As McCain continues to slip in the polls, with just one debate and three weeks to go until Election Day, yack-radio host Michael Savage put forth an interesting theory. ("Interesting" in the "watch a marshmallow explode in the microwave" sense.) He seems to think that Mitt Romney was all lined up to be McCain's VP choice but that the tea leaves were not boding well for the economy, which prompted the RNC to push McCain to leave Romney on the sideline for 2012 and pick up Sarah Palin as electoral cannon fodder.
I don't buy that for a number of reasons, just one of which being that putting Romney on the ticket would've given him a great opportunity to flex his economic muscle, albeit at the expense of overshadowing McCain.
That and McCain hates him.
Savage has become an empty can. He echoes the same rhetoric he always has and I'm just tired of him. His show is still pretty strong in the ratings, but I get pretty war-weary of the conservative talkers and the constant barrage of things Dems want to do to destroy our country. Don't get me wrong, I'd get sick of lib-talkers too if there were actually any on the air anywhere.
But with The One opening a larger lead nationally - 5 or 6 percentage points in most polls, with more than 360 electoral votes at least leaning his way - he would appear to have this thing all but wrapped up. That'll give the Dems the White House, probably a firmer majority in the House and possibly a veto-proof majority in the Senate. Come late January, they'll have no excuses.
Meanwhile, the Republicans can cycle out some dead wood.