posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 02:07 PM
reply to post by mister.old.school
First of all let me say that I nor anyone else have enough information at this time to determine if what you are correct in your theory. Time as in
all things, will tell.
I have to applaud you for insight and understanding of the inner workings of political mechanics and the often complicated and misunderstood strategic
underbelly of our democracy and Washington DC.
A couple of things to consider with this theory:
1. It assumes that when/if this plan was hatched, the GOP at the highest levels, had conceded this election to Sen. Obama. This is a "last resort"
strategy that no one would gamble on working or/and being uncovered if the party felt McCain had a realistic chance of winning.
2. As has been mentioned before, one must also consider the upside/downside even if said theory is applied with precision. Does any "feel-good" or
sympathetic reorientation of the American public towards what would become the new Republican ticket outweigh the massive hit that McCain would get
for being such a poor decision maker. After all his role as would be president is to make decisions period, and in this case he would have made the
wrong one. Even if the Democrats get some blame thrown their way.
I need to think about this more before I add anything else.
One of the most fascinating things in this election is the recent sequence of events with McCain's VP nomination. It has been such a comedy of
errors and strange unconnected events, including the person nominated, that we are now seriously considering such conspiracies. That in itself is
The theory is plausible but unlikely.
Your thought process and the thread itself is imho, the most interesting and most thought provoking to date on ATS on these elections. Thank you for
getting our brains thinking again.