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Sarah Palin is More Popular than Any Republican Presidential Candidate
PR News Web ^ | March 25, 2012 | Wana L. Duhart

Posted on 03/25/2012 7:52:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Author, Wana Duhart's case study explains Sarah Palin’s appeal among Conservatives and Republicans.

The contention among the Republican candidates continues to rise as they fight to position themselves as the true front runner. Although Mitt Romney continues to hold a lead over Rick Santorum, according to Public Policy Polling, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin remains the favorite among Republican Party voters. "People, Politics, and Profits: The Ties that Bind Main Street, the Beltway, and Wall Street," an essay written by Wana L. Duhart, provides a case study that explains the emergence and appeal of Sarah Palin and why she remains relevant today.

Sarah Palin’s appeal, according to Duhart, exposes Beltway elitism and condescension. She goes on to explain that the misconceptions held by elitist factions, regarding their perceived authority to make decisions about the lives of everyday Americans, further substantiate Palin’s appeal to regular folks and ordinary people. “The media establishment is quite frankly scared to death of her and doesn’t know what to make of this woman who hails from the great state of Alaska, our last frontier,” says Duhart.

The heart of People, Politics, and Profits underscores what she considers the genius of Palin, as she provides a comprehensive look at how the very elitism that is antithetical to Palin's appeal, is the same elitist tendency that is directly and indirectly responsible for wreaking havoc on the lives of many Americans. In her section on Main Street, she examines some of the macro and micro changes that have been devastating for families and the American economy. In Class Warfare: The Elephant in the Room, the author gives voice to a disturbing undercurrent that should be taken seriously by people across income classes and the political spectrum.

The discussions about The Beltway and Wall Street draw the reader back to why Sarah Palin continues to resonate with everyday people -- hardworking Americans reject the strong influence and authority of these powerful and wealthy elitists. As she describes some of the familiar habits and practices of Washington politicians and Wall Street financiers, she reminds us all of how interconnected and dependent they are on each other. Deaf Ears and Blinded Eyes: Hypocritical and Schizophrenic Elected Officials just might make you scream or holler, as Duhart talks about the cozy and conflicting relationships between the Beltway and Wall Street.

"People, Politics, and Profits: The Ties that Bind Main Street, the Beltway, and Wall Street" is available for purchase through http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/142551.

About Wana L. Duhart:

Wana L. Duhart is the Founder and CEO of Trahud Enterprises, http://www.trahud.com. She is the author of the book entitled, A Call to the Village: Retooling Public Schools and publishes her own blog, The VillageSpace. Wana has spent almost three decades working in varying capacities across all sectors as a strategist, consultant, business manager, chief financial officer, and Certified Public Accountant. She holds a BBA in Accounting from Southern Methodist University, MBA in Strategic Planning and Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Divinity from The Divinity School at Harvard University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: misscongeniality; misspopularity; palin; polls; popularity; romney; saintsarah; sarahpalin; youbetcha
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1 posted on 03/25/2012 7:52:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish to heck she would have gotten in the race at least six months ago and we wouldn’t be facing what we’re facing now.


2 posted on 03/25/2012 7:56:31 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously, our dogs are more popular than any of the candidates............


3 posted on 03/25/2012 7:57:33 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Sarah has an opportunity to jump head first into this race by endorsing Mr. Newt. I believe if he somehow pulls this out of the dump and ends up the Nominee, he will name Sarah as his VP.

Please listen to the speech at Newt.org which he made at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Saturday. Here is the link: http://www.newt.org/2012/03/25/video-newt-addresses-the-pennsylvania-leadership-conference/


4 posted on 03/25/2012 7:59:17 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is More Popular than Any Republican Presidential Candidate
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But, she’s not running. I love Sarah. Wish she’d have run; she’d have gotten the nomination no doubt. But, as always, we get stuck with crappy candidates. What are we left with now. Kook-Daddy and the Three Stooges. JUST DAMN!


5 posted on 03/25/2012 7:59:54 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

File under: “Damned by faint praise”.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 8:00:28 PM PDT by stormer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That incredibly biased movie, "Game Change." With the passing of Lionel Chetwynd, do we even have anyone who would do Conservative movies and docudramas on our side?

I know Chetwynd's "Hanoi Hilton" went straight to video because of the Hollywood's Leftist proclivities, but at least I got to see it on video.

7 posted on 03/25/2012 8:00:53 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Belly button lint is more popular than any of the Republican candidates.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 8:01:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Belly button lint is more popular than any of the Republican candidates.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 8:01:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin. The only Republican I trust. The only Republican I would vote for.
10 posted on 03/25/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is news?


11 posted on 03/25/2012 8:02:47 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Nope. It’s a press release.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 8:04:47 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ay, there's the rub
13 posted on 03/25/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: Bobbisox

14 posted on 03/25/2012 8:05:01 PM PDT by stormer
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To: dfwgator

which is why I believe there will be a brokered convention.


15 posted on 03/25/2012 8:05:07 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And she completely let us down by not running. She was wildly popular among Republicans but she let the MSM get to her. We’re the losers. Now RINO Romney will be president and Palin won’t be able to run in 2016 against the GOP incumbent. In all likelihood, she missed her one and only chance to run. I’ll vote for her in 2020 if she runs. If we have a nation left. If we are still allowed to vote. But she completely let us down and let the GOP leadership ram RINO Romney down our throats.


16 posted on 03/25/2012 8:08:35 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Tupelo
Props to your tagline! Completely agree.
17 posted on 03/25/2012 8:09:18 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Bobbisox

I believe if he somehow pulls this out of the dump and ends up the Nominee,


It would be an interesting senario if you could provide it as to how Newt could pull this off short of a convention fight where he won.

There are 1099 delegates left to be selected and Newt at best has 155. So Newt needs to win 989 of the remaining 1099 delegates in order to have 1144 delegates, the number needed to be nominated. Do you honestly think that is possible?


18 posted on 03/25/2012 8:09:40 PM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please let it be a brokered convention that ends in Sarah getting the nomination.


19 posted on 03/25/2012 8:10:12 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I wish she had run as well, but you must remember that her polling numbers were absolutely horrible around the time she declined. No doubt they are better now because people are fed up with the remaining candidates, but you can bet that if she had run, she’d have gotten a double-barrel of mud slung at her from both the moderates and the liberals.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 8:11:29 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing that republicans do not want a conservative..
Unless theres serious hanky panky with the voting machines..

WoW.. theres a concept for you.. could explain a lot..


21 posted on 03/25/2012 8:15:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
you betcha. ;-)

22 posted on 03/25/2012 8:16:23 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass ( Kill all the terrorists, Protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Stepan12
I think his name is Steve Bannon did a great movie called the Undefeated and it's about Sarah Palin .it's a documentary though not a movie but I want to see it . I saw a clip and I heard it is awesome and the truth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7lQdgCxbLQ&feature=related

23 posted on 03/25/2012 8:21:57 PM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
And she completely let us down by not running. She was wildly popular among Republicans but she let the MSM get to her. You don't know what they did to stop her. And who came to her defense? None of the other candidates.
24 posted on 03/25/2012 8:23:38 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: Tupelo

Your tagline says it all. You know, I don’t believe I even KNOW any Republicans any more. The Party has shrunk to among only those currently in office, or trying to get there.

Although, the story makes me wonder. After all, when you are out of sight, politicians poll numbers always seem to rise.

Look at Hitlery. The quieter Hillary is, and out of sight and mind, the better her polls. Let Hillary open her mouth and we see her poll numbers fall like a rock.

Unfortunately, unless you actually follow Sarah on her own media, or still watch FAUX, I don’t really think I see where the democrats, or RINOS, are concerned with her at all now, either one way or the other. I watch GRETA once in a great while, but that’s it, so I don’t even know if Sarah is still regularly appearing.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 8:23:51 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: dfwgator

Belly button lint is more popular than any of the Republican candidates,


Sad but true.


26 posted on 03/25/2012 8:31:44 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

She is only 48 years old, for goodness sake.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 8:32:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
Now RINO Romney will be president...

While he will most likely be the republican nominee, he has absolutely no chance of beating Obama in the general election.

28 posted on 03/25/2012 8:40:01 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have my Palin cap it took me two hours to remove McMcain from it.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 8:46:21 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: tommix2

BTTT.

She sure out smarted all of them, including the makers of “HBO’s Game Change.”


30 posted on 03/25/2012 8:50:31 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how much Wana L. Duhart paid PRNewsWeb for this blurb about her book and her company?


31 posted on 03/25/2012 8:58:39 PM PDT by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: deport

It won’t happen in the delegate count. It will happen at the Convention. Santorum is not ready to lead this nation and Romney can’t pull it together before the Convention. Neither have a National campaign to pull this nation together. If the Republican establishment thinks we are all going to roll over and support Romney, they are dead wrong. At some point, someone needs to tell Romney he has lost this nominee battle, but he has too much invested this time around to drop out. If Santorum drops out, I believe he will support Romney for the VP slot, as he was a traitor last time around, and I see no evidence that he would not do it again. Maybe, just maybe, he could be convinced to throw his support to Mr. Newt, but I would not hold my breath on that one. Santorum is an opportunist and will bale on conservatism and go with Romney for the VP slot.

Mr. Newt is too smart to choose Santorum as a VP running mate. Who could trust him? There are some evangelical conservatives that simply will not support Romney due to the Mormon religion. I know that no one wants to bring that up, but it is out there.

Mr. Newt is the only qualified Conservative to bring this country back from the brink of self-destruction.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 9:02:45 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin remains the favorite among Republican Party voters."

She would have walked away with the nomination, had she run, and would have crushed Obama in the general. That is simply a fact.

I will always see her decision not to run in 2012, as one of the key turning points in this nation's history. Because of that decision, we are now walking forward into a very dark time, which by all rights, should have been much, much brighter.

33 posted on 03/25/2012 9:04:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: tommix2
...who came to her defense? None of the other candidates.

I don't have the link handy, but Newt famously came to her defense in a statement just last year, as I recall.

34 posted on 03/25/2012 9:10:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She is only 48 years old, for goodness sake.

By the time she's 52, this country could be so far down the crapper, that nothing she could do would help save it.

THIS was her moment - AMERICA's moment, and she let it go by.

35 posted on 03/25/2012 9:14:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was waaaaay more popular, than any currently running Pubbie candidate at CPAC and...she isn’t even running!


36 posted on 03/25/2012 9:14:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Stepan12

I was actually sitting at lunch with 4 women with advanced degrees in technical subjects listening to them talking about “Game Change” as if it contained even a vague semblance of truth.

They’re well and truly brain washed out here on the east Coast Cambridge area.


37 posted on 03/25/2012 9:21:12 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin would have found a lot of support here had she entered the race. However, since she decided she’d rather be a talking head, her “popularity” is hardly relevant to votes on the ground.


38 posted on 03/25/2012 9:29:05 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: SandRat
Please let it be a brokered convention that ends in Sarah getting the nomination.

Not gonna happen. If we get the "brokered convention" the media has been drooling over for months now, it'll be Romney vs Obozo. The conventions of both parties are totally rigged in favor of the establishment.

39 posted on 03/25/2012 9:34:14 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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...........and If RINO psuede shoe boy Willard Romney is the Nom there'll be LOTS of folks (like me) writing-in Palin's name.

Plenty of time for the GOP to come back in 2016 after Obama wins in a landslide (Romney couldn't even win against Biden).

40 posted on 03/25/2012 9:35:47 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: zeugma

A brokered convention would yield a compromise candidate, almost certainly not a conservative. Any hopes/plans to the contrary are just daydreams.


41 posted on 03/25/2012 9:38:18 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Bobbisox
If the Republican establishment thinks we are all going to roll over and support Romney, they are dead wrong.

The republican establishment doesn't give a danm whether or not we support Mitt in the general. They win no matter who "wins" the election because that's just they way politics is in this country now. 

Anyone who would actually put a stop to our mad race towards insolvency and hyperinflation would not survive long enough to even be sworn in.

42 posted on 03/25/2012 9:41:36 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: sickoflibs

Yup.


43 posted on 03/25/2012 9:54:10 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Sarah Palin did not let me down. She continues to be an active force within the conservative community. I do not own her and slavery was ended in this country long ago. She is free to pursue her life as she will. Am I sorry she didn’t run? You betcha. But the truth is the LSM and the left would have been hammering her ( as did many on this board) for ‘quitting on Alaska...”etc etc.

The fact that she did not want to run is more of an indication of the decline in decency in this country than anything else. Smear and innuendo has killed many a good candidate....


44 posted on 03/25/2012 10:02:08 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if Sarah had jumped in at the traditional time, the press would have been savaging her and her family the entire time.

if she waits for the convention, and it turns into a brokered convention... then she will have skipped 9 months of liberal media bashing

besides, it’s not like campaigning will bring her any more fame... everyone already knows who she is and her stance on most issues.


45 posted on 03/25/2012 10:04:53 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Windflier

And who are any of us to question her decision? She stated openly that it was a decision prayerful made. That is good enough for me. Just because you think she should have felt called does not mean that God had that in mind. I trust her enough to trust that her decision was exactly the right one


46 posted on 03/25/2012 10:06:35 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Windflier
but Newt famously came to her defense in a statement just last year, as I recall.Thank you
47 posted on 03/25/2012 10:16:29 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was her decision and I don’t like to second guess, but it certainly is disappointing that she didn’t run. Perhaps in 2016 she will feel differently.


48 posted on 03/25/2012 10:23:26 PM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For the last two years, “generic republican” has been the strongest candidate against Obama in all the polls.


49 posted on 03/25/2012 11:37:22 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Impy; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

HA-Ha, that is what she wanted all along, to be more popular than the others. That is why she didnt run. Of course the fools that swore that she was RUNNING for those 2+years didnt see it.

Because she didn’t run they can continue their ‘If only Sarah ran’ song forever. In fact many kept repeating that they wanted her to run because she would win, but they didn’t actually demand that she run covering themselves for the etermal FNC candidate song. “Sarah 2016” ??

Libs love to look back and say ‘If only JFK lived’


50 posted on 03/26/2012 5:01:21 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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