As I said previously, I’m commenting on the politics...Palin may very well win the Republican nomination...because Obama will have little Democrat opposition in 2012, there will be a lot of primary crossover...the question will be, will crossover DEMs vote for Palin because they think she’s an easy mark, or will the push for another candidate because they think she can win...?? magritte
aye, this is my final post on this thread, but to sum up where I’m coming from:
1) I dont care what “history” has shown so far. History changes. The GOP establishment is kidding themseleves if they think the base will just vote for anyone whos not Obama and has an R next to their name. Thats not true.
2) People don’t realize how much worse the ‘08 election would have turned out for McCain had Palin not been on his ticket. Palin brought out a bunch of people from the base that might not have otherwise voted at all.
3) In terms of independent voters, yes there were some who might have doubted Pailn’s qualificationsbut those people were already leaning towards Obama anyway, and even they had taken an initial liking to Sarah before the media garbage ensued. A lot of them may not be at tea party rallies, but they are not Palin-haters the way the lefitsts are.
4) Many conservatives will either not vote at all or vote 3rd party. (Think of how well Ron Paul did in some places! LoL) The anger conservatives have towards “Rinos” is equal to the anger people have towards Obama.
5) I can already see the tagline Romney and Cantor will use against Palin. They’ll pull the She resigned as governor” thing. Or She has no experience. well Romneys main accomplishment as governor was a failed socialist healthcare experiment and Cantor hasnt shown hismelf to be too impressive in challenging the Pelosi-Reid machine either.
6) Palin on the other hand coined Death Panels with her facebook note and has done more against the Climate CHange agenda with her WaPo Op-Ed than any of them have ever done in their careers.
7) “Independent” people might not agree immediately with Palin’s views—but they will at least pay attention and they have several years to think about what Palin has to say. THAT is the power for standing up for something and having a clear message— and not just playing to your own self-interest the way the “establishment” types do.