Sunday, July 17, 2016

-Much Ado About Veeping...

One of the most famous and controversial VP picks in the History of the United States was Theodore Roosevelt being selected by William McKinley. What did Teddy say about that honor?
 "I would a great deal rather be anything, say professor of history, than vice president." 
For a few weeks, there has been speculation as to whom would be the Trump choice for veep. Ann Coulter wrote a lengthy article on Trump's first mistake in the form of a Veep selection. Other pundits went bananas over the Newt or Christie prospect. The selection of Mike Pence was met with the same "insider vs outsider" debate.
It's all hogwash. The important takeaway from the Veepstakes focuses on the ability for Trump to have completely stolen the limelight from Hillary. No one cares about Hillary. Her campaign was all about her being a woman, forget about everything else. She is shrill in speech and is like vinegar to sugar in the fly-catching department. The media loses ratings when they try to feign excitement over Hillary. People don't care about her VP choices. They really don't care about Trump's, but a phenomena not seen since the days of Howard Stern on WNBC is happening. 
In the famous exchange below, substitute Trump for Stern and just imagine this conversation happening at Clinton HQ:

Researcher: The average radio listener listens for eighteen minutes. The average Howard Stern fan listens for - are you ready for this? - an hour and twenty minutes.
Pig Vomit: How can that be?
Researcher: Answer most commonly given? "I want to see what he'll say next."
Pig Vomit: Okay, fine. But what about the people who hate Stern?
Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day.
Pig Vomit: But... if they hate him, why do they listen?
Researcher: Most common answer? "I want to see what he'll say next."

Trump has harnessed that same effect. The people that get paid for political prognostications aren't picking up on the method and the madness. The same people that tell us all year long that VP doesn't matter are suddenly overwhelmed by the VP process.  I read and listened to a few VP analysis' just to to prove my point. The focus is squarely on Hillary because she is out of options and is rapidly sinking even with the help of the media and Soros. Some on the nevertrump right are lamenting the Pence choice and anticipate Hillary to make her "over the top pick". I think it was Glen Beck that went into a frothing lather about how Hillary will pick her Mondale and it ill be ll over...
What nonsense. I want to remind people why Jimmy Carter won the presidency and it had nothing to do with Fritz Mondale. The GOP was split between apologetic nice guy Gerry Ford and the well spoken strong man Ron Reagan. Reagan was vilified for splitting the party.
Bill Clinton was elected not because of his choosing Al Gore, but because Ross Perot split the conservatives. Remember Ross Perot selected Stockdale who probably hurt him a bit, but seriously, Perot still garnered a massive popular vote.

So Trump could've selected Gilbert Godfried and nothing would change. Hillary can raise the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt and it wouldn't matter. This is her final act in the vaudeville of her career.  She made a hell of a run and now should do us all a favor and retire from politics. She has no chance. Getting the Sanders endorsement was as exciting as denture adhesives. For laughs, I hope she picks Liz Warren because that would continue to stoke the humor from the alt-right. Maybe she'll pick a LGBTQ Latino Politician to further demonstrate that the Dem Party could give a rat's ass about the rest of the country. It doesn't matter. She has to do something big and it won't be a VP pick. Put a fork in her campaign...

It reminds me of the old Bugs Bunny vs Daffy Duck rivalry.

1 comment:

chess said...

I think it is hers to lose and maybe she will.... what is interesting to me right now is the libertarian candidate has 13%. If he reaches 15% he will actually be on the ballot.. I am not up to snuff on that voter profile but it could shake some things up....

and i will say that one of your followers named Keith sent me a good Sultan article that flows from your recent postings.

And I am tired of this drip drip drip shit of killing of police.. Stop this chicken shit sniper crap and bring it on. My heart goes out to those folks. This clip is what our police and this country need to say