Global Dashboard outlines the next big stunt from the McCain campaign, in reaction to the Troopergate investigation. I wouldn’t be totally surprised if something like this was in the wings. Would you?

  • Report is published. McCain/Palin campaign let the flames burn for a while (rather than rushing into douse them). Media frenzy builds.
  • Tearful Sarah Palin gives press conference to withdraw as VP. Presents herself as the victim of a sexist, elitist media that has drunk the Obama Kool-Aid. Can’t bear to be a distraction any longer, but promises to be back once she’s cleared her name in Alaska.
  • A shaken and angry McCain accepts her resignation. The base is in flames. The McCain camp seemingly in disarray.
  • A news cycle later – McCain is back with Romney as his new pick for VP. Announces that Romney’s job will be to work exclusively on the fallout from the financial meltdown. He’s the only man with the CV to get the US out of this mess.
  • McCain/Romney then run on experience in public, Obama’s character behidn the scenes and through surrogates (all the old stuff – but now also ‘He killed Sarah! The bastard’)
  • We all sit back to see whether, this time, the stunt will work.
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