Credit Bleedstreet on DU for this. The while thread is both a hilarius and a very tragic read at the same time.
Whose to blame?
Blame McCain for running a lackluster campaign and doing himself no favors
Blame Mitt Romney for bringing his money to the primaries and essentially shutting other potential candidates (i.e. Newt) for running.
Blame Newt for appearing to bring conservative ideas and representing the cause, only to appear in a environmentalist-whacko commercial with Nancy Pelosi and to admit that he too would have voted for the $700B bailout.
Blame Mike Huckabee for running a populist (not conservative) platfrom under the auspices of social conservatism
Blame Fred Thompson for wasting a completely armed grassroots effort and showing a complete lack of enthusiasm for the people supporting him
Blame Rudy Guiliani for being wrong on the social issues and guns
Blame Ron Paul for thinking isolationism in the world today is still as practical today as it was in 1796
Blame Tom Tancredo for going through a whole early debate without ever bringing up “immigration”
Blame Duncan Hunter for giving up and supporting Mike Huckabee.
Blame the way the GOP sets up choosing a nominee by giving RINO states a winner-take-all format an advantage.
Blame George Bush who pretty much threw the House Republicans under the bus with comprehensive immigration and the bailout bill
Blame the House Republicans for allowing themselves to be thrown under the bus for the bailout
But most of all.....
Blame the 63,000,000 Americans that believed Joe the Plumber, Rev Wright, William Ayers, Spreading the Wealth, Winning the War on Terror, Supporting a baby’s right to life, etc was just not that important. You can’t fix stupid, and what we have is a large majority of stupid voters.
Blame the 3,000,000+ in PA that don’t mind being called racist or clinging to their guns or bibles with antipathy towards others not like them, or not caring that their coal jobs might go away.
Blame the 2,700,000+ in OH that don’t give a rat’s a$$ about Joe the Plumber and Spreading the Wealth
Blame the 3,000,000+ in FL that don’t might not becoming energy independent so they can pay $10 a gallon
Blame the 2,000,000+ in MI that don’t mind living in a recession and want it to get worse
And we could go on and on....
Bottom line: McCain ran a lackluster campaign, but given the information that was out there and the number of people listening to FOX News, talk radio, etc, these 63,000,000 knew the real Obama despite the MSM doing their best to hide it. They just didn’t care. And like I said before, you can’t fix stupid.
20 posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 12:46:13 PM by parksstp (For the first time in my adult life I am truly ashamed to be an American)