Don't Underestimate Palin
Christopher Orr at The New Republic posts an email from a friend in Alaska who cautions that Palin shouldn't be taken lightly. What the Republicans ...
Christopher Orr at The New Republic posts an email from a friend in Alaska who cautions that Palin shouldn't be taken lightly.
What the Republicans missed about Sarah Palin then--and what the Democrats seem poised to miss now--is that she is a true political savant; a candidate with a knack for identifying the key gripes of the populace and packaging herself as the solution. That keen political nose has enabled her to routinely outperform her resume. Nearly two years into her administration, she still racks up approval ratings of 80 per cent or better.
Several commenters note that Alaska is a different stage than the entire U.S., and that although Palin may be a gifted politician, she clearly is not framing her own national presentation/rollout.
In fact, I wanted to link to this because the comments include some thoughtful points before getting to the usual back and forth sniping -- unusual not just for this topic, but for political blog comments in general.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Spicer Confirms States' Fears: A U.S. Crackdown on Recreational Marijuana5 hours ago
States Can Now Restrict Transgenders' Bathroom Use, But Will They?4 hours ago
The Week in Public Finance: Pensions Protest Bathroom Bills, A Billion-Dollar Showdown in Kansas and More3 hours ago
The Real Price of College14 hours ago
Trump Hands Transgender Bathroom Decisions Back to the States17 hours ago
Fearing Deportation, Some Immigrants Forego Health Care19 hours ago