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McCain hoping for racism to rear its head??

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spinning27, May 18, 2008.

  1. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    If you read Dick Morris today in the Washington Post, he advises McCain to run to the center and abandon the right-wing pandering he's been engaged in for the last eight years.


    However, this article today seems to indicate that McCain is going to label himself as a "conservative Republican" and Obama as a "liberal Democrat," hoping that the election ultimately comes down to race.


  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    My main thought is that absolutely nowhere in that article does it even remotely suggest that McCain is hoping for racism to surface, even though you slapped that on the heading of the thread.
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    It's not an unreasonable question to ask, because whether he's hoping for it or not, he'll likely benefit from it.
  4. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    And based on the demographics of some primary results, Obama will benefit from people voting for him simply because he's not white.

    This is such a circular argument. Yes, race is an issue. Can either candidate gain a clear advantage from that?
  5. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    If McCain is running to the right, he's either completely tone-deaf or taking a calculated gamble that he can't win the independent vote because of the Republican problems and is thus hoping the election comes down to race.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's a double-edged sword.

    In order to get the nomination, he has to please the hard core conservatives.

    In order to win the presidency, he has to please the moderates.

    I think McCain is closer to being a moderate, but based on what happened in 2000, he knows the game he has to play in order to get the nomination.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member


    He's painting Obama as "Liberal" because a huge percentage of the people in this country shit their pants when they hear the word "liberal."

    And seriously, what's McCain going to do? He's conservative. To pretend otherwise is just going to antagonize the base.
  8. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    In other words, 2+2 = 5.
  9. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    The Morris article was pure, premium bullshit. It basically did everything but flatout say some people won't vote for Obama because he's black. The guy goes from being a Democratic operative to being a rightwinger in the span of one hooker. He's all fluff and nothing else.
  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

    But, isn't it, no matter how sick the logic is, the truth?
  11. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Banking on a strategy that recently worked like a charm for Republicans in those well-known swing states, Louisiana and Mississippi.

  12. Ah, the Straight Talk Express!
    Biggest. Fake. Ever.
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