You must drop everything and read this fascinating article from the UK’s Telegraph about the very dire straits of the GOP. Because the Republicans are so viciously divided right now, I don’t think it’s going to be possible for them to get their act together and steal the election. If you recall the travesties in Ohio and Florida in 04 and 00, these were–as I read them–quite organized thefts. Not so this year. Not only does it seem that the Obama campaign is on the case, but the GOP has already had its ass handed to them in a couple of court rulings on voter registrations that seem to favor the Democrats.
However, the real reason why I’ve written this post is because of the article warning the GOP is on the verge of civil war:
“Aides to George W.Bush, former Reagan White House staff and friends of John McCain have all told The Sunday Telegraph that they not only expect to lose on November 4, but also believe that Mr Obama is poised to win a crushing mandate.
They believe he will be powerful enough to remake the American political landscape with even more ease than Ronald Reagan did in 1980.”
Here is the part that nearly knocked me off my chair:
“Mr McCain is now facing calls for him to sacrifice his own dwindling White House hopes and focus on saving vulnerable Republican Senate seats which are up for grabs on the same day.
Their fear is that Democrat candidates riding on Mr Obama’s popularity may win the nine extra seats they need in the Senate to give them unfettered power in Congress.” (emphasis added)
Did you get that? Some of the GOP want McCain to concede! I’ve never in my life have read or heard anyone calling for a nominated presidential candidate of a major political party to quit just days before an election. I can see where this could be discussed in the days after the votes are cast, but this seems unprecendented to me.
The Republicans know they are going to lose big and the stage is set for a major bloodbath and in-fighting that will last for who knows how long.