posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 02:08 PM
do you think it is possible that Palin was chosen to hurt McCain? I've been checking my premises as to why she was chosen and it doesn't add up to
any conclusion that would warrant the view that she was to help McCain win.
If you lay out everything we know about her, no political strategist would so callously call her even an alternative choice given the options. They
would have had to know that conservatives would gang up on her more intellectually and ferociously than the left-wing media who as of now, has only
attacked her for less interesting things. They would have to know that the instant hype would die down. That after thier cloudy reactions clear up,
they're going to see her for what she is. They would have to know that Christians and women would turn to realize how condescending McCain really is
to thier cause. The old 'throw the dog a bone to shut it up' ruse is the very same ruse they have launched out at against the Democrats who have
used this tactic with minorities. They would have to know that the moderates and independents would see this is a political, not a governing move. I
could go on for a few more paragraphs, but you get the point.
And then I remembered something Rush Limbaugh said a while back. Torpedo McCain right now, let obama win this election, and then sweep everything in
Right now, we're seeing Obama jump ahead points in battleground states. I'm not suprised that this is happening, but am suprised at how quickly it
My original hypothesis, that Palin would eventually excuse herself, still seems valid at this time. But, I can't wonder if I myself didn't look too
far ahead, didn't look at the bigger political picture. Cui bono? Over the next four years, the Republicans do.
Given the heightened state of security, the potential conflicts with Iran and Russia, (and perhaps others we do not yet know about), the flailing
economy....people will blame Obama on this. People will see obama as a man of false promises, a person who could not solve thier problems, and was
unable to do positive with the situation. The pride in Obama is that he's not the status quo, but even still, the present problems we have to day
will not be properly addressed in the first four years of his office. Even if they were, it would be some time that we would see even the slightest
benefit. His comment on how long it would take to see some benefit of drilling in the gulf is so apropos what awaits for him. And this, I think, is
what is perhaps thoroughly thought out over the last few months.
If Obama stumbles, and I garuantee you he will, it could lock the GOP into the whitehouse for several decades. Remember what happened right before
Roosevelt came into office, and what happened when he came to fix it? Same thing, just reverse the parties.
I could be totally out in left-field on this, but I'm curious as to how you'd respond to what I've said here. Is it too far from reality? Or am i
just trying to still figure out why Palin was chosen by McCain's advisors.