Thursday, September 18, 2008

Palin's church

This documentary video on Palin's church was the subject of a story in the Huffington Post.

Sarah Palin's Churches and The Third Wave from Bruce Wilson on Vimeo.

What is your explanation for why the McCain campaign hasn't vaporized by now?
  • The current Republican administration is despised;
  • Palin and McCain have both been shown to be manifestly incompetent;
  • Palin is a right wing religious nutcase;
  • McCain is a hypocritical and baldfaced liar;
  • McCain is a hothead who thinks war ("I know how to win wars. I know how to win wars.") is the solution to most problems and who is likely to keep us in the current one and get us into another one;
  • McCain's economic, health care, and other internal policies are essentially a copy (or worse) or Bush's;
  • Obama is a strong, intelligent, believable candidate.
In any other year, the Republicans would have melted down by now. Yet the polls show them as tied, with Palin perhaps even more popular than McCain. Certainly McCain and Palin have significant personal appeal. But it can't be just that? Can it? Are the American people that stupid? Besides, as the McCain campaign noted with envy, Obama has significant personal appeal as well. Or is it really just simple racism, with a significant portion of the population grabbing at any straw to avoid voting for an African American for president?

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