Monday, October 13, 2008

Beginning and Ending with Palin

McCain’s campaign is faltering a little now and hopefully the trend will continue. I believe the choice of Palin as his trophy running mate will be remembered as the beginning of the end for McCain.

Palin received a lot of attention as the country got to know who she was and what she was all about. But the more we learned about her the less attractive she became. Now it has been determined that she abused her power as governor of Alaska. America doesn’t need a vice president with a track record like that. We know only too well what that’s all about.

I believe McCain will go to his grave regretting his choice of Sarah Palin to accompany him on the ticket. She was his first and biggest decision and perhaps his worst. She was the beginning of life for his campaign and she may also have caused the death.


Blogger FranIAm said...

I hope that you are right. I still think that we have a lot of work in these next 3 weeks. This is such a volatile election.

And I am listening to NPR and yes- as we know, there are still many who just will not vote for a black man, let alone a "terrorist Muslim."

October 13, 2008 4:18 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I'm hoping that fear of Palin among moderates will overcome the fear of a black President.

I hear the stock market is going to be up today - I hate to say this but I hope it doesn't stay up too long quite this soon, or fickle America will forget all about the mess we're in and start drifting to McCain! Most of America has an attention span of a flea.

October 13, 2008 5:23 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

I agree that Palin was a great choice for one 24 hour news cycle, but we are seeing day in and day out what "vetting" means and why it's a bad idea to do it in a lazy, half-assed way.

I don't have any money in the markets, apart from whatever cash in the pensions I have is invested there, but I hope the markets do rally some. The level of losses we've seen is not sustainable.

October 13, 2008 5:45 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

He had months to vet someone properly and to find a suitable running mate and he came up with her. Great job old man.

October 13, 2008 6:27 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i hope you are right.

October 13, 2008 7:03 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

These next three weeks are going to be grueling. Even with a lousy VP choice and insane campaign tactics, McCain is still polling in the 40s. It wouldn't take much to persuade a complacent, ignorant population that everything is fine, just fine and that McCain would be a great president. It's good thing we've got such a steady, even, and calm candidate in Obama.

October 13, 2008 7:10 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Even if McCain wins, it'll be a big fat Pyrrhic victory for him. I thought Hillary Clinton was scraping the bottom of the barrel when it became clear the her that Obama was going to defeat her. She did nothing of the sort. What McCain has done in comparison... well, it's the closest thing to Judas kissing Jesus that I can imagine when it comes to self-betrayal. Shit, even Joe McCarthy went down with more dignity than this...

October 13, 2008 8:43 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

I still can't believe he picked her. I mean, what an idiot. Up to that moment, he'd been hammering away on Obama's youth and supposed lack of experience, and then he picks the youthful, inexperienced Winky as running mate, one heartbeat away from POTUS. There were many other women he could have chosen, if he thought he must choose a woman, who had actual experience and credibility. Was she his "Dan Quayle" candidate? Remember Bush I chose Quayle thinking his (alleged) good looks would appeal to women (how condescending that was!) Did he think her photogenic mug would appeal to men, or what?

His campaign looks like Billary's campaign - disorganized, sloppy - which only serves to illustrate what kind of administration he'd have.

He may go to his grave thinking that Palin brought him down, but he has only to blame himself for his loss, starting with the moment he went to worship at the feet of Jerry Falwell after saying he never would. Good riddance.

October 13, 2008 9:51 AM  
Blogger Targa said...


October 13, 2008 10:51 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Ah, Palin's rightwing, backward "values", greed and dishonesty qualify her perfectly for the GOP in some capacity. I bet Cheney's right proud of her.

October 13, 2008 12:49 PM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

Of course, Sarah Palin seems to think the report completely cleared her. Amazingly, the media's been virtually silent about it.

October 13, 2008 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin = bookends to the McCain campaign. Good.

October 13, 2008 5:11 PM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

all she did was shore up his base. McCain can't even hold onto the red states now!

October 14, 2008 2:15 AM  

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