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November 10, 2008 | Permalink

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At first I thought Sarah Palin was a brilliant move on McCain's part--while many African Americans voted for Obama because of his race, perhaps some women would vote for McCain/Palin because of her sex. However, what I didn't realize (and McCain grossly misjudged) was that Palin was conservative enough to piss off his moderate conservative base. Likewise, McCain pissed off the right wing for being too liberal. Those who liked the idea of Palin as Veep didn't like the idea of McCain as the Big Kahuna, and vice versa. Almost nobody liked both of them. But then, I don't know who McCain could have chosen who would have gotten him the points.

Posted by: Peter | Nov 10, 2008 8:26:56 PM

RIGHT On! I am continually amazed at how much you can 'say' in so small a space. Would that I could communicate so effectively.

Posted by: Al Campbell | Nov 11, 2008 9:40:44 AM

> But then, I don't know who McCain could have chosen who would have gotten him the points.

McCain was too much of a nice guy for way too long. The public needed to know what Obama was from the start, and it took them forever to get to that point.

Posted by: obloodyhell | Nov 11, 2008 7:59:59 PM

"McCain was too much of a nice guy for way too long."

Um, what? The man is venal and has a mean streak 10 miles long!

Oh, you were talking about his campaign tactics. One theory holds that McCain, while he wanted to win, didn't want to be the one to prevent the "historic" (more like "histrionic") victory of the Magic Negro, so didn't hit him hard in his weak spots--unlike his treatment of Republicans, whom he always knees in the groin and gouges the eyes of.

Posted by: Sparticus | Nov 12, 2008 9:55:05 PM

>>>> "McCain was too much of a nice guy for way too long."
> Um, what? The man is venal and has a mean streak 10 miles long! ... Oh, you were talking about his campaign tactics.

Uh, duh? He was far too hesitant to nail Obama on a dozen obvious issues, to the point where it was too late for the most part when he finally did make some of those an issue.

Posted by: Obloodyhell | Nov 12, 2008 10:15:48 PM

P.S. An example: The second amendment.

Obama's voting record in the Illinois senate marked him as one of the THE most anti-gun zealots in the Illinois legislature. He voted, for example, AGAINST a law that would have protected homeowners from prosecution in clear cases of self-defense. A long-time Illinois NRA lobbyist commented that he was THE most anti-gun legislator he'd ever encountered.

Did you hear a peep about Obama's anti-gun positions during this election? Aside from a few repetitions of his snide comments about "gun-clinging losers in Pennsylvania", nary a word was said. Now you're about to see an evisceration of your right to own guns -- he plans to close the "gun show loophole" and eliminate the private sale of handguns. He's also expressed willingness to attempt an Austrialian-style gun-grab (and, thanks to "background checks", they have all the data needed). And if any of it doesn't get past the SCotUS the first time, well, he might get a chance to fix *that*, too.

If you're smart, you'll make sure you obtain a few guns and a bunch of ammo off the books (i.e., through private, untraceable sales), and find a place to secure them which will not be associated with you. Note that prices for both guns and ammo are already headed skyward.

Say goodbye to "Amerikkka".
Welcome to The Obama Nation.

If you don't quite put enough emphasis on the first vowel, you'll have your future and your children's future just about right.

Posted by: Obloodyhell | Nov 16, 2008 5:07:17 PM

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