Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Next Hail Mary?!

Everyone is wondering what John McCain will do next to get some attention on his floundering campaign. Why he would want attention, when getting people to actually pay attention to his idiocy always seems to backfire, is beyond me; but he wants it nonetheless.

Remember, a while ago, when the conventional wisdom was "if the election is about Obama, then he'll lose - If it is about McCain, then Obama will win." Remember that? I guess John McCain does not.

There has been a lot of talk about dropping Palin. The linked article talks about Palin's debate prep strategy, but there is a little gem buried in it:

For his part, Mr. Palin has worried about the frequent separation of his wife from her family, friends and Alaska staff, an adviser said. Accordingly, her family will be with her in Sedona during this week. Also, a key Alaska staffer joined the Palin operation Sunday.
(h/t to Mudflats for pointing this out.)

So, they might be laying the groundwork for Palin to drop out, due to "family considerations." This was the recommendation of the conservative pundit, Kathleen Parker, last week, who called for her to quit.

Pulling an Eagleton with Palin just does not seem risky enough for McCain. He seems to like those really big, really bizarre moves, or the really slimy ones.

I have a hard time believing that even the McCain/Palin campaign would be so horrible as to force a 17 year old girl into such a disgusting ploy for media attention, but, who knows anymore. I just can't imagine that they would do that to her. That quote though, supposedly from the McCain adviser, is just too much:

“It would be fantastic,” said a McCain insider. “You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.”

Gross. It is just too hard to believe.

So, my question is, what do you think will be McCain's next big move?


snark said...

So, my question is, what do you think will be McCain's next big move?

Have himself caught in bed with a live boy in a bizarre attempt to appeal to the gay vote?

iamcoyote said...

Yeah, I saw them trying to push the wedding thing. They couldn't get a lifestyle page for one of Bush kids' weddings. Why would they want to embarrass the poor kids even further? Oh yeah. Cos they're assholes. I'll bet the kids nixed that one, just like they refused to go along with it after the RNC.

So, I guess snark's right. McCain will announce Bridget's gay and will be getting married, right?

idiosynchronic said...

Sarah won't get thrown overboard. McCain is looking at a loss of 5-10% of his base in turnout on election day if he tosses her. The only way he could keep CC's is if his replacement nomination was just as much a product of Christian conservatism. And even *they* aren't going to consider associating themselves with what looks like a hopelessly losing campaign. They'd have to be promised pole position by the party leadership for 2012 and token competitors for the nomination.