Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Palin 2012 Hits Granite Wall

Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post has some good news:
One too many political tea-leaf readers say that Sarah Palin, with her rock-star personality, loyal following and outsized influence on the Republican Party, could jump into the 2012 presidential race at the last minute and run off with the GOP nomination for president. This is in defiance of consistent and plain evidence that Palin is going nowhere fast. ...

Now a new poll from the University of New Hampshire ...

Now, here's where the news is really bad for Palin. ...

Lots can change between now and when the New Hampshire primary actually happens early next year. ...

But this much is clear: At the rate she's going, Palin will get nowhere near the Oval Office, let alone the Republican nomination. She has had two years to show the American people that she is not only worthy of the office but also worthy to be considered for the nomination. Her actions during this time have showed us time and again that she is more interested in playing a leader on television than actually being one.
Capehart's link to the "new poll" is a bad link, so here is a link to the poll results at The LA Times.

And there is more good news. As I wrote here, the addition of a chief-of-staff at SarahPAC is an indication of management failure, not a presidential bid. New York magazine has the news of two new departures from the PAC. One step forward, two steps backward. Is anyone surprised?

Salon, too, has an article, today, about Palin's fading prospects, here.

2 comments:

dianedp said...

palin has an ego the size of Alaska.
She could be the tea party candidate or she could run as a write in a la Lisa Murkowski. She really would split the republican vote unless they find a way to make her totally repugnant to the republicans.
They have their work cut out for them, but I say she will run. Otherwise her Pac money will dry up and all those nice people will not send her any money and she may have to WORK for a living or horrors, go back and stay in Alaska!

theperilsofpalins said...

I missed this post yesterday. Ha ha on her liking to play a leader on tv. So true. As far as I've been able to tell, Sarah has never done a lick of work in her life. I've never quite figured out the so-called Palin work ethic. Lots of kids taking care of kids. Sarah mostly campaigning for years and quitting jobs when she got them. Some seasonal fishing a few years ago (maybe. we don't actually know that she did anything except hold her blackberries). Tawd part time on the slope. Bristol's mysterious but oh so hard worky barista job and doctor office job. Quite the hard workin' family. They sure have a lot of toys, visit spas a lot, have cabin in the woods, compound, etc., given their average rill American hard workin' life.