Thursday, October 30, 2008

Do you believe in miracles?

Pennsylvania NBC poll:
Obama 47%
McCain 43%
Margin of error: 4%
This is either a statistical anomaly or the greatest political miracle of my lifetime. But I'm still thinking about those thousands who stood in line in the cold wind to see Sarah Palin on Tuesday, so it's impossible for me to be objective.

UPDATE: As noted here previously, some people are trying to make Palin the scapegoat for an expected GOP defeat Nov. 4. Some of those people are backstabbing assholes professional Republicans working for the McCain campaign:
John McCain's campaign is looking for a scapegoat. It is looking for someone to blame if McCain loses on Tuesday.
And it has decided on Sarah Palin.
In recent days, a McCain "adviser" told Dana Bash of CNN: "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone."
Imagine not taking advice from the geniuses at the McCain campaign. What could Palin be thinking?
Also, a "top McCain adviser" told Mike Allen of Politico that Palin is "a whack job."
Maybe she is. But who chose to put this "whack job" on the ticket? Wasn't it John McCain? And wasn't it his first presidential-level decision?
The thing to remember about professional political operatives is that when someone is peddling loyalty as a commodity, caveat emptor.


  1. I almost have to think that the blame being tossed at Governor Palin is actually just the opposite of what it seems. What I mean is, she is more likely to be the reason for a success, if one should come. And, the people on "our side" who are bashing her are actually bashing her for this reason.

    McCain was supposed to lose, and handily. It was "their" turn. Our "leadership" means to go in the direction of Obama. And, they wanted him and a Dem congress to pave the way, while they washed their hands of the thing and could later take over and say they couldn't do a thing about all the radical legislation, government enlargement, and such.

    No, they are angry with Palin for making the thing too close for their comfort. Either way, Palin has a lot more enemies than she would, sanely, have imagined. But because she added to the campaign, not the other way around. At least, that is how me and mine seem to be seeing the thing.

    It is high time to hang our leadership and it's progressive nature. The tent needs to be a lot smaller. But how can that be accomplished? McCain isn't exactly going to lead that and I do not think Palin can either.

    Just... thinking out loud.

  2. I suspect those Republican political consultants, denizens of the NYC-DC corridor, share their class' disdain for the chillbilly.

    They consider Sarah a diva because she sees through their bullshit.