Was John McCain the “Designated Loser”, a Trojan horse to capture the Republican nomination so that the Democratic nominee did not have to face a more conservative Republican?
In my opinion, it appears that the answer is yes.
First, find a copy of Phyllis Schlafly’s 1964 book A Choice Not an Echo: The inside story of how American Presidents are chosen and read it.
Then ask who the “establishment” candidate was in 2008. I contend that it was McCain.
Consider that George Soros not only donated heavily to Obama’s campaign but also has been donating money to McCain for years…
In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry’s Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.
I believe the game plan was to use the media, Democratic crossover voters (in MI and FL), and two stalking horses (Thompson in SC and Giuliani in FL) to ensure the Republican nomination was wrapped up for McCain in a 33 day Blitzkrieg from the January 3rd Iowa Caucuses to “Super Duper Tuesday” on February 5th. McCain must have expected all of his Republican rivals to drop out of the race by the night of the February 5th. Why else would he have planned a trip to Europe for the weekend after? Seriously, who plans a trip to Europe in the middle of a Presidential primary?
On Wednesday, February 6, 2008, John McCain said he was canceling travel plans that would have taken him to Europe that weekend. Why? So he could “wrap this up as quickly as possible.” (One should ask who McCain was going to meet in Europe)
It appears that in a “behind closed doors” meeting with “prominent Republicans“, Romney was convinced to quit the race, back McCain, and do everything he could to get Mike Huckabee to quit. I’ve written several previous posts about McCain and the Republican primary:
Conservatives lost the 2008 race when Mike Huckabee quit on March 4th, believing McCain had finally reached 1191 pledged delegates. Strangely enough, McCain waited another week…and until winning the Mississippi primary challenged only by Ron Paul…to display a banner of “1191″ at his March 11th Mississippi victory party. What if, after weeks of being hounded by the media to quit, Huckabee actually quit too soon?
McCain took his victory trip to Europe after winning Mississippi…but he disguised it with his trip to Iraq. His itinerary was kept secret “for security purposes”.
McCain sunk the entire Republican Party with his support of the Bailout in September. He should have opposed it. Democrats let their members who were in tight electoral challenges vote against the bailout. Any Republican that supported it bought the lies about what would happen if they didn’t pass it. In doing so, they lost any credibility as “fiscal conservatives”, and demoralized the base. That, along with Democrat fraud, combined to give Democrats victories in races from the Presidency to Senate and House races, Governorships, etc.