and make what I believe is a logical conclusion does not make me a sexist or racist.  Actually, I find it rather disturbing that the country has not an elected female to the white house. Our current election results indicted 98 % of the black population supported a black candidate, and 39% of the white population supported a black candidate (51 % of which were white females), it is only logical to assume the same  results would occur with a black female candidate.  I pray I am wrong.

    November 6, 2008 at 2:26 p.m.

  • Wow...and I thought I had heard some stupid shit before, but this honestly jumps to the top of the list.
    As someone said Republicans dodged a bullet not having Palin in want someone woefully stupid and unqualified just because they are a woman....
    Again as someone said there are better, smarter women out there. Palin isn't one of them.

    November 6, 2008 at 1:29 p.m.

  • Oh, and as far as our Message to white women in America.... HAHA!

    Well in just a short couple of years we have shown to every little girl out there in the world that she can RUN for vice president and President of the United States, that finally we are a country who has just had a break from the constant VIAGRA, PLASTIC FACES AND HAIR WEAVES vibe. That's our Message to ALL FEMALES here in our country. Get it right. WHITE has nothing to do with it. Sick.

    November 6, 2008 at 1:22 p.m.

  • I want you to just imagine for a second that McCain actually won the presidential elect. Now GOD FORBID anything should ever happen to him, lets also say *POOF* and he's gone, in a heartbeat. Now, who would our president be? Someone FAR LESS experienced than Obama, not that it matters, nobody knows how to run the united states unless you have done it before. That is of course completely thrown out of the window in Bush's case. 8 years and still no lingering thoughts of change. Anyway my point is, I'd rather have Obama as president than have her as any kind of president.

    November 6, 2008 at 1:14 p.m.

  • Alton I was thinking very much the same way along these lines myself.  The female gender hasn't even gotten close enough to sniff the White House and if the Democrats have their way, they never will.

    November 6, 2008 at 10:02 a.m.

  • Alton--The message that was conveyed on Tuesday was that Sarah Palin is not good enough to be Vice President.  She was and will be a very questionable choice at any time for national office.  I don't believe she'll ever get higher than her current office.
    sandwichh--"...preparing for her return in 2012."  Let's see, I am pretty sure you were one of the ones claiming the Democrats viewed Obama as the Messiah. Maybe you had the Democrats and Obama confused with the republicans and Palin.   Interesting choice of words.
    You all are going to talk the party line and claim that we are all missing the greatest thing since sliced bread becasue Sarah Palin is not the Vice President elect, but in reality, the folks at the top of the republican party are thanking their lucky stars for having dodged that bullet. 
    By the way, all that breezy weather yesterday was actually the republicans expelling their collective sigh of relief that Palin was back in Alaska. 

    November 6, 2008 at 6:52 a.m.

  • Actually Alton, you are dead on this. They are preparing for her return in 2012.
    I have heard about her for 2 years now. Sarah is very bright and a conservative. Meaning she is considered an enemy to liberals and their media cohearts.  And as many of us tried to tell people, Like GW, John McCain and many of his campaign leaders are NOT CONSERVATIVES.
    Just like Clarence Thomas, you will not be accepted no matter what color, sex, ethnic group, etc. if you cannot pass the one litmus test,. Anti life, liberal progressive. And with a pro gun, pro familly, pro life (didn't abort her challenged child or talk her daughter into an abortion), heterosexual, Christian, less government belief....she does not fit their model. Or BIGJ's non inclusiveness.

    November 6, 2008 at 6:29 a.m.