Skip to comments.Can Sarah Palin Win the Gold With Republican Endorsements?
Posted on 08/07/2012 2:42:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Thus far, the former VP candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed four Senate candidates in competitive Republican primaries. All four have won.
Tomorrow, she could extend that winning streak to five if Republican former Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman, for whom Palin stumped this weekend, wins a three-way GOP primary contest.
Like any good athlete, Palin has an impeccable sense of timing. And, she's keenly aware of the environment in which she's competing.
Despite the fact that the Tea Party failed to field a credible presidential candidate, the mood of the GOP primary electorate remains as anti-establishment as ever.
Palin is clearly aware of this. She has sided with the non-establishment candidate in each of the four contests. Even her endorsement of long-term incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch is not the outlier that it looks like at first glance. Having learned the lessons of 2010, Hatch's campaign worked hard to woo Tea Party types. He re-packaged himself as an uncompromising partisan fighter. He may not have been a Tea Party candidate back in 2008, but he sure acted like one in 2012.
"The important thing is she's had a tremendous impact with no money. She doesn't lead with her chin. It's not about her writing checks, it's about her presence and her commitment," said Steve Bannon, a Palin friend and the Executive Chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News.
Bannon said it is no accident that Palin is endorsing more candidates in Senate races.
"She's focused on the senate. That's where she's putting her effort Obviously they are winning, but I don't think it's just about winning, it's about sending a message. Even if the streak comes to an end she's backing anti establishment people," he said.
The Steelman endorsement, however, is her riskiest yet...
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Good for her! I’m glad to finally see her utilizing her strengths.
What’s with the sunglasses? She’s been wearing them ever since the Cruz event.
Do you suppose she has pink eye? Or maybe Todd popped her one?
Ace, why dont you put on some sandals or flip flops and go join a parade in San Francisco.
Its obvious, to many, that you have OCD/ODD mental disorders, drinking problems and from your much stated views about women, a lot more than just plain old misogyny going on in that twisted brain of yours.
Plus the way you run around calling people homo or worse, a lot more than anybody else here, its really looking like a classic case of projection.
Really think you would be happier in San Fran amongst your own kind.
Hell, maybe youll find a boyfriend wholl make all the sandwiches you want.
Normal guys like women, we dont fear them and we dont hit them, nor do we think hitting them is funny, asshole!
We basically have the same intelligence as them, plus were bigger, stronger and faster.
Theres nothing to fear little buckaroo, who wants to go through life acting like some jerk Islamist rag head concerning women?
You sure as hell seem too.
What the hell do you really accomplish here?
The FR hall monitor sitting at his little desk getting all bent out of shape day after day about blog pimps, trying to make a big fing deal over nothing.
People here can determine what to read or not read without your crap input.
If this is your attempt at some relevance in life, epic fail.
You come running to Palin threads with the equivalent of DU and MSM bullshit talking points.
You have the relevance of MSNBC in this department along with the wittiness of Chris Matthews and the charm of Bill Maher.
You remind me of what my trucker buddy says about people with your attitude, Big air horn and a broken u-joint, makes a lot of noise and aggravates people, but accomplishes diddly-squat by the end of the day.
You’re cute when you get all wound up.
And you're an a-hole all the time, wound up or not.
In fact, you're a perfect a-hole all the time, little buckaroo.
Perhaps someday you too may achieve perfection.
Keep trying, Spunky. Never give up.
Keep trying, Spunky. Never give up.
And you Hum-Gun, just keep the throttles wide open while you're dragging bottom, I'm sure it'll wind up well for you, LOL.
As always, I remain touched by your concern.