Waiting for McCain announcement of Vice Presidential choice. We’ll update as soon as the potentially shocking and historic news is 100% confirmed.
UPDATE: It is Sarah Palin for McCain’s VP.
Quick thoughts in one paragraph:
This is a shocking and brilliant choice by McCain. McCain/Palin announce in must-win OHIO. Stomps out the Obama funeral story. If McCain does not run for re-election the 44 year old Palin will be the Republican nominee in 2012. If the Democrats can be bought back to life after they are destroyed in NOvember and in 2010 they will have to nominate a women to run against Palin in 2012. Hillary. Yes, Hillary. Palin will help win women around the country. Palin will help with women in the Philadelphia suburbs. Ohio and Michigan and Pennsylvania will likely go with NRA member and hunter Palin. The Republican Party is now 100% unified and not in a fake way. The Republicans are showing they once again know how to run an election. This is a shocking announcement with not much of a buildup (most thought it would be dull Romney, Pawlenty, or generic white male) which compares brilliantly against the trumpted weeks long hype of the Obama campaign – a big buildup for a dud. Women will savage the Democratic Party and Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi for their sexism and misogyny. Palin, whose political views we do not share, is well-spoken and articulate and tough. Palin is a maverick hated by the Alaska Republican Party because she has challenged them on ethics. Hillary’s 18 million voters (many disenfranchised by the Democratic(?) Party) will determine this election and they just have by rejection of Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi. The upcoming hurricane is potentially good news for McCain/Palin and not a problem if they use it to advantage. McCain/Palin can contrast their care by either postponing the Republican convention (which helps with financing a shorter general election season and gaining additional days of Republican control of the news cycles) or they can actually demonstrate they care by going to New Orleans or whereever the hurricane hits. McCain has made a big bold amazing pick which knocks Obama’s fake campaign to the dirt – buried.]
There is really not much to say. The Party’s Over.
Having committed suicide, the unDemocratic Party chose to have a state funeral in Denver. The jut-jawed Barack Obama strutted onto a massive constructed stage which Il Duce would have loved.
Michelle Obama broke out another cocktail dress from her Chicago supply house of cocktail dresses and joined her husband to preside at the unDemocratic funeral in Denver.
Big Media was jubiliant – their tool finally had the nomination. But as we have written repeatedly, Obama will eventually concede – in NOvember.
Real Democrats mourned. President Lyndon Johnson who signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 was ignored. Ignoring LBJ was without doubt a concession to the Kennedy family.
Obama is a quick change artist who yesterday tried to change his guise into Hillary by plagarizing Hillary’s words and speeches. Fortunately for Hillary, Obama ignored tradition and did not bring, as is normal at these events, a flotilla of Democrats on stage with him. The spectacle was all Obama and for once we are thankful.
Last night’s comments section has plenty of analysis. No need to belabor the analysis here.
Last night the Democratic Party held a funeral. Today the Republican Party seizes the day.