Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's Political Bandwagon Is wobbling Under The Weight of Contradictions [Fiorina Backlash?]
Posted on 05/15/2010 1:30:58 PM PDT by Steelfish
Sarah Palin's Political Bandwagon Is wobbling Under The Weight of Contradictions The Sarah Palin phenomenon is finally beginning to fade as contradictions mount up, says Alex Spillius in Washington
Alex Spillius 15 May 2010
We are seeing the first signs of wobble on the Sarah Palin bandwagon. This may seem a strange thing to say about a political superstar who has earned at least $12 million in the past 18 months from a publishing advance, personal appearance fees and a television punditry contract, not to forget a reality show about life in Alaska.
Palin is such a boon to the struggling book world that her second opus, America by Heart - Reflection on Family, Faith and Flag, can already be ordered in advance even though publication is six months away. A return to the number one spot on the best seller list surely awaits.
But other indices are proving less kind to the former Alaska governor. According to a recent poll more Alaskans than not think the presidency should not form the next chapter of Palin's extraordinary story, while 45 per cent gave her a negative personal rating. When John McCain plucked her from obscurity to be his Republican running mate in the 2008 campaign, her approval rating at home was 80 per cent, the highest of any governor in the country.
Now even a poll of Tea Party supporters, her most ardent fans, showed that a majority wouldn't vote for her if she ran for president in 2012. It is not just that the faithful are beginning to question her readiness for the White House.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
By attacking our strongest conservative, the marxist media ALWAYS identifies who they fear the most.
I should only have such a wobbly career.
Spillius, too, for that matter.
If our strongest conservative endorses RINOs like Fiorino and McCain, how conservative is conservative?
“Now even a poll of Tea Party supporters, her most ardent fans, showed that a majority wouldn’t vote for her if she ran for president in 2012.”
Does anyone know about this poll?
Hop on board...haters....So you all agree that she is still doing a reality show? Sigh!
Its early yet.
Her greatest value has been providing a roadblock as O steamrolls America. There is a very short list of public figures who have managed to get in the way of Obama’s bulldozer, and she is one on that very short list.
If she never even runs for president she has already proven herself a worthy opponent of the Obamists.
As for whether or not she is ready to be president, I can’t answer that. I will say that she is ready for the role she is now playing, which is to arouse America from its stupor.
Same old same old.Yawn!!!!!
Run Sarah run!!! I dare you. Run.
“strongest conservative...” Yeah, right.
It was the “jumping the shark” John McCain poll.
Each article from the UK (particularly on Palin) indicates those across the pond just don’t get conservatism. That’s probably because they really don’t have any conservatives anymore.
I offered to buy their tickets... maybe Alec Baldwin is free?
“It is not just that the faithful are beginning to question her readiness for the White House. It is not just that they have doubts about a would-be president who wants all her questions pre-screened, who needs to scribble her talking points on her palm and whose favourite modes of communication are those of a 15-year-old, namely Twitter and Facebook.”
Gee, no BS bias there. If the author of the article could have stuck with the facts instead of spewing this tired garbage, he might have done some damage.
As it is, I’m more inclined to give Mrs. Palin more of a pass as a result of this and similar hit pieces. As a comment up-stream said, the left reveals whom they fear with this bilge.
That alone is reason enough to want her as President. Maybe some of the FR haters club will join them.
As usual, the British don’t really have a clue when it comes to matters concerning politcs in America. They really don’t.
This writer would need to have been in DC yestrday to see Sarah Palin’s speech, then in NC to watch her speak to the NRA, then her campiagn stop for Nikki Haley in South Carolina. No one, but no one fires up the base like Sarah Palin does right now.
They might also read this:
Stacy Drake: Palin Endorsements Are Key In Primary Season
That “wobble” is just the vibration as the vehicle rises from the launch pad. The trip is just beginning.
Lib wishful thinking PING!
She won’t get elected cause she jumped the shark with McIdiot and all his pals too soon. Scared off the base she had.
Very well said! Like the launch of Atlantis.
Color her Green?
goebbels... goebbels... goebbels... you lying pos media serving satan and the left-wing for decades.
This author, I believe, is a left wing fool. He makes a couple legit points but is in lala land for the balance.
This is a communist editorial from euro-communists and the islamonazi in England.
Yes, quite unlike our current CIC who only needs a teleprompter in order to utter a cohesive sentence, and even though he holds the bully pulpit, also has Facebook and Twitter accounts
What a bunch of frothing dribble ...
Well, I guess you obviously did not see the reactions of the crowds yesterday at her appearances in DC, Charlotte, and SC.
How conservative was Reagan who made a liberal and a RiNO his VP picks?
That was a rhetorical question, BTW.
Truly spoken. I can understand (barely) Palin supporting McCain out of personal loyalty. He recognized her talent and gave her a national platform, and has never spoken ill of her.
But her endorsement of Carly Fiorina — feminist destroyer of HP — is a bridge too far for me.
Professional troll huh?
Libs are always spewing this crap and it NEVER works..yeah liberals, her support is wobbling..that is why every event she goes to sells out like 10 minutes after its announced..that is why her 2nd book which hasn’t even been written out and is about 8 months away from being released is already selling like hotcakes..wobbling support my ass
I hate to say it but it was not the media that offered an endorsement to Fiorina. Palin did that all on her own.
There may indeed from time to time be trolls here, but it is not a word that should be used carelessly.
The fear among the libs just continues to build when it concerns Sarah Palin. The only requirement for 2012 is to be the anti-obama, much like Reagan was the anti-carter in 1980. Who could possibly be more prepared to win that title than Sarah Palin? I think libs know Obama is a deadend so they are spending more time trying to “shape” the Republican field than they are in trying to save Obama. Unfortunately for them, Mitt Romney has no chance in 2012 and conservative like Palin, Demint, and Ryan are the most likley to assume the anti-obama mantel.
Yup, the lefties are petrified, and now they’re trying to build an alliance with Palin-haters on the right to try and take her out.
They love playing up the “disarray” as her crowds grow and other candidates beg for her endorsement.
I am going to love watching all of their heads explode when she runs. LOL
I'm paid hansomely to Lie.
P.S. I love that the haters want to hold Palin to a higher standard than Reagan, and sometimes, I swear, Jesus.
SaraJohnson - Since Apr 2, 2009
“I hate to say it but it was not the media that offered an endorsement to Fiorina. Palin did that all on her own.”
I hate to say it but it was not the media that offered the vice presidency to George Bush I. Reagan did that all on his own.
Palin like Reagan know when it is better for conservative to win an 80% friend than to help elect a 100% enemy. Her endorsements have shown a clear understanding that you will never have a majority unless you coopt the seats that your ideology might never win. It just proves Sarah Palin is far and away the best advocate for conservative victory that we have.
Now go back to DU or KOS - or wherever you came from
This liberal article pulled the same stunt to make their Fiorina criticism, they portrayed this as a race between Fiorina and Devore, the article never lets the reader know that someone else is actually running away with the race.
The name Tom Campbell is never mentioned in this hit piece.
Yep had FR existed in the 1980s, they would have been calling Reagan a Rino as the Dims trashed him from the left.
“This author, I believe, is a left wing fool. He makes a
couple legit points but is in lala land for the balance.”
You’ve gotten off track pissant: this thread, like all Sarah Palin threads, isn’t about discussing the article, the issues or conservative activism.
They’re all about feeeeeelings .......
They’re afraid of her.
She hasn’t run for anything since November of 2008, but they REMAIN afraid of her.
They will CONTINUE to be afraid of her.
I couldn’t be happier.
Those who want to put up the X-ray scanners up to Sarah Palin to see if she is clean of any liberal WMDs, would you vote for her anyway? Or, do you bite your leg off to cure yourself of a mosquito bite?
Those who focus on Sarah Palin’s coalition building efforts may be trying to derail this effort. This coalition is now bigger than any of us imagine and too strong to oppose the momentum that it has created.