CNN is Confirming Sarah Plain VP pick McCain

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RxCowboy

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Because she didn't have enough delegates.
Neither did he. He had 1766.5 and she had 1639.5, with 2118 needed to win. The difference were the "Super Delegates" who could vote however they wanted to regardless of who won the actual primaries. If the "Super Delegates" had gone to who actually won the primaries, Hilly would be the candidate.

Obama was basically anointed the candidate by the Super Delegates. It didn't matter at all who actually won the primaries.
 

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Neither did he. He had 1766.5 and she had 1639.5, with 2118 needed to win. The difference were the "Super Delegates" who could vote however they wanted to regardless of who won the actual primaries. If the "Super Delegates" had gone to who actually won the primaries, Hilly would be the candidate.

Obama was basically anointed the candidate by the Super Delegates. It didn't matter at all who actually won the primaries.
Hillary dropped out and prior to the DNC gave up her delegates. I imagine if she wanted to fight it out to the end, she could have won. However, she wanted the Democrats to unite to win the big prize in November.

However, I don't know what point you're trying to make in regards to trying to win based on race (what we're talking about). About the only thing the Democrats could gain by nominating a black candidate is some of the black vote that would be basing their vote on that (they're still a minority, you know). Whereas, women are half the population and far outnumber any blacks that wouldn't be voting on the issues.
 

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Hillary dropped out and prior to the DNC gave up her delegates. I imagine if she wanted to fight it out to the end, she could have won. However, she wanted the Democrats to unite to win the big prize in November.

However, I don't know what point you're trying to make in regards to trying to win based on race (what we're talking about). About the only thing the Democrats could gain by nominating a black candidate is some of the black vote that would be basing their vote on that (they're still a minority, you know). Whereas, women are half the population and far outnumber any blacks that wouldn't be voting on the issues.
"I have become a symbol"... why?
 

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Actually, they weren't.

Hilary short circuited the process and had him nominated by acclaimation. How undemocratic!!!!!!111!!!11!!!!!twentyfive!!!!!11!!!!
 

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The funny thing about this whole thing is that all these Obama supporters are making fun of her inexperience. Which would you rather have? Inexperience in the PRESIDENT (aka your boy) or the Vice President? I think I'd go with the latter. Now I bring your attention to the quote of the day...

McCain campaign spokesperson Jill Hazelbaker:

"It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results -- whether it's taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the 'bridge to nowhere.' Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for President."

Bam.
Wow, that coming from a McCain spokesperson. Imagine that.

Would you be so kind to list that "record of accomplishments" please.

And "stopping" the bridge to nowhere doesn't count since she did no such thing. And the wasteful spending thing. Don't forget about that "road to nowhere".

Bam.