According to Michael Hastings*, General Stanley McChrystal's favorite movie is Talladega Nights.
My theory is that he has watched one too many reruns of Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, and is channelling the nameless-disgruntled-pepper-spray-eating-former-special-ops-rogue-commando played by Everitt McGill (pictured above). As a result of his carefully cultivated, but true, tougher than thou image, the talk-radio circuit has brought up the idea of McChrystal for President. Actually, it is not a bad idea, and is just what this country needs, a physic to cleanse us after the current occupant leaves the White House.
However, I fear a different outcome. Remember, McChrystal voted for Obama, and it was plain as day, from the beginning of the campaign, what Obama was: a metrosexual, a member of the castrata elite, whose only skills were agitation and fund-raising. That McChrystal voted for Obama rather than the battlefield-tested McCain shows clearly that the general is not a hard core Republican.
Q: How could a guy like McChrystal vote for a guy like Obama?
A: Because his first choice was not in the race.
Hastings article makes one brief reference to another political camp that is neither the GOP nor Obama, but that has feelings for McChrystal, and is crouching in the wings waiting for the right moment to pounce:
Only Hillary Clinton receives good reviews from McChrystal's inner circle. "Hillary had Stan's back during the strategic review," says an adviser. "She said, 'If Stan wants it, give him what he needs.' "
Could it be that the Secretary of State will recruit the General as a running mate in a bid to usurp the Emperor? I am not making a prediction, only thinking about worst case scenarios.
*Rolling Stone, June 22, 2010