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2012-09-22 06:51:06 AM  
that is, without a doubt, the WORST formatted website I have ever attempted to view on my phone... and I like cheezburger.com sites

Between the full screen ads and the yahoo c2005 shotgun layout, i could not see the actual content past #10... and when i tried to go to #9 i got another page of ads. Lame.
 
2012-09-22 06:56:38 AM  
"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

It's a great quote. Like it or not, it probably earned him more votes than it lost him. It speaks directly to the liberal generation X, and only "lost" him support from those who wouldn't vote for him anyway. Thanks to the media, especially Fox News, for giving him that news cycle.

Not to mention prescient of the tired wedge issues that would be leveled against him.
 
2012-09-22 07:00:35 AM  
Kerry as number 1? It wasn't his "I was for ... before i was against ..." line that ended his campaign, it was a combination of being a top-tier American that Democrats couldn't empathize with (and didn't turn out for) and the unexpected turnout among the Republican base, who still believe Kerry was a traitor during Vietnam.

/Also Ohio "irregularities"
 
2012-09-22 07:06:35 AM  

redbucket: Kerry as number 1? It wasn't his "I was for ... before i was against ..." line that ended his campaign, it was a combination of being a top-tier American that Democrats couldn't empathize with (and didn't turn out for) and the unexpected turnout among the Republican base, who still believe Kerry was a traitor during Vietnam.

/Also Ohio "irregularities"


Don't forget Kerry Voters for Homosexual Marriage. Thanks again for that Rove.
 
2012-09-22 07:07:43 AM  
Mitt Romney's 2012 gaffe-a-thon, revealed on covert tape recordings

Tape?
 
2012-09-22 07:08:48 AM  
Eagleton was in there, so at least there's some sense to it.
 
2012-09-22 07:18:16 AM  
also, here's an interesting theory. it has nothing to do with this thread but i'm drunk, so you are all subject to my ramblings.

there's no way anyone after this election (if Mitt somehow wins, then I guess after the next election) someone will win without the support of a racial minority. the easiest way of getting the support of a large minority group is to nominate someone of that group as your presidential candidate. I am hereby predicting that no white male will be a major party candidate for the 20 years after Mitt is no longer in the running (whichever cycle that is).
 
2012-09-22 07:21:39 AM  
Palin was more of a canard, on a grand scale.
 
2012-09-22 07:24:12 AM  

redbucket: I am hereby predicting that no white male will be a major party candidate for the 20 years after Mitt is no longer in the running (whichever cycle that is).


I disagree. The Republicans know they'll lose their base if they run someone who isn't white. They'll probably pick a non-white vice president, though, but I frankly I can't picture them picking one for the big seat, not even 12 years from now.
 
2012-09-22 07:34:30 AM  

James F. Campbell: redbucket: I am hereby predicting that no white male will be a major party candidate for the 20 years after Mitt is no longer in the running (whichever cycle that is).

I disagree. The Republicans know they'll lose their base if they run someone who isn't white. They'll probably pick a non-white vice president, though, but I frankly I can't picture them picking one for the big seat, not even 12 years from now.


Women are, by far, the biggest demographic opportunity for Republicans. Would they prefer to give up the misogyny or the dogwhistle?
 
2012-09-22 07:36:32 AM  
James F. Campbell
I disagree. The Republicans know they'll lose their base if they run someone who isn't white. They'll probably pick a non-white vice president, though, but I frankly I can't picture them picking one for the big seat, not even 12 years from now.


I think you misunderestimate the Republicans. They've already had a woman as a VP candidate, a Black American as a party figurehead, and their past convention had mostly minority speech-givers. They know what's up, they know what to do. The folks in charge of funding for Republicans aren't racist, hell a lot of them aren't even American. They just want 51% so they can get their money's worth.
 
2012-09-22 07:45:00 AM  

andrewagill: Eagleton was in there, so at least there's some sense to it.


That one actually changed history. The selection of a running mate became a whole different deal after that.
 
2012-09-22 07:49:26 AM  
The really farked up part of the Dukakis thing was that he actually served in the Army in Korea, which I think was the intent of the photo op: play up his military service. Of course, no one bothered to tell his staff he looked like a 4 year old, but still, he shouldn't of gotten as much flack as he did.
 
2012-09-22 07:54:08 AM  

redbucket: James F. Campbell
I disagree. The Republicans know they'll lose their base if they run someone who isn't white. They'll probably pick a non-white vice president, though, but I frankly I can't picture them picking one for the big seat, not even 12 years from now.

I think you misunderestimate the Republicans. They've already had a woman as a VP candidate, a Black American as a party figurehead, and their past convention had mostly minority speech-givers. They know what's up, they know what to do. The folks in charge of funding for Republicans aren't racist, hell a lot of them aren't even American. They just want 51% so they can get their money's worth.


Those facts you mentioned didn't really have much to do with evolving opinions in the Republican party. Palin was a cynical play to try to get Hillary voters, and Steele was a last ditch "WE GOT ONE, TOO" strategy to use against Obama. Rubio is a last ditch effort to try not to lose the Hispanic voting base, which is demographically becoming very important, even though Republicans have tried their damndest to alienate them by making people like Sheriff Joe into folk heroes.
 
2012-09-22 07:54:27 AM  
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2012-09-22 07:55:14 AM  
Sigh. So only 3 of the 10 worst gaffes came from Republicans and 2 of the 10 worst gaffes came from eventual presidents.

Oh, and Al Gore invented the internet.

Look if you're feeling this lazy just call in sick. Don't subject us to levels of bs this toxic.
 
2012-09-22 07:55:26 AM  

YodaBlues: The really farked up part of the Dukakis thing was that he actually served in the Army in Korea, which I think was the intent of the photo op: play up his military service. Of course, no one bothered to tell his staff he looked like a 4 year old, but still, he shouldn't of gotten as much flack as he did.


Actually, after Kerry's ordeal, people with military experience are seen as a liability in politics. Too much has been recorded, too maybe people for the opposition to go interview. I seriously can't wait for the elections 20 years from now, when everyone running will have teenage facebooks to worry about.
 
2012-09-22 08:06:56 AM  

stoli n coke: redbucket: James F. Campbell
I disagree. The Republicans know they'll lose their base if they run someone who isn't white. They'll probably pick a non-white vice president, though, but I frankly I can't picture them picking one for the big seat, not even 12 years from now.

I think you misunderestimate the Republicans. They've already had a woman as a VP candidate, a Black American as a party figurehead, and their past convention had mostly minority speech-givers. They know what's up, they know what to do. The folks in charge of funding for Republicans aren't racist, hell a lot of them aren't even American. They just want 51% so they can get their money's worth.

Those facts you mentioned didn't really have much to do with evolving opinions in the Republican party. Palin was a cynical play to try to get Hillary voters, and Steele was a last ditch "WE GOT ONE, TOO" strategy to use against Obama. Rubio is a last ditch effort to try not to lose the Hispanic voting base, which is demographically becoming very important, even though Republicans have tried their damndest to alienate them by making people like Sheriff Joe into folk heroes.


I don't think we disagree. The Republican "party" you refer to, I would call Republican "voters". The financial doners who decided on Palin and Steele are not regular voters.

Rubio I will admit, I can't explain.

But overall, you have to admit, the Republicans are putting brown skin and vagina endowed people in front of cameras far exceeding the brown skin and vagina endowed percentage of people who identify as Republican. Wonder why?
 
2012-09-22 08:08:32 AM  
That idiot who wrote that gave like 8 of 10 worst gaffes to Democrats? That "journalist" hasn't been paying attention the past few years. No wonder the P-I went under and is web only now.
 
2012-09-22 08:17:07 AM  
www.cbc.ca
 
2012-09-22 08:18:04 AM  

redbucket: stoli n coke: redbucket: James F. Campbell
I disagree. The Republicans know they'll lose their base if they run someone who isn't white. They'll probably pick a non-white vice president, though, but I frankly I can't picture them picking one for the big seat, not even 12 years from now.

I think you misunderestimate the Republicans. They've already had a woman as a VP candidate, a Black American as a party figurehead, and their past convention had mostly minority speech-givers. They know what's up, they know what to do. The folks in charge of funding for Republicans aren't racist, hell a lot of them aren't even American. They just want 51% so they can get their money's worth.

Those facts you mentioned didn't really have much to do with evolving opinions in the Republican party. Palin was a cynical play to try to get Hillary voters, and Steele was a last ditch "WE GOT ONE, TOO" strategy to use against Obama. Rubio is a last ditch effort to try not to lose the Hispanic voting base, which is demographically becoming very important, even though Republicans have tried their damndest to alienate them by making people like Sheriff Joe into folk heroes.

I don't think we disagree. The Republican "party" you refer to, I would call Republican "voters". The financial doners who decided on Palin and Steele are not regular voters.

Rubio I will admit, I can't explain.

But overall, you have to admit, the Republicans are putting brown skin and vagina endowed people in front of cameras far exceeding the brown skin and vagina endowed percentage of people who identify as Republican. Wonder why?


It's not that hard to figure out. They spent 3 years being the embodiment of the party of pissed off old fat white men. They know they don't represent much of the U.S. anymore, and the convention was the national stage.

It's simple marketing, really. They know their base isn't going to be around much longer, and they have to at least look like they're trying to adapt to that fact.
 
2012-09-22 08:25:29 AM  

brukmann: "And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

It's a great quote. Like it or not, it probably earned him more votes than it lost him. It speaks directly to the liberal generation X, and only "lost" him support from those who wouldn't vote for him anyway. Thanks to the media, especially Fox News, for giving him that news cycle.

Not to mention prescient of the tired wedge issues that would be leveled against him.


I wish we had gotten THAT Obama as President, especially once he saw the Republicans were going to block him on literally everything.

And I love this statement. I cuts right to the heart of the ignorance, racism, and closed-mindedness of the right. Oh, wait, I guess i should take that back, based on the classy way Rmoney has been running his campaign. Heaven forbid a Republican ever characterize a group of Americans. At least, not more than 47% of them.
 
2012-09-22 08:29:47 AM  

brukmann: "And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

It's a great quote. Like it or not, it probably earned him more votes than it lost him. It speaks directly to the liberal generation X, and only "lost" him support from those who wouldn't vote for him anyway. Thanks to the media, especially Fox News, for giving him that news cycle.

Not to mention prescient of the tired wedge issues that would be leveled against him.


Thank you. Finally someone points this out!

I creamed my pants when Obama said this. I (mistakenly) thought it was going to be the watershed moment where the college progressive generation would overwhelm the dusty, angry, bigoted, ignorant electorate.
 
2012-09-22 08:31:52 AM  

redbucket: also, here's an interesting theory. it has nothing to do with this thread but i'm drunk, so you are all subject to my ramblings.

there's no way anyone after this election (if Mitt somehow wins, then I guess after the next election) someone will win without the support of a racial minority. the easiest way of getting the support of a large minority group is to nominate someone of that group as your presidential candidate. I am hereby predicting that no white male will be a major party candidate for the 20 years after Mitt is no longer in the running (whichever cycle that is).


I could see Biden being the '16 nominee, assuming Clinton sticks by her promise to retire. (Actually, I kind of hope she doesn't, but that's another thread.) Biden will have the chops to legitimately appeal to minorities. He has been middle class his entire life, and pretty much still is. Not to mention having no hesitation calling a black man "boss" for eight years.
 
2012-09-22 08:41:01 AM  
I like the bit about George Romney's gaff... Saying the generals and diplomats went out of their way to brainwash the politicians about Vietnam.

You know, because it was true.

/George Romney 2012, even if we have to zombify his corpse.
 
2012-09-22 08:41:58 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: Palin was more of a canard, on a grand scale.


Oh, she's a six letter word ending in "ard" on a grand scale all right but we seem to disagree on which one.

And you know what? Normally, in real life, I'd cut off a finger before calling someone a retard. But when the quitbull with lipstick declared that I'm not a "real" American, I decided no insult was strong enough for her.

Republicans should be ashamed. They won't be, but they should be.
 
2012-09-22 08:46:34 AM  

RowdyRough: redbucket: Kerry as number 1? It wasn't his "I was for ... before i was against ..." line that ended his campaign, it was a combination of being a top-tier American that Democrats couldn't empathize with (and didn't turn out for) and the unexpected turnout among the Republican base, who still believe Kerry was a traitor during Vietnam.

/Also Ohio "irregularities"

Don't forget Kerry Voters for Homosexual Marriage. Thanks again for that Rove.


Classy.

I remember spotting a John Kerry for President booth at Toronto Pride that year. A registered Republican I knew was going to vote for Kerry because Bush was an idiot. Kerry didn't do himself any favours, and he couldn't overcome Bush's inexplicable likeability, alongside an awesomely vicious campaign by the GOP. They made a guy who served in-theater seem like a craven wimp compared to the guy who may have skipped out on defending Texas from the Viet Cong for a time, after the latter started a similar quagmire of choice.

Don't you wish you could vote "none of the above"... and have it mean something?
 
2012-09-22 08:51:14 AM  

wildcardjack: I like the bit about George Romney's gaff... Saying the generals and diplomats went out of their way to brainwash the politicians about Vietnam.

You know, because it was true.

/George Romney 2012, even if we have to zombify his corpse.


That GOP is long gone; he'd have to run as a Democrat.
 
2012-09-22 08:55:58 AM  

ModernLuddite:


Seriously, why the hell was that such a dealbreaker for him?
 
2012-09-22 08:58:14 AM  
No Bachmann or Santorum? Let me guess, this is another one of those lists that overlooks some real Republican whoppers and exacerbates Democratic ones in order to not look "biased".
 
2012-09-22 08:58:29 AM  

Shadow Blasko: that is, without a doubt, the WORST formatted website I have ever attempted to view on my phone... and I like cheezburger.com sites

Between the full screen ads and the yahoo c2005 shotgun layout, i could not see the actual content past #10... and when i tried to go to #9 i got another page of ads. Lame.


Yeah it's pretty bad in chrome too.

Unsurprisingly a lot of them (that I could actually see) were reasonable statements that the media distorted and lied about, like the Dean scream and Gore's "inventing the internet." I thought "gaffe" meant "screw up" rather than "thing we get unfairly attacked on."
 
2012-09-22 09:02:51 AM  

NeverDrunk23: ModernLuddite:

Seriously, why the hell was that such a dealbreaker for him?


There was an article I read after it had destroyed his campaign (ironically the first I had heard of it) that said basically the "liberal" Mainstream media ran the clip 24/7 with childish, insulting jokes directed at it for about a week. He was deliberately destroyed by the thing Republicans constantly pretend to have to deal with because the beltway didn't really feel he was a "real" candidate anyway and they needed something "funny" because news was slow.
 
2012-09-22 09:32:24 AM  
the dean scream was NOT a gaffe. it was a hatchet job by the media. when it was played endlessly by CNN et al., they only played the audio from his microphone and not the audio from the room. the reason he was "screaming" was that the audience in the room was going crazy. if you listen to the "scream" in context, with the audience noise, it sounds perfectly normal. but, no, the "liberal media" played just dean's mic channel, and the rest is, well, history.


i38.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-22 10:12:57 AM  
I don't know that someone could commit a top 10 gaffe of all time and still get elected. Also, even aside from the Palinocalypse, wasn't McCain "suspending" his campaign a worse "gaffe" than about 50% of these?
 
2012-09-22 10:16:43 AM  
"That one".
 
2012-09-22 11:04:46 AM  

FlashHarry: the dean scream was NOT a gaffe. it was a hatchet job by the media


I have to agree with this one. I didn't understand, at the time, what the deal was. All of a sudden the news was saturated with this meme that the "dean scream" had destroyed his candidacy. All I saw and heard was a guy whipping up his supporters. Made no sense.

It was a girly scream, though.
 
2012-09-22 11:31:08 AM  

The Why Not Guy: AMonkey'sUncle: Palin was more of a canard, on a grand scale.

Oh, she's a six letter word ending in "ard" on a grand scale all right but we seem to disagree on which one.

And you know what? Normally, in real life, I'd cut off a finger before calling someone a retard. But when the quitbull with lipstick declared that I'm not a "real" American, I decided no insult was strong enough for her.

Republicans should be ashamed. They won't be, but they should be.


We don't disagree. She is as you say; she was McCain's canard.
 
2012-09-22 11:43:41 AM  
img35.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-22 11:50:07 AM  

brukmann: "And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

It's a great quote. Like it or not, it probably earned him more votes than it lost him. It speaks directly to the liberal generation X, and only "lost" him support from those who wouldn't vote for him anyway. Thanks to the media, especially Fox News, for giving him that news cycle.

Not to mention prescient of the tired wedge issues that would be leveled against him.


It was a little poorly worded, but he wasn't wrong. I know those people, and it's an apt description.
 
2012-09-22 11:52:27 AM  

my lip balm addiction: That idiot who wrote that gave like 8 of 10 worst gaffes to Democrats? That "journalist" hasn't been paying attention the past few years. No wonder the P-I went under and is web only now.


Well, to be fair, most Republican gaffes aren't all that damaging, because the "liberal media" always seems to find a shiny to distract from them. They can't do that this year, because often the shiny is another Romney gaffe.
 
2012-09-22 11:53:10 AM  

stoli n coke: redbucket: stoli n coke: redbucket: James F. Campbell
I disagree. The Republicans know they'll lose their base if they run someone who isn't white. They'll probably pick a non-white vice president, though, but I frankly I can't picture them picking one for the big seat, not even 12 years from now.

I think you misunderestimate the Republicans. They've already had a woman as a VP candidate, a Black American as a party figurehead, and their past convention had mostly minority speech-givers. They know what's up, they know what to do. The folks in charge of funding for Republicans aren't racist, hell a lot of them aren't even American. They just want 51% so they can get their money's worth.

Those facts you mentioned didn't really have much to do with evolving opinions in the Republican party. Palin was a cynical play to try to get Hillary voters, and Steele was a last ditch "WE GOT ONE, TOO" strategy to use against Obama. Rubio is a last ditch effort to try not to lose the Hispanic voting base, which is demographically becoming very important, even though Republicans have tried their damndest to alienate them by making people like Sheriff Joe into folk heroes.

I don't think we disagree. The Republican "party" you refer to, I would call Republican "voters". The financial doners who decided on Palin and Steele are not regular voters.

Rubio I will admit, I can't explain.

But overall, you have to admit, the Republicans are putting brown skin and vagina endowed people in front of cameras far exceeding the brown skin and vagina endowed percentage of people who identify as Republican. Wonder why?

It's not that hard to figure out. They spent 3 years being the embodiment of the party of pissed off old fat white men. They know they don't represent much of the U.S. anymore, and the convention was the national stage.

It's simple marketing, really. They know their base isn't going to be around much longer, and they have to at least look like they're trying to adapt to ...


That's true. With changing demographics in the US, 2012 is the last year Republicans even have a shot at the White House by running a campaign targeted at white voters only.
Link
 
2012-09-22 11:55:31 AM  

TheBigJerk: NeverDrunk23: ModernLuddite:

Seriously, why the hell was that such a dealbreaker for him?

There was an article I read after it had destroyed his campaign (ironically the first I had heard of it) that said basically the "liberal" Mainstream media ran the clip 24/7 with childish, insulting jokes directed at it for about a week. He was deliberately destroyed by the thing Republicans constantly pretend to have to deal with because the beltway didn't really feel he was a "real" candidate anyway and they needed something "funny" because news was slow.


Kerry had already been anointed by the party brass, and when the scream went down, they called all their reporter friends on both sides of the aisle to make that his Muskie moment. They wanted Dean to go down quickly to not drag out dirt on Kerry, or even more frightfully, win the nomination.
 
2012-09-22 11:56:56 AM  

Zerochance: No Bachmann or Santorum? Let me guess, this is another one of those lists that overlooks some real Republican whoppers and exacerbates Democratic ones in order to not look "biased".


Maybe they were going only for serious candidates. Seems to me (and I wasn't paying attention,) that it was applying to people who had won their primaries, or else they would have to include the "Rent is Too Damn High" guy.
 
2012-09-22 01:56:49 PM  

Cuchulane: [img35.imageshack.us image 700x367]


Why is the "R" backwards in that image?
 
2012-09-22 01:59:58 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: Palin was more of a canard, on a grand scale.


She was also a vice-presidential candidate, not a presidential candidate, subtard.
 
2012-09-22 02:11:05 PM  
Not much has been written about The Ibogaine Effect as a serious factor in the Presidential Campaign, but toward the end of the Wisconsin primary race -- about a week before the vote -- word leaked out that some of Muskie's top advisors had called in a Brazilian doctor who was said to be treating the candidate with "some kind of strange drug" that nobody in the press corps had ever heard of.

It had been common knowledge for many weeks that Humphrey was using an exotic brand of speed known as Wallot . . . and it had long been whispered that Muskie was into something very heavy, but it was hard to take the talk seriously until I heard about the appearance of a mysterious Brazilian doctor. That was the key.


Big Ed discussed the marijuana question for the dope-smoking students in Madison, Wisconsin, moments before refusing to take a toke himself. Later in the campaign, however, it was
reported that Senator Muskie was a known user of a powerful drug called Ibogaine. I immediately recognized The Ibogaine Effect -- from Muskie's tearful breakdown on the flatbed truck in New Hampshire, the delusions and altered thinking that characterized his campaign in Florida, and finally the condition of "total rage" that gripped him in Wisconsin.

There was no doubt about it: The Man from Maine had turned to massive doses of Ibogaine as a last resort. The only remaining question was "when did he start?" But nobody could answer this one, and I was not able to press the candidate himself for an answer because I was permanently barred from the Muskie campaign after that incident on the "Sunshine Special" in Florida . . . and that scene makes far more sense now than it did at the time. Muskie has always taken pride in his ability to deal with hecklers; he has frequently challenged them, calling them up to the stage in front of big crowds and then forcing the poor bastards to debate with him in a blaze of TV lights.

But there was none of that in Florida. When the Boohoo began grabbing at his legs and screaming for more gin, Big Ed went all to pieces . . . which gave rise to speculation. among reporters familiar with his campaign style in '68 and '70, that Muskie was not himself. It was noted, among other things, that he had developed a tendency to roll his eyes wildly during TV interviews, that his thought patterns had become strangely fragmented, and that not even his closest advisors could predict when he might suddenly spiral off into babbling rages, or neocomatose funks.

In restrospect, however, it is easy to see why Muskie fell apart on that caboose platform in the Miami train station. There he was -- far gone in a bad Ibogaine frenzy -- suddenly shoved out in a rainstorm to face a sullen crowd and some kind of snarling lunatic going for his legs while he tried to explain why he was "the only Democrat who can beat Nixon."

It is entirely conceivable -- given the known effects of Ibogaine -- that Muskie's brain was almost paralyzed by hallucinations at the time; that he looked out at that crowd and saw gila monsters instead of people, and that his mind snapped completely when he felt something large and apparently vicious clawing at his legs. We can only speculate on this, because those in a position to know have flatly refused to comment on rumors concerning the Senator's disastrous experiments with Ibogaine. I tried to find the Brazilian doctor on election Bight in Milwaukee, but by the time the polls closed he was long gone. One of the hired bimbos in Milwaukee's Holiday Inn headquarters said a man with fresh welts on his head had been dragged out the side door and put on a bus to Chicago, but we were never able to confirm this. . . . 

---HST
 
2012-09-22 03:12:40 PM  

James F. Campbell: redbucket: I am hereby predicting that no white male will be a major party candidate for the 20 years after Mitt is no longer in the running (whichever cycle that is).

I disagree. The Republicans know they'll lose their base if they run someone who isn't white. They'll probably pick a non-white vice president, though, but I frankly I can't picture them picking one for the big seat, not even 12 years from now.


As someone with far too much experience with the racist side of their base (a lot of my family), someone like Bobby Jindal would not alienate them.  Asian/Indian people are generally looked upon as "ok brown people" because ya know, they're good at math and all that.
 
*sigh*
 
2012-09-22 03:15:21 PM  

MBrady: AMonkey'sUncle: Palin was more of a canard, on a grand scale.

She was also a vice-presidential candidate, not a presidential candidate, subtard.


And campaign is a completely different word than candidate, so the submitter can still be correct.
 
2012-09-22 03:33:26 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: MBrady: AMonkey'sUncle: Palin was more of a canard, on a grand scale.

She was also a vice-presidential candidate, not a presidential candidate, subtard.

And campaign is a completely different word than candidate, so the submitter can still be correct.


Indeed. One of the biggest gaffes of McCain's campaign was choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate. So, headline is correct.
 
2012-09-22 04:57:46 PM  

MBrady: She was also a vice-presidential candidate, not a presidential candidate, subtard.


John McCain choosing her as his vice-presidential candidate was the gaffe.

If you need me to use smaller words, just say so.
 
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