It is political malpractice to claim that it was Palin’s “newness” that had her successfully dragging McCain into the lead—until he took Schmidt’s dreadful advice and suspended his campaign, that is!
She’s not so new now, yet she still is the one exitement-generating candidate the GOP has.
1968, 1976, 1980
Ronald Reagan isn’t “new” anymore. The bloom is off the rose. Yeah, I’ve heard that stuff before.
Palin isn’t “new”. I disagree. In 2008, she was a VP pick who was backstabbed by Schmidt and Wallace. Now she is free to chart her own course (whatever it might be) and control her own destiny.
If this is going down the way I think it will (and considering the LOW turnout...Illinois is a flop) then the GOP, from leadership to rank-and-file, will have to have a SERIOUS “COME TO JESUS” moment.