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Old 12-07-2011, 11:00 AM
badhatharry badhatharry is offline
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Default Re: World Historic Edition (Mark Schmitt & Daniel Foster)

Originally Posted by miceelf View Post
We agree about Romney.

There was a lot of magical thinking about Sarah Palin in the last election, and I have no reason to believe that the people who were comparing her to biblical figures aren't going to get all ginned up about whoever the nominee is.
It's funny that we see things so differently. I was not aware of magical thinking regarding Palin. Her only magic moment was at the convention when she accepted the nomination. And she was truly remarkable at that event.

I think most of her support came from people who were enraged at how she was treated (or appeared to be treated) by the press. They saw her as beleaguered when she was really uninformed, which was unfortunate.
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