More and more episodes revealing the lunacy of the GOP base continue to coming to light such as at a Palin rally in Scranton where shouts to kill Obama were heard. Meanwhile, high placed Republicans continue to jump ship and/or trash McCain, as the fate of the Party appears to dim. Among the latest to condemn McCain is Matthew Dowd, a prominent political consultant and chief strategist for George W. Bush's reelection campaign as is being reported by the Huffington Post. Apparently, Dowd eviscerated John McCain on Tuesday for his choice of Sarah Palin as vice president. Here are some highlights:
Dowd proclaimed that, in his heart of hearts, McCain knew he put the country at risk with his VP choice and that he would "have to live" with that fact for the rest of his career. "They didn't let John McCain pick the person he wanted to pick as VP," Dowd declared during the Time Warner Summit panel. "When Sarah Palin got picked instead of Joe Lieberman, which I fundamentally believed would have given John McCain the best opportunity in this race... as soon as he picked Palin, that whole ready versus not ready argument was not credible."
Saying that Palin was a "net negative" on the ticket, he went on: "[McCain] knows, in his gut, that he put somebody unqualified on the ballot. He knows that in his gut, and when this race is over that is something he will have to live with... He put somebody unqualified on that ballot and he put the country at risk, he knows that."