MCain Whiners Crumpling Under Campaign Pressure

I wonder why?

Steve Schmidt, Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) top campaign strategist, yesterday accused the media of being “on a mission to destroy” Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) by displaying “a level of viciousness and scurrilousness” in pursuing questions about her personal life. Schmidt said the McCain campaign feels “under siege” by news inquiries on Palin.

Let us review the situation that got you where you are, shall we?

  1. McCain picks Sarah Palin as his running mate.

  2. A - Barrage - Of - Epic - Proportions - Casting - Serious - Doubt - On - This - Reckless - And - Incompetent - Decision - Is - Unleashed - Upon - McCain.

Could the problem, just maybe, be the McIdiot that picked Palin in the first place? And just a thought - whining about the Palin pick afterwards doesn't help McCain's pitiful situation much.

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It reinforces their base's long held belief that the media is biased and always against the Republicans. And if it continues, particularly with some of the more egregious crap like this from Wolcott in Vanity Fair about Palin and McCain:

Soulmate...?
....or fuck buddy?

they will be able to generate a lot of sympathy support from others who are drawn to the underdogs or those unfairly attacked.

It is, was and will be what it has always been. Same for the Democratic party. Underdogs? Republicans have known something and exploited it for years... Americans like winners. And they like winners that appear to be strong.

That is exactly what they were trying to sell Palin as last night. A strong winner. Right wing blogs saying things like "I don't know who would win in a fight between Palin and Chuck Norris?" - they know what they are doing.

And so do I, IMHO.

When they have already shown their weakness... Exploit the hell out of it. Their side is already talking in the backrooms about how bad this pick is. On camera they are flacking it, but like the last link to the Noonan and Murphy video shows, they know she is a huge Achilles heel.

what some of their pundits are saying that gets caught on a live mic. This is about exciting their base so that they go to the polls in November. They like winners but they also like to portray those winners and their values as being under attack. From what I am hearing today from an office full of Republicans, last night was a success.

Right now the "Palin had an affair" scandal is breaking. Likely killing any and all "good Christofascist family" cred she had with an instant Bible upside the head.

It is a done deal now. McCain has one hell of a mess on his hands that is not so easy to back out of with the nominations done and he is guaranteed to have a scandal plagued campaign to his bitter end. Because America loves a sex scandal.

really bizarro.

No doubt they will all be happy elves later though.