Incredible (for McCain)

Strings of good luck can’t last forever.  But this has one sure lasted a long time for McCain.  Clues of the out-of-touchness of the national media only help the McCain camp, as they alienate Americans from the Establishment’s childless norms:

The Weekly Standard
From the New York Times:
In the press galleries at the convention, journalists wrinkled their noses in disgust when Piper, Ms. Palin’s youngest daughter, was filmed kitty-licking her baby brother’s hair into place. But to many Americans — including some I talked to in the convention hall — that looked like family church on Sunday, evidence of good breeding and sibling regard.
HT: NewsBusters

Elsewhere McCain is at 48%+ on intrade, and has quite the lead against Obama.

A while back, people were calling McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as VP a hail-mary pass.  It wasn’t.  It was a statue-of-liberty play.  Much easier to execute than a statue-of-liberty, it requires only the cluelessness ot the opposition to work.

And Obama’s pick, in retrospect, is politically quite clueness.  (If substantively sound for a Democrat).

 

A good analogy for Obama would be Oklahoma’s defense against Boise State.  It should have worked.  Most times,  it would have.

6 thoughts on “Incredible (for McCain)”

  1. Obama’s pick of Biden was a defensive, eat-up-the-clock play of a frontrunner. Rejecting Hillary was an indication that he thought the election was in the bag and he could think about being in the White House without the Clintonian psychodrama. Alas for him, McCain managed to put the race back into contention. I think the Palin pick was a “Hail Mary pass”. McCain was not only losing but he was headed to inevitable defeat unless he did something dramatic and unexpected to change the game. He did. Now, the game is really on. McCain is still behind. But he has momentum and Obama will have to scramble to win. The coronation will not be televised — because there will be no coronation.

  2. Bizarrely, intrade shows Hillary with a 3.5 chance of victory. Perhaps this is a proxy for Obama dropping out?

    Gloating must end soon. Eventually Obama will sober up from the sucker punch. But we should be able to enjoy one good day.

  3. No gloating indeed. Obama is still ahead. He will still probably win.

    But, yes, this is all good. And now there is hope of beating him. And there is no way, now, he can just float into the White House trailing clouds of glory as if the Heavens had ordained his Messiahship.

  4. Now that Obama talks about joining the military [1], delaying his tax hikes [2], and taking abortion more seriously [3], he’s sounding more and more like one of the anti-Obama critics that Andrew Sullivan loved to skewer.

    The intrade reaction today may be a case of panic selling against Obama. The Obama Camp’s reaction we see today may just be panic.

    [1] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/barackobama/2700555/Barack-Obama-wanted-to-join-the-US-military.html
    [2] http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080907/D93228880.html
    [3] http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080907/D932334O2.html

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