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  •  I think he may be betting that he (5+ / 0-)

    can give the base Palin and then do nothing else for them.  I would not be surprised to see McCain go way, way to the center, while his running mate stays out on the fringe.  And the two of them will simply not explain the discrepancy.

    I think the base would not mind that as much as one might think.  The question is: will the undecideds buy it?

    •  That's an interesting take. (2+ / 0-)
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      LithiumCola, bigjacbigjacbigjac

      A compromise ticket, of course.  It's certainly been done before.

      And it might work: Republicans have long shown they're quite capable of believing two contradictory things.

      Je suis inondé de déesses

      by Marc in KS on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 05:22:12 AM PDT

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      •  Not compromise...composite. (1+ / 0-)
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        McCain's compromising all by himself. What Palin adds for the right wing is the chance of having two years of McCain and two years of Palin, after McCain dies.

        RNC works to divide US again, this time, rural whites vs cities and blacks. They want a culture war for the next hundred years.

        by Inland on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 05:56:55 AM PDT

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    •  I hadn't thought of that (4+ / 0-)

      BUt how can mccain repair his image now and back to maverick while Obama hammers home the "90%" with bush?

    •  I think, were he to win, that he would ignore her (1+ / 0-)
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      He would attempt to set up, who knows how, some type of supportive group in a cabinet or alongside it, possibly inventing new areas of groundless authority, and they'd do good-old-boy routines on the thin ice between what was left of the W administration, the CIA-FBI-military, and a crashing economy. Amid constant vituperative clashes and unbelieveable disorganization.

      Within weeks, she would have dropped out of public scrutiny.

    •  Rs can have a "composite candidate" (1+ / 0-)
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      tuma

      Given the odds that Palin will take over from a dead or disabled McCain, they really are voting two for one, and she'll be campaigning in her constitutency...right wing churches, embittered rural whites....and he'll campaign in his...the media, pro war crazies.

      RNC works to divide US again, this time, rural whites vs cities and blacks. They want a culture war for the next hundred years.

      by Inland on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 05:56:00 AM PDT

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