Come and have a drink, Massie.
Bob D |
November 04, 2008 at 11:05 PM
Good blog, Alex, nice reading on ths bleary-eyed but happy morning.
In retrospect, should McCain have taken on his own party at the convention? Suppose he demanded Tom Ridge as VP, and sparked a walkout by the fundies?
There's a precedent - in 1948, Truman defied the Dixiecrats over Civil Rights. They bolted the Convention and put up a third-party candidate who won the Deep South. But Truman won the election in possibly the biggest upset victory of the 20th century.
The religious right would ultimately have held there noses and voted for McCain in the end. McCain could have presented himself as a true maverick, defying his party to campaign for real change. And Ridge would have been more effective than Palin on security and the economy, besides being more popular and having more substance than Joe the Plumber in places like Pennsylvania.
Joe the Plumber, licensed or not, plumbed McCain's darkest depths.
I thought Maureen Dowd had the parable of the evening on the BBC: "It was like the Royal Family and Prince Charles. McCain wanted to marry Joe Lieberman, but the GOP wouldn't agree. So they forced him to marry Sarah Palin, a pretty young thing like Princess Diana, who has all the surface attributes they thought were needed. But ultimately the chemistry was not there; the two could not agree, and ended up in two polarized camps. Now McCain just wants to get back to Joe Lieberman".
November 05, 2008 at 10:25 AM
As predicted by my good self in the liveblog, Melanie Phillips has gone completely insane and is now officially the Spectator's mad aunt in the attic:
November 05, 2008 at 06:39 PM
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