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Does John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate make you more likely to vote for him?

Sarah Palin is John McCain's choice for VP running mate.  This will be a historic election!  The US will either have our first African American President or our first female Vice President!

What do you think of McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate?  Does it make you more likely to vote for him?

Yes (40.9%)

No (45.6%)

Not sure - need to learn more (13.5%)

Does John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate make you more likely to vote for him?
  • Dolfin7282 By Dolfin7282
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    To be honest, I don't like either canidate very well, but I like the running mates better in both cases. Will probably vote for McCain, if I vote, since I really don't like Obama. Wish Colin Powell would have ran years ago.

  • mammakimber By mammakimber
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    Anybody but Obama, honestly I was praying Condolezza rice would be on the ticket, but hopefully Palin is a good pick. I like Mc Cain, but Romney would have been better..... Anybody but Obama!!

  • tbwexler By tbwexler
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    I feel that by chosing Palin McCain is only trying to clean up the Hilary votes. I feel that this is a slap in the face of women by implying that if we can't have Hilary we would vote for just any woman.

  • gabsimom By gabsimom
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    Palin is an awful choice and I agree this is just a ploy to get Senator Clinton's votes. Obama is a good choice. He has a great VP pick and is willing to listen to more experiance but not willing to keep the same old crap polcies in place. Wake up people we need change. I always voted Republican until now.

  • rdiamondp By rdiamondp
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    I don't like either choice for president. I wanted Hilary to be in. I am more likely to vote for McCain now because of Palin, but in my opinion, neither presidential candidate is a great choice.

    + I also agree McCain chose Palin to take away Clinton's supporters. - I have to admit, it is a good ploy!

  • ses0007 By ses0007
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    I think McCain made a terrible choice. She has way too many skeletons in her closet, is closed minded, and lacks the experience to become president if anything happened to McCain. Team Obama!!!

  • carroldo By carroldo
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    I think McCain choice of Parlin is terrible.

  • bgf712 By bgf712
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    I don't really like either candidate either but will probably vote for Obama because of what he is saying he is for.The VP choice is not why I will/will not vote for someone. I think we should be looking for alternative energy forms and not drilling for oil. I think we should have free choice as far as the abortion issue. I think something has to be done about our lack of a decent health care system I do not like the thought of just anyone having a gun. I want the war to be OVER! These are just some of the issues to think about and vote on - not whether the running mate is a female or not.The VP basically supports the presidents views -and takes over should he die. Palin didn't even know what the job duties are.

  • HisEden By HisEden
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    I like the fact that Palin will play hard ball and isn't afraid of the "old boys network" of politics. As a working woman I respect her moxie!

    If McCain brought her aboard to clean up Hilary votes, its a smart move on his part. If women are going to give him their vote because he has a female running mate then that is on the women voting, not McCain.

    A slap in the face is people who vote based on race or gender, and not what a politician can do for the country.

  • mynana By mynana
    on Sep 03, 2008  

    I didn't care who McCain chose. It would be politics as usually no matter the choice.

    Obama's stand on many of the issues, is more to my liking.