McCain has lost the battle to try and woo Clinton voters to his side. Now the idea is to get the conservative base riled up in hopes that they will rally around McCain, by blaming the current scandal involving McCain’s VP pick on the Media.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — John McCain’s campaign on Wednesday angrily called for an end to questions about its review of Sarah Palin’s background, deriding a “faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee” for vice president
“This nonsense is over,” declared senior campaign adviser Steve Schmidt in a written statement.
The Palin pick has obviously become a problem, and it’s not simply because of Palin’s teenage daughter’s pregnancy. McCain belongs to the party of “family values”. McCain belongs to the party that advocates “abstinence only” programs. And now the VP’s teenage daughter has revealed that she’s pregnant. It makes the GOP look like hypocrites. If Palin can’t keep her own house in order, based on the values she and her party preaches and laws she and her party tries to enact, then how is she and her running mate supposed to keep the White House in order? It makes McCain look incompetent for picking her in the first place. In turn, it embarrasses the GOP.
Now McCain feels he has no choice but to start a fight with the Media over the coverage of Bristol’s pregnancy, hoping to fire up the base to rally around Palin and get out the vote
According to CNN, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) pulled out of a scheduled interview with the network after a segment with Campbell Brown and a top McCain spokesman Monday night in which Brown asked for examples of a foreign-policy decision made by Republican vice president pick Sarah Palin.
McCain throwing hissy fits just plays into the narrative that he’s unstable and has an uncontrollable temper. McCain’s problem with Palin is that HE DOESN’T KNOW WHO SHE IS. Nobody, including the GOP base, knows who the hell Palin is. They’re only learning about her as the media does, and it’s not good. McCain is stuck between a rock and a hard place, because the narrative has been written. AND HE WROTE IT.
Sarah Palin is an embarrassment to the GOP and John McCain is incompetent.