MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Sun Aug-31-08 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #10
70. Obama/Biden won't touch it. The MSM will not pursue it.
But that leaves the other 98% of the media, which will look at it.
The way it plays out is this:
1) the initial reaction from women was negative -- they are LESS likely to support McCain. If this story is true, not only is she a golddigger, but she is a clear liar. This will prevent most women from warning up to her.
2) The initial reaction from Men was favorable -- MORE likely to vote for McCain. The reason is pretty obvious. She is hot, and if that old dag can figure out how to have a multi0millionaire keep him and a hottie at his side every day, well, that guy gets my vote. But when men find out she was lying about this baby, well that's just creepy. Most men will lose their enthusiasm for her because we have all met hot-looking women who are nuts, and that are big trouble. Men have instincts for this.
3) The one place she helps is the fundie vote. But if this story is true, a few of them will be troubled by that. Truth is, most of them live their lives with moral dissonance like this. The truth is rarely the same as the holier-than-thou aura. So who knows, they might close ranks around her.
But when this comes out into the open, McCain will have to disown her because there comes a time when the MSM would have to start asking questions.
It is OK for the National Enquirer to lead the way. After all, its readership is right in the middle of McCain's wheelhouse.
I imagine there are some very intense discussions going on this very minute at McCain Central. By now, they have probably confronted her and learned it is true.
They are now looking at their options, all of which suck.
A) Throw her under the bus today and announce Romney as VP at the convention
B) See if the story will just go away. Try to ignore it.
C) Decide they are going all the way with Palin, which means they will have to get ultra dirty with Obama to take attention away from Palin.