Friday, November 07, 2008

It's Never Too Early To Start Running For 2012

You've probably been astonished by the force with which Sarah Palin has been thrown under the bus in the last few days. Why would McCain campaign staffers be so mean! Well, a darn good explanation is coming out of the Palmetto Scoop.

The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin.

FOX News Channel reported Wednesday that some staffers intentionally leaked negative information to the media about Palin in the final hours of the campaign that painted the Alaska governor as naive, incompetent, and needy. And my sources said that all of those leaks came from the Romney faction of the McCain campaign.

But why would they want to bury the person for whom they were working?

Because they reportedly realized that, regardless of a McCain win or loss, Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016. And that made her a threat to a possible second run by Romney. You do the math.

(h/t Wonkette)

This makes sense to me. Just seeking revenge isn't that common in politics; but seeking revenge to advance an agenda is considered pretty good strategy. Who'd have thought the negative campaigning would start so early? Plus, it's a delicious match up, pitting the Romney splinter against the Palin splinter. Man, by 2012 there's gonna be more variations of "Republican" than there are of "Buddhist."


Publius said...

I am SOOOOO anti-Romney. I hope this guy fades away... no, not fades, BLINKS OUT.

Brutus II said...

Your variations remark made me laugh out loud in a room by myself. So true my friend. I can't say I agree with everything you've written, but the facts in that statement are undeniable, today. By the time 2012 rolls around though, I think the emergence of the young conservatives will be in full swing and will overrun the old country club repubican moderates. I'm not 100%, but when it happens, remember, I said it here first.

Brutus II said...

....i hate mis-types! damnit. R-e-p-u-b-l-i-c-a-n

Danielk said...

Lol... Et Tu, Brutus II?

There is a lot that I like about conservatism - fiscal responsibility and free-market solutions are usually good ideas. What do these young conservatives you speak of stand for?

As boring as it was, the eighties and nineties with their moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats having all the power and the far-right and far-left ones relegated to the margins seems like a much better model nowadays. Moderates do less damage.