October 2nd, 2008
10:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Palin needs to define the terms she uses

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Reform, corruption, maverick...these are words that Palin often uses, but she needs to define them.

soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. Frances

    Palin looks rehearsed, big time. She looks straight into the camera when it's a rehearsed answer and looks away when she needs to THINK. Watch her.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  2. J. Smith

    I am a lifelong Republican, and I am embarrased by the choice of Gov. Palin and the possibility of her as VP. She is naive, rehearsed, mocking in demeanor and tone, and ignorant of issues and America's role in the world.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  3. Kimmie

    Alaska ... Alaska ... Alaska
    She is running for VP of United States not Alaska how about the other states.

    She has really avoid some many question come on ask the questions that are ask get off the energy all ready.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  4. Lorraine

    Biden by far knows his "stuff". Gov Palin is basically giving a stump speech YAWN

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  5. Tarrah

    Roland Martin is doing what many people do....Sharing their opinion.

    Palin-lost and not defining the terms she demands. And has anyone noticed her smiling? Her coaches should have warned her that smiling while talking about the Iraq war may not be such a good idea. Anyone that thinks that Gov. Palin is winning is clearly not listening. Someone instructed her to talk ALOT about what she has done is Alaska.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  6. keisha

    Sarah Palin is a joke. Even if she does become vice-president, McCain will make sure that she doesn't have any real "say-so". he's just using her.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  7. Ray

    Just because you say you are a Maverick does not make you one. Joh McBush feels as if he says it often enough people will believe him. Just as Palin says things over and over (with the American People Knowing it was false) hoping that if she says it enough people will believe the false accusations she is making. I was a Republican until today. Honestly. I can not ask you enough to stay on FactCheck.org and the fact checking here on CNN and you too will become a Democrat, at least for this election...

    Ray, Democrat for Now

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  8. Andrea'

    I believe that she is does need to define the terms. If I hear the Maverick one more time, I going to scream. Sarah Palin has not done a great job tonight. She is still scripted without the script.

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  9. Miguel Quezada

    You are forgetting one!! Is anybody counting how many "ALSO" is Mrs. Palin Saying!!! I just changing her name Mrs.Sarah ALSO Palin!!!!!

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  10. yellowgal

    What is a maverick....how does the term apply to Palin.....Yes she may have champion corruption in Alaska.. Is that a maverick.

    misleading the public on her involvment of the trooper investigation ...is that corruptions. and abuse of power....clear your name....

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  11. Maggie McMenamin

    Palin is doing an outstanding job...an outstanding job of showing how little she grasps the issues

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  12. Delali

    That's what I said...she is so rehearsed, it's not funny! And when she does not have the rehearsed answer she agrees with Biden and gave a one-liner!!! She may be good for Alaska, but she is not good the the USA.
    Maybe 10-15 years down the road, she can come back. But now, she is not ready. Obama may not have the so-called "experience" but Obama knows what he is talking about when he is asked a question.

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  13. j

    Palin doesn't answer the questions. She distorts the facts and she lies. She repeats the same nonsense over and over. John McCain's a maverick, John McCain's a maverick.... I'm tired of it.

    I thought Biden looked weak at first but after an hour or so of this, at least he's giving real answers and he's gotten stronger as the night progresses. The fact that I've gotten so bored with Palin parroting the same responses over and over has worked in his favor.

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  14. VMCal

    She will need to "get back to ya!"

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  15. Blake

    Obama has failed to truly define most of what he has campaigned under, especially "change." He is quick to point out what is wrong, but he has been quite slow to explain what he will do to change things.

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  16. glenn nelson

    She is incredibly unprepared for this position

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  17. Jason, Rochester Hills,MI

    She would not be able to. She was GIVEN the words by her COACHES this past week.

    Doubt me? Have Katie Couric ask her what dictionary she uses to define her terms, step back, and watch the sparks fly!

    She would explode!

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  18. k

    A maverick is an unbranded range animal, especially a motherless calf; it can also mean a person who shows independence of thought or action

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  19. JB

    what kind of definition do you want?

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  20. Will

    Every time you don't know how to answer Palin, say we are in a great country and that John McCain is a Maverick, reform and corruption in a complete sentence.

    October 2, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  21. Mr. Independant

    the Gov. is doing an understanding job?
    she is just answering questions...
    mediorcarcy is not what America needs now.
    Yes, she did well but she is not no where near being a heart beat away...

    October 2, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  22. Paul Lemelle

    I wish that Palin were able to answer the questions as oppose to going off to answers that has been stuffed into it. This debate has shown that Palin has been mishandled and over loaded with information, which is a shame. It's a shame because when Biden was expressing his heart regarding his lost wife and children, but yet Palin's response was to just repeat stat information.

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    October 2, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  23. lavora richard

    she can't define what she read in her notes!

    October 2, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  24. Q Glenn

    She doesn't need to define them... She needs to go HOME!

    October 2, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  25. America think for you

    Joe Biden put that cheerleader out of words. America look at her debate answers she is clueless and not ready to lead this great nation. I do not know that if she did not answer the question asked but, she did not answer them directly. Joe Biden is the projected winner of that debate

    October 2, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
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