Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has no doubt that his former running mate Sarah Palin can defeat President Barack Obama in 2012 if she decides to run.
“Can she win the Republican nomination and can she beat Barack Obama?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked McCain Sunday.
“Of course she can — she can,” McCain insisted. “Now whether she will or not, whether she’ll even run or not, I don’t know.”
“A lot of things happen in campaigns, Chris. I was written off a couple of times and was able to come back. It will be a roller coaster ride for all of them before we finally arrive at our nominee. But she certainly is a major factor. And I believe that she can be very competitive,” he added.
“What about her high negatives, especially among independents?” Wallace wondered.
“I think that the, again, that’s what campaigns are all about. I’ve never seen anyone as mercilessly and relentlessly attacked as I have seen Sarah Palin in the last couple of years. But she also inspires great passion; particularly, among Republican faithful,” the Arizona senator explained.
Never seen anyone as mercilessly attacked? Really? The willful blindness required to say that is shocking in itself but I think there’s a more interesting dynamic going on here.
McCain is a craven sellout who abandoned every principle he ever had to take the shot at the oval office he felt he deserved. He knows full well that elevating an ignorant grifter like Sarah Palin into the veep slot was a hideous mistake and was a major factor (among many) that cost him the election.
But this statement – that she could win the nomination and defeat President Obama – is clear evidence that he is not only in full possession of all of his marbles, but a vicious and vengeful monster who no longer gives a rat’s ass about America.
He doesn’t really think Sarah Palin can win. He’s not that stupid. But he would love nothing more than for his encouragement to be the thing that finally tips her over the fence and gets her in the race. He PRAYS – probably sacrifices goats in a moonlit pentagram and smears the blood over a naked Cindy while chanting Vietnamese curses he learned in the Hanoi Hilton – that she wins the nomination.
Palin has said on many occasions that the reason they lost in ’08 was that the McCain campaign reigned her in; wouldn’t let her be herself; kept her from saying all the things she wanted to say in the way only she could say them; prevented her from truly connecting with those Real American people.
McCain would love nothing more than to be the first to call candidate Palin when the results are in and Obama has pulled 80% of the popular vote and retaken Congress with every downticket race going blue JUST to ask if she finally managed to connect with the American people.