McCain win ruins Republican chance
February 11, 2008 —
The sheeple have spoken. In an unprecedented suicide-move, the Republican party will nominate John McCain, offering him at the election altar to be brutally picked at by the vultures of Billary Clinton or B. Hussein Obama. What awaits McCain in the general election is already set in stone: a close race and a tough loss to Clinton, or a devastating defeat by a younger, more vibrant, rock star of a politician in Obama.
It wasn't supposed to be this way. Mitt Romney, our native son, was the heir apparent to the GOP nomination, and the solution to the Bush administration pitfalls and the socialist-like Democrat policies. I take some comfort in knowing that maybe when McCain gets obliterated in the general, he'll give up presidential politics entirely. Are John McCain's presidential ambitions so self-involved, so arrogant and selfish that he's willing to risk a Democrat-controlled Executive branch? Apparently so.
The conservative movement is so dismayed at the prospect of a McCain nomination, Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees in Washington this week were actually encouraged by event organizers not to boo McCain during his address to the convention. It's a sad state of affairs when the future-GOP nominee for president of the United States has to worry about receiving boos at CPAC. His speech ended up falling flat, and boos were common amongst the audience on Thursday.
How could the GOP nominate the independent/liberal John McCain? It's a matter of simple arithmetic. Of the three major candidates remaining up until last Thursday, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney were splitting the conservative vote, enabling McCain to sneak ahead. That, coupled with McCain's new media-darling status after his South Carolina win, was hard to stop.
The GOP campaigns fought hard and worked together to oust Romney. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, along with McCain's campaign, wanted nothing more than to see Romney off of the ticket in November. Why? Because Romney is an outsider. He's not from Washington, and he had intentions to go there and shake things up.
For the first time, many die-hard Republicans are now paying more attention to the Democratic presidential primary instead of their own party's race. Conceding defeat with a McCain nomination leads to the GOP observers' obsession-like stare at the Democratic contest, knowing that whoever wins will be the next president. While Obama's record and policy stances are more liberal than Clinton's record and policy stances, is this simply to win the hearts of the liberal base of the party? Is America, especially the Democrats, ready for another Clinton in the White House?
The Democratic party has an amazing opportunity here. It's reminiscent to the 1980s and 90s when the winner of the NFC championship game was the guaranteed Super Bowl winner. The Super Bowl didn't matter - everyone knew the AFC team would be defeated. That's the same thing facing the country right now with the presidential election. And in keeping with the Democrat tradition of making this election all about race and/or gender, I implore all Democrats nationwide to vote carefully. You have two choices: the black guy, or the chick.