(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) I don’t care how many memos, deep background revelations, and/or surreptitious back-scratchings take place: former McCain adviser Steve Schmidt’s name will continue to be mud to the activist base of the Republican party. Hire him for your campaign, and watch enthusiasm for said campaign go off quietly to a corner, cough up a pint of blood or two, and straightforwardly die.
Hey, I’m just the messenger.
PS: There are three reasons why we lost in 2008 (full disclosure: hope did not die for me until Election Night itself):
- McCain wouldn’t ever, ever fight.
- The economy tanked in September.
- #1 and #2 then met and had a frightening monster baby which then proceeded to spiral in out of the Outer Dark to lay waste to our collective hopes and dreams in a two month waking nightmare of terror and pain.
#2 was not really under the McCain campaign’s control. #1, however…