I’m still determined to stay aloof from the presidential contest. But it occurred to me today, while digesting with appropriate shock the news of McCain’s hilariously poor vice-presidential pick, that he just might be sending the Democrats the message that he can nominate a pumpkin on a stick and still win, with the help of a bit of the old “election fraud.” After all, I’ll never forget — I was there, in Florida in 20001.
I don’t actually believe it for a second — in fact I think history will show that it’s one for the foot-shooting hall of fame, and this thing is as good as over — but I just want to be on record as having said it, so I can’t possibly be disappointed by the results.
Postscript: yes, I went there. Check out my upcoming 9-part series on electronic voter fraud in Ohio 2004, and also a lot of really excellent “first!!1!” comments on Atrios.
1) — I was not there. But I was covering it for talk radio at the time2, so I know what I’m talking about.
2) — Actually I was a producer3, not a host or a reporter per se, but I think you’ll still find I’m uniquely qualified to offer my opinion.
3) — A “technical producer” in fact, which if you get right down to it means that I was responsible for keeping the microphone signals within a reasonable range, and also pressing buttons and causing things like commercials and traffic reports to be played. I believe my original point still stands.