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 I know that some object to very short diaries, but I want to put an idea out there and receive some feedback. The idea, which has me genuinely worried, is simply this:

    Will the McCain campaign try a political stunt tomorrow?

 I ask this because it would be in keeping with their previous behavior.  I'm still upset over the August 29th stunt where McCain managed to overshadow the brilliant conclusion to the Democratic convention with the announcement of Palin as his V.P.

 Tonight Obama will in all likelihood make a dramataic and effective presentation in his half hour 'infomercial.' The McCain camp is obviously desperate; what do you think they might try?  

Originally posted to mstew99 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 03:20 PM PDT.


What stunt will the McCainiacs try?

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  •  Sarah took care of that for him... (0+ / 0-)

    see this

    -- Hope is the adrenaline of the mind. --

    by Druid800 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 03:24:13 PM PDT

  •  to try and pull a poltical stunt (1+ / 0-)
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    Luthien Tinuviel

    they would  have to actually have a competent campagin.

    by GlowNZ on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 03:24:16 PM PDT

  •  Yes. They will post a real diary. n/t (0+ / 0-)
  •  They'll probably pull a stunt that will (0+ / 0-)

    undoubtedly backfire on them. The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight!

    "..tell me where it hurts and I'll tell you who to call.."

    by sking1957 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 03:25:53 PM PDT

  •  The groundwork's been laid (0+ / 0-)

     They're going with the Khalidi smear.


    "Le ciel est bleu, l'enfer est rouge."

    by Buzzer on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 03:27:21 PM PDT

  •  I don't know about a 'stunt' tomorrow (1+ / 0-)
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    WI Deadhead

    ...but I've been losing sleep considering one that they might pull: given all of the sound and fury about "voter fraud", I'm worried that the Republicans may make a ham-handed effort to fraudulently place a large number of votes for Obama, let the fraud be discovered, and make the claim that the Democrats stole the election in order to discredit the entire electoral process, and it's result.

    I know this sounds very tin-foil-hattish, but consider the fake documentation given to Dan Rather about Bush's record in the National Guard. It was widely speculated at the time that Rove was behind it, and even though the document was demonstrated to be a forgery, it didn't prove that the information was wrong. What it did do was discredit the entire story and make it go away.

    Okay, so the scenario I described is basically the same gambit - fake something to frame the other side and discredit the story. Then, no matter what the truth, no one will trust the narrative. It would also set up a justification for litigation to invalidate the election if it goes to Obama.

    As Rachel would say, somebody talk me down.

  •  a new policy announcement (0+ / 0-)
    If only he had some kind of forum, I bet he'd roll out a new, major policy announcement.  Wait!  He Does have a forum!

    Conveniently enough, CNN is giving him a free hour infomercial following the speech.  (Luckily PA voters will be busy watching the game)

    Possible rollouts:

    5)  Finally sharing his secret plan to catch OBL

    4)  He is stepping down due to "health reasons" and Newt/ Mittens/ Huckabee/ Sarah/ or Cheney will take his place at the top of the ticket.

    3)  ??? (YOU fill in this blank)

    2)  Sarah is stepping down "to spend more time with family" and she will be replaced by Newt/ Mittens/ Huckabee/ Rudy/ or Cheney

    1)  A free puppy for EVERYBODY (if he wins)! is America's Blog of Record

    by WI Deadhead on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 03:49:52 PM PDT

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