John McCain is throwing a temper tantrum. Last week, the rumors were that he told the GOP he wanted Joe Lieberman as his running mate. He may have even promised his good friend the job. He determined that this would bring in a good number of Independents and Democrats and he wouldn’t need the Christian right. They wouldn’t vote for Obama anyway.
Then, in a fit of rage, he selected Sarah Palin because he’d make sure that the party leaders would be furious.
McCain probably assumes that within the month, Palin would have to drop out for one of a myriad of reasons as the media and Democrats do their vetting. I’m betting that they’re going to say it is for the sake of their daughter Bristol. The attention she is getting from the horrible and mean-spirited media and ‘Democrat’ Party made it unbearable as good, decent, Christian parents to continue in the race. So regrettably, she will withdraw.
At the last minute, when McCain would have the GOP in a desperate state, they’d agree with a Lieberman selection figuring that he’d get those moderates voters. Maybe he’d even get the religious right since he at least attempted to reach out to them with the Palin pick and as a consolation would promise conservative Supreme Court justice selections and maybe a Conservative Christian in his cabinet.
There would be ‘joy in McCain-ville.’