Friday, August 30, 2013

GOP admit 2008 Presidential election mistake

by +Brad Naylor

The Republican party have announced that they made an error in judgement regarding their choice of candidate for the 2008 Presidential election. The team of John McCain and Sarah Palin were selected to go up against Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

John McCain vs Barack Obama 2008
John McCain vs Barack Obama 2008
The GOP were looking to place a die-hard pro 2nd amendment tough guy in the race and one name came forward. Unfortunately there was a mix up with the paperwork and John McCain was added as a contender instead of the original favorite, John McClane.

McClane is a New York cop whose marriage is in a constant state of flux. He has been described by many as being a "foul-mouthed, wisecracking, no-nonsense New York cop with an itchy trigger finger and a never-say-die maverick spirit" which is just the kind of person the Republicans were looking for. Then when he get's re-elected in 2012 he could say something witty like, "How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?" after he beats Obama's older brother, Simon, to the Oval office.

John McCain sounds like John McClane
An easy mistake to make, I suppose
The Republican Party already had the campaign posters printed and ready to go, and were just waiting on confirmation from McClane as to who his running mate would be for the 2008 Presidential election. At the time Sarah Palin certainly was nowhere on the horizon, with Sgt. Al Powell and his Twinkies fetish in the lead to be vice President.

The 2008 election poster with the misspelled name
The misspelled name and website were the first sign that someone screwed up
It was an unfortunate coincidence that lurking in the depths of the Republican party was a senator with the name John McCain, who instantly jumped on the error and started doing TV and radio interviews regarding his (surprise) election campaign. The GOP not wanting to appear foolish endorsed his campaign and even his choice to invite Sarah Palin onto the no-chance express. They even stole the word 'maverick' from McClane's resume and used it constantly.

The rest of this election story is firmly written in the annals of history, however in an almost unbelievable twist, thanks to an auto-correct error, John McCain has been accidentally cast in Die Hard 8 which starts filming in 2014.
John McCain Die Hard 8
I didn't know that was how you spell 'Yippee Ki Yay'!
Do you think McClane would have won in 2008? What quotes do you think we would have had from John McClane in the election campaign?

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