Skip to comments.Is Sarah Palin Getting Trumped?
Posted on 04/20/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
According to the latest polls, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palins political popularity trajectory is heading south. It was inevitable given our 24/7 fame-obsessed culture which feeds on new personalities and controversy to fuel the celebrity media machine.
Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected higher platform reserved for our elected leaders and crossed over into celebrity jungle.
There, she willingly subjected herself to the unforgiving forces of media pop culture, where the masses are easily bored. And now, without a new hit show, movie, book, clothing line, charity cause, or fragrance, Palin is vying for the same celebrity space as Lady Gaga and Charlie Sheen. And worse for her, according to the Washington Post, Palin rarely seems to break through into the national dialogue.
Since her successful 2009 launch into the media pop culture, Palins brand has remained essentially the same and her fan base has not widened. Now after two years in the celebrity maelstrom, as her star is starting to flicker, she must do what all celebrities need do to stay on top: re-invent herself. Otherwise, Sarah Palin appears destined for a twirl on Dancing with the Stars during the 2013 season.
There is no doubt that in these past two years former Palin has had a good run. Consider her list of accomplishments: Fox News contributor, best-selling author, a reality TV show, success as a political fundraiser, champion of conservative causes, Tea Party leader, a bold critic of President Obama, a master of social media, and a kingmaker in the 2010 midterm elections while the question of will she or wont she run for president swirled around her like an Iowa tornado.
But the question remains: is Sarah Palins expiration date about up?
(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...
Conservative vs. Attention Whore
There are millions of us just waiting for the "go" signal from her.
Anyone who actually believes Trump cares about Obama’s BC is somewhat dim. Is there any proof he hired a single investigator?
What ever Trump is doing, it seems to be working. The article points out some of the reasons why.
ROLF at the funny headline.
If Trump says he hired an investigator, you can bank on it.
Chihuahua Romney - Self-Declared "King of Tea-Party":
My lawyers say Obama was born in the United States,
and that Obama doesnt need a Birth Certificate (like me!!!!!), and that
all citizenship tests have been passed by Obama.".
Take the time to actually read the whole article. It is not as negative as you claim. It’s actually quite objective.
But then that requires an effort and a look at all the facts and issues, which goes against your one track agenda.
Why is that? The guy has been a proven liar on many occasions. Should we bank on Obama’s word too?
No. For one thing, Todd would kill him. For another thing, Melania would help Todd.
But seriously, if you like Sarah Palin, Donald Trump simply isn’t a realistic substitute. And if you think Sarah Palin is an unserious money and attention whore, and you think the answer to that is to nominate Donald Trump, you’re down the rabbit hole and hallucinating.
Romney is not doing well at all. He is slipping quite fast now that Trump is making such an impact on the race. I’m all for it. I never have liked Romney and always saw him as a cheap used car salesman.
Another Romney-bot is heard from.
To Hades with him, his template for Obamacare, and his magic underwear.
Care to post some facts to back your claim?
If, by working, you mean making the media rejoice, yes it is. Plus, they think the GOP nominee might be someone who has never understood a conservative position, let alone held one. He is a man who made his living looting the taxpayers.
Romney is a liar and fascist who imposes his
demands on his "experiments".
If I say it, you can bank on it. To quote you.
There is no way Romney will pull it off this time. Huckabee will probably wind up taking it based on the ignorance of the average voter.
That disclosure thing, don't you know?
"Just for the record, I happen to be one of those Blood Sucking Takers who helped pioneer the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield for Atlantic Richfield and Sohio...Palins ignorant, punitive and Populist attack on that established effort, nearly put a halt to everything good we worked so hard to create. "
Trump is making a lot of noise (some call it news) but at sometime people will get tired of his ranting and raving because he isn’t doing anything but “ranting, raving, making claims he isn’t backing up with facts” and people will eventually tune him out and see him for the blow-heart he is.
Sarah is making good down to earth speeches and trying to motivate people, and supporting those that are standing up and letting their voices be heard. Not so with “The Donald” - all he talks about is himself.
Aside: Loved what she stated last night to Hannity, i.e., that no candidate, or public persona, need feel they have to grant their attendance in front of a hostile media. I believe she said something like, 'nobody has to give them, (liberal press), the time of day', and that one needn't be tentative in defending themselves and their positions on the issues.
Say what you will about her, critique her; throw a fit when she speaks boldly, and loudly.
But no one can deny that with Sarah Palin there is absolutely no pretense. She's as comfortable being around (so-called) ordinary people as she would be heads of state.
I think of Mrs Palin when I recall the incident of Reagan in the 1976 primary, when he met that group of blind children in North Carolina. They went out of their way to fool the press and keep them away. Can you imagine Obama; Clinton, or Romney; Gingrich, purposely leading the press away from an event such as this?
It's You are not very much in tune with what you claim. Prove me wrong and show some link that backs your claims.
It plays well with the fringe base and the Tea Party hard cores, but to win elections by pushing away support and being rude in the process is not very smart.
“Fight Like a Girl!”, “Game On” and that other “Get used to it!” phrase do not exactly inspire a broad appeal to the average apolitical voter. If anything, it repels them.
Palin can run her campaign as she sees fit, but up to now it hasn't exactly been working very well for her.
I guess it's over then.
ALL HAIL KING BARAK!!!
That REALLY messed up REAGAN's chances, too!
We have in the Office right NOW, what the AVERAGE voter got us LAST time!
Would mind to explain that more in detail to a lot of FRiends. Especially the word dim???
Diogenesis, do you check under your bed every night to see if Mitt Romney is hiding there?
I think there are people giving Trump a skewed perception of mainstream conservatism. I think he believes that it's the kooks, the fringe -- and that's not, of course, the case. The mainstream conservative base is not concerned with where Obama's birth certificate is. We're concerned with his economics destroying the economy.
So you really think catchy phrases don't work?
Yeah, "hope and change" just repelled so many people...........
Sometimes you seem like you're from another planet.
Polls show Trump taking voters form Mitt not Palin but nice try.
“If Trump says he hired an investigator, you can bank on it.”
Fight Like a Girl!, Game On and that other Get used to it! phrase do not exactly inspire a broad appeal to the average apolitical voter. If anything, it repels them.”
Pissant, is that you? Did you sneak back in here under a different pseudonym from a different ISP? If so, we’re gonna out you.
“I never have liked Romney and always saw him as a cheap used car salesman.”
I saw Trump selling used cars at the Mercedes lot, so he is an expensive used car salesman.
Many are EXTREMELY eloquent in their comparisions of Trump and Palin, and also in analyzing just how "objective" (LOL, Psycho!!!!) the author of this Pajamas piece is.
Read the comments. For anyone who has faith in Palin and regards her as I do -- the best hope for 2012 (no, I don't think she's a messiah! yeeeeeesh! A lot of people here think that if you support Palin, you automatically are a "cult of personality" type who has regards her as a Messiah ... such accusation revealing more about the accuser than the accused, and I am mentioning it here to head it off at the pass) ... anyway, READ THE COMMENTS and if you're a Palin fan, by gosh ... it will not only beef up your ammunition in the war on ignorance RE limited government conservatism and Palin, but it will do your heart good. It did mine!
I should have said: "Maybe Pajamas and the author (whom Psycho calls "objective"! LOL!) are anti-Palin, but man o manischevitz ... the majority of the readers making comments sure as hell ain't."
Hey, EPU — if you haven’t already, please read the reader comments at the Pajamas Media site in response to the piece. They’re very uplifting and encouraging!
There are about 24,000 news stories on Palin a day, and since her fabulous speech to the Republican Convention in 2008 almost all of them have told us that she was past her prime. Anyone who has been that “not newsworthy” for that long . . . is still newsworthy . . . even if it’s Trump instead of Obama or Mitt or Bachmann or Huck or Liza Morecowlike or DeMint who has finally pushed her into oblivion. Sorry, but I don’t buy it.
I’m not a committed Palin supporter; I’ll listen to all the options next year and check their track records against their (in some cases empty) words. Still, so far, Palin, DeMint, and Bachmann are my top three choices. Trump? He doesn’t make my list of top tier candidates, although at least he’s not (yet) on my list of those like Romney who will not get my vote even if they are the GOP nominee.
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