ECU Students React To McCain Pick

Some might call John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin to be his running mate unexpected -- but it definitely has people talking.

Students in an afternoon East Carolina University political science class had varying opinions when we spoke to them. Some of them said the pick of the 44-year-old governor might bring disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters over to the Republican ticket. Some democratic voters also agreed that the pick was risky, but a good choice. Others expressed concern over experience.

Palin was elected in Alaska in 2006 when she unseated the then Democratic incumbent. She's the first female GOP nominee for vice president.

The Republican National Convention is scheduled to start on Monday.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 2, 2008 at 07:44 AM
    It was a very good choice, it blindsided the liberals into confusion. They were not prepared to attach a mother of 5, Governor and hard hitter. She is attracting a lot of Hillary supporters. McCain-Palin in 08.
  • by RC Location: choco on Sep 1, 2008 at 04:48 AM
    On the question of experience, how much experience did George Washington have ?? and who said that Professional Politicians were a better coice than soldier statesmen or soccor mom vice presidents ?
  • by anonymous #2 on Sep 1, 2008 at 04:05 AM
    to Anonymous, Aug., 11:38 pm. I usally post under anonymous, but i'm going to have to use a name now, I don't want anybody to think I said something stupid like that.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Aug 31, 2008 at 10:49 PM
    To Pete, obama was a community organizer a couple of years ago. Are you saying he is now ready to step in as president. Palin is more qualified than obama.
  • by WE CAN DO IT HILLARY Location: NC on Aug 31, 2008 at 09:36 PM
    To Independent, GO FOR IT but I am supporting Obama like Hillary ask us to do. I WILL NOT ABANDON MY PARTY EVER. Good luck with McBush.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2008 at 09:23 PM
    To Independent, Yes and I can tell Hillary expected us to stay on board the democratic ticket but that is your choice, I am staying because
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Aug 31, 2008 at 08:09 PM
    I'd rather have the opinions of students from Harvard or Princeton over ECU.
  • by TRUCKER Location: NC on Aug 31, 2008 at 07:41 PM
    To Mike, McBush is no d**N maverick, you can forget that, US quaking in our boots that is so "FUNNY" lmao
  • by Indepentant Location: MC on Aug 31, 2008 at 05:51 PM
    way to go!!!.....You will have my vote and yes I was a Hillary supporter
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Aug 31, 2008 at 03:40 AM
    The Dems keep trying to hang the Bush tag on McCain, who is considered a maverick. How can he be a Bush clone AND a maverick? He is his own man and has bucked "the system" for years. Wise up! His choice for VP proves it! On that note take a good look at another "candidate for change", Ms. Palin, who goes against big oil and stands for high ethics. McCain/Palin has the Dems quaking in their boots!
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