Monday, November 3, 2008

Sarah Palin 2012

Assuming McCain loses tomorrow it is becoming increasingly clear that Sarah Palin is being groomed to be the republican presidential candidate for 2012. I have always maintained my surprise that George Bush's neo conservative crew failed to groom a successor. It seems clear to me that a moderate republican is unelectable because they are unable to effectively rally the christian right base. I personally think that many evangelicals want Obama to win in the hope that he will crash and burn (Jimmy Carter style) driving the final nail into the coffin of liberal ideology. This would pave the way for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 and storm to victory much how Reagan did over Carter in 1980. This is my theory anyway and I'm sticking to it. I think many on this side of the pond do not appreciate the extent to which John McCain has angered his own crowd over the years. He may be a hawk on Russia, the war on terror ect but on social issue he regularly clashes with the christian right famously saying in 2000 that Pastors Gerry Falwell and Pat Robertson were agents of intolerance. Consequently the massive evangelical electorate could never get behind McCain they way they did Reagan and Bush. If he loses, that's ultimately the reason. Sarah Palin on the other hand looks like she was created in an evil evangelical laboratory and will no doubt, in the event of an Obama victory begin on Wednesday morning her campaign to win back the white house for the real republicans in 2012. Lets just hope she is more statesman like than this.

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