Does anyone believe McRINO really wanted to win?
(Telegraph) — John McCain was urged to mount a last ditch legal challenge to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential victory but decided against it out of fear that holding back the historic election result would damage the US and could even lead to violence, according to a leaked memo from an American private intelligence firm.
The Republican presidential candidate was reportedly advised by aides to take the dramatic step of seeking an injunction to prevent the results in Ohio and Pennsylvania from being certified, a move that would have plunged the election night into chaos.
His campaign staff were said to have believed they had evidence of voter fraud in the two battleground states and could challenge the results in the court.
According to an analyst at Stratfor, the political intelligence company whose hacked emails are being published by WikiLeaks, Mr Mcain’s staff were still pleading with him to take legal action in the moments before he appeared on stage in Arizona to deliver his concession speech.
The email claims that the 75-year-old Vietnam War hero judged that the scale of Mr Obama’s victory was too great and believed the country would be damaged by a repeat of the contested 2000 election.
“McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence,” the analyst wrote in a memo titled “Insight — McCain #5 ** internal use only — Pls do not forward”.