Skip to comments.Unsinkable Palin eyes run against Obama?
Posted on 07/04/2009 1:37:50 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
Palin ended 2008 with a striking run of personal successes in high-profile popularity polls. According to a poll by Gallup she was the second most admired woman of the year, after Hillary Clinton. Time magazine chose her as the worlds fourth most influential person, behind Barack Obama, Henry Paulson of the US Treasury and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France.
Last week she triumphed in an annual poll, commissioned by a property website, as the person Americans would most like to have as their neighbour. She finished ahead of Oprah Winfrey, the television chat show queen, and Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimmer.
For all the abuse she endured as an underprepared vice-presidential candidate who knew more about skinning moose than resolving Middle Eastern conflict, Palin continues to excite Republican voters enthralled by what they see as a unique political style that could one day put paid to Obama. She has not returned to the Alaska governors office to lick her wounds.
An internet campaign is already under way to promote Palin as the Republican partys best choice to challenge Obama in the presidential elections of 2012. More than 60,000 people have joined TeamSarah.org, an umbrella group that unites numerous pro-Palin fan clubs such as Catholics for Sarah, Texans for Palin and Small Business-Owners for Sarah.
James Brislin, a Connecticut team member, noted that the Republican party has lost its way . . . Sarah Palin is who we need moving forward.
The 44-year-old governor is already facing conflicting pressures to map out a strategy that would give her a bigger voice in national affairs without alienating Alaskan voters, some of whom are already complaining that Palin has not been paying attention to the states mounting problems.
Palins mindset is still all about the campaign rhetoric and her national aspirations, said Andrew
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Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.
The article is 2009 not 2008.
They simply do not get it, do they? Even when the press is trying hard to give Sarah her due, they misread what she is, and why Americans are attracted to her.
It's just so typical of liberals to think that people are influenced by, and support a political candidate because of their "style".
It's the substance, you idiots, not the "style". Sheeesh...
saraH for Prez?
No machine = no chance.
No machine = no chance
She'll be the juggernaut and candidates will turn to her PAC for support. Name one other pubbie who can attract as many people and fundraisers.
I'm tired of half baked pseudo conservatives.
Finally some one standing up against all that socialistic and Reaching across the isle crap whats coming out of Washington. I sure hope she got what it takes to get this country back on track and revive it before we end up in the trash bin of history and the socialists close the lid on this once great nation. There are times when I envision her as a reincarnation of Joan of Arc. I would vote for her in less than a heartbeat.
I’d vote for her even if she ran 3rd party
Today's announcement changed all that. The way I see it is that she just broke three tackles and has eighty yards of open field ahead of her. I like Palin but I have not been a supporter. The experience and depth issues were the major factors. Tonight they are meaningless.
If she can harness the current and future disapproval of Obama and pull in those independent voters, she could take it all. Yesterday as Governor of Alaska, she couldn't. Today as a leader of a people's campaign, she can. There is still a strong probability that she will fizzle but there is, for the first time, a chance. A magnificent chance.
Our family’s for Sarah. It will be worth our time, effort, and money to see old fossils like Ed Rollins have to eat their words as she sweeps into the lower 48 like the juggernaut she is. The denizens of The Ol’ Boys Club will have the vapors....
Id vote for her even if she ran 3rd party
Sarah the first Independent President of the US. Sounds good to me!
Team Sarah is a diverse coalition of Americans dedicated to advancing the values that Sarah Palin represents in the political process.
You might say “Sarah has read the TeaLeaves”
Lets see if it’ll fit with my other tag line.
I have nothing to base this on - it's just pure speculation, but what if she's going to align herself with the tea party movement and travel the country in support of these grass-roots events as the focal point of opposition to Obama? I think she may have something like that in mind, and I think she knows it's going to take at least $1 Billion to defeat Obama, so she's getting an early start.
If Governor Palin can take advantage, not of the Tea Parties specifically although they will help, but of the unease that caused them this could be powerful. She has the personality to do it.
Palin’s resignation might provide an opportunity for Romney. Assuming Palin is calling it quits for good, Romney could step in and offer to pay off Palin’s legal debt in return for her support in the primary. Palin’s endorsement of Romney could lock up the nomination for him and help him win over skeptical of his flip-flops.
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