Why Palin Must Run – and Run For Keeps
Palin doesn’t stand a chance. Or does she?
She’s seen as too polarizing due to the extremely successful MSM character assassination campaign waged against her.
Hey, in late March of ’80, Time reported that Reagan was “lagging” Carter by a full 25% in pols. He was “divisive, extreme,” supported only by a “fringe” right-wing element… Reagan was despised by the RINO wing bought and paid-for by New England’s Rockefeller effete. “Not too bright.” “Simplistic.” Swap-out “Palin” for “Reagan” in today’s reports and you’re in Yogi Berra territory once more.
Then there’s the notion that the MSM’s character assassination has been “successful.” I see it everywhere, but I don’t see much actual success. On a person to person basis very few have bought the “successful” media anti-hype. The meme that Palin is Destroyed is like the Left’s other great scam: Global Warming – “Everybody Knows It’s True.” “Scientific Consensus.” Yet when you get out here in fly-over country and ask Tea people a simple question – “But if by some miracle she became the nominee, would you support Palin?” It’s damned near 100% double thumbs-up.
Tea: That is the bloc to attract. These are culturally the same element that swept Reagan to power. These are the motivated rabble hoards. We are the great unwashed redneck bitter clingers that that stayed away from McCain. Never mind the “independents” … win us and you win, big-time.
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As to those precious “independents” …
This much wooed “middle ground” is hardly a monolithic bloc. Rather, it is composed of “Centrists”, “Moderates”, “Undecideds”, the Confused, the Uninformed and a whole lot of uncommitted shoppers looking for a Party that will represent their wallets and pet issues from election to election. Very importantly, the “middle” is composed as well of Libertarians and Conservatives long denied access to influence within the Republican and Democratic Parties.
– A portion of Independents and undeclareds are like Sean Hannity, conservatives who will no longer stomach the RINOcracy. There’s a lot of Tea here to be won-over, and Palin is very attractive to them. Us.
– Many others are swingers who will vote enthusiastically for their wallet and their IRAs. This element will vote this time for the Republican against the Democrat. The RNC could run a cold ham sandwich and win this bunch.
– A number of “independents” aren’t swing voters, they are typically undeclared liberal Democrats happily sucking away on the public teat or in cushy union jobs – and they want the tax base to survive, not die. They may be mostly Default Democrats, but they’re sharp enough to know not to support Obama again. Think Reagan Democrats.
– Perhaps most lazy undeclared Democrats in the “independent” category will vote for the Democrat as always. The DNC could run Hillary, Sharpton or Biden (Hell, Paul Wellstone) and they’ll still vote Demo. That is, if they can put down the remote and make it to the polls. (burp) The election gods aren’t with them this time and they know it, the threat of PalinZilla notwithstanding.
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Palin destroyed? Sure – and Reagan too never stood a chance. In Massachussetts.