A Ku Indeed!

McCain Picks Palin

Posted in Politics by Chris on August 29, 2008

Only two things come to mind. “Who?” and “LOL”.

If the Democrats can’t pull this one off, they need to fold up the tent and dissolve their party.

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  1. adamqp said, on August 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Yeah, he wanted “daring”, and the media is obliging. But I can’t help but think “desperate”. His body language during her intro speech was priceless.

    I mean, seriously, he wants to start a war with Iran (maybe Russia too) and someone with her level of foreign policy experience is a heartbeat away?

  2. alexusmcleod said, on August 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I agree. I think it was a mistake of a pick for McCain–he’s going for the Hillary Clinton voters but I don’t think it’s going to work with Palin. I was a little bit worried this morning when I saw that McCain picked a female candidate, because I bought into the idea that this would sway Hillary voters. But the more I thought about it, I began to see how bad a choice this was–I think McCain himself is going to regret it tomorrow morning, if he hasn’t already. This one is Obama’s to lose. And if he loses it, as you suggest, the democratic party should indeed close up shop, because if it doesn’t happen in this situation, it’s not going to happen at all.

  3. Adam said, on August 29, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    So if Obama can’t win, Democrats are pretty much through. But it’s also interesting that if Obama wins, the Republicans are a complete power vacuum with a majority in no branch of government and a legacy of failed policies. Either way, we might be seeing the end of a political party.

    Also, yikes:

  4. Chris said, on August 30, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Adam:

    I was amused by all the media outlets that described the choice — descriptively, mind you — as “a maverick choice.” I mean come on. Even if you believe that (really?), that’s hardly an objective unbiased way of describing it.

    If the Republicans lose, they aren’t through. It just will mean that they narrowly lost the presidency during a period through which the Republican party was in the worst state of collapse in recent history. The fact that it will still be close says that they aren’t going anywhere. America is far too conservative a country.

    Alexus:

    I agree. If they can’t pull it off now, when could they? It’s almost a dream scenario for the Democrats, for god’s sake. But they’ll probably find a way to blow it, I’m sure.

  5. Jay Mullen said, on August 31, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Chris and Adam,

    I’ll bet you a round of beers that McCain wins.

    I’ll leave my personal views out of this, other than to say I don’t need to pay 39% to the federal government.

    Cheers,

    J

  6. Chris said, on August 31, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    J,

    If you read my other post on this, you’ll see I’m certainly not saying McCain will lose, just that the conditions couldn’t be better for Obama to win. Still, given the fact that I think this is a predominantly conservative country, liberal candidates have to swim upstream to win, whereas conservatives ones can be on listless auto-pilot for the most part and still be very competitive.

    In any case, if he does win, you should buy Adam and I the beers, given your extra (or continuing surplus of) discretionary income.

    🙂

  7. Adam said, on August 31, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Jay,

    So wagered! And hey, you’re going to pay taxes anyway, so better to have a candidate who will use them for healthcare and education rather than more war, no?


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