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New Obama spot says McCain and Palin represents "no change." Calls Palin "this"

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MINNEAPOLIS--Using a female narrator, this new Obama spot--the first to address John McCain tapping Sarah Palin as his running mate--shows a picture of Palin with the voiceover saying "this" represents "no change."


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Good ad. We all know that the campaign has to be careful in attacking "her" - can't chance offending women. I'M A WOMAN and wouldn't mind questioning her far right agenda, but some of my gender wouldn't like any attack on her. Oh, my...............

Too funny.. And Biden is Change?

YOU ARE GRASPING AT THE STRAWS HERE LYNN. HE ALSO CALLED BUSH "THIS" Is HE ALSO SEXIST TO BUSH-GET OVER IT.

Sarah Palin is not only less experienced and less qualified than Barack, she seems to lack the intellectual curiosity, or unwillingness, and depth to probe and understand the important and complexing problems/issues knocking at our door today. For example, Palin offhandedly asked CNBC anchor Larry Kudlow in July "What is it exactly that the vice president does all day?" And, if she does not know what a VP does we can be assured she does not know what a President does, and yet she will be Just a Heartbeat Away, given McCain's age and health status! And when asked about her stance on Iraq by Alaskan Daily, Palin answers "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq. (Just what major policy decisions has Ms. Palin introduced and how informed is she on national and international affairs)? She goes on to say that she heard on the news about the new deployments"! Operative phrase -- Heard on the News! That is an outrageous statement for someone who is supposed to have an intellectual grasp on national issues and instead not have any pertinent view on the most pressing and urgent problem of our time, and does not feel a duty or responsibility to find out as much information about this problem as she can. I am sure she has constituents in Iraq and son to soon be deployed there also you would think that she would have some knowledge about this situation! Will she have this same nonchalant attitude about Iran, and Georgia, both pressing problems? Does this sound like someone who is truly intelligent or an Airhead? And, was she truly vetted?

Next they are trying to paint her as a Reformer, someone who fights Corruption, a woman who is now under a messy Investigation of her own Ethics by the Alaskan legislature (troopergate), hardly seems the reformer they want to pretend she is. A maverick? Sarah Palin has approved 26 billion dollar oil-pipeline for a Canadian business which will hire Canadians and not people here in the United States and a very big proponent of drilling, instead of really focusing on newer 21st century ways of dealing with our energy crisis. She is not an energy expert she is an oil expert, so its still about big oil and more of the same -- The old vs. the new!

David Frum a Republican strategist says "John McCain for all his white hair who represents the risky choice, while it is Barack Obama who offers cautious, steady, predictable governance. Here’s I fear the worst harm that may be done by this selection. The McCain campaign’s slogan is "country first." It’s a good slogan, and it aptly describes John McCain, one of the most self-sacrificing, gallant, and honorable men ever to seek the presidency. But question: If it were your decision, and you were putting your country first, would you put an untested small-town mayor a heartbeat away from the president?"

Lastly, McCain's and GOP's ploy to go after Hillary Clinton's disaffected voters proves to the world how really pathetic the Republican party has become that they will try any trick in the book to keep the power in the hands of big oil and special interest and out of the hands of the people where it belongs. In this pick they are putting American people last and taking a huge risk with this country. And, should a Presidential candidate play Russian roulette with the people's business? It is telling of McCain's character and judgment that with all the problems we face here today, he did not have the People's interest at heart in this V.P. pick but rather a desire to win for winnings sake and did not think of the consequences of his actions or maybe did not care what it would mean for this country if she were to be sworn in as President of the United States! And, ironically, the very things he accused Barack of being (which he is not) -- empty suit, no experience -- he got in his own V.P. Pick, Sarah Palin, who clearly is not as intelligent as they want you to beleive and it is she who is lacking on national issues and woefully uninformed!

Funny how Barack can make comments about records because I am still waiting on the Barack Obama Congressional Highlight Film highlighting his tenure in the Senate because it would either be fictional or a short film. It would qualify as neither because there is none!

So every times someone says "this is my husband/wife/friend/etc." that person should be offended? This post is absolutely ridiculous, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

BARACK OBAMA IS A CHAMPION, ESPECIALLY TO THOSE
SOLDIERS AT WALTER REED WHO WERE PAYING FOR THEIR
MEALS AND PHONE CALLS BEFORE BARACK STOPPED THAT
NONSENSE!
YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY, END UP IN THE HOSPITAL
AND YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR PHONE CALLS AND MEALS,
THAT'S TERRIBLE, THANKS BARACK OBAMA FOR STOPPING
THAT NONSENSE!
YOU NEED TO READ MORE PAUL, OBAMA IS THE MAN,
UNLIKE BUSH HE HELPS HIS FELLOW MAN AND SOLDIERS!

Phil, If there is somebody who needs to check records that is you. I have heard so many fictional tales from you as well.

Barack Obama is like a fishermen who keeps talking about the Big One that got away.

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