Monday, September 8, 2008

A nightmare scenario!

I am puzzled. In the primaries, all conservative candidates could do no good in the eyes of the voters, and McCain was massively favoured over the more conservative candidates. But he did not do good enough against Obama in the polls. But the most puzzling was that the republicans, who themselves voted massively for him, did not get really excited. Weird....

Now he has whipped up an ultraconservative female VP-candidate, and suddenly things are really different. I listened to parts of their acceptance speeches, and bluntly, it felt to me that the republican base was more enthusiastic for the attacking rhetoric of Palin than for McCain.

McCain is old, and various fundamentalist christians already have start praying for the untimely death of McCain so that their ultraconservative darling can become the president. And I am sure that there are fanatic christians out there that at least hope someone will help McCain to see his creator in an untimely manner.

In short, we have a nightmare scenario here. With this scenario, the conservative right has the option to get an ultraconservative president in the white house, more conservative than that they would be able to elect directly. This back-door with an old dude that can die every day, and a ultraconservative VEEP, could be the far worst thing even happened to this country.

I fear that McCain/Palin will win. After that, lets hope he lives long enough and does not get assassinated.....

3 comments:

Brainwise said...

I don't want to overly concern you (or perhaps I do), but consider that John McCain is unlikely to run for a second term. I cannot recall where or when this was stated, but let's just take it at face value considering his age. That means his VP selection is also pretty much the GOP's candidate in 2012. So, assuming the Rs win in 2008, it's going to be Palin vs some Democrat for the Oval Office four years from now. And in most elections, the odds are with an incumbent Prez, or the incumbent's VP.

Are you trembling?

Siglind said...

No worries, I can always escpae to the other side of the Atlantic, and leave it to the Americans to get rid of their christian theocracy.

Brainwise said...

Oh, believe me. Should a Christian theocracy take further hold in this nation, there are Americans who will rise up and break its shackles.

(At least I hope I won't be alone in that effort).