"This is ridiculous, and I cannot believe you have put this in the updates and news sections. I am extremely irked by this extreme silliness. Sarah Palin has captivated the hearts of the American people. I am amazed at her accomplishments, her grace, her intelligence, and her fashion sense—especially her smile—in a time when politicians seem to lack an understanding of the American people and a commitment to moral ethics. Palin's family and husband should also be complimented for supporting her exceptional success. The nightly dreams sound like an admission of personal insights to personal character flaws to me."—JoAnn Burtness
"Come on. Are you guys serious?!?! We are perhaps making the most important decision for our future and you guys are dreaming about this woman who no one knew about a few weeks ago? I am not dreaming, but losing sleep thinking about the country my son will inherit if we don't make some important changes soon. Your dreams are bigger than this."—Doug Herlocker
"Dreams like described in this article usually come when someone has either very high expectations or very high fears. Don't you think it is time for the media, including Slate, to ask the question if they, in the interest of entertaining and informing their customers, are becoming a larger polarizing factor in our nation than even the political parties they report on?
"I work in both Seattle and Dallas—two cultural and political opposites. I find people in Dallas who are afraid of Obama, because they feel people have projected upon him all their wishes like a blank canvas. Many of them actually hated Hillary Clinton for reasons that seem mostly personal and misinformed. Likewise, I find people in Seattle who hate George Bush so much they actually seethe about him daily! Many are deeply bitter and dangerously condescending toward red states and their people as a whole. What happened to the attempt to address medieval prejudice? Rather than a sane debate in the media, I see the much of the hatred, condescension, fear-mongering, sarcasm, and wildly bizarre projection of motives starting there. When did the line between entertainment and news get crossed so much that even Slate acts like Jerry Springer?
"BTW, I have had no dreams whatsoever of any of the candidates, although I dream often. You guys need to get a life, or at least a good psychologist."—Brad Smith
"I dream of Sarah Palin walking a sidewalk in Washington and coming across all those who worked at the now defunct Slate, standing there selling pencils. She tosses a penny in each journalist's cup and moves on. After she leaves, they turn on each other in animalistic fervor trying to get each other's penny."—Ronald Hamric