“Voters Will Choose the Authentic Item Almost Every Time”

Ed Morrissey:

I said in 2006 that the reason why Republicans lost control of Congress is that, when faced with a choice between a Democrat and a Republican trying to act like a Democrat, voters will choose the authentic item almost every time.  That apparently applies within the Democratic bloc of voters as well.

That’s true in the 2010 Pennsylvania race for U.S. Senator, and was true in the 2008 race for President.

In my opinion John McCain is “a Republican trying to act like a Democrat”, and even though Sarah Palin is “the authentic item” of a Conservative, she couldn’t overcome the McCain factor.  McCain stupidly supported TARP, and led many Republicans to follow his lead into the TARP trap.

Voters who were matching John McCain vs. Barack Obama didn’t see much of a difference, and chose a Democrat over a Republican trying to act like a Democrat.

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5 Responses to “Voters Will Choose the Authentic Item Almost Every Time”

  1. Trevor Hilton says:

    Too bad many in the Republican leadership STILL haven’t gotten that through their thick heads!

  2. Ga.Peach says:

    IMO, I was quite shocked that McCain was not more forceful in his speak. He appeared so meek, unlike the many who described him as rude and belligerant in the Senate. I can only assume he did not want to come across as getting in the face of his rival. I kept thinking maybe he’s waiting to attack with all fours right at the time of election, but it never came. As now, something just wasn’t right.

  3. Ga.Peach says:

    Ditto! Palin 2012!

  4. Jax says:

    Really? They chose Nixon twice.

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