Thursday, November 6, 2008

Palin becomes scapegoat for McCain loss

After taking a major electoral vote whooping during Tuesday night's election, the McCain camp looks to pass blame and identify the source of failure. Lately, it seems like all fingers are pointing to Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK).

Now, let me get this straight, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hand picks Sarah Palin to be the Vice Presidential candidate of the ticket and the McCain camp annoints her as the trophy queen to be the savior of a struggling campaign. She injects some much needed energy into the campaign at the Repulican National Convention and is immediately elevated to rock star status (similar to Sen. Obama) drawing huge crowds at the rallies. Sounds like a winner so far.

Then came the infamous Katie Couric interview. That is when we really learned some stuff about Sarah Palin. Repeated gaffes after that raised some serious doubt in the minds of the voters, notably McCain supporters about Palin's ability to be President (in the event something should happen to a 72+ year-old McCain). Despite all the trickery and reported voter machine problems, Obama supporters showed up in force at the polls and in a virtual landslide elected the first African-American President in U.S. history.

Here is my message to the McCain camp: The McCain-Palin ticket goes down in defeat and you wanna blame Palin for your incompetencies and inability to run an effective campaign? Are you just mad that you didn't win and didn't get your way this time? How is it that Sen. now President-elect Obama was able to raise more than two times the money for his campaign? Why don't you guys just go find Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the rest of the right-wing extremists and all of you can have yourselves a big old pity party. Leave Gov. Palin out of this. I don't blame her for lashing out at the media, the McCain camp and even members of her own camp for these outlandish allegations. She is poised to come back in 2012 and become a formidable Presidential candidate after getting some more much needed "executive experience".

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