Everyone Loves John Whats-His-Name!

September 10th, 2008at 08:51pm Posted by Eli

Popular!  You’re gonna be popular!

Yes, John McCain is suddenly popular… for some maaaagical reason:

The McCain campaign is “very seriously considering” having McCain and Palin campaign together more often than not in the next two months, a senior campaign aide said, adding it could be the most a presidential and vice presidential candidate campaign in tandem in recent history.

The aide said the two have developed a strong chemistry together and will likely utilize it through joint rallies. He likened it to the chemistry Bill Clinton and Al Gore had in 1992, suggesting it was instinctive.

“Sometimes these vice presidential selections, the pairings, work in a magical way,” the aide told reporters on the Palin campaign plane, on condition of anonymity. The plane is en route to Fairbanks, AK, where Palin will see her eldest son off to military service.

The aide said there has been increased enthusiasm for the campaign as well, and the pair has been able to connect on energy and economic issues, as well as change. “And we like the images,” he said.

“There’s just a huge amount of enthusiasm,” he said. “It clicks.”

It’s not magic, it’s osmosis.  McCain is uncharismatic and a terrible speaker, and Sarah Palin is the Queen Bee Mean Girl.  Her appeal completely eludes me, but the fact is that Palin excites and intrigues conservatives and some independents, and John McCain… doesn’t.

So now he gets to pretend that all those fired-up chanting people are cheering for him… and that his name is Sarah McCain.

(h/t emptywheel)

Entry Filed under: Elections,McCain,Palin,Politics,Republicans


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