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The “Other” Base September 4, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Democrats, McCain, News, Obama, Politics, Repiglicans.

Huffington Post

Oliver Willis

Posted September 4, 2008 | 04:24 AM (EST)

As is to be expected, the mainstream media is falling all over themselves to congratulate Sarah Palin on her speech and to get first in line for the next barbecue at the McCain compound(s). The consensus — and we know just how wrong the consensus usually is — is that Palin’s speech has consolidated and galvanized the conservative base. The first problem with this is that the conservative base has been mostly galvanized already. They are already spooked to the point of wetting their pants over the made up fantasy of the secret Muslim black man and his black militant wife turning the White House into a flophouse for the Black Panther Party. They are already there. What the pick did for McCain is get the last dregs of a dying voting bloc lined up for him.

The problem is the Palin pick and the traditional Republican nonsense she delivered has the side effect of rousting another base: Democrats. The Palin pick was originally sold as an appeal to Hillary Clinton voters — but what Clinton voter with an ounce of sense could possibly pull the lever for a ticket so proud of its knuckle dragging like McCain/Palin? Those already in the Obama camp and responsible for the Grand Canyon sized gulf in enthusiasm between the two candidates are just going to get fired up by Palin’s speech and the other promises of another Bush term being offered in the sparsely occupied Xcel arena (seriously, why can’t they get people to fill up all the seats in such a small venue?). Source Article



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