Skip to comments.Did Operation Chaos Elect Obama?
Posted on 12/12/2008 7:38:25 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe reflects in an interview: "We went through as rigorous a primary as we've ever seen in our country's history, I think, and there's no doubt that made us a stronger general election candidate. A lot of our dirty laundry was aired, and we had practice in testing a campaign...because we had been through 54 primaries and caucuses, and run the gauntlet. McCain hadn't done that."
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It’s the economy, stupid...
Single women elected Obama.
No. Lazy slobs looking for a government handout elected Obama.
No, uninformed, uneducated voters elected Barak Houssein Obama - silly question.
Primary testing and prep had nothing to do with either one of their general races. McCain failed to use the summer to build the macro-case against Obama (Chicago connections, Acorn etc.) and then flubbed the September financial crisis. That, plus Obama massively outspending McCain and the MSM not vetting Obama, McCain was doomed to loose.
many conservatives stayed home.
Exactly. If this economic tsunami didn't happen McCain could have won easily.
Republicans put up an awful candidate who ran an awful campaign. I blame Rush.
The “centrists” McCain courted shunned him,.
...the liberal MSM elected Obambi by not vetting him and refusing to allow anyone else too by lies and using the race card...it can’t be any clearer
The MSM put Obama up against McCain and made sure the 0ne won.
Palin didn’t have 54 primaries and look at the bump she gave to the ticket.
I don’t see how it’s Rush’s fault that the Republicans put up an awful candidate who ran an awful campaign.
The main point of the “Operation Chaos” was to get hillary to win the primaries. As bad as she would is, she is still not as far left as obama, she can’t play the “race card” when she screws up, and...she is a natural born American citizen.
Operation Chaos succeeded in defeating Hillary. That was the goal. Insofar as Operation Chaos failed to defeat Obama as well (by pitting her vs. him), the two were smart enough to sort out their difference behind the scene before destroying each other in the final chapter of the primary.
Yes, Hillary might have lost to McCain had not Operation Chaos replaced her. We don’t know that, and McCain contributed greatly to defeating himself. He would have done far worse if not for Palin joining the ticket. Recall the anti-McCain “I’m never ever going to vote for him” hysteria* on FR when he won the nomination, which subsided only when he chose the perfect conservative POTUS candidate for VP.
(* - yours truly included.)
Here’s the deal:
Bush took a pounding for 8 long years and never bothered to respond and fight for the truth. He let Libby hang out to dry, as a case in point.
The MSM, Democrats, and liberals bashed Bush 24/7 for everything. The Bush administration chose not to fight for the truth and thought his silence was great bipartisanship and “above the fray”.
Bush took the country to war, loved the troops, and abandoned his leadership post to keep up support for the effort with the rest of the country.
As a result of all this, and the financial bailout calamity weeks before the election, the stars were all aligned to vote against Bush and for...anyone!
Obama with his billion dollar campaign of illegal money was able to show himself as passable. Coupled with the MSM’s help (they’re worth up to 15 points in a national election) and it didn’t matter. Mickey Mouse with a “D” after his name would have won.
McCain caused the election of Obama. Although, I still believe ‘OC’ was a mistake.
No, Peggy the Moocher elected Obama.
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