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What are the Odds Palin will Refuse to Debate Biden?

I’m wondering what you think the odds are the McCain Campaign will call off the scheduled debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden?

As for me, my hunch is some “emergency” will come up that forces the Republicans to postpone the debate.   At some point after that, the Republicans will find some “reason” the Democrats are to blame for why the debate cannot be rescheduled.

Either that scenario, or…

Palin will step down from the race either before or after the October 2nd debate with Biden.

But I’m horrible at making predictions about political maneuvers.  So, what do you think will happen?

UPDATE:  I heard a rumor early this morning that the McCain Campaign plans to “shut down the race for a week” by marrying off Bristol Palin to her boyfriend before November 4th.

16 thoughts on “What are the Odds Palin will Refuse to Debate Biden?”

  1. Too bad McCain already used the “gotta work on the economy” excuse. If I were in her shoes, I’d be faking some big time menstrual cramps the night of the debate.

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  2. Paul: “…a rumor early this morning that the McCain Campaign plans to “shut down the race for a week” by marrying off Bristol Palin to her boyfriend before November 4th.”

    Well, back to biblical values regarding marriage, then – not a union between a man and a woman who love each other, but a contract for business or political purposes, using the bride as a commodity.

    – M. \”/

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  3. How the hell could they let Palin debate. She wouldn’t stand a chance and will get killed in a heart beat! McCain and Co. have to be sweating over it.

    But you won’t see me ask questions on if it will happen. I hope it does, because then those folk that are openly going to vote for McCain will feel a little embarrassed.

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  4. @ Steve-o: Welcome to the blog! I wonder if Sarah Palin even has enough sense to fully grasp how out of her league she is? What do you think?

    @ Lady M: I wouldn’t entirely put anything past the McCain Campaign at this point.

    @ RantaBarbara: Welcome to the blog! I think cramps make a far better excuse than most of the other lunacy the McCain Campaign has been coming up to justify their actions.

    @ Meowlin: I hear the young man doesn’t even want to get married — not only arranged for political reasons, but forced for political reasons. Sounds like family values to me.

    @ Webs: I hope they debate too. This race is beginning to reach the level of high comedy.

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  5. I feel sorry for Biden. Not because he’s not fully capable of crushing a flimsy little airhead like Sarah Palin, but because her rabid supporters will no doubt accuse him of “misogyny” if he goes too hard on her. He will have to walk on eggshells if he wants to avoid the label, which may make him seem weaker. It’s a catch-22; either way the media is stacked against him.

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  6. Well now she is in debate training camp so maybe that will improve her skills… but I doubt it. I almost feel sorry for her because she is so pathetic. She is WAY in over her Tina Fey look-a-like head.

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  7. Why not question that the moderator, Gwen Ifill, of the upcoming Biden-Palin debate is pro-Obama. She wrote a book that praises Obama, obviously she will try her best to make Palin look bad in the debate Why couldn’t the moderator be more fair and bi-partisan?

    Why not make fun of Joe Biden, who thinks FDR was President in 1929, and thinks paying more taxes is patriotic?

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  8. Hi BGutsch! Welcome the blog! I now suspect she might do much better than suspected. Apparently, Palin was in 26 candidate debates in Alaska and she seemed then to have a knack for getting the audience on her side.

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  9. I think Palin has a pretty good chance of turning around McCain’s recent huge dip in the polls if she puts on even a mediocre performance tonight. The red side of the ticket definitely has more to gain from this debate.

    I’m expecting a rise in popularity again for Palin and for the polls to inch closer…at least temporarily. I think she’ll dig deep and rally the air of confidence she’s able to portray which has served her well in the past. We’ll see.

    I just hope Biden puts on a solid performance as his qualifications will shine through naturally. He’s a likable, experienced choice for VP and I hope that notion is highlighted tonight.

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  10. ladymontague: “I’m expecting a rise in popularity again for Palin and for the polls to inch closer…at least temporarily.”

    Like until Saturday Night, when Tina Fey gives us a knife to cut through Palin’s charisma-backed bullshit.

    – M. \”/

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