Skip to comments.The New Sarah Palin? Sarah Palin: She's back in the political endorsement game for 2012
Posted on 06/01/2012 12:15:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Politico has discovered the Sarah Palin of 2012, and it's: Sarah Palin. Though the years since 2008 have seen her wild popularity and seeming omnipresence fade, she's edging back into the 2012 election with a string of successful endorsements. She's made four so far, and two have won their respective primary races; the other two races have yet to be decided. For comparison: Rick Santorum has also been making endorsements, "to no great effect," Politico notes. If Palin's picks continue to do well, she can use her success as evidence of her continued influence.
"There is a vacuum on the right now, and
Sarah Palin has as much a claim to that as anyone right now," says one Republican strategist. "I think she has settled into her role as the power behind the thousands [of] thrones, instead of sitting on one." But what does Palin ultimately want? The answer to that question remains unclear, as she has seemingly no desire for either an elected office or her own TV show. One thing is certain, as another GOP strategist points out: "Gov. Palin will be around and have a following as long as shes on Fox."
Millions will NOT vote for Bishop Romney, the author
of RomneyCARE, but will in its stead write in the
name: Gov. Palin.
Admirable for the principle of it, however unwise for lack of unity.
Along that line, consider sending a donation to one of her endorsements: Cruz for Senator in Texas. He is a true conservative!
The only thing Santorum did was scew up Gingrich and give us Romney.
Go Cuda, let’s get ‘er done!
You have proof that Lt. Governor Dewhurst is a true conservative.
You only hope Cruz is a conservative. Cruz has no record to shoe he is a conservative.
There will probably NOT be enough votes for the
DNC-chosen-loser Mr. RomneyCARE.
Where was the UNITY during Mr. RomneyCARE's Dirty Tricks in 2008 or 2009 or 2010 (and how many more?):
Poor sport spoiler Romney doing what he does best:
"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."
[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]
YEEEEEEEUP! Him and his supporters....
I like Palin as much as the next conservative but Romney is going to have to be it (R), warts and all unless we’re prepared to endure another 4 years of the Obamastration.
Her endorsement got him up to 34% thus 66% still were against him. It will be an interesting runoff come July 31.
The author conveniently omitted Sarah's successful endorsement record in 2010 elections....
C’mon, this is Politico.
Even the writing is insincere.
How about those of us in solidly Dem and in solidly GOP states write in Palin to cut into Romney’s national vote total, while those in potential swing states vote for the “severely conservative” and somewhat patriotic big government liberal from Massachusetts over the anti-American big government liberal from Kenya/Indonesia/Hawaii/Chicago?
What has Sarah Palin accomplished since resigning as Governor? She needs to actually do something other then just be the person that gave a great speech at the convention four years ago. Just sayin’
How can the strength of any endorsement be measured? Have you ever changed your mind because some more public personality endorsed a candidate? I haven't.
She has become wealthy...a noble undertaking (sincerely).
Have you ever changed your mind because some more public personality endorsed a candidate?
Can’t say never but I usually come to a decision based upon info over a time period.
I don’t know about Politico, but I’d like to think that the GOP and conservative establishments (not to mention more than a few Freepers ahem ) have learned that sometimes, there’s nothing better than the real thing.