With McCain’s likely impending defeat next week, I suggest the Republican party’s national leadership consider the following:
– McCain’s campaign imposed an omerta on anything that could be even tangentially perceived as bringing Obama’s blackness into play. Nineteen months after Steve Sailer made known the Illinois Senator’s focus on taking white wealth and giving it to blacks, along with his close association with Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s glaring political weakness was left unexploited. Although all the hate over race took place on the left, McCain’s campaign continues to be denounced for being racist.
– McCain’s lifetime actions on immigration legislation earn him a grade of “D”, he has entered into a legislative amnesty alliance with Ted Kennedy, at his RNC acceptance speech he spoke of the “God-given right” of the “Latina daughter of migrant workers” to reach her full potential in America and disallowed other speakers from mentioning immigration at all, he chose strident open borders champion Juan Hernandez as his Hispanic outreach director, and he made three appearances before Hispanic groups in July alone (including La Raza). Obama, meanwhile, was clobbered among Hispanics in the Democratic primaries. For all of McCain’s hispandering and the uneasiness Hispanics showed for Obama, McCain is losing among Hispanics by more than 2-to-1.
– Despite a highly-publicized suspension of his campaign to ensure passage of one of the largest governmental bailouts in American history, McCain is being accused by Obama and portrayed in the major media as a diehard supporter of unregulated, hands-off free market capitalism.
– McCain was the major media’s favorite Republican Presidential candidate. How much goodwill does that count for? Pew Research reports:
By a margin of 70%-9%, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on Nov. 4.
In short, this most leftist of Republicans is being portrayed as a far right ‘extremist’.
From this, the GOP should conclude that following a couple steps behind the Democratic party in a race to the left is not a winning formula, nor will it endear Republicans to a leftist media.