Skip to comments.5 Myths About Obama's Win
Posted on 11/16/2008 7:39:41 AM PST by Bill Dupray
There Something About Sarah.
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Bingo. Many conservatives were voting for 2 reasons in this election: (1) Get Sarah Palin in the Vice-Presidents mansion, and (2) Deny the White House to a radical Marxist. The identity of the Republican nominee was irrelevant. Had McCain not picked Palin, this election would have been a bloodbath.
Spot on. Exactly.
I’m in complete agreement.
McCain lost the election when he didn't mention the above in debate number one. It was Sarah's weak point too.
If McLame didn’t pick Palin, I was prepared to declare it the end of the world and help usher it in by voting the Zero.
I’ve decided to vote Conservative and not Republican. This party-loyalty strategy is proving to be counter-productive. The conservative philosophy is losing to party loyalty.
McCain lost the election when he didn’t mention the above in debate number one. It was Sarah’s weak point too.
Yes, and McCain held her back. We know that much. It was a pathetically weak campaign.
That was his one opportunity to pin the entire economy on the Democrats in a year when the economy was the dominant issue. He blew it because he is a feckless moderate who is more interested in getting along with his opponents than he is with doing the right thing to help the country.
Sarah would have beaten the Dems like a rented mule with the Fannie/Freddie issue, but McCain was giving the orders and all she could so was salute and carry them out. No choice on that.
My wife and I are in complete agreement and voted for exactly the same reasons. We'll have to get together for tea some time ...if that's allowed under a Marxist regime.
Jindal would have motivated the base as well, and may have helped McCain a bit more than even Sarah did. Unfortunately, Sarah's couple of weak interview performances put some doubt into voters.
Or not. Exit polling suggests that there was no statistically significant increase in voting among either group. Black voters made up 11 percent of the electorate in 2004 and 13 percent in 2008, while young voters comprised 17 percent of all voters in 2004 and 18 percent four years later.
I have a problem with this myth. You have a 2% increase in black voters and a 1% increase in young voters- that's 3% and McCain lost by 4%. It would have been much closer if not for those 2 groups.
'pathetically weak' is even an understatement. If it wasn't for Joe the Plumber finally making some sense of what Obama was proposing, McCain would have lost by much more.
Agree with that. You know you are in trouble when your candidate is such an idiot that a plumber from Ohio can better articulate capitalist economic principles.
Yes, and even with the great assist from Joe the Plumber the McCain campaign was still inept at shredding Obambi’s “tax policy” — they still carried out the debate on Obama’s turf, allowing the claim that “95%” would see a tax cut or everyone under “$250,000” so then the Obamanators and Media were able to make fun of Joe the Plumber.
It should have been made clear that the “95%” was a dishonest number pulled out of David Axelrod’s ass for campaign purposes, and that in reality Obama would raise taxes on a far wider range of Americans, especially with his huges wish list of nearly $1 trillion in new programs.
I had pretty much zero interest in voting for McCain.
He got Sarah Palin on board and I was all in.
I think that had a lot to do with his loss not being a complete lopsided mess.
Had McCain not chosen Governor Palin, I might have written Porky Pig or Bugs Bunny—but not Mickey Mouse, who is registered as a Democrat in Florida.
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