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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A thought for the losers

If the exit polls are to be believed, it could be argued that the Sarah Palin choice cost John McCain a shot at the Presidency.

(Oh, and the GOP civil war starts today. There are a couple of key gatherings scheduled this week. Out of curiosity, who is the leader of the GOP now? Mitch McConnell? Huckabee, Romney, Palin? Dobson....?)

4 Comments:

  • Forget Palin for a minute...

    A black guy named Barack HUSSEIN Obama, deserted by his father and raised in large part by his grandparents, and whom most American first heard of only four years ago, just beat a wealthy, white, Vietnam War "hero" with over forty years of military and political experience and who's father and grandfather were Admirals.

    I'm still trying to wrap my head around that.

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:11 AM  

  • And don't leave out a State Senator four years ago.....

    I'm kinda doing stream of consciousness this morning.

    Just throwing out ideas as they occur to me.

    Frankly, I haven't got my head around the win yet, so I'm still doing the simple stuff.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 8:20 AM  

  • I haven't absorbed a lot of the implications yet, as I was up until the wee hours watching the Coleman/Franken race results come in.

    So many big Republican names fell, and so many are weakened (e.g. McConnell) that a lot of soul-searching is required in the GOP. Unfortunately, they don't "do" soul-searching. That's for wimps who don't have confidence and vision. Losers are also unwelcome, so McCain is out. I think there is a strong perception in the Party that Palin didn't really "lose" as much as she was stifled and paired with a loser.

    Given their predilection for making decisions based on ideology and appearances, I think they will go with fundamentalist evangelicals as their new "base", and a continue with ultra-patriotism, jingoism, and 'fighting for the little guy'.
    Sadly, that all sounds like it is right up Palin's alley.

    By Blogger Todd Dugdale, at 12:09 PM  

  • As I said above, it's not clear how it's going to spin out. We really have to wait and see who seizes the party.

    My money's tentatively on Gingrich or one of his followers.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 4:06 PM  

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