Skip to comments.Rewriting the Rules, Sarah Palin-Style: How To run For The White House
Posted on 11/26/2010 4:04:02 PM PST by dselig
US political pundits baffled as former Alaska governor gambles on nationwide book tour and reality TV show
"Sarah Palin has done everything wrong according to the traditional way of campaigning," said Scott Rasmussen, a leading pollster and co-author of a book on the Tea Party. "She gave up her position of power as governor of Alaska, she wrote a book for a lot of money, she has her daughter on Dancing with the Stars, she is on her own reality TV show, she's been incredibly partisan in her politics this is everything that a presidential candidate is supposed not to do."
And yet in its own baffling way her anarchic strategy appears to be working.
Even her daughter's performance in a talent competition (she came third in the finals on Tuesday night) has a political significance in Palinland. The same could be said of Sarah Palin's Alaska. Its audience fell over the first two episodes from a record-breaking 5 million to 3 million viewers, but that's still a lot of eyes watching a thinly disguised extended political advertisement in which Palin is presented as a straight-talking "real" American. Not to mention the $250,000 reported fee per episode that can go straight into her political fighting fund.
For Mark McKinnon, who has worked directly with Palin having prepped her for her vice-presidential debate in 2008 against Joe Biden, it adds up to a political marvel. "Sarah Palin is completely rewriting the political rulebook," he said. "She's proving anything is possible, including running for president and winning the GOP [Republican] nomination in 2012."
McKinnon doubts that she could go on and win against Obama in the presidential election proper because she is such a polarising figure, but even then "she's got a habit of turning conventional wisdom upside down".
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Hee hee hee
I can’t believe she’s going to be on Jersey Shore next year but it’s apparently true.
Let’s not forget that Mark McKinnon was the jerk who tried his very best to sabotage Sarah Palin while he was working for McCain. He did succeed in helping McCain to lose.
Looks like he’s a bit nervous, now, although he’s still badmouthing her as best he can.
$250,000 per episode!!!??? I thought it was a million dollars per episode.
Damn Corrupt Bass Turds. Get your speculations straight.
That's called taking it straight to The People, and you betcha it's befuddling the usual suspects.
McKinnon was the wimp who resigned from the McCAin camp because he didn’t want to campaign against Obama...
As it turned out neither did McCain.
Once Rasmussen has her up in a general election poll over Obama then she’ll get my vote in the primary...otherwise I’ll be looking for someone just as conservative who can win...unfortunately that person doesn’t exist...yet...if we’re headed towards a Reid-Angle redux, that is not good....
"She gave up her position of power as governor of Alaska, she wrote a book for a lot of money, she has her daughter on Dancing with the Stars, she is on her own reality TV show, she's been incredibly partisan in her politics this is everything that a presidential candidate is supposed not to do."
“...because she is such a polarising figure,”
And oblunder’s not?
My mistake. I remembered the name but forgot which jerk he was. The whole McCain staff was stuffed with jerks of one kind or another.
This is the current 'concern'. It's amazing how concerned the establishment is... They are running scared and that is the best that they got because everything other critism is knocked down immediately. Please run Sarah.
Who is going to be on Jersey Shore?
You would have made a solid George H.W. Bush supporter in 1980 against Ronald Reagan. They will never show a real conservative as anything other than an ignorant, "polarizing,' dangerous choice for the GOP.
At some point if we, as conservatives, really want a candidate that represents our values, we will need to come together early behind a single conservative.
Our votes are always split between several conservative candidates, leaving the establishment RINO a clear path to winning with a plurality. It happens every election cycle.
Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain, and now Romney.
It's early, but I am already starting to think a vote for anyone other than Sarah will be a defacto vote for Romney.
She needs to have her own TV show. Like Reagan did. Maybe appear in a movie?