September 15th, 2008
06:53 PM ET

Clinton v. Palin: Who has more credibility?


Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Campaigning for Barack Obama in Ohio this weekend, Senator Hillary Clinton revised one of her "zingers" from the Democratic National Convention last month - "No way, no how, no McCain..."

Yesterday she added, "No Palin."

Clinton went on to criticize the McCain ticket but did not single out Governor Sarah Palin again in the speech.

Palin meanwhile hit the campaign trail solo in Colorado today.

She told voters there that she and John McCain were going to shake up Washington.

Watch: Cafferty: Who's more authentic?

Hindsight being what it is, some are questioning whether Barack Obama made a mistake when he chose senator Joe Biden instead of Hillary Clinton as his pick for vice president.

With the Sarah Palin phenomenon taking hold, these people now appear to have been prescient.

Here’s my question to you: Which woman has more credibility with the average American, Sara Palin or Hillary Clinton?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Michelle from Florida writes:
You can't compare Sarah Palin to Hillary Clinton. Hillary has a clear record of accomplishment, a long and clear record. Palin has the Bridge to Nowhere and an investigation into her ethics.

Robert writes:
Hillary is the same, tired, feminist diatribe that we've always heard from Washington. Palin is something new and she has messages from a female perspective that feminists have been telling us were non-existent. Amazingly we are seeing women back her in numbers that we've never seen behind another female candidate.

Aric from Mountain View, California writes:
This is kind of a silly question. We all know the reasons McCain chose Palin were merely anatomical and political. Hillary Clinton was not running for president because she was a woman, she was running for president because she, and many voters, felt she was qualified. No matter how many speeches the McCain camp carefully scripts for Gov. Palin, she is merely a sign of how out of touch McCain really is if he thinks that he can win this election by pandering to the female vote.

Amy writes:
I think the true question would be which one can you trust. I vote Palin.

Bobby writes:
If you take any of the four candidates to the small Oklahoma town I grew up in, and walk them into the "coffee shop" where the locals convene to discuss the news of the day, Governor Palin will win hands down. She is comes to the office with a real background as a real person with real world and grass roots experiences. She is a true life "Mr. Smith goes to Washington."

Terry from Butte, Montana writes:
That’s a no brainer. Hillary has fought for us for many years on the national level, Palin can see Russia from her house. It is like comparing a Major League Hall of Famer to a little league relief pitcher.

soundoff (350 Responses)
  1. Dave, Brooklyn, NY

    As much as I dislike that woman, I’d have to say that Clinton has far more credibility and is a magnitude more qualified and competent than Palin. As far as the public goes, most of the idiots are soccer moms themselves and are dumb enough to believe that living 50 miles from Russia gives her foreign relations experience and credibility. Sheeesh!

    September 15, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  2. Ken @ Charlotte


    Hillary has taken her share of credibility hits because of her long open record. Sarah Palin has taken some credibility hits and we are just beginning to get to know her. If I were a betting man I would say that by election day Hillary will look like the Pope compared to Sarah Palin on credibility issues.

    Jack, I'm so glad you are back and so deeply sorry for your loss.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  3. Karen, McLean, VA

    With all due respect, I think that question is ridiculous! Palin can read a speech well that was written by others, but she doesn't even come close to Hillary on so many isssues, it's pathetic I was not a Hillary supporter but to even remotly equate her with this Palin woman is just downright disrespectful!

    September 15, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  4. William

    Welcome Back Jack miss ya commentary Hillary has more credibility of course Sarah Palin just keeps on lying about that bridge to nowhere even though its been debunked.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  5. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    Hillary has more credibility because she is better educated, knows all the important issues, and has years of experience.

    Sarah Palin is the worse possible choice McCain could have made. It scares me to death to think the McCain/Palin ticket might win. It would mean we would be going to war constantly. Our military already is done in by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. What they would do to our liberties and religious freedom would be horrible as well.

    The press needs to call out McCain and Palin for all the lies they are telling the American people!

    Jack, I am so sorry about your wife. Many thoughts and prayers are with you.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  6. Rachel

    Even though I am not a fan of Hilary. I believe she has more creditablity than Sarah. Hilary has been tried and tested, through the primaries I have seen growth and the development of a sense of humilty. Sarah could use some, as she doesn't know as much as she thinks she does.

    Rachel, Atlanta

    September 15, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  7. Joy

    Hillary.She earned her well-deserved respectful standing in politics by exhibiting her competence and intelligence in handling various matters in elective office.Because of this, she is empathic of the average American's plight in today's society.She's real and all substance and no fluff.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  8. shakal

    I will go with clinton.Palin is just doing what mccain ccouldn't do, excitements and remind voters of the 18.000000 craks.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  9. VJ - Oswego

    Clinton is the answer. Now what was the question?

    On another note, thanks Jack for putting what must be incredible pain aside to come back to work...all of your fans are with you and your family in spirit always.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  10. Female voter in the south

    No Contest! HILLARY WINS – hands down, when it comes to credibility in any group of people.

    It seems all Palin has is distorted facts, twisted or inflated to try to qualify her for the job. Many of these were brought out in magazines and on CNN's weekend program to "meet the candidates."

    As I recall, she won election for Mayor in her little town of Wasilla – population of 5,000 people at the time – with a total of 610 votes, vs. 400+ votes for her opponent. Other incidences were mentioned as well. That's the background and EXPERIENCE she brings to the office of VP - one heartbeat away from being President and Chief Executive of the entire free world! Small potatoes!

    As for McCain's genetics: It's been reported that both McCain's Father and Grandfather never lived to the age of 72 – the age John McCain is now.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  11. Al

    Without a doubt Senator Hillary Clinton. Govenor Palin is in no way any comparison or competion to Hillary or Biden when it comes to substance on issues and policy. We "MISSED" you Jack and our blessings, prayers, and love are with you everyday.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  12. Judy from Arizona

    I suppose the answer to your question depends upon your political persuasion. I, happen to think that you can believe Hillary more than Palin. I think Palin has lied and streches the truth. She lied about the bridge to nowhere and stretched the truth about selling an airplane on ebay.
    More important than that are her views about creationism, abortion and sex education.
    She is very scary!!!

    September 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  13. William Allen

    First of all, so sorry about your loss.

    From what I,ve seen I think that Gov Palin is a flash in the pan. and all she does in her speeches is mimic Jonh MCcain and he reads all his
    so we have two people reading off the same paper.

    William Allen N.B. Canada.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  14. Elizabeth Dietrich

    How can anyone tell how much credibility Sara Palin has when she has only given one interview? Why don't the networks refuse to give her any coverage until she agrees to answer questions from reporters. Then we can decide if she or Hillary is more credibile.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  15. Darren - Kansas

    Of course Hillary Clinton is more credible. Hillary spent 35 years fighting for causes like healthcare and women's rights, including 4 years as Senator of New York and 8 years as first lady. Palin spent 7 years as a mayor in a town of 5,000 and two years as governor of the most sparsely populated state in the U.S. Unlike Mrs. Palin, Hillary knows what the Bush doctrine is and she HAS met leaders of other countries.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  16. vern-anaheim,ca

    i say that senator clinton is far more qualified than gov.palin.in my opinion pain is not qualified to be president if something happened to john mccain should he be elected.if obama had chosen sen.clinton as his running mate she would be more than qualified to replace him if need be

    September 15, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  17. Maurice

    Are you kidding! I’d have to say that Clinton has far more credibility. Palin is just a great cheer leader!

    September 15, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  18. Ricardo, Chicago, IL

    By far Clinton. Palin is a new face, she hasn't prove nothing. Only 2 years governing Alaska and a very small city. That's no real experience. And acounting the age/health of McCain, she's in no way experience enough to be a next president. And after the Russia gaffe and some her beliefs (as for not believing in the teory of evolution and in global warming, to say some), it scares me to see that she might really end up as president, or even a vice-president. It's not because she's a woman, is because of her as individual.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  19. Peter

    Well if we look at the facts. Palin is more credible because she is running for VP. The person who has lost credibility is Obama as he didn't have the guts to pick Clinton as his running mate!!

    September 15, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  20. Miko Kansas City

    Great to have you back jack, Hillary definitely has the most credibility!! Jack did you see Palin's Charlie Gibson interview? She continues to give the same rnc speech word for word every where she speaks.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  21. Arielle from Georgia

    Please. Sarah Palin is an average hockey mom who has been well programmed to say what "they" think the public wants to hear. Do we really want an average hockey mom one heartbeat away from the presidency? Hillary Clinton has been through it – she's lived the Washington scene and knows how it works. If I wanted to shoot animals from airplanes, I'd choose Miss Wasilla Bait and Tackle – if I want someone to run the country, I'd choose Hillary.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  22. Paulette Dallas PA

    Dear Jack, Happy you are back and would like to extend my sincere sympathies. I know what it is to experience loss. On today's question – Clinton has more credibility. She may be no beauty queen but she is older,wiser,and experienced. She has done more things for children and the American people that Palin can shake a stick at. This whole thing seems to be a joke to me. Hillary also raised an accomplished young woman Chelsea in her own rights. I'd like to see Hillary debate Palin.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  23. JD in NC

    So far Palin has made more false claims than true ones. She has never visited troops in Iraq. She only opposed the "Bridge to Nowhere" when it became a political liability. Palin even called Clinton a "whiner" earlier in the year, but now praise her "grace" whencourting Clinton's supporters. Palin has zero credibility.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  24. Jo ann Fulton Washington ST

    No Comparison...Hillary is so much more educated, and smart.
    Who is Palin kidding? Answer!: The conservative base, who only look at the church involvement and the abortion issue. Perhaps todays falling market will get the conversation back to the economy issue...Stupid.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  25. Pat,Lexington, Ky.

    No hesitation with this answer – Hillary Clinton. Palin if just too "flip", too sure of herself – she's "ready" to become president if necessary! There is just no comparison between the two as far as credibility is concerned.

    Jack, if you're back, please know you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers – I know the hardest days are yet to come.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  26. jay lum

    this was a wasted question hillary clinton has been out of the debate since leaving the convention it is like asking me who works harder an out of work butcher or a working butcher for all the talk of how the obama people are going to us not only her but both clintons i do not see the results so to answer you taking this nations span of attention palin is whipping butt and will take it to the end zone if the obama people dont wake up and use available assets

    September 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  27. John in Atlanta, GA

    Is this a joke?

    September 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  28. Molly

    Is this a trick question? For those of us with a brain, Clinton. For those of us who only vote for American Idols, Palin. I wonder what she would look like with Sanjaya's faux hawk?

    Charles Town
    West Virginia

    September 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  29. Duane, Jacksonville FL

    According to Webster's, credibility is defined as "the quality or power of inspiring belief". As things stand now, I would say that they are about tied. Believing in Clinton, albeit not always easy to swallow, is something that is based in fact, something that is true. Believing in Palin on the other hand is more like believing that Tom Hanks actually flew around the moon when he filmed the movie Apollo 13. Because I saw it on TV, it must be true right?

    Come on Jack! What is it going to take for the American public to wake up to what is really happening here. I cannot believe that I live in a country that is so absolutely blind to what is actual fact and truth that they are going to ignore all the absolute, truthful "lies" that has been broadcast over the last couple days and say that it doesn't matter. McCain flat out lies on TV, but people still are going to vote for him because they claim he is the only one who can fix everything. Will someone please slap these people in the face and ask them how is a candidate who openly lies before he is in office keep from lying once he is there? Cmon everyone, time to wake up from your winter nap.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  30. Chris

    Jack, I'd take Hillary any day over Palin. While Palin has painted herself as an average person, she has yet to say anything truly substantive about the issues that we have faced for the past eight years. I believe that if she can actually address HOW she and McCain will solve the problems we're facing and not merely acknowledging they exist, maybe then she could give Hillary a run for her money.

    Hendersonville, NC

    September 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  31. Cynthia

    There is no comparison between the two women, hands down Hilliary Clinton. The only thing that the women share in common is that they are both women.

    Glad you're back Jack , we've been thinking about you – you are our favorite on the Situation Room. As the old folks say, hold it in the road.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  32. Erin in Michigan

    WIthout a doubt, Palin. From abuse of power, to her lack of knowledge and finally to her personal family struggles (which ordinarlily shouldn't matter but when a candidate markets herself for "family values" and supports restrictive legislation reflective of those values, the voters have every right to look back).

    September 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm |
  33. Ron

    Palin is a great speaker, is "bubbly", is not unattractive to men, appears to be well educated and she has definitely turned the tide to McCain. However, I think Clinton has more credibilty and experience then Palin. I think if Obama wants to win this election, he and Biden have to make a tough decision and replace Biden with Hillary because Biden is way out of the picture now. (Do the existing rules/laws permit this?) There will certainly be some flak to work through to explain this but it's better than losing the election. By the way, I'm an independent.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm |
  34. Conor in Chicago

    As someone who never gave Clinton any points for the "expereince" she claimed to have in government (first lady for 8 years then 5 years in the Senate is not something to brag about) to suggest that Palin is anywhere near Clinton in terms of anything is a little nuts. On social issues Clinton is way more on top of things and I did always like Clinton's take on foreign policy (I felt it was strong and sound). Palin seems to be what she is advertised as: A soccer mom who eventually became govenor. No offense to soccer moms but just because one of them finds a political voice and makes it to govenor doesn't mean that she will do well sitting across a table from Chavez or Putin. Imagine her lecturing them about creationism? Scary.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  35. Willie Price

    Palin is the most dangerous and devious, practical joke ever played American Politics.

    A very concerned voter

    Rio Rancho, NM.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  36. Esther Cuyahoga Falls OhiO

    welcome back Jack I sure hope you could feel all of us here from your blog during your time off and know that all of us missed you so much. thanks for coming back in such a short time. we really need you so much now and I know that you need us that much more at this time.

    Hillary way above Palin on anything foreign. did you hear her answers with charlie gibson i mean what was mccain thinking of.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  37. Erin in Michigan

    oops, I meant Clinton has more credibility. Sorry Jack, just so glad to have you back I jumped in without reading it carefully!
    welcome back

    September 15, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  38. Mike Cassidy, Cleveland, Ohio

    This is like a punchline to an old joke:
    What is the difference between Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin?

    Answer: Hillary actually works for a living!

    September 15, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  39. Scott - Wichita, Kansas

    Let's see, a career politician, or a hockey mom...

    A politician's sole job is to lie to us in order to get themselves elected. My mother is a hockey mom (2 boys that played hockey throughout school) and I trust her more than anyone.

    Not exactly a tough question...

    September 15, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  40. Greg, Hamilton Ontario

    I'm not American and they both make my skin crawl (from a political point of view). They both have an evil side to them Hillary with White Water and being part of the Walmart move to destroy the American economy. The NRA nut from Alaska that thinks there should be an AR 15 in every home and a Gloc in every desk at school, tries to get her Ex brother inlaw fired and fires the person that stands up to her. Credibility isn't big with either Jack.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  41. mike

    welcome back jack.offcourse its hilary clinton a million times but the sad thing is that very few of us knows that..

    September 15, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  42. Shane, Boston, MA

    How about the working woman, who has the average 2.5 children, has bills that she can't pay, is worried about losing her house because her salary and her husband's salaries combined cannot make their mortgage payment because the country is more vested in ensuring that corporations are taken care of before citizens, can't afford gas or food after paying her bills and...oh yeah, winters coming. That woman has far more credibility than either of these two martians. Not that I want another year of George Bush, but, can we have a do-over? None of these candidates, President or Vice-President, have enough credibility, enough integrity, or enough backbone to do what really needs to be done.

    September 15, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  43. David Bakody

    Welcome back, hope it is just long enough to clean out your desk and then spend time with your family and watch those wonderful girls grow up in the image of their wonderful mother. On the question front..... Clinton.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  44. Teri, Tallahassee, Fl.

    I would say that Clinton has more credibility with Americans because whether liked or not, she is better known and has undergone much more than Palin ever has by being a First Lady, a Senator, and a candidate for the democratic nominee.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  45. greg in Oregon

    this is a trick question, right?!

    Sarah _pales in_ comparison to Hillary!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  46. Angela chisholm

    I I think that Senator Clinton has more creditability than Sarah Palin.
    Senator Clinton is more in touched with the American people. Her values are for those of common people. She is well known for her works through out the country. She is someone who I admire. She is a woman of integrity and admiration. She’s a woman of strength. After her loss to Barack Obama, she still moves on supporting and believing in her cause, “A Better American”. I believe that she supports Senator Barack Obama because they both share the cause ",A Better Americn " for the common people.


    September 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  47. Dennis, Cleveland ,Ohio

    Jack that is akin to asking who you would rate as a higher intelligence:
    Einstein/Clinton or DaffyDuck/Palin. The comparison is ludicrous since Hillary Clinton is a Seasoned, Intelligent, experienced politician, and Sarah Palin is a parrot/puppet. There is no comparison!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  48. Shera

    Clinton all the way. She is a woman that can talk to all women, not just those in the mosr rural areas in America like Palin. Palin to me is too narrow when it comes to certain ideas and would push the women's movement back by 50 years! No way, No how, No McCain/Palin!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  49. Bill, Quarryville PA

    I am getting tired of watching Sarah Palin campaign. It is like watching a tape over and over again. You know what she is going to say before she says it. She is not allowed to talk to reporters, you never see are on any Sunday talk shows like you do the other candidates. If all she can do is keep repeating what they wrote for her to say, only makes me feel that she is not qualified to be one heartbeat away from being president. Quite frankly it scares the hell out of me. At least you know where Hillary Clinton stands on the issues. She definitely has more credibility.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  50. Jackie Beadle

    Who Wins With Divide and Conquer Politics; certainly not the American people. It seems ironic that the 2 candidates from both parties who promised the most to bring about change in our politics are themselves engaged in a fierce war to divide the electorate along ideological lines. I predict this election will again end with a nearly 50/50 split of the country; once again providing fertile ground that nothing in Washington will get done for another 4 years due to ideological gridlock.

    I guess we can congratulate ALL our politicians for a job well done.

    Jackie Beadle
    Dayton, NJ

    September 15, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  51. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Having lived in a statehouse, the White House, or the Senate for the last 25 years, it's hard to imagine that Hillary is in touch with anything except where to buy pants suits.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  52. JD in NH

    No brainer: Hillary Clinton. Even though she can't see Russia from her house. Welcome back, Jack. I've been thinking about you.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  53. BillD

    That's easy! Hillary has more credibility. Only half of her claims are false.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  54. frances

    Jack – I am from Canada and without a doubt it is Hillary Clinton. Is America going deaf and blind too?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  55. David

    Does it matter? Hillary is yesterdays' news. If we can't keep our eye on the ball the voters will all lose no matter who is elected.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  56. Shirley -AK OHIO

    Hillary, she's been vetted many time over by the American people. Palin was selected in an attempt to win an election. She has not truly be vetted and it should be some type of a law in place where the VP should be qualified and should be accepted by the American people. I understand that the president is responsible for selecting the VP. What this says to me about job McCain is he wound rather try to win an election than have having America's best interest at heart.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  57. Art

    You're kidding. Palin has more credibility with the average American. Just look at the recent polls to see how stupid the average American is.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  58. Amy Noir

    Palin is not credible as Bush said you foul me once but you cannot foul be again.
    Bridge to No-where for and against
    Alaska only supply 3.5% of national Energy supply not 20%
    Receive Earmark but against Earmarks
    As Wallstreet report Palin got more earmarks per person then all 4 candidates.
    You can put lipstick on a pig it is still a Pig.
    Palin is Cheney with Lipstick

    September 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  59. Mark - Asheville, NC

    I don't quite see the relevance of this question. Hillary is unfortunately not running anymore, and Sarah Palin is.

    But Hillary is far better known, and has a long track record. Palin is still relatively unknown, so it's hard to say how they stack up in the credibility criterion. I suspect that right now the question is decided by which woman one LIKES more (or dislike least).

    September 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  60. Stephanie

    Is this even a real question? I understand while the average american might view Palin as having more credibility because they can see themselves next to her at a ball game or at church, because she's "like us." You know who else was "like us"? George W... I want someone who I can listen to and know that they are more intelligent, and more capable, than I. Also, I cannot take someone's world view as credible they have been outside of the US so so little. Hillary has proven time and again she understands the world. Palin has shown she is like "us". I do not know about the rest of the country, but I don't want someone like me to run the country, I want someone proven better than me.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  61. Bennie

    Hi Jack:

    I believe that Hilliary Clinton is more credible than Sarah Palin because Hillary has no secrets or skeletons left out there. Hillary has been around the bases and got her uniform dirty, she dusty herself off and is still standing. Palin has too many unclear family and political issues, and doesn't seem to want to clear them up, or acts as if it they exist.

    Avon, IN

    September 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  62. Tom untington, NY

    Sarah Who? That's what everbody outside of Alaska said when she was picked to be McCains VP. She gives the same speech over and over and that speech is riddled with umm....errors. Those errors strain her credibility beyond the breaking point. Tina Fey has more credibility.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  63. RBA New York

    Not even close Jack, Senator Cliinton has way more credibility than Sarah Palin. Mrs. Palin is a short term phenomenon who can distort the facts and deliver mean-spirited zingers with the best of them but it's Hillary who has championed women's issues and family issues all her life. It's amazing to me that John McCain opposed a Senate bill that seeks equal pay for women yet many woman still support him. You can be against pro choice but equal pay, come on. Wake up women of America!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  64. Pat, Pa.

    She was not my first choice for president, but, I would have to say Hillary.
    She certainly is much more qualified than Sarah Palin and has REAL experience, not something she lies about or dreams about. Another thing, she has actually met some of the leaders of the world.
    Go Obama 08

    September 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  65. Brenda, Northern Virginia

    Hillary has proven herself over and over again on issues that are important to many Americans. Although I dislike it when both Hillary and Sarah resort to shaking their fingers at us during speeches, I think Hillary understands the needs of most people better because of her amount of experience, sensitivity to middle class working families, understanding of the value of public education, and concern about women's health care issues, especially reproductive rights.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  66. scott, lithonia, georgia

    Palin has all the credibility of a snake in the grass. If McCain really wanted to erect something he ought to have selected Paris.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  67. frances

    Jack – what is Palin hiding in the back of her head. Is that bump in her hair her ego or a gun?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  68. Brian, Rochester MN


    If we choose a Vice-President (or President) based on who can best shoot a polar bear from a helicopter (and apparently we will), then the choice is clear.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  69. Ryan -Galesburg, IL

    Hillary Clinton has much credibility for those who value deep experience and understanding of how government is able to serve our people and our global strength. Sarah Palin by contrast seems to have made a career of sloganeering and relating to single-issue voters. That said, I still have no desire to have a beer with her.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  70. Deb, Allentown, PA

    Palin has no credibility. I can't even begin to imagine the self-righteous uproar we would have heard from the Republicans had Obama chosen a VP under a current ethics investigation. With his pick of Palin and her current status, John McCain has demonstrated one of two things: he either cares nothing about legalities or he believes that his handlers will be able to manipulate the results to make this problem go away. Maybe he believes both.

    I was disappointed in Hillary's behavior during the primaries, but the woman has scads more integrity, knowledge and judgment than Palin does.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  71. Mickie in Philadelphia, PA

    I love how Dave says "most idiots are soccer moms". Not that any of the soccer dads are lacking in brain power since the polls show that most of Palin's support is from the men – who just like the way she looks in a skirt. I believe Clinton has more credibility because she knows where other countries are (besides just Russia). Besides, we still have not had a chance to hear Palin other than canned speeches. While she was being taught what to say they kept her away from the press to avoid slip ups (they should do that with McCain).

    September 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  72. Carol c.


    I am amazed at the gullability of the American people. What difference does it make whether you "relate" to the candidate. What matters is are they ready to be a commander in chief if necessary. There is no doubt about Hillary being able. She has been thoroughly vetted and passed the "smell test".

    Palin scares me! She is more hawkish than Bush or McCain with no knowledge. Her interview with Charlie Gibson was a laugh to people who really follow the issues.

    We missed you and are glad you are back. Your Carol sounds most special!

    Knoxville, TN

    September 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  73. Steve in Overland Park KS

    Who's definition of "credibility" are we going with, Jack? Webster's or Rove's?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  74. Jay Carlton - Ortonville, Michigan

    Clinton by far. Not only has she served the public for 35 years, the mere fact that she was side by side with one of the best American presidents, Bill Clinton for 8 years and absorbed the backroom politics of Washington translates to her knowing how complicated issues can be, and how strategize, negotiate, and yes, sometimes manipulate to improve the state of this nation.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  75. Jon, Seattle

    Sarah who? Oh… you mean that 44 year old that can’t keep her mouth or legs closed? The one that has 5 kids, one going off to military because he’s can’t get into college, another who like her mother can’t keep her legs shut, another whose contribution to society is entertaining(embarrassing) blog wars with celebrities and a youngest that has Down’s Syndrome because his mother got knocked up after the age of 40. Sounds like she’s the typical American mom, but hey, she tells great jokes! She was a mayor to more caribou than people whose only newsworthy accomplishment in public office was firing an Alaskan government official because he was in a tiresome divorce suit with a family member? How many other people look out their window and see Russia? Very few Americans can say that. How many Americans are Pentecostal? Again, not many. Sounds like she’s ready to lead the nation.

    Hilary, as much as I despise her, is a far more credible politician and leader, and far more connected to Americans. She’s been the first lady, she’s been the Senator in the busiest state in the Nation, and she just spent the last 18 months campaigning, connecting with the American public, addressing their needs and trying to present a case for her Presidency.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  76. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    With the average American Sarah Palin has more credibility. She has that McCainish ability to look you square in the eye and sincerely lie about anythilng and everything, truly believing what she spouts is the truth. The average American loves that ability, eats it up, votes for it – the proof is the last eight years.

    Well, that and hardly anyone believes anything Clinton says or does anymore anyhow. Too many dodged bullets and 3 a.m. phone calls.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  77. Allan Hanson Cameron Park Ca.

    I don't think it it even a contest. Palin could not even carry Clintons "bra". Palin is a loose cannon.
    Sorry Clinton was not the nominee, the Democrats were "suckered" into nominating Obama by the right wing and the A.A.s that betrayed the Clintons who did more for A.A.s than any other administration. This will give the Presidency to a real disaster.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  78. Jerry from Jacksonville

    All the little secrets are now coming out about the Gov Palin, seems like her 17 year olds pregnant unwed daughter was only following in her mothers footsteps. But I'm sure all the bible thumpering evengelicals think that is just fine. When the hell are these jerks going to get a life. They are the main reason that abortions should never be done away with, they are like that jerk of a preacher that was praying for rain at Obama's acceptance speech, it worked but in the wrong place, people in Texas and to the north east would probably like to kill him.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  79. Sheryl in Virginia

    First off, Jack, my deepest condolences on the loss of your wife. I know first-hand of the pain. I'm so sorry.

    I am an animal lover also. When is PETA going after Palin?

    To your question ...

    Senator Clinton not only has far more credibility than Palin, but her other attributes (intelligence, experience, intelligence, education, intelligence ... get it) are far more numerous and far greater than Palin can ever hope for in this lifetime.

    The Palin person has NO credibility that I can discern.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  80. Sherri from Canada

    I'm actually quite surprised by the question.

    Let's see.. a mayor who left thecity in debt, who then became a governor (for all of 2 whole years) who seems to fire people when they don't agree with her, and then recants every position she ever held that doesn't fit in the race for the Republicans OR Senator Clinton who has more of a platform, doesn't appear to sway on the issues and has been around the government in certain capacities for the last 32 years... Think I will go with Clinton, hands down.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  81. Jackie

    Both Clinton and Palin are credible women for their parties.

    Each woman has brought her own strengths to the table in this election year.

    Clinton put 18 million cracks in the ceiling and Palin is going to shatter that glass ceiling when she takes the office of VP in January. .

    The sad part of this question is that only 3 months ago, Clinton was being questioned as to her character in running for the highest office in the land.

    It appears the more things CHANGE, the more they stay the SAME for a woman.

    These two woman have fought hard for rights of all Americans and should be respected for their service to their country.

    The day will come when a woman will be President of the United States of America.

    I respect both of them and hope to see a day when Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin walk into the White House as President of The United States of America

    September 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  82. Stephanie, Orange County, CA

    Sarah Palin has some nerve comparing herself to Hilary Clinton. Her attempt to gain credibility by doing so is pathetic. SNL got it right last Saturday night – they have nearly nothing in common but skirts.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  83. Angie, Des Moines, Iowa

    Hillary Clinton by far has more credibility. It sickens me to think that American women could vote for a women just because she is a woman. Wake up! McCain/Palin will set women back 100 years with their policies of no choice and no equal pay for equal work.
    Moreover, It would be a downright injustice for Palin to attain the level for which Ferraro and Clinton have worked all their lives. I don't give a damn if she can field dress a moose. She doesn't have the intelligence or credentials to be Vice President or President. The U.S. is in trouble here, people! We need to turn it around before it's too late.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  84. Barbara Stuart

    Hi Jack,

    By all means Clinton. She is far superior cerebrally in all aspects. But on the other hand, the simple minded soccer/hockey moms, will go for the "lipstick." I feel so sorry for them.

    Barbara, Saginaw, MI

    September 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  85. Daniel

    Greetings from Costa Rica. Both Palin and Clinton have credibility. I think Clinton has more to answer the question. However, at this stage the only thing most voters want to hear is more specifics about what each ticket will do. It is not helpful for the media to encourage division. We can be proud of all the players, as each bring something to the table. These are not bums! As most voters, I will vote according to a careful balance of emotions and intellect about the issues. Of course this process will be influenced by my experiences, culture and world view.


    September 15, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  86. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    Well Jack that depends on the ratio of religious wackos as compared to ordinary sensible people.

    The agents of intolerance forced McCain to take on Sara so it's up to them to deliver the sheep. However, the down to earth average American will see Hillary as a true advocate for women's rights and universal health care while Palin's views and policies are directly opposite.

    The only reasonable answer would have to be Hillary although the die hard Republicans will like Sara's record of abuse of power.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  87. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    Welcome back,Jack. I'm sorry for your loss. Hillary has more credibilty because she exposes herself to the media and actually answers questions. Palin can see Russia from her house. God bless Saturday Night,Live!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  88. Bob D

    Hillary Clinton was and still is the most credibile individual candidate that was running for any office this yes.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  89. Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy

    By Senator McCain's own assessment , he does not understand economics. That explains his adherence to the Bush policies of tax breaks only for the rich. If Senator McCain understood that the fundamentals of the economy were terrifying, he might realize Bush had the economy wrong just like he had everything else.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  90. Ed Reed

    A month ago you would have thought it was Palin, but that's changing fast. I guess all of our politicians are liars.

    Ed Reed
    Port Aransas, TX

    September 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  91. Charles McClerren From Michigan

    Well Hillary. That goes unsaid. But it goes unsaid because the main stream press has lost its backbone and had let the GOP scare it into submission again. Other then CNN and a few from MSNBC the press has given Palin a free pass. Plain goes out there and tells the same lies day after day and no one calls her out on it. The press was all over Hillary for that sniper fire story she was telling. And the press was right in doing that.
    Isn't that want a FREE PRESS is suppost to do anyway. I say that the Press has gone after Obama with all it has. Find the truth about Palin and tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
    And what is wrong with the people of this country knowing that nearly all of McBushs Campain is run by LOBBIST. That is change we can't count on!!!!!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  92. Cathey

    Hillary Clinton has far more credibility than Sarah Palin. Hillary and her Husband were a strong positive force in Washington. Ms. Palin has come out of Nowhere just like the Bridge she stopped, oh please. She stands against important issues women have fought hard for such as a abortion, and equal wages. Just like Bush/McCain (they're one) she's obsessed with war. She doesn't have a clue, but talks a good game. America really doesn't care who she is or what she will do to this Country when McCain kicks the bucket... which may be soon, i mean he's no Spring Chicken. Most whites would slit their wrists before they see a Black man President in this Country, and if that means cutting off their noses to spite their faces, they'll do it! I just don't want to hear any whining white folks after you vote them in and screw this country even more!

    Love you, Jack!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  93. Tom


    September 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  94. John from Louisville


    To answer your question neither one of these two woman fit in the average Ameican category. The average American makes less than 100,000. The average American can't afford to pay his or her bills. Also, I am praying for you and your family in the lost of your wife.

    John from Kentucky

    September 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  95. Jonathan, Hartford, CT

    They are both credible women.
    They are both confident women.
    This is just another one of your ugly questions.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  96. Jane M, S.Orange NJ

    HANDS DOWN HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can anyone with a thinking mind who READS a newspaper even compare these 2 women? I'm sorry, but most of this country is filled with STUPID people who do not have any thoughts or ideas and who need to be lead with a leash and told exactly what to do their entire lives. It sickens me that Palin is on this ticket and even more that MCSAME chose her. If you think today, Black Monday, is bad...if we wake up on November 5th and find those 2 boobs in the White House – look out! America can never and will never recover after that!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  97. Betty in Texas

    Since Sarah Palin keeps "stretching the truth" even after her lies have been exposed (i.e., thanks but no thanks to the bridge to nowhere, etc.), she has no credibility at all with this average American. I have not always been a Clinton admirer, but she is head and shoulders above Palin.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  98. John, Winston Salem, NC

    Although Hillary can be annoying at times, we do know who she is and she doesn't hide it. Palin praise herself so much as if she a miracle performer, it was funny to hear call Obama "The Messiah" .

    September 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  99. Gerald, Acworth, GA

    This one's a "no brainer." Hillary runs rings around Palin in every category! Healthcare, the economy, trustworthiness, experience, connection with women's issues, and honesty all lean heavily towards Hillary. Palin has demonstrated NO signficant ability to effectively deal with the issues that directly affect all Americans, on a daily basis. She's clearly out of her league. It's sad, really!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  100. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: Well, let's see; Sarah Palin, a specter of a young, attractive, unapologetic conservatism" that "is haunting the liberal elites; a mountain mama who doesn't know the Bush doctrines (and I'm not sure Bush knows himself), but has her own doctrine, God's.

    Hillary Clinton; a self serving, self-centered, narcasistic, self-absorb and self-anointed dynastical femminist and master confabulator in which "winning" was everything.

    Conclusion: Neither one.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  101. Ron K.

    Hi Jack:

    Hilery, is not only more credible. She has the experience to do the job. Mr. McCain's selection for VP was a slap in the face. And was deliberate. There are many other Republican women Mr. McCain could have selected for his VP choice. I think Sarah Palin is a cute and pretty as any beauty pagent winner. In that she was a great catch for her husband. Does not qualify her to be VP.

    So I like Sarah Palin, I think she is spunky and has a great amount of appeal. I think Mr. McCain could have come up with someone with a better amount of experience.

    Ron San Diego

    September 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  102. Cassie, NC


    Of course, Hillary Clinton has more credibility then Palin does. Hillary at least knew what she was talking about Palin has no idea what she is saying.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  103. Joe in VA

    I suppose it depends on what type "average American" one considers themselves. If you are more like a working mom , struggling with problems at home and living in the "real world", I am sure it's Sara. If you are wealthy and powerful and have been much in the public light, for better or worse, I think you would identify with Hillary. Hillary justifiably has a strong following but those who think multitudes don't identify better with Sara, despite her shorter resume, are certainly fooling themselves.

    Chatham, VA

    September 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  104. Nirva

    Palin's background

    Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
    North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
    University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
    Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
    University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in journalism

    With such a glorious background (Palin) vs an attorney at law (Clinton), I guess we should select for mediocrity. Thanks, but no thanks.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  105. joe m

    'in what sense jack?' it all depends of which side of the fence you are asking. i suppose both has some level of credibility. the only ones whose credibility is starting to come into real question are the presidential candidates. those two air heads decided that politics of personal destruction is ok even though the american public has 'demanded' that they do not engage in it.

    welcome back jack

    September 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  106. Erika - Las Cruces, NM

    This gun-owning woman raised in a staunchly conservative, republican family has to admit that Hillary Clinton can best Sarah Palin on the issue of credibility any time, any day, anywhere on any issue, in addition to experience, judgment and sincerity!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  107. Terry

    There is no comparison whatsoever - Clinton so far exceeds Palin's grasp of reality that it is almost laughable, were it not so serious. I am deeply concerned – and I mean deeply concerned – that there are so many of us out there who don't see this whole circus for what it is. In the meantime our financial markets are falling, our soldiers continue to die, our gas prices are soaring, our cities are pillaged by hurricanes. I could go on and on. What's it going to take, Jack, for us to wake up ?

    Syracuse, NY

    September 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  108. Shane from Montreal

    Even though I supprt Obama Hillary is miles ahead of Palin. Her whole introduction the the world stage is like a bad reality show.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  109. Charles McClerren From Michigan

    Jack just a followup on my first comment.
    Its not that i didn't like Hillary, its just when you see someone lieing about things like flying into a place with your daughter by your side and tell everyone there was bullits flying everywhere around you. then the press show something else. Well that was enough for me. I loved Bill Cliton also but enough is enough, thats why i am for Obama.
    I hope some will nail the lid close on Sara's lies like they did with Hillary's.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  110. nora CC TXAS

    Remember the glass ceiling with 18 million cracks in it? Palin could not put 18 cracks in it even if she wanted to. McCain picked her as a gimmick thinking Hillary supporters would come running to him He insults women every where with that. Maybe he picked her cause she is more like Bush then he is and that would gain him favor with the more conservative part of his party. Even with all the baggage Hillary has, Palin has not finished surprising us with hers. I would say Credibility is not Palin's strong suit.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  111. hubielee68 Mississippi

    Jack welcome back


    September 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  112. deb in Glenside

    Some look at Palin as a role model for working moms but she pulls it off by moving her job from the Governor's mansion hours away to her home, while charging the taxpapers for this set up. Many parents stress whenever an elder care need pops up or they get a call to pick up a sick child, worried that decisions to put family first will hurt their careers or paycheck. People at the top often don't have the same worries since they can often dictate the time and place for meetings or flex their hours whenever there is a need. I like Palin personally but there is no comparison to Hillary's capabilities and journey to get where she is today. The support working and stay at home parents need, such as health care, will be spearheaded by Senators like HRC if we have a Dem in the WH. Other wise, we are all just one outsourcing away from losing our health coverage. While one can hope Palin will educate herself on issues she does not understand, the fact that she attended 6 colleges in 6 yrs doesn't speak well to her committment to learning.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  113. Jay in Texas

    Neither Sarah Palin nor Hillary Clinton even know the meaning of the word "credibility" Both have sold out to the giant corporations and are working for their interests and not the interests of Americans.
    Brownwood, Texas

    September 15, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  114. Former Republican

    Without doubt Hillary, because does have sound domestic and foreign exprience and Palin =Zero!
    Palin and McCain are competeing about who lies or fabricates most!
    McCain and Palin are such great fit because, they are habitual liars, they lack intergirty and are agressive like Pit bulls!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  115. Derek

    Let's see, after all of the work Hillary went through during the primary and the past 16 years, she came so close to being the Demoratic Nominee and possibly the presidency. Meanwhile, Sarah Palin was an out-of-nowhere pick who was mayor of a 5,000 populated town and govenor of ALASKA for two years, and now all of a sudden she could be a heartbeat away from the presidency with the fact that she has had no interest in foreign policy nor the bush doctrine, it's mind-boggling how she could possibly be president before Hillary. Hillary has all the credibility of any woman in politics and Sarah has ZERO.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  116. Dante

    Keep your head up Jack,and stay strong.May be God be with you and your family.
    ps:Sorry to remind you about that.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  117. Jes (State College, PA)

    Welcome back Jack. The situtation room isn't the same without you. Gov. Palin was a beauty queen, a TV sports anchor, mayor of a small town in Alaska, and is currently the Gov of Alaska, Republican VP candidate, a mother, and future grandmother. Senator Clinton was the went to an all-womans college, graduated from Yale Law school, was the First lady of Arkannsas and of the United States, and is now a Senator from the State of New York. Gov. Palin has more credibility with the average american. She seems like someone I would like to sit down and have a beer with. After all, that's what the average american was looking for when they elected George W Bush to be President of the United States. Look where that has gotten us the past eight years.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  118. Dema

    Is this a trick question? Palin has no credibility so comparing her to anyone else, male or female, leaves no option. The only things we've been told about her that we know are true–she's the governor of Alaska and she wears lipstick. Everything else has a backstory and the Republicans are doing their best to keep it under wraps till the election. Another pig in the poke.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  119. Anthony Smith

    100% Hillary! Palin has no credibility at all. When you get nominated for VP and tell the families of special needs children that you have a friend in Washington, yet, she denied the same benefits in her own state, that makes her like most Republicans...self righteous and hypocritical! This woman is a gun toting moral police better than you with no experience smart mouth. Hillary knows how to pronounce foreign leaders names. Hillary has met foreign leaders. Hillary will get respect abroad from the male leaders. Palin will not! She will be laughed at in Russia, Europe, and the Middle East. Obama lost the election not picking Hillary and HE knows it!

    Wildwood Crest, NJ

    September 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  120. Rodrigo

    Are you kidding Jack?
    Sarah Palin who? If you want a woman to run US, the only one with enough credibility is Hillary. At least the best known.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  121. Sarah, Charlotte, NC

    First i want to quickly say sorry about your wife hope all is well. Of course Hillary Clinton. Dem did a bad job for swiftboating one of their own, i really got upset and went to Mccain. Then Mccain made the worst decision ever and chose Parlin then that was it for me and now i am back to base.

    As a woman i really think Hillary has more credibility than the four of them combine but i am voting Obama.

    Hope you really feel better.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  122. Dan NY

    Dear Jack,

    Unfortunately, in this country where anyone who intellegently peruses facts has become an elitist snob, Sarah Palin seems to carry the identity badge for most Americans. After all, she's a mom, and only a sexist pig would believe that there is no greater qualification than that to hold the highest office in the land. She understands what it's like to change diapers, so I guess she can stand toe to toe with Kin Yung Ill on that nucular thing. She gets my vote.

    Dan NY

    September 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  123. brian

    When it comes to Hillary Clinton,there's no comparison.Hillary does not shoot animals,she encourages marriage and then become pregnant, she leads by example. Hillary is proud of her lovely daughter because she knows how to conduct herself anywhere,the same cannot be said of Sarah Palin who has a Pregnant,Unmarried daughter. Hillary does not follow the Palin MOTTO"DO WHAT I SAY BUT DON'T DO WHAT I DO"

    September 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  124. Robert W. Brooks


    The irony, now that all of the dust has settled, is that Hillary Clinton has more credibility than Palin, Obama, Biden and McCain put together. It's strange what we end up with.

    Forest, VA

    September 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  125. John, Fort Collins, CO

    Given the historical fact that twenty percent of the United States presidents have come from the vice-presidency, Hillary Clinton is the only one credible in this comparison. Sarah Palin (or Sylvester the Cat for that matter) could handle the duties of the vice-president, but in no way is she qualified to be president. Obviously, Hillary Clinton has all the necessary credentials.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  126. Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy

    Governor Pallin threw away credibility when she threw her youngest daughter to the reporters rather than face them herself.

    After political fact checkers told Pallin they knew she hired lobbyists and supported the bridge to nowhere, she continued to say that she had killed the bridge rather than admit Congress had.

    She's the type of person that flies out the door with a footprint on her backside and hollers back, "You can't fire me I quit!"

    September 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  127. Candy West Virginia

    I thought I would never ever say this however Clinton has far more credibility than Palin who has proven herself to be a pathological liar. Atleast Clinton knows what she is talking about and has a clue. After that painful to watch interview with Charles Gibson, I realised my 20 year old son is alot more knowledgeable on foreign relations and the economy than palin is.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  128. Elo

    How can sarah palin be more credible when you type "lies" in the google news search, the top 1000 news sources is all about lies of palin and john McCain.

    If they think they will steal this election with their lies, I think the American people are smarter than that....But is she hotter than Clinton? Sure yes but thats just beyond politics...as a guy .I will go on date with palin but when it comes to politics, I draw my line...No sweetie, stay home and be a soccer mom LOL.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  129. Differ in Maryland

    Jack – Hillary has been in the limelight for almost 2 decades and is well known for her fight for affordable Health Care for every American, the majority of which are average. Palin is ,at best ,a flash in the pan and a relative unknown. The Average American doesnt know who the hell she really is so its up to the press to help us find out. Most of us already know Palin can read a script and tell the same distorted lies over and over again. Big deal. Americans arent stupid. Hillary could easily be President on Day 1.

    Palin? She is no Average Joe (Biden) !!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  130. Hank

    I'm disappointed in many Americans buying into this Sarah Palin hoopla. It's scary to realize that Palin hasn't a clue about what she talks about, but it's even scarier that her supporters know less and don't really know why they are voting for her. She doesn't compare to Hillary Clinton. Her resume certainly outweights Palin's.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  131. Candy West Virginia

    I thought I would never ever say this however Clinton has far more credibility than Palin who has proven herself to be a pathological liar. Atleast Clinton knows what she is talking about and has a clue. After that painful to watch interview with Charles Gibson, I realised my 20 year old son is alot more knowledgeable on foreign affairs, how government works and the economy than palin is.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  132. Ray, Florida

    First welcome back Jack, We missed ya Bro!

    As far as Palin v Clinton, I'd have to give it to Clinton!
    Hillary may not know how to field dress a moose, But my money's on her up against the Russian Bear any day!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  133. Joe St Louis, MO

    Are you kidding me???????

    September 15, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  134. Viviane Cleveland OH

    Because of how Palin started her political carreer,in the long run,people will give her more credit than her counterpart.She seems to attract people by her own zest for life,just like president Bill Clinton used to do.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  135. Sioux Vargas

    At this point, credibility depends upon how much access people have to information about the candidate and about the issues the candidate supports. If there's no information about the candidate there's no credibility. If the candidates position on issues is not well defined, there's still no credibility. Hillary wins the contest.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  136. george c paree

    Clinton has but palin brings women who might be afraid to compare themself to hillary.Jack I know your not a big fan of hillary but she the best trained to president of anyone i ever hear of

    September 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  137. Ron Dunedin FL

    Unfortunately, Palin apparently has more creds and most Americans can aline with her way of thinking. It's a sad state of affairs when the squirrels are in charge of the nuts.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  138. pete in hamilton

    hillary, hands down. ms palin may be able to b.s. her way through the republican party but when it comes down to the real world i would not have one iota of confidence in her.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  139. Brent

    First, welcome back Jack. My condolences for you and your family. Second, Hillary has much more credibility. She has much more experience in regards to many issues. She may not be my favorite Democratic woman, but Palin pales in comparison to Hillary. She has foreign policy experience and it isn't because she can see Russia from her bedroom window!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  140. Tom in Desoto, Tx

    I will have to say Hillary. She has interacted with more people actually on Capitol Hill than Palin has ever seen on the streets of Wasilla. Palin's INcredibility has only begun to be uncovered, soon it will fully known.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  141. Bette Rice

    Hillary, hands down. I'd like to see them debate. Hillary's mastery of forein and domestic issues would show just how unready Sarah is for the "heart-beat away" office.
    Bend, OR

    September 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  142. Palin Wrong Woman--Wrong Message

    Hillary would run circles around Palin. Palin has proven that she is another George Bush with lipstick–it is difficult to say but probably worse. She is vindictive and the only thing she has in common with Hillary is a chromosone.

    Women do not fall for the ookie doke. Remember the last eight years and if you want more of the same vote for McCain but if you want to stop the drama vote for Obama!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  143. Patricia

    Once reality sinks in, thinking women will polarize for Hillary and Obama. I wasn't even a Hillary supporter, but she and her supporters deserve to be repulsed by these comparisons.

    Let's see...whether you look at experience, judgment, commander-in-chief potential–it's Hillary all the way. Then, there's the issue of honesty and Hillary ducks sniper fire on that one, too. Palin, blammo.

    Boise, ID

    September 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  144. kathleen,san juan

    Oh how I long for the days when my greatest fear was Hillary and Bill back in the White house.
    I'm a teacher, Jack. Why not a test?
    Let's just ask the candidates to take an Executive Branch Qualifying Exam.
    Since the Governor is the one with all the executive experience, she should score an A+. Or......maybe not.
    My money is on the skinny guy with the big ears.
    Give the exam to Hillary, too.
    I bet she would be the next highest score.
    Then, Big Joe Biden.
    I do not believe McCain nor Palin would be able to pass.
    Please, show them this and get them to defend themselves against my scurrilous attacks.
    Give these candidates a test. It would save millions of dollars.
    They could still campaign, but if they got a score of 11% out of 100%
    they might stop wasting everyone's time.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  145. Linda in Indiana

    Definitely, Hillary Clinton has more credibility, experience, and know-how for running this country. Sarah Palin seems like a nice lady, but I don't think she has the qualifications to run this country. Hillary Clinton did/does have those qualifications. The daily polls are showing that Obama is now behind. If Hillary had been on his ticket, he would not be facing the woes of his campaign now. The American people need to think about this country and stop thinking it is a popularity contest between 2 great pop stars. How many of us actually like our bosses? But we do usually respect them. Hillary was never given the respect!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  146. Nancy From Florida

    While I was not a supporter of hers, Hillary Clinton actually knows what she is talking about. Sarah Palin is an embarassment to all women, especially those of us who remember times when we had to fight so hard for equality. It both angers and insults me that someone who is so woefully unqualified as been nominated to the Vice Presidency simply because of her gender and her appeal to the Evangelicals.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  147. Karen from Arkansas

    I totally agree with Dave from Brooklyn.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  148. Wanda

    I can't believe you would even ask that question. Clinton has proven her credibility over and over. Palin was chosen as VP candidate for reasons that has nothing to do with her qualifications. It's insulting to women to think we're going to vote for her JUST because she's a woman.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  149. dawn clabaugh

    Although I have been an Obama supporter since January, I believe that Sen Clinton has more credibility. I would have voted for her had Sen Obama not won the primary. I am 51, w/f from right smack in the middle of Missouri in a little town called MarysHome! ( really, thats the towns name...only in rural America.....)

    September 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  150. pat tennessee

    I never thought I'd recommend Hillary Clinton for anything but then, look at the alternative you've mentioned; Sarah Palin on the Republican ticket is an absurdity. The people all excited about her are ignorant, religious-right types who have a very narrow point of view due to their complete lack of basic information about anything.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  151. Buster in Poughkeepsie, NY

    As an average American, I wonder how long is it that we have to wait to discover who Sarah Palin truly is...i.e., Tina Fey!!!!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  152. Len in Washington

    Glad to see you back, Jack. Best wishes...

    Hillary is far and away more credible. All Palin has done since coming on the scene is repeat the same distortions, half-truths and, yes, even lies. She has no credibility in foreign affairs, military matters or economics on a national or worldwide level.

    Hillary leaves her in a trail of dust!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  153. Brian, Buffalo, NY

    Hillary may have been tough on Barack but she was never a downright vicious bully like a Pit Bull. The government of this great country needs tough leaders, yes, but tough on the issues and ready to do all that is best for all Americans. Hillary understands how much damage has been done by Republicans and will still be done if McCain and Palin get anywhere near the White House. That is why Hillary is supporting Barack Obama and Joe Biden, because she is a far more astute politician than Sarah Palin will ever be. America needs wise and courageous leadership during this troubling time of failing economics, poor standing internationally and great personal hardship for millions of hard-working Americans. I cannot, dare not, believe that Americans rate Palin over Clinton.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  154. Lisa, Ashford, Alabama

    Sarah Palin has crediblity? Who knew?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  155. Nadine

    I am a Canadian who pays very close attention to the American election process. In my humble opinion, Clinton should, without question, be the one most credibile with you, your chosen party aside. However, much of the American public seems to value and relate to the "simple" mind of Palin. Send Palin "Back to Alaska" if you are smarter than I think you are.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  156. Jackie from Atlanta, GA

    Hi Jack, where have you been? Were you shipped off somewhere until election day because you tell it like it is? I hope not, nevertheless, you've been missed greatly by viewers like myself. To answer your question, Hillary has more credibility than Palin, because no one knows much about Palin, not to mention, whenever she opens her mouth, she has pretty much uttered distortions and or lies, so how could a person like that be credible? Keep up the great work Jack, I hope you'll be back soon so we viewers can get the truth without journalists spin on what's going on on the campaign trail!!!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  157. Tim Leeke, Salinas, CA

    Palin lacks experience on the National scene when comparred with Clinton. Certainly, Clinton qualifies to be President, but her only drawback is Bill–as a people, we've had enough of him. Clinton's day might come in four years, when Palin would make a good VP

    September 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  158. Patrick, Tampa Bay, Florida

    I'm in Florida, which is close to Cuba, as Alaska is to Russia. So, I have as much foreign policy experience as Palin. But, I'd have to say Hillary Clinton is much more credible to me. It's not even a comparison I can make with a straight face. Sarah Palin seems like a nice person until she's shooting animals for fun, or paying people to kill wolves and offer the wolf's front leg as proof. If people are honest with themselves in comparing both women's histories, they have to agree that of those two choices, Hillary Clinton is the only credible one, or they're not the sharpest knives in the drawer themselves. .

    September 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  159. Tina (Fort Worth)

    Even though everyone hates Hillary down deep they admire her courage to go up against the D. C bullies like she has done over the years. Maybe the next go it will be time for her to become the first woman president. I would take her any day over a moose who wears lipstick. I already have a President and Vice President who have abused their powers and here comes a governor who has done the same. Vote them in and you deserve what you will get and it will be a bumpy ride, folks.
    And Jack I am so sorry about your loss. Just remember she worked hard to get you off drink and smokes and don't go back to either.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  160. BJ Smith

    Clinton has been vetted more than any candidate ever, Obama a close second.

    The country has been exposed to Palin for seventeen days & has been 'let out' once to talk with & answer Questions, any further questions?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  161. Theresa, Chicago, IL

    This election, or any, should not be treated as a popularity contest or a beauty pageant, and I think that is all Sarah Palin has to offer. It also doesn't surprise me that the Republicans launched a celebrity campaign with VP pick Palin a week after accusing Obama of being one.

    Hillary Clinton has more experience and credibility in a centimeter of her left hands pinky finger in comparison to Sarah Palin's whole "political career".

    September 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  162. Donna, Wisconsin

    Definitely Clinton! If Palin is trying to compare herslef with Clinton she has a long way to go. Clinton plays with the big boys and girls and has needed no protection from the news media. If Palin wants to play she needs to let go of her scrip and grow balls. Quit crying that everyone is bullying her because she is a woman. Grow up! And those folks who think she is like Clinton, need to examine where Hillary stands on women's rights, abortion, equal pay-McCain doesn't even support an increase in the minimum wage-and healthcare for all. I sure don't need an ex-newscaster, hockey mom in the White House. Education–and not 6 schools in 6 years-book reading as well as writing, and more fresh new ideas is what we need and want. GO OBAMA!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  163. Lene'

    I don't really think either of them do but I would say Hillary Clinton is more in touch with the the greater masses than Sarah Palin. Palin by far is the biggest hypocrit and she wants to force people to conform to her extreme beliefs and morals which she herself has not followed in her own life. She feins being such a great mother but the proof is in the pudding that all she cares about is her own ambitions. Hillary on the other hand, has at least taken into consideration trying to help the less fortunates of this country and gives more freedom for others to have their own beliefs and lifestyles. I also think Hillary did alot better raising her child than Palin is doing with her own children.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  164. Jim Sluder

    Sara, who?

    College Station, TX

    September 15, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  165. Robert R

    I read your book and determined that you had a perfect picture of the problems that faced the Nation. For you to turn on Hillary and Bill Clinton and favor an inexperienced Illinois State Senator with 142 days experience in the United States Senate was more than I could take. Hopefully, you are reviewing the bad pick you made as many others are. It is not too late to correct this error.
    Arlington, TX

    September 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  166. Nick Bruemmer

    Hilary has more credibility than Palin will ever have,
    She has constantly said the same thing about the plane and economy thus far and all of the comments she has said is a boldface lie. She must v=be using Karl Rove's playbook.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  167. Jerry,OK

    Jack, Hillary knows what the Bush Doctrine is, speaks openly to the press, and has met with leaders of the world...

    Jerry N/Tulsa. .

    September 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  168. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Since Palin has no credibility, I've got to say the answer to your question is Hillary. The Palin "bubble" will be bursting soon.....she is not ready for prime time.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  169. marie Mtl, Can.

    Hello Jack, I missed you, but with you all the time. Jack Hillary Clinton has much more credibility. than Palin (the hockey mom who called her self ' pitbull with lipstick 'No need to go too far to see the difference.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  170. Kevin in Boston

    Sarah Palin is more on track with real folks. Hillary is only on track with Hillary. People can relate to and trust Palin alot more.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  171. Andy from Minneosta THIS STATE IS ALL BLUE BABY

    Comparing Hillary to Sarah is like comparing Abe Lincoln to Mickey Mouse......you can't!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  172. Rochelle, Snellville, GA

    I've learned something while reading your Blogs... Someone said Google "Liar" and you would get Palin and McCain and sure enough it's true.

    Can we all remember what we get when we place "BUSH" inside the search engin google... Yep, your right! it came up with Failure? Maybe we need to listen to Google?

    Sorry for not aswering the question Jack.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  173. Victoria from Cleveland

    For me, it's Clinton. We really don't know enough about Palin to say if she is credible. Sadly, many confuse liking her with her being qualified. Having moved to Cleveland from North Dakota, I know many people who can relate to her. The problem is that all of their arguments also make them as qualified to be VP. If she's not ready to be interviewed by reporters – is she really ready to be VP? I am just horrified by McCain's choice – do we really need another gun-toting VP?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  174. Luv/Canada

    America are bunch of morrons and trusting S.Parlin more than the tiger lady could happen only in your country.
    Welcome Jake,sorry over the lose of your wife,lord rest her soul

    September 15, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  175. just a voter in Kansas

    Jack, Glad to see you back. Hang in there.
    You have an important role to play.

    Credibility depends upon who you're talking about. Smart people would assume Hillary has more credibility, what with her long time familiarity, her history, her credentials and education.

    But there's evidently an awful lot of dummies out there who think some ordinary soccer Mom type who is "just like me" and whom they can "relate" to is more credible, even though Palin is young, inexperienced, and not really very smart– just cocky.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  176. Mike in St. Pete Beach, Florida

    NOW is the time to ask who you want answering the phone at 3 a.m.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  177. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    It's an insult to Senator Hillary Clinton's name alone to make any comparison to Sarah Palin in the same sentence. That's like comparing a fine ventage wine to a pint of moon shine liquor.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  178. Buster in Poughkeepsie, NY

    As an average American, I wonder how long will we have to wait to discover who Sarah Palin truly is…that is, when will we finally realize that Sarah Palin is actually Tina Fey!!!!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  179. John /Topock, AZ

    Tough question Jack. Hillary Clinton has never been the mayor of a small town, and for several years now she has been a member of the United States Senate. I don't think the time she hung around the White House eight years counts much for real hands on management experience. So I guess by the high standards used to judge presidental and vice presidental canidates, as set by the Republicans, Palin is much more qualified and competent to answer the telelphone when it rings in the early morning hours (sic). Kind of makes you want to gag.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  180. Jenny Rome Ga

    Good to have you back!
    I still know very little about Gov. Palin even after the interviews. We all probably know too much about Hillary Clinton. Yet I still think that Hillary has more crediability. She is smart, well travelled, knows the system so to speak and knows how to play the game. Gov Palin reminds me on Newt Gingrich in lipstick. Strong willed and bullheaded listening to no one and bulling ahead into goodness only knows what. That having been said she is in the second chair, McCain would be President so Palin's powere would be limited unless something happens to MCCain.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  181. Larry from Georgetown, Texas

    First to the important thing of this note, I'm glad that you're back on the air Mr. Cafferty.

    At least Hillary will tell people honestly that she has a lot of baggage and has earned her way up the ladder of the politiical arena. Palin, started out lying and continues to be the pit bull that wears lipstick. Do you know why some states have outlawed pit bulls, even the ones that wear lipstick? It's because they are untrustworthy and vicious killers.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  182. Jill, IN


    This is a question that you don't even have to ask, because everyone knows the answer.

    Of course it's Clinton, and I'm not even a Clinton supporter.

    Let's move on to more interesting topics Jack.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  183. bridgette

    Welcome back Jack I am so sorry for your lost. I hope all is well as well as it can be for you. I also think that it is time to let it go Jack, Hilary is not running and the issues are far to great to continue to put out these silly questions.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  184. Pam

    Tina Fey has more credibilty than Palin.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  185. Carl In SC

    Hillary Clinton of course Jack.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  186. Lilarose in Oregon

    Jack, there is NO QUESTION ABOUT IT!

    Hillary Clinton is the only politician I trust now. She is intelligent, educated, savvy about the world's problems, knows the right people, and she has a level head.

    I would give ANYTHING to see a Clinton-Biden ticket NOW!

    Question for you: Can the Democrats change their nominees?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  187. Jackie in Dallas

    Hillary, of course! At least she knows what a Vice President does! She also has been through a wringer that Palin hasn't even seen the start of, and has survived (and thrived, although I'm not sure she would agree) and gained stature and credibility. How can a woman who forced rape victims to buy their own rape kits in order to get mandated evidence for a legal case be in the least bit considered credible?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  188. Ann from S.C.

    We certainly now more about Hillary Clinton and all of her baggage than we know about Sarah Palin. I think Senator Clinton is more knowlegeable than Governor Palin.

    I can't quite get my head around a woman who would expose her 17 year old pregnant and unmarried daughter to the entire world. I am an antiquity myself, so my projections probably aren't applicable today, but , in Bristol Palin's shoes, I would have been absolutely devastated if everyone in the world knew of my situation. Times have changed and teen pregnancy is no longer viewed as the disgrace it was when I was that age, but I don't accept that view because I think 17 is too young for parenthood. I taught in a school for several years in which my student's parents were children themselves and unable to nurture their offspring. Those children, for the most part, are lost.

    My perception is that Gov. Palin has exposed her daughter over her own career opportunity, and, at this stage in Bristol's life, she needs her mother to be there for her. That certainly reduces Gov. Palin's credibility in my mind.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  189. Spencer, Newport News, VA

    He did the right thing by picking Joe. If he would have picked Hillary, the McCain camp would've tried to use her commnets about Sen. Obama in the primaries against them. He made a spectacular choice in Sen. Biden. He knows John McCain and his shortcomings and is the perfect person to exploit him.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  190. Raoul - Lake City, SC

    Without a shadow of a doubt, Hillary Clinton.


    September 15, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  191. Ray

    None of the campaigning or debating will mean a thing. The close poll numbers confirm the strong divide in this country. After almost eight years of the worst president and policies this country has ever seen, the people remain divided. I don’t believe the candidates or issues matter in this election. It’s simply about party. I used to think those voters still undecided were idiots, but I now have the utmost respect for those that are truly trying to determine who would be the best president for our country.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  192. Spencer, Newport News, VA

    Sorry for your loss Jack and it's good to have you back.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  193. Elizabeth, Clarksville, TN

    The new quote of the day is "NO Palin". If the Republicans manage to pull this election out of the hat, then Barack Obama is the blame for being too arrogant – he didn't think that he needed Hillary on the ticket. I heard Joe Biden's stump speech this morning and it was pretty good, but Hillary already had 18 million voters won over. Hillary doesn't stand for the same failed policies of the Bush Administration and we know that for sure. Palin and McCain want us to believe they want to change things, but what they propose changing is too little too late. It's a shame that all Hillary can do now is watch and hope the Democrats haven't made a election-losing decision in nominating Obama and Biden.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  194. Rosalynd Florida

    The fact that this question has to be asked is beyond belief. Hillary Clinton has way more credability than Palin. I am just amazed that American's fall for this wolf in sheeps clothing act during the election cycle. For all those struggling Americans voting for McCain-Palin they must be smoking something. If America chooses badly this time, as a country we are done!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  195. Heidi

    ONE WORD....


    September 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  196. Tim, Clemmons NC

    Senator Clinton by far. Next question.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  197. Donald from sc


    Welcome back.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  198. Gene

    When Palin is able to sit down and have an intelligent conversation with an interviewer.. and answer questions without sounding like she is trying to read a rehearsed speech... then I will say that she has credibility.

    So far Palin seems 2-dimentional. I see no depth in palin. She doesn't speak from the heart.. she speaks from a script.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  199. John from White Plains, NY

    This question is absurd....of course Hillary has more credibility than Palin...Palin is as qualified for the VP spot as Harriet Miers was as qualified to sit on the Supreme Court, and we all know being counsel to the President or being the Texan Lottery Commissioner is all that Miers had. Miers lacked gravitas and Palin does as well, big time...She has no foreign policy experience, is under a cloud of suspicion currently when it comes to her actions involving her brother in law and her desire to have hime fired.

    This was a real cluster .... done by McCain. The Dems are going to win this election and win it big time...Republicans had it coming...

    Obama/ Biden – '08

    September 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  200. Lavonda Armstrong

    Sarah Palin is not suitable match for Hillary Clinton. Hillary will chew her up and spit remains of moose meat all over her entirety. This is from
    an adamant Obama supporter.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  201. Spencer, Newport News, VA

    This is a no-brainer..........CLINTON

    September 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  202. Kyle Irvine, CA

    Senator Clinton has more credibility than Gov. Palin. It kills me to say that because I despise the Clintons but it is true, Clinton has more experience in professional politics. Truthfully, I would like to see them both duke it out in a chick fight. Now that would be worth paying attention too!!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  203. Steve Brennan

    I simply cannot stand this. I just read Ed Rollins commentry where he lets Palin off the hook for not knowing what the Bush Doctrine is. I don't care if most people don't know what it is, she has to at least be able to say something about the document that articluared the most important change in American foreign policy in over a 100 years and has been the lynchpin for Republican led foreign policy for the last 8 years. SHE'S RUNNING FOR VP FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!! Also I'm sick of her "ordinary" qualities being presented as credentials for the White House. These are extrodinary times that require an extrodinary individual to lead us through them, her regurgitation of the SAME TIRED OLD LINES last Thursday show that she knows next to nothing about foreign policy and speaks little of the reform that the McCain / Palin ticket talks of. They will not change a thing, except perhaps revoke Roe vs. Wade! This is a cynical duping by the Republican party of the American people.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  204. Elizabeth Brooks


    That is like asking if the quality of a Barbi doll is more or less than the quality of a fine porcelain doll! The American people should recognize that Hilary Clinton's credibility is far and away superior to Sarah Palin's. It is truly a grave mistake to have given this woman so much press in the last few weeks. My God, someone has even come up with a Sarah Palin action doll! We are talking about the welfare of our country both internationally and domestically. The thought of Gov. Palin being a heartbeat away from the presidency scares me a whole lot more than any terrorists ever could.

    Port Angeles, WA

    September 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  205. Hillary Democrat

    Both are creditable. Obama regrets not choosing Hillary and DNC should be ashamed regarding forcing Obama on us. How can Obama unite this country when he could not unite his own party? His ego got in the way. McCain in 2208 Hillary in 2012

    September 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  206. Amy

    Jack, I am so glad you are back! What a relief! We love you all so much and thank you for coming back and giving a voice to the millions of us who are craving to see our country back on track.

    That will be my only comment for today.

    Thank you and god bless you! !

    September 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  207. Michelle in Philly

    Yes Clinton has more credibility then Obama, McCain and Palin.

    She should be our nominee, then Palin wouldn't even be a subject.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  208. Emma, San Jose, CA

    I am a staunch Obama supporter, but what I have learned about Hillary is that she has a high level of intelligence, knows policy in and out, speaks for the cause of more Americans than Palin and is more qualified to be President than Palin who is an inexperienced, corrupt governor.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  209. Jessica, MN


    Welcome back, I'm also sorry for your loss.

    The question should have been "How much more credibility does Clinton have than Palin?"

    The way you have it worded is not thought provoking, it's laughable.

    Palin thinks foreign policy experience is "looking" at Russia. It seemed as if Charlie Gibson was interviewing a 10 year old. He asked her a serious question, and she had the nerve to say "You can see Russia from here". What a dope.

    Hillary name should NEVER be placed in the same sentence as that woman, and I voted against Hillary.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  210. John from White Plains, NY

    This question is absurd....of course Hillary has more credibility than Palin...Palin is as qualified for the VP spot as Harriet Miers was as qualified to sit on the Supreme Court, and we all know being counsel to the President or being the Texan Lottery Commissioner is all that Miers had. Miers lacked gravitas and Palin does as well, big time...She has no foreign policy experience, is under a cloud of suspicion currently when it comes to her actions involving her brother in law and her desire to have him fired. Bottom line - Sarah who?

    This was a real cluster .... done by McCain. The Dems are going to win this election and win it big time...Republicans had it coming...

    Obama/ Biden – '08

    September 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  211. ajks

    Clinton is more credible. As much as I disliked her when she ran against Obama, at least she did not make up all of her personal history and qualifications.

    Palin scares me to death! I do not trust her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  212. Christy in Waterbury CT

    To answer your question: NEITHER one of them has credibility. Hillary has more kowledge and experience, but as far as the definition of "credibility" goes- neither one has it.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  213. Cora


    In spite of snipergate and a few moreof the like, I would have to say Hillary Rodham Clinton is far more credible than Sarah Louise Palin. Not only is Hillary more credible, she beats Sarah in intelligence by practically double and could actually serve as POTUS from day one if required to do so.

    I cannot believe the American public is so hungry for a woman in high office that they would actually put the safety of this Nation on the line by supporting the McCain/Palin ticket.

    I am waiting with baited breath for the officials from Alaska to cuff Sarah up and haul her back to Alaska in handcuffs for her Abuse of Power. It can't come soon enough.


    September 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  214. Billy

    We know nothing about Palin and the only knowledge she has demonstrated is her ability to hide from the real issues and questions of the times. One interview? Is that all America deserves when trying to make a decision about her capabilities?

    Clinton has proved herself through years and years of work in the government.

    Clinton has more credibility, by far.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  215. John, Delaware

    Really a question not worth asking Jack... of course it's Hillary. As for
    Palin, she and grandpa should just go home and quit bothering us.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  216. Ben

    You cannot be freaking serious. I about doubled over laughing reading that headline.

    I mean seriously, former first lady, and senator of one of the countries largest populated states against the governor of Alaska?

    And more credible to women? An example of what a woman can accomplish through shear courage and work vs. a woman who was chosen for nothing more than her gender?

    Wow, that's rich.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  217. beevee

    No comparison Jack between the seasoned Ms. Clinton and the novice Palin. From the get go of her nomination Palin is an embodiment of lies and exaggerations. God knows what she will do as VP. Although Ms. Clinton comes across as pushy at times I think she has a good heart and a true desire to serve the people of this nation.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  218. Bill-Tampa

    Jack, all one needs to do is to look at the Tina Fey parady, Clinton says "We have nothing in common". Hillary is an accomplished political figure, Sarah is an accomplished Mayor. Hillary definitely has more creditibility.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  219. Sarah

    Hillary is one of a kind, there is abolutely no comparison. Those who like Hillary should not insult her by comparing her to Palin. Hillary is a leader that fits right into Washington. Palin is a cheerleader fit to work in a local carnival or circus.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  220. Ed McMahon

    Welcome back Jack. That's simple. Which one has to be prepped for an interview?

    September 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  221. Tim

    I love Hillary but she is no longer a factor is this equation. Palin on the other hand will be a banana peel away from the Oval Office. If that don't scare people we are in for a world of hurt.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  222. Bullwinkle says no to Palin

    Hillary! No contest!

    There are a lot of Intelligent women in this country that would make great leaders. hopefully soon one of the will be Prez.

    No way that Palin is in that class.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  223. Susan Hershberger

    Senator Clinton has far more experience in handling virtually every kind of governmental crisis.
    Gov. Palin is a newbie and far too full of herself.

    By the Repblucan yardstick, I am qualified as VP and Prez. I was an executive for over 30-years, have AND I managed a large business on the Mexican border. Ummm, I also have degrees (BA & MS), not that seems to matter to them.
    I also managed in AZ and NM since 1985. They both have land borders with the USA.
    Sorry to say, I am NOT qualified to VP or Prez just like Gov. Palin is NOT qualified.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  224. Scott from NYC

    Obama didn't make a mistake. Hillary ran a bad campaign and spent much more money in many ways in which she should not have. That is indicative of her style of management; not to mention the fact she was caught in the Bosnia lie. Palin is no comparison to Clinton on any level. She is an air head that took 7 years to get a 4 years degree at 6 different colleges. Charles Gibbson let her off easy. But I'm sure the number of follow up questions he could have asked that would have put the economic/foreign affairs illiterate against the wall were tabled so she wouldn't look too bad.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  225. sophia nyc

    They're both women, they both lie. I should know I am one.

    That said, Clinton has by far more credibility, at least her ideals aren't in from the dark ages. she has worked her entire life for America.

    I was stunned Obama didn't choose Clinton. Perhaps he figured it would have been too much of a minority ticket for the average "Joe". Or perhaps Clinton didn't want the VP spot.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  226. Katiec Pekin, IL

    Am glad you are back. You give stability to CNN.
    How anyone can think Palin has any creditibility with her
    constant lying, attacking, smearing is beyond me. She
    doesn't know the meaning of truth.
    Although am very satisfied with Obama's selection of
    Joe Biden as VP, certainly feel Hillary has more
    creditbility, intelligence than the hocky mom
    Let's face it, any Democrat has.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  227. Marc, Toronto

    That depends on whether you prefer the Hillary Clinton sniper fire story or the Sarah Palin bridges to nowhere fable.

    On point, I believe that Hillary Clinton stands up for the middle class and truly wants a better America. I think it saddens her and Bill to see how the GOP under George Bush and John McCain have allowed this country to sink so much, so quickly.

    Sarah Palin is popular for the moment but she does not come across as someone that "gets it" or someone that is really for the enormous challenges this country and the free world is now confronted with. She likely has her hands full just trying to get her definition of the Bush Doctrine right. Wasn't she paying attention the past 8 years? I suspect the real Sarah Palin will be exposed in the coming weeks.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  228. Carol, CT

    Okay, what are we really comparing here Jack, clothes? Hillary wins that question as well. If you're talking about credibility, there's no comparison. In fact, that question is very insulting to Hillary and any intelligent woman.

    I guess it took Sarah, the joke of the century, for me to really appreciate Hillary. At least she was a serious candidate. Not some lipstick bombshell.

    September 15, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  229. C.C. - Coldwater

    Hillary Clinton by far has more credibility than Sarah Palin. Just because McCain picked Palin as his VP does not mean that in hindsight Obama should have picked Clinton. Obama picked who he thought would best serve this country as VP, Senator Joe Biden and no he did not owe it to Clinton to pick her.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  230. Bill-Tampa

    Jack, it's simple. If your're talking about who can see Alaska from their back yard, then it's Palin, but if you're talking about things that really matter to the American people, It's Hillary hands down.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  231. Susan in Kona HI

    Aloha Jack, Our blessings go out to you and your family.
    Clinton is 100% more qualified then Palin.
    Palin doesn't have the common sense it takes to do this job. The Bush gang is telling Palin what to say and how to walk like a lady and talk like a lady. If McCain passes we will be struck with the Bush gang directing Paln's every move. Enough is enough.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  232. Dann

    Is John McCain still running for President? We haven't seen much of him on the news lately. If he dropped out, who is Palin going to pick as a running mate? Please do the country a favor and forget the side show. Let's focus on the movie and not the "coming attractions."

    September 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  233. Dee

    Jack- I have no comments. however- I am happy to see you back.

    God bless you and your family- Jack.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  234. Lucy from Connecticut

    Queen Sarah Redneck has no credibility whatsoever compared to any serious politician, much less one with the education, knowledge and experience of Hillary Clinton.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  235. Joe in Vermont

    Jack, give us a break here. Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin are not only not in the same league, but barely on the same planet. Look at Hillary's background. Wellesley, Yale Law, Attorney, First Lady, very effective Senator from New York and on and on. Anyone who says otherwise insults not only my intelligence by that of thinking Americans.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  236. Marie Canada

    Well if you are a one issue voter like some of the radical righteous or the NRA then Palin but if you are in touch with all your faculties like 80% of the American public then of course the answer is Hillary.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  237. Christine

    My sincere condoleances to you Jack.

    I have nothing to say about Palin, she is a liar.....Bush with lipstick.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  238. Amy


    We need someone who really works hard, and advocates the issues of middle America. Sitting pretty does not do any good.

    Obama, just get Hillary on board, and re-assign Biden as Secretary of State which is a better role for him anyway.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  239. D. A. Reuter, Bremerton, WA

    Hands down, Senator Hillary Clinton. I have more cred than Gov. Palin. My father spent 20 years in the USAF, which means that I am fledgling. I spent some time in the USAF myself. I worked for the US Army, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and currently working with another Federal Agency.

    With Senator Clinton you know that she will not trigger a nuclear war with Russia or have a "Crusader" mentality that will worsen our standing in the Middle East and with Muslim nations.

    I personally think that Gov. Palin is a threat to our national security.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  240. Dan Nelson Lafayete,IN

    Sorry about your loss Jack but it's great to see you back to show the world what kinds of thoughts that are going through their minds. I tell you what Palin is not out for name recognition or personal achievements she is more concerned with family values than the Clinton namesake.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  241. Amy from MN

    There is absolutely no question, Jack. The answer is a resounding Hillary! Hillary has far more credibility than the wannabe ever could!

    September 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  242. Yolanda

    Off-hand, and without really knowing much about Gov. Palin, I would have to say Hillary. Sen. Clinton also had and has more credibility than Obama, a fact ignored by the DNC. The fact that they did not think her worthy of any spot on their ticket is unbelievable. Now they can only hope and pray that their treatment of a Senator Clinton will not cost them the election in November.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  243. Scott Fazzina


    Is this really a question? Hillary obviously.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  244. J. Weidenbach, NYC

    Some of your readers won't like this, but neither ot the two woman have credibility with me. Both are "more of the same" in too many regards. Hillary has been doing an OK job in the Senate, though. Hillary is much more experienced than Palin (whom I don't consider "qualified" for VP), therefore Hillary should be favored by most.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  245. Stefan, Hoffman Estates, IL

    While I am no fan of Hillary, it is an insult to compare her credibility to Palin's. I do not espouse Hillary's views but she could define them, debate them, and even get you to understand them. Palin has proven herself incapable of any of that. In a landslide, Hillary is the more credible politician though it still pains me to admit it.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  246. Jack, Plymouth MA

    Jack, the two if them shouldn't even appear in the same sentence. Hillary has proven herself on the national scene, as has Barack. Seven or eight weeks is hardly sufficient time to judge the qualities of a newcomer; and the fact that she's been hermetically sealed from the press this long doesn't bode well for an intelligent choice, does it?

    September 15, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  247. Al, Lawrence KS

    Welcome back, Jack. I've been married to the same women for 33 years, and I can't imagine your loss. Please accept my condolences.

    Palin is more qualified to be elected, not to govern. That's really the issue. The money and excitement she adds to the ticket is immense...scary but true. It's the religious base that's getting on board, and that would have happened with or without Clinton on the democratic ticket. Comparing Hillary with Sarah is really and apples and oranges comparison.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  248. Marie

    Sarah Palin was better suited to her career as a sportscaster.

    Hillary Clinton was easily qualified to be President. Hillary went to Yale and Sarah went to Idaho to take Journalism. The answer seems obvious to me Jack.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  249. BRIAN

    But in terms of Foreign Affairs experience, does Hillary live anywhere near Russia?

    September 15, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  250. Donald in San francisco

    That one is easy CLINTON.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  251. Sandy in Chicago

    Hillary is much smarter and has more class...
    The media is the big push for Palin. I think most journalists felt guilty after the Republican convention for their honest commentary. Now, we have to listen to how great a mayor and/or govenor is was/is??? Frankly, I am tired of hearing about Palin and I am tired of her horrendous voice! Palin and rich man McCain are liars and doing the same thing the Bush people did in 2000 and 2004. But, we still have those Americans that can see the forest for the trees.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  252. steve o of barstow

    If I needed a fish cleaned it would be Palin, then again she might poison it if I said I like Hillary better. If I say Hillary can forgive and move on without some sort of retaliation I would always say Hillary.
    If it came down to credituals Hillary, if it came down to intelligence Hillary, if it came down to a lady that has helped millions in our nation Hillary.
    Palin is not speaking for God otherwise he would tell every last one of us his plan to invade Iraq or elsewhere. So far be it Palin maynot have a direct line to God thus she has lost criedabilty with God?

    September 15, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  253. Chryssa

    In my eyes, Tina Fey has the most credibility.

    Boise, ID

    September 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  254. Mark,NJ

    I am not a Hillary fan. You cannot compare Hillary with Palin. Its like comparing greats like Jack Cafferty, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper or Larry King with idiots like Bill O'reily or some jokers in Fox News.

    Hillary Clinton is more experienced in all aspects. Palin is one who can't give the same speech without reading from the paper. She is one dumb student from the republican school of cheats.
    We all started hating Hillary after she started negative campaign against Obama when she realized that she can't make it to the nomination.

    But one sad part about Americans is that if someone looks good, wear a skirt and if she talks any crap whole America will go behind her.

    If Sarah Palin was black do you think these republicans would have made her the VP nominee?? Its all about color, how one looks. Republicans are scum bags they were first trying to get Carly Fiorina the failed ex CEO of HP.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  255. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    Hillary has more credibility by far, but she also has more political and corporate baggage, and for that reason Obama was wise not to pick her. This infatuation with Palin will pass when the public figures out that she was chosen to be the "fall guy", and will take the blame for a Republican loss in November. Republicans value a little CYA way more than they value the best interest of the country.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  256. Sharon from Virginia

    Welcome Back Jack !!

    Yes Hillary Clinton has more credibility than Sarah Palin

    Palin is a joke to us all Dems and Repugs.

    CNN please post my comment

    September 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  257. john ..........................marlton, nj

    Palin has more credibility. Hillary’s credibility doesn’t count anymore since Obama kicked her out of the sandbox.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  258. Joe in Kentucky


    Welcome back. I can not imagine any criteria where Palin would be considered to have more credibility than Clinton. It is a shame that Clinton is hesitant to point that fact out . Also, the more Tina Fey continues to portray her brilliantly on SNL, the less credibility Palin is likely to have.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  259. Mike from Westchester


    You are kidding right? Clinton by a thousand times. Palin has done well to become Governor of Alaska, but to say she is VP material is way beyond a stretch. Hillary Clinton is well qualified to be President – as much as Obama, Biden, or McCain.

    I expect most of Americans will come to realize just how reckless a move it was for McCain to suggest Palin for VP. They won't get away with hiding her for the next seven weeks. She is completely unprepared to step in as President and it will show. Country first = no VP Sarah Palin.

    Westchester, NY

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  260. Barbara A, Atlanta, GA

    Hillary has the credibility factor hands down. Watch any Hillary interview and without a doubt, the woman knows the depth and breath of any national and international issue. She could handle any question thrown at her and talk in great detail; no scripting, cramming or tutoring required.

    Sarah Palin's FIRST national interview reminded me of George W –trying hard to fool the public that one really knows enough to lead our nation. Scary!!!

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  261. James Marshall, Cullowhee

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, I learned that credibility is composed of trustworthiness and expertise. Certainly if one has been reading and listening they would have to conclude that Palin has Mclied so many times that she is not trustworthy. I only remember a couple of lies by Hillary, the Bosnia story but can't remember the other. On appropriate expertise to be the Vice president that is not even close because Hillary Clinton was considered by most to have the expertise to become President of the USA and I don't believe that Palin has passed or will pass that test.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  262. Marilyn

    Are you kidding me?! Of course Hilary has more experience. What "real" experience does Palin have? She had to hire a City Administrator for the big muncipality of Wallsilla because she didn't have any administrative experience. Come on CNN lets get on that band wagon since she made fun of Obama's experience as a Community organizer.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  263. Independant Voter Las Vegas, Nevada


    I have never been a huge Clinton fan... Bill or Hillary.
    But, even I have to admit that Hillary Clinton was lightyears ahead of Sarah Palin on the qualifications front.

    While I never put anything out of the realm of possibility when it comes to the actions of politicians, it is a complete shock to me that John McCain would stoop to choosing such an unqualified candidate, with such extremist views (which I kind of thought were in opposition to the beliefs of the John McCain I used to be familiar with).
    I would have never expected him to compromise the safety of our nation with such a reckless and hasty choice for the person who would be our next President.
    Yikes! I am now definitely voting for Obama and Biden. At least they are both sensible and reaonable... neither appear to be emotionally driven to make rash decisions. That is an important quality, in my opinion, for the leader of the free world.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  264. Deb n Texas

    First and foremost – they are not comparable on anything other than that they are both females. Hillary Clinton has a bachelors degree and doctoral in law from two IVY LEAGUE institutions which probably took her less time to complete both than Palin took for just a bachelors in journalism. Second, Hillary has raised a well rounded girl name Chelsey, who at 17 years old was planning college not scheduling appointments at an obstetrician. Hillary has shown clearly that she was a GOOD MOTHER FIRST and handle her career as well.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  265. Diane, Barneveld, NY

    No question that no matter whether you hate her or love her, Clinton has the experience and far more political savvy in her pinky than Palin ever will. There is only one problem, other than people hate her, it's
    seeing that the voting public bought into the Bush foreign policy experience because Texas bordered Mexico and he had never even been outside the US, Palin probably has more in her foreign policy corner because she has at least been outside the US and the dumbing down of the voting public by republicans has made the voting public dumb enough to buy into this one even more. Lies, distortions, and talk of everything except the issues are the foundation of republicans. Unfortunately, we are stuck with it and it looks as if this has now become a one party country. Good republicans, yes there are some, get ousted from the party and we are getting stuck with the dictatorship of one party. Republicans may rule, but it doesn't mean that it is good. It just means our country has gone down the toilet and McCain/Republicans are going to flush it.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  266. Susan MO

    Nothing against Palin, but Hillary is exceptionally qualified. Hillary is by far more experienced & qualified to be VP or President.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  267. Scot - Fairfield, CA

    This is actually a silly question. The answer is Hillary Clinton.
    How can you compare the two? There is no comparison.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  268. Beverley, Fredricksburg Va


    Maybe this is inappropriate but I don't know of any other way to let you know, I'm so sorry for your lost! I've been praying for you and your family.

    The answer is Hillary hands down. Sarah is anti-choice, anti-equal pay, anti-health care, anti-sex-education – the only thing she has in common with most women is lipstick!

    September 15, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  269. Tom

    Jack: This is a question in futility. Clinton isn't in the race. Maybe a better comparison for the question is, "Clinton or Obama"? And in that sense, both Clinton AND Palin beat him as Obama has the LEAST amount of credibility among ANY of the prez or vice prez candidates and, as a matter of fact, most of the dem primary candidates, including Clinton. That the DNC (not the people) chose him is a mistake only equalled by him not choosing Clinton as v.p.
    McCain 08/Clinton 2012

    September 15, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  270. Sammy

    I dont fall under "average American" for various reasons but my politics are independent-moderate, if there is such a term. My short answer: Hillary.

    Im not a supporter of either one but I think I pretty much know all there is to know about Hillary (for me almost 20 years in the spotlight). However I know next to nothing about Palin except for what the campaign says and 2-3 weeks of news. So I know what Hillary would do as VP. I dont know what Palin would do so I wouldnt be comfortable with her... except that I do know she has neo-cons around her and that I dont like.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  271. P Swint

    Hillary Clinton, of course. I've known her longer than Sarah Palin.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  272. Brad Campbell

    Talk about putting up a "rock star" with no substance; Sarah Palin is a veiled "bling" candidate with vapid credentials brought on by pure political motivations–obviously no consideration of presidential competency. Senator Hillary Clinton makes her look just exactly as she is, a soccer mom, small town, small state local politician who has little grasp of national issues beyond those her handlers are feeding her. I now have even less respect for Senator John McCain to have made such a selfish choice.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  273. Donna (L.A. County, CA)

    Hillary , of course. I am relieved to read these comments and see that at least 10 to 1, if not more, indicate that Hillary has more credibility. It should be a thousand to one. Or a million to one. I saw a comment on the N.Y. Times website the other day from someone who wrote, with regard to Palin, "Please wake me from this nightmare." I second that. When I watched Palin's interview and saw how she never really answered any of the questions, it reminded me of when I would catch my teenaged son doing something he was not supposed to do, and asked him for an explanation; and received a rambling, evasive answer. Or when I watched someone in my law school class attempting to answer a question from the professor when they had obviously not read the case. My Republican friends astound me (as did Bay Buchanan after the interview) when they actually say Palin did well on the interview. Can you spell "delusional?"

    September 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  274. Helen

    Jack, this is simple without even writing about Hillary.

    Palin took 6yrs at 5 different school to earn a 4yrs degree. She has lied since arriving on the McCain stage. She was pregnant when she claims she just eloped. What little information the public does know about her proves to be lies according to Sarah & John and staffers.

    Palin is a JOKE and SNL proved it Saturday.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  275. Andy in Charlotte, NC

    Hillary being added to the ticket would've brought too much baggage, and it wouldn't have won over independents. People already know who she is. Adding Palin was a good political move because for some reason...voters want a candidate who is "just like me". She is new and fresh.

    For myself, I want a candidate that's a lot BETTER than me. Someone who is tough, but knows when it's time to listen and change directions. Someone who is well-educated, well-traveled, and knows how to deal with (not manage) the economy. Although I'm not entirely enthusiastic, I think Obama fits this criteria a little better than McCain. Let's stop this two-party system!!

    September 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  276. Phyllis/PA

    Hillary is better than all present nominees and especially Obama. Why did Ted Kennedy and the DNC force Obama onto us. Obama could be great after some experience but now?

    September 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  277. Jean

    Hillary by far...tried..tested and proven...
    Sarah, credible????? Beats me???...Looking pretty doubtful by the day..
    Think the press could use the same tactics McCain is using in regards to Obama???..."if Sarah would agree to more press interviews and take on more questions from the voters, maybe we would cut her some slack....

    September 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  278. kathy

    Welcome back Jack and our prayers will continue to be with you and your family! As to the credibility question....Hilary...definitely. and hilary was not afraid to face the press and take "on the spot" questions, etc.......palin can read.....just becuz Palin was chosen by the republicans as VP that doesn't make her any more creditble or qualified...she has proven one thing...she can stretch the truth!...and what's up with the speech writers turning her fabrications into stump speeches!...but then again they write speeches for bush too...and he's been lying to the amercian people for 8yrs now!

    September 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  279. Holly, Portland, OR

    There is no question that Hillary Clinton has much more credibility...based on a longer life in politics than Palin. I am a fulltime working soccer mom, and I am quite frankly offended at the conservative media's coverage on Sarah Palin and promoting her conservative agenda. I would never consider living by or raising my children by her values.
    There is also no way that an Obama and Clinton ticket would have won. It would have been way too liberal to have a black man and a woman on the ticket for this country. Let's face it, adding Palin to the ticket probably stole votes from the Democrats, but it also gave people who are on the fence with their own racism values a chance to opt out of voting for Obama but still feel able to put on a facade that they are voting for something "progressive"...like a female on the ticket.


    September 15, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  280. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    Hillary Clinton has more credibility while Sarah Palin, the "flavor of the week," has more excitement. Palin will lose her credibility once she's forced to take real questions from real voters and credible interviewers.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  281. Michelle, CT

    Well, all the Archie Bunkers in America will say Sarah Palin. But the rest of us will surely say Hillary Clinton.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  282. Bewildered in Iowa


    (insert name here) has more credibility than Sarah Palin. Is it possible to have a negative amount of credibility?

    I'm not a big fan of Sen. Clinton but I do believe she is honorable and trustworthy.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  283. pat

    Palin reminds me of George W. Bush. The only difference is he had more experience.

    September 15, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  284. Lisa

    Definitely Hillary is a better equipped politician than Palin. Hillary is her own woman; Palin id George Bush in pantyhose...and lipstick.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  285. Christopher, Fort Wayne, IN


    Clinton, duh. Although she got really negative during her campaign, she redeemed herself at the DNC. Palin lies through her teeth. Enough said.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  286. Allen Lanai, Hawaii

    In my opinion Sarah Palin is more qualified than Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Palin was elected to be Governor of Alaska based on her skills while being Major. Mrs. Clinton was elected solely on the fact that her husband was President, and people felt sorry for her that he couldn't stay faithful.

    I choose skill over pity.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  287. james, Prescott, Michigan

    Without a doubt, Hillary Clinton. Palin has shown herself to be the liar she is and uses her athority for her own personal gain and for her friends. If she has a grudge against you, God Bless You!

    September 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  288. Angelina Whittenburg

    From Angelina Whittenburg, Fairfax, VA.


    Sara Palin is not even in the same LEAGUE as Hillary Clinton. No doubt Hillary is cringing every time she's compared to Palin. Not only does Palin fall short of Clinton in experience, professionalism, education and appearance, she lacks legitimacy, credibility and substance (equating foreign experience with an international layover and having Russia as a neighbor).
    And that voice! How annoying – she squeaks like a seal. She'll be unravelled completely one of these days.
    I think we are smart enough not to fall for the Palin, media-generated , hoopla.

    Our condolences to you, Jack. We have you and your loved ones in our prayers.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  289. Susan from Georgia

    Welcome back Jack.
    While Senator Clinton was not my choice for President, she certainly has my respect! At least with Hillary you knew what you were getting. Gov. Palin appears to be out of touch with America and what we need. She was a poor and desperat choice of Republicans, who now dictate to McCain.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  290. James Spada

    Jack, that's like asking, Who was the better president–Abraham Lincoln or George W. Bush? The answer is obvious.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  291. Rose Black

    Without question. HILLARY

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  292. Tanya, NJ

    Clinton has more credibility than any of the candidates combined! Clinton has been in the national spotlight for years while most of the country just learned who Gov. Plain was a few weeks ago.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  293. Susan Ruesch

    Hillary Clinton!
    Sarah WHO?

    Pinole, CA

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  294. Dena Yeagley

    Hillary Clinton, it's a no brainer

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  295. Reuben, Florida

    Are you kidding? I'd take a chilled pant suit over a pit-bull in drag any day.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  296. Mike in Oregon

    Good to see you Jack.

    Unfortunately, the average american is what gave us George Bush. So I'd have to say that same population perceives Palin as more credible. The truth hurts, yet again.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  297. NC Gal

    Hillary is, by far, much more qualified than Sarah Palin. However, I am not second guessing Obama's choice. Hillary is and was a polarizing figure and the GOP would have been all over her and her every move back to her "community organizing" days as a fresh law school graduate in Arkansas. They would have found pebbles to overturn that had not been done during Whitewater and all the other "gates" from the Clinton years. I see Hillary in a leadership position for this nation should Obama win – Supreme Court!

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  298. Tom Wills

    It is not about credibility. It is about likeability. Sarah Palin is likeable. Hillary is not

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  299. Sharon

    Since the Democratic Party overlooked a good solid candidate ( Senator Hillary Clinton), Gov. Palin will certainly become established as a trusted Candidate!

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  300. Karen

    The answer to this question is like comparing a finely tuned musical insturment to, well, a pit bull............neither of which has to wear lipstick for one to know its character.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  301. Buddy

    Hillary, no contest. Palin is a complete fraud who has to check with the McCain handlers to find out her opinion on anything.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  302. Randy

    If Obama had pick Hillary, republicans and the media would have made an issue out that. It was a no win situation. As far as Palin. She believes that Iraq was responsible for 9/11. WOW. She does not know what the Bush Doctrine is. WOW. She has never met a foreign leader. WOW. She can see Russia from Alaska WOW. John McCain (god forbid) may not make it through his term if elected. Can you imagine her as a president? Worst than George Bush. WOW

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  303. Nemo

    Is "None of the above" a valid answer?

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  304. Anne

    Hillary has WAY more credibilty Jack, those of us who watch the candidates closely enough can see through the veneer of McCain's attempt to pander for Hillary pouters, however, I still fear that the uninformed (to be polite) will vote the way they always have...ridiculously.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  305. Mickey (Missouri)

    Hillary Clinton is the most credible. She at least knows what is going on and doesn't need someone coaching her. Sarah Palin is just a puppet on a string saying what Republican advisors are cramming down her throat. She has given the same speach so much, I can now give it.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  306. frances

    Clinton by far.....Sarah Palin is like a cheerleader for her party, while Hillary is the Quarterback.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  307. Karen Stewart

    Clinton by far.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  308. Clifton Bailey

    Hillary Clinton, because the Clinton years were the best I can remember and Palin has the stain of the last eight years on her hands. The Bush years have been among the worst for me and my family.

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  309. Carol from Maine

    Hilary will always outrank and out perform Sarah.
    I can't wait for Hilary to be the next secretary of state or even a justice on the supreme court! Hilary is a brilliant, wise, tested woman who has much to offer her country and the world. Sarah can go home to Alaska and chill out....

    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  310. Dee Thomas

    The St. Petersburg times paper today headlined with.
    Polls can mask racism, But November's ballots won't. I guess we don't her in Florida have a shot in hell again. I wonder who would be preferred between Hillary and Sara if Sara Palin was half white, as Barack is.
    I am saddened by how far we haven't come.
    Palm Harbor Fl.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  311. Cally G.

    Sarah Palin is a shallow neoconservative opportunist from Alaska with a view of Russia. Hillary Clinton has been working for our entire country her entire adult life. There IS NO comparison between them.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  312. Doug Breckenridge

    It is obvious that Hillary has more experience and credibility – both in life and in politicis. I don't get the question though. What does it matter? Hillary isn't on the ticket and Palin is.

    Shouldn't the question be "Palin v Obama: Who has more experience?" or "Palin v Biden: Who has more credibility?".

    This question alone appears to be another smear tactic that the media is taking against Palin.

    Why isn't CNN reporting on Pelosi v Catholic Church? Is CNN's loyalties to the Democrats that thinly vieled?

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  313. R. Squibbs

    If Obama had picked Clinton for VP, he'd be ten points down in every poll now and wouldn't stand a chance of winning. The Republican attack ads dredging through the Clintons' shady past would make sure that the ticket would go nowhere.

    But comparing Clinton with Palin is like comparing a Major League slugger with a tee-ball player. Palin isn't fit to be a low-level Clinton staffer, never mind her equal. Why would anyone sensible even bother asking that question?

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  314. okmama

    Hillary.....even if I don't particularly like her at least she would work for women's rights.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  315. Tracey, Los Angeles, CA

    Let's put this all in perspective...Hilary was part of a machine, the Clinton machine, TRUE, however she has substance and understands the issues. Where as Susan Palin, the great governor, still lies about the pi[peline to nowhere AND her daughter's child. Looking at all the pictures of her past pregnancies, does she truly believe that we, the American public, will fall for that. And besides that, what woman do you know goes back to work after only theree days. COME ON AMERICA – SHOW WE ARE NOT THAT STUPID AND VOTE FOR OBAMA.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  316. Melissa


    I think Hilary has way more credibility than Sara Palin. She has the experience that could have helped Obama win the whole thing. Now it seems like he is floundering a bit. McCain only picked Palin because he thought that would make the female voters flock to him. Well I haven't decided who I am going to vote for but him picking Palin isn't going to make me vote for him because I am a female. I think the whole thing is scary.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  317. Truth

    This would have been a no brainer before the primary. But giving the issues just coming out about palin I would have to say hillary but not by much and that's sad. But at the moment it's definitely a competition and it shouldn't be.

    Good to see you back Jack. Sorry for your loss. You're definitely an asset to cnn.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  318. Tucker

    Are you kidding me?

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  319. Alex, Orlando, Florida

    It's ridiculous to even think that Sarah Palin has HALF of Hillary Clinton's credibility! Clinton has worked all her life to bring about progression and what is best for the American people, where as Sarah Palin is simply famous for being a woman on the Republican ticket with overly conservative values. In other words, Clinton is popular because of her credibility, while Palin is popular because she is infamous and a fresh face in the election.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  320. arlene allen

    Dear Jack,

    It's a no-brainer, Hillary and Palin should not even be mentioned in the same sentence. Simply being a hockey mom wearing lipstick does not make her a good VP choice.Palin sure knows how to tell the lies, (Bridge To Nowhere, ect.) Hillary has such a good education, experience and grace-Palin lacks all of the above. Obama and Biden will do this country proud and get us back on track to much better days ahead.


    Arlene from Montana

    p.s. I am a proud hockey Mom of 12 years.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  321. Brouet

    Jack, Hillary Clinton didn't have to be prepped on what she had to say needed to be protected from the media and told when she can speak openly to the public, just goes to show she has no substance of her own, wherever she stumps we get A repeat of her scripted convention speech, we the American public think we need to know her plans for this country don't you?

    September 15, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  322. Lisa Maxwell

    Life is like high school.

    Palin beauty queen.
    Clinton class president.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  323. Stan from Pennsylvania

    I have foreign policy experience because I can see Russia from my state of Alaska. I was against the bridge to nowhere, but I kept the money, showing those insiders that I can really shake up Washington. Charlie, what part of the Bush doctrine are you referring to? I made a choice to keep my Down syndrome baby (what choice did she have, if she opposes abortion? How did she know she was carrying a Down syndrome baby during her preganacy? Why would she have prenatal testing to detect Down syndrome if her convictions were deeply held?) Governor Palin has answered the credibility question with her own words and deeds.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  324. Linda

    Having worked for 40 + years in a male-dominated environment makes me leary of Palin's "sexist" claims. There are always men, and women co-workers who make spurious claims to gain favor and to subjegate cohorts. If you do your job, are honest and supportive, work well with others and listen to opposing points of view, you are enhancing the esteem of women in a "man's world of work". Vile insults, claiming discrimination, and "going along for personal gain" will eventually become obvious. As a white, older, Christian woman Palin offends me. She is like many I have worked with who claim anything to get what they want and can't deliver.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  325. Phil, Dallas TX


    All respect, but Sara Palin can't hold a candle stick to Hillary Clinton.
    Hillary is a brillant Orator and a Yale Attorney with much more experience. I now hate to admit it, but Barak Obama may have made
    a mistake not selecting her for VP although his pick of Joe Biden will do to beat McCain . Obama and Hillary should hit the Battleground States together for at least two weeks (e.g. Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, Indianna, Penn. etc) stress the Economy and a vote for McCain is more of the same, use that slogan all through the Battlegrounds.

    Bill Clinton should team up with Joe Biden for at least a week and I think that could put a dent in McCain's and Palin's gas tank and give Obama some momentum down the home stretch. Obama will need to slam McCain in the debates on the Economy and Healthcare to
    put him away for good.

    Obama-Biden 08

    September 15, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  326. helen

    Accept my sincerest condolonce,jack.
    i dont think there should be any scale of comparism here.hilary has been tested and trusted unlike palin.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  327. Tia Smith

    Hilary Clinton can not be compared to Sarah Palin. So we need to stop. All Sarah Palin has showed me is she's a good talker who has been in the spot all her life and no how to work the camera. To be honest Sarah Palin does not appear to be human. When asked the question did she hesitate to take the job as VP she said no. To me a women with five kids and one with special needs should have thought twice. Because a women who puts family first would think twice. She's right she is a Pitt Bull with lipstick who need to be put in a kennel until elections are over

    September 15, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  328. Chet from New York City

    Jack, despite me being a big fan, if your asking that question then I should think the answer is obvious, it's you who have the least credibility.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  329. Joan

    Palin has told the truth about everything. The people of Alaska wanted a bridge that cost 220 million dollars. She said no way after the cost mushroomed to 460 million. She's brilliant dedicated and like a breath of fresh air.
    Hillary, was never considered for the VP, not on Barrack's short list
    She was too busy ducking sniper fire. How credible is that?
    Not very.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  330. Dijana

    How can anyone even ask this question!!!LOL

    Senator Clintons credentials speek for themselves!!!

    Sarah Palin??? OMG, scary choice!

    If Republicans are about the "CHANGE" , they should start from
    Sarah Palins script that she has been reading for the past 3 weeks over and over again.
    It is boring ,and proven that many things she says are just NOT true!


    September 15, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  331. Michelle Brandhuber

    They say Palin, I say puppet! The truth will "come out" about Palin. I am a traditional, Christian woman and there would be no reason for me to vote this person into office. Anyone can see-she is a pawn. Shame, shame, shame.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  332. Pamala 50/White/Female


    September 15, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  333. RK

    Comparing Hilary and Palin is like comparing is like comparing night and day. They are so different. Except for the fact that they are both women they have nothing in common. Hilary has more experience, much more graceful and is a leader by her own right. Palin on the other hand has degraded all that women in this country have gained but selling herself to the disgusting politics of the right and consenting to be the face or the front for all an incompetent party that have run this country to the ground. This morning we woke up to the grim reality of two more financial institutions in trouble one gong belly up the other bought out. When Bill left office he left a surplus that was squandered by the Republicans.. Women will be worse off if Palin limps her way into the white house behind the shadow of McCain

    September 15, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  334. Adebua, Northern Ireland

    Good your back Jack, your in my prayer.

    Hilary for sure, unless your workmates start giving Americans truth this election is same as that brought 8 years of political jokes to big nation like USA, come on wakey wakey!! US citizen truth is out there.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  335. Adhie

    Why would you compare someone who is promoting teen pregnancy, and has no family morals with Hillary? This is a let down to Mrs Clinton. She is far better than the so called Alaskan woman

    September 15, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  336. Chris Dix

    The question is irrelevant. Obama has already lost the election. People only vote for their self-interest not for what might or might not happen in the future.McCain with or without Palin will win and the slide into chaos will continue......

    September 15, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  337. Tina in NC

    Jack, Welcome back! I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    As to the question. Hillary Clinton was down in the trenches earning her credibility with Americans while Palin was shooting moose while wearing her tiara. To put those two women on the same level is offensive. Palin isn't worthy of licking Hillary's shoes.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  338. Stephen A. Murphy

    Palin speaks; McCain explains what she really meant.

    It appears the McCain campaign has turned into a regular Dog and Pony show.

    What I want to know Governor Palin is

    “Where’s the Beef” (Moose Meat).

    Are the women of America so self indulgent as to vote for woman only for the sake of voting for a woman. Isn’t substance important anymore? Shame on you!

    Gov. Palin may look good on T.V. She may give good speeches. But does she know much about much?

    Hillary Clinton isn’t a Maverick; she does have a strong love for her country, she is a warrior with more substance than all the candidate put together – that’s why the women of America jumped on her band wagon – What happened ladies? You abandoned the change she fought for and her endorsement of Senator Obama and the change he will bring to benefit all of us. Might as well have slapped Hillary in the face.

    Besides: Who really wants’ two self-proclaimed Mavericks running loose in the White House?

    Steve M.
    Albuquerque, NM

    September 15, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  339. Pallas M.

    How is Sarah Palin going to shake things up?

    Drilling for oil will not produce economic recovery. We've overinflated home value and then borrowed on home equity and the mark has been called. Banks are empty and the real culprit bankers are in Dubai investing in Asian infrastructure. We have a 12 billion per month tab to pay in Iraq. And so we turn it over to someone who has handed out oil coupons to 670,000 folks in Alaska.

    No, no, and no.

    Obama-Biden 2008

    September 15, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  340. Carol from Massachusetts

    Jack, are you serious? I'm stunned at the question.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  341. Way Portland, ME

    Who the hell is Palin?

    September 15, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  342. Susan from Twentynine Palms, CA

    Sarah Palin has greater credibility in the arenas of political paybacks, earmarks, moose hunting and beauty pageants.

    Hillary Clinton has greater credibility in the arenas of the economy, foreign relations, civil rights, global warming and the environment.

    So, I guess the mainstream media would say they are about equal in credibility.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  343. Shawn

    Who is the person Sarah Plain, Pain Lynn? I know Hillary, I have watched Hillary go through the good times and the bad times. I have agreed and disagreed with Hillary. I have heard Hillary speak about providing good things for all Americans and attempt to push through something that are not so good. I have watched her as a wife scorned and women of forgiveness. I have observed Hillary as a loving mother of a bright intelligent non drinking, non smoking, non gun toting lovely not pregnant, well spoken poised young women. I have watched as Hillary fight for my right of choice even if I chose life. But who is this this Sarah Palin? Governor of the State of Alaska? Who is this person who has never really even travel down to the lower 48 states? Who is this person that understands big oil and energy , but does not have a clue about the agricultural in the southern states? Who is this person Sarah Palin who hides behind the republican machinery and not take questions from the people she intends to serve? Hillary is far more credible!!!!

    September 15, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  344. Mary-Dallas, TX

    I was not a Hillary supporter but there is no way to compare her with Palin. Hillary worked for where she got and she had principles–not all of them good, but they were hers. Palin is the hypocritical and untrustworthy person on any ticket around! She belongs on the ticket with Larry Craig instead of John McCain–two hypocrites together. Her systematic searches for earmarks and then denial is the moral equivalent with Larry Craig's "I am not gay" remark. I can understand why Obama did not choose Hillary, in spite of the political expediency...and the question would be, "Was Obama being _______ (choose your own adjective( by choosing Hillary." The problem is that it wasn't just Hillary...but with Hillary comes Bill. And only a fool would go for that....and Obama is not a fool! It's too bad that a man that people used to respect-McCain–has changed so much! It is too bad that the people in Bobby's coffee shop are such ill-informed voters. I hope they are enjoying the the economic situation that the rest of us are enduring thanks to their ill-informed decisions. Choosing a president should not be the equivalent of a glass of beer!

    September 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  345. Ann CA

    Hillary said she put cracks in that glass ceiling. I think Palin is using super glue to patch it up again.

    I'm a military mom, retired educator, Little League Mom and an avid fisherman. You think I can run for V.P. ?

    September 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  346. MJ & CN

    Hillary outshines this ditsy woman by far. Palin, it is obvious she has no common sense at all. She shoots first and asks questions later. She is dangerous for our country. We believe we need to look seriously at who we have as VP, as they will step into the role of President, God forbid something should happen to him/her.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  347. Mike Mc


    Come on! Is there any question at all?

    I was a Obama supporter from the get-go, however I have always been impressed with Hillary Clinton and feel she is an incredible asset to the U.S. Senate and to the people as a whole. Her knowledge of the issues and strong record as an advocate for the people of NY cannot be disputed. Sara Palin on the other hand is a charlatan who was picked because she wears a skirt and no other reason.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  348. Luenda - Nebraska

    Neither – Hillary used lies about dodging gunfire/Palin is using lies about the bridge to nowhere to push McCains political agenda. The only canidates for change and of change are the Duel Demoratic Nominees.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  349. Eric from Santa Fe, NM

    Jack, I have more credibility than Sarah Palin!

    September 15, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  350. Jeff

    If we're basing it on credibility , then based from the facts, Palin has a better credibility. How can you trust Hillary and even Biden, when they were so firmed during the primaries that Barack Obama is not qualified and ready to be the President of the United States and then out of a sudden, promote him to be the best qualified president. If they would claim that they were lying during the primaries just to get elected, then that tells you their character. Would you trust those people to be the leaders of this country, however, on the other hand, if they would say, they were right in the first place but just changed their views of Barack just to support the Democratic nominee, then that's being disingenuous. Either way, they're lying to the American Public and to themselves.

    September 15, 2008 at 5:46 pm |