Just after the last post (one minute or so ago) I stumbled upon this article by the ever-prescient Max Keiser, talking about the fringe people:
Has the ‘Republican base’ become the fringe?Max Keiser, IntradeSubmitted: 10 12 2008
The ‘Republican base’ was very excited by the selection of bona-fide evangelical Sarah Palin. The McCain market has plunged, however, as the US voting population got a glimpse of that Republican base.
Rove’s creation has turned into a mob baying for blood and even John McCain seems downright alarmed and frightened by Palin’s supporters.
The Times reports:
WITH his electoral prospects fading by the day, Senator John McCain has fallen out with his vice-presidential running mate about the direction of his White House campaign.
McCain has become alarmed about the fury unleashed by Sarah Palin, the moose-hunting “pitbull in lipstick”, against Senator Barack Obama. Cries of “terrorist” and “kill him” have accompanied the tirades by the governor of Alaska against the Democratic nominee at Republican rallies.
The scenes from the Palin rallies remind me of that film, To Die For, in which a hot newscaster babe (played by Nicole Kidman) winks her way into the hearts of a group of young, impressionable teenagers who promptly do away with anyone standing in the way of her ambition. ‘All she wanted was a little attention’.
After hearing so much about Palin’s visciousness, it calls to mind this excellent and courteous debate.