PPP: Palin now leading in Texas, Maine, Wisconsin, West Virginia

posted at 6:40 pm on November 11, 2010 by Allahpundit

I touched on this in the RomneyCare post, but I know Palin fans would be angry if we didn’t devote a separate post to the results. So here you go. Just proving our fair-and-balanced bona fides ahead of the inevitable Townhall/Hot Air presidential debate next year.

The most important state to the nomination process on this list is Florida and there Romney’s ahead with 28% to 22% for Palin and 15% for Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee. It should be noted that although Romney does have the lead, it’s a much less lofty one than what he posted in a March PPP poll of the state when he had 44%. The only other candidates included in that poll were Palin and Huckabee and we’re finding more and more as we do these polls that when new folks are added into the mix it tends to hurt Romney more than anyone else. His support is less solid than Palin’s and Huckabee’s so even though he looks like a very nominal front runner at this point, he’s also the candidate most likely to see his support collapse as things heat up

Palin holds small leads in the remaining states. Most noteworthy is her strength in Texas and West Virginia, which suggests a bid from her could really hurt Mike Huckabee in the South. In Texas she gets 22% to 20% for Huckabee and 15% for both Gingrich and Romney. In West Virginia she’s at 25% to 22% for Huckabee and again 15% for both Gingrich and Romney. These margins are obviously very close but they nevertheless pose trouble for Huckabee and perhaps even more so Gingrich if she ends up making a bad because strength in the South would be vital to either of their prospects.

Romney may not have a complete strangle hold on New England- Palin gets 23% in Maine to 18% for Romney, 16% for Huckabee, and 14% for Gingrich. Those numbers should give folks who think there’s no chance Maine Republicans would nominate someone far right against Olympia Snowe in 2012 second thoughts. And finally Palin gets 18% in Wisconsin to 15% for Huckabee, 14% for Gingrich, and 12% for Romney. Pawlenty has his best non-Minnesota performance so far at 8%, not surprising given that it’s right next door. And Pawlenty’s unusually strong Wisconsin number helps to explain Romney’s unusually weak Wisconsin number.

The numbers in West Virginia and Texas aren’t surprising; obviously she and Huck will compete for southern and rural voters, and her name recognition’s higher than his at the moment. Wisconsin’s a surprise, though, and Maine is a big surprise. As happy as Sarahcuda must be to see these numbers, Romney must be utterly deflated. Down five points already in his own backyard? And note the boldfaced bit, please — that’s exactly the point Frum was making in the column I linked earlier about Mitt’s support being momentarily broad but potentially only an inch deep. If, as he and I have speculated, much of Romney’s support comes from centrists who are simply looking for an alternative to Palin, then he’s at risk of flaming out as soon as a more attractive centrist alternative to him emerges. Which raises a question that’s been asked before: Does Mitt actually need Palin to run in order to maximize his chances? Right now he’s the Great Centrist Hope, the guy who can potentially head her off because of his fundraising and organizational skills. If she decides not to run, then he’s just the guy responsible for RomneyCare, who needs to sell himself as somehow superior to Daniels and Thune. And of course, without Palin in the race, Huckabee would stand to clean up among social cons, which would in itself present a challenge to Romney. Then again, given how much contempt most of our commenters seem to have for Huck, maybe having him pose a serious threat for the nomination would actually restore Romney as the Great Centrist Hope and unite people behind him. I’m giving myself a migraine here.

Just breaking as I write this: Palin’s announced the itinerary for her new book tour, and of 16 scheduled stops, two of them are in Iowa. Hmmmm. Exit question: Is super-genius Nancy Pelosi right that the odds against The One being reelected are now long and he’ll have to run a simply perfect campaign to pull it off? Exit answer from Larry Sabato: No, dummy.


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Palin is 35-38% tops in a national election.

Obama re-election would be re-assured.

O’Donnell redux.

rickyricardo on November 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Probably everywhere but Alaska.

JonPrichard on November 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Ruh roh!

Go ahead! Nominate Sarah Palin. Obama will cruise to a lkandslide victory!
/SARC SARC SARC SARC SARC!

Lanceman on November 11, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Palin is 35-38% tops in a national election.

Obama re-election would be re-assured.

O’Donnell redux.

rickyricardo on November 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Go away troll…

LurkerDood on November 11, 2010 at 6:46 PM

the guy who can potentially head her off because of his fundraising and organizational skills

Right now I’d have to say these are alleged ‘skills’. He couldn’t even beat McCain in the primaries, a guy literally hated by half of all Republicans.

JonPrichard on November 11, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Come on! We need a squishy RINO to win a national election!

/sarc

Palin/Bolton 2012.. I could get behind that..

Romney and Newt.. please go away..

Zippy_Slug on November 11, 2010 at 6:48 PM

If, as he and I have speculated, much of Romney’s support comes from centrists who are simply looking for an alternative to Palin, then he’s at risk of flaming out as soon as a more attractive centrist alternative to him emerges.

You’re looking through the wrong end of the telescope: voters are moving to Sarah because they’re looking for an alternative to Mittens and you’re also forgetting that Sarah made herself highly visible as the leader of last Tuesday’s Tea-nami.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Palin is 35-38% tops in a national election.

Obama re-election would be re-assured.

O’Donnell redux.

rickyricardo on November 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM

It’s very difficult to tell precisely where Palin stands but one thing is certain . . . you have no idea what you are talking about.

rplat on November 11, 2010 at 6:49 PM

It will be interesting to see how Palin’s TBS show ratings will be and how it correlates to the polls.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:51 PM

I touched on this in the RomneyCare post, but I know Palin fans would be angry if we didn’t devote a separate post to the results. So here you go. Just proving our fair-and-balanced bona fides ahead of the inevitable Townhall/Hot Air presidential debate next year.

It sounds so painful being fair and balanced.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 6:51 PM

You’re looking through the wrong end of the telescope: voters are moving to Sarah because they’re looking for an alternative to Mittens

Eh, there’ll be plenty of alternatives to him.

Allahpundit on November 11, 2010 at 6:52 PM

The SarahCuda *evolution Builds Momentum!

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 6:52 PM

It will be interesting to see how Palin’s TBS show ratings will be and how it correlates to the polls.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Karl Rove will be picketing outside TBS HQ. That’s what will be interesting to watch.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 6:53 PM

It will be interesting to see how Palin’s TBS show ratings will be and how it correlates to the polls.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:51 PM

I thought it was going to be on TLC?..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

That’s my girl!
No other person can make Liberal heads explode faster than Sarah. It would be fun to watch. I’m not convinced Sarah’s the right choice for us this cycle, as she is doing so much good for our party and our country behind the scene. However, if she does run she will have my support 100%.

Keemo on November 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Eh, there’ll be plenty of alternatives to him.

Allahpundit on November 11, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Like Gary Johnson – potential comment bait.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

O’Donnell redux.

rickyricardo on November 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM

A lot can happen between now and two years from now.

Assuming team barry continues to play leader of the rat pack, being just too cool and all, continues to blame everyone else including Bush,

can you really stand by your logic?

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

I thought it was going to be on TLC?..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

You’re right. I got it wrong too.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM

I remeber in an early PPP poll some were saying this polling firm was bogus..Now are they the best?..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Assuming team barry continues to play leader of the rat pack

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Yeah, but I heard Nancy wants a shot at the ‘rat pack leadership position.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Bristol is still dancin’. Nuff said.

Kissmygrits on November 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM

I am having to sort through and figure out who the newbies are, troll or ally in the comments. If someone will name who getalife’s newest incarnations are, please help an oldster out.
TIA

OmahaConservative on November 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Palin is 35-38% tops in a national election.

Obama re-election would be re-assured.

O’Donnell redux.

rickyricardo on November 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Ricky sits and waits for Palin posts so he can bash her. He is the first one to comment…always. Three words, TROLL: GET A LIFE!!

Dan Pet on November 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM

You’re right. I got it wrong too.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM

:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM

I thought it was going to be on TLC?..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Whatever alphabet channel, if her ratings track like her polls, then I think this will be a more accurate picture of her popularity.

For that matter, could we have a show on Mitt, Huck and Barry?

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Eh, there’ll be plenty of alternatives to him.

Allahpundit on November 11, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Yes, but the only ones the American Idol crowd know right now are Mitt, Huck and maybe Newt, the MSM-touted retread candidates.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM

It pains me to say it, but — as much as I love her as the firebrand for conservatism — she may be the one potential nominee who assures that Obama will be around another four years.

She is the Richard Jewel of modern politics, and she has wrongly been made radioactive to the vast majority of likely voters. And say what you will, but her resume is perilously thin… especially in international affairs.

Sad, but bitterly true.

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Eh, there’ll be plenty of alternatives to him.

Allahpundit on November 11, 2010 at 6:52 PM

But most of those polled don’t know that…and are only dealing with what they know or remember from the last time.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Well this should give Sen Collins pause before she attacks Palin again. look for a walk back by collins in a day or so.

unseen on November 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM

So,GrizzlyCuda’s claws are getting sharper,excellent!!

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Yeah, but I heard Nancy wants a shot at the ‘rat pack leadership position.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM

She’ll be Sammy Davis to his Joey Bishop

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Palin is 35-38% tops in a national election.

Obama re-election would be re-assured.

O’Donnell redux.

rickyricardo on November 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM

O’Donnell got 40% of the DE vote. You don’t think Palin will break 40% nationwide?

I’ll just be happy if its not Mitt.

El_Terrible on November 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

For that matter, could we have a show on Mitt, Huck and Barry?

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Please no Huck show..we already have to endure Huck and the little rockers on FNC..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Please no Huck show..we already have to endure Huck and the little rockers on FNC..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Hmmmm, he does play a mean fiddle

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM

If she’s the nomination, I’ll vote for her enthusiastically, but I just don’t think she is the most experienced at the moment. Good things come to those who wait and I’m willing to wait on Palin.

Daemonocracy on November 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM

she may be the one potential nominee who assures that Obama will be around another four years.

Why would that be?

She is the Richard Jewel of modern politics,

This is quite a statement and so grossly unfair to Sarah, I can’t believe it.

and she has wrongly been made radioactive to the vast majority of likely voters.

As evidenced by what?

And say what you will, but her resume is perilously thin… especially in international affairs.

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Her resumé is no thinner (and in many places thicker) than Clinton’s, Bush 43′s and 0bama’s when they ran for President.
Why set a different standard for her?
Because she’s a woman?

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

She’ll be Sammy Davis to his Joey Bishop

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

*swoosh

Here that? Went right over my head! :D

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Exit answer from Larry Sabato: No, dummy.

Allah, I was listening to someone on Fox News say that the Republicans also picked up something like 600 State Legislature seats. I don’t see Sabato figuring that into his equation. Surely that is a trend indicator for which way states electorates are leaning.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Cheney!

El_Terrible on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Sarah~ I’m a 100% behind her, Mitt~ -100%.

tinkerthinker on November 11, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Please no Huck show..we already have to endure Huck and the little rockers on FNC..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

*Uncontrollable Gagging

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Here that? Went right over my head! :D

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

My Foster Brooks moment

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Her resumé is no thinner (and in many places thicker) than Clinton’s, Bush 43′s and 0bama’s when they ran for President.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Agreed. Plus I’m leery of those with the “big” foreign policy backgrounds – our FP isn’t so wonderful these days.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM

And of course, without Palin in the race, Huckabee would stand to clean up among social cons,

That ignores the probability that Sarah would endorse someone other than Huckabee. There would be, I’m guessing, a good size chunk of the Christian Right vote who favor Sarah over Huck becuase they don’t like his fiscal record and would follow her endorsement elsewhere.

What about that?

Brian1972 on November 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM

am having to sort through and figure out who the newbies are, troll or ally in the comments. If someone will name who getalife’s newest incarnations are, please help an oldster out.
TIA

OmahaConservative on November 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Welcome back buddy!!! Were your ears burning during the midterms because some folks here were soliciting donations to some of the candidates the night before the elections in your name :-)

huskerdiva on November 11, 2010 at 7:05 PM

My Foster Brooks moment

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:03 PM

*Hear

Heh … I think Foster Brooks is still going over my head.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Palin’s announced the itinerary for her new book tour, and of 16 scheduled stops, two of them are in Iowa. Hmmmm.

Interesting… though I can see her adding more stops a la the “Going Rogue” tour. Get these 16 in, then add a few more weeks, etc.

After the show’s aired, the books are signed, SarahPACs gathering significant $, and the buzz is generated…

“PALIN 2012″ kicks off, in time for the Reagan Library debate…

At least, that’s what I see shaping up here.

cs89 on November 11, 2010 at 7:05 PM

So if Palin can make this increas ein numbers in the last 16 months what says she can not conitnue her upward climb for the next 16 months.

what these polls show if anything is that the Palin-hate is a mile wide and an inch deep for the vast majority of people.

If Palin succeeds in in redoing her image she could be more unstoppable than she is now. the emdia made her teflon to her supporters, now the liberal characterization of her as a bimbo will be used agains tthem as she shows she is anything but.

the only hope for the Palinhater at this stage is if Palin herself makes a major gaffe or self destructs. which seeing how flawlessly she ran the 2010 campaign and her reintroduction campaign I don’t se emuch hope of.

People love Palin and her positions, they are just weary of voting for her until she can disprove the LSM/Establishment’s narrative of her.

IMO that will be very easy to do once she is on stage with other candidates. It’s one thing to attack a person when they are singled out but when you have others around on which to compare those attacks become meaningless.

unseen on November 11, 2010 at 7:06 PM

the Republicans also picked up something like 600 State Legislature seats. I don’t see Sabato figuring that into his equation. Surely that is a trend indicator for which way states electorates are leaning.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

One of the states that went “all Red” for the first time in over 50 years was Maine, which is, curiously, also one of the states where Sarah’s polling so well.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:07 PM

So,GrizzlyCuda’s claws are getting sharper,excellent!!

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

and with every point she goes up in popularity in the polls it’s like fingernails scratching on a blackboard to the libs – hehehe

huskerdiva on November 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM

She is the Richard Jewel of modern politics, and she has wrongly been made radioactive to the vast majority of likely voters. And say what you will, but her resume is perilously thin… especially in international affairs.

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Radioactive? To whose voters, Mittens?

International affairs? During the campaign, several heads of state just about lost their heads meeting her. Compare that to barry who cannot close the deal, and you’ve lost me on that logic.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM

The drama queen is NEVER going to be elected president.

Chudi on November 11, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Her resumé is no thinner (and in many places thicker) than Clinton’s, Bush 43′s and 0bama’s when they ran for President.
Why set a different standard for her?
Because she’s a woman?

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

I love her, but the first two are ridiculous, and both ended up with steep learning curves in international affairs. Clinton had been gov of Arkansas for most of his adult life it seems, and W had been gov of the 2nd most populous state in the country for 6 years when he was elected.

She was gov for 2 1/2 years when she decided to walk away. Yes, there’s a very reasonable explanation, but it takes time to explain to those that are already skeptical of her and probably more so since she decided to walk away.

She has a steep climb, but I also think it’s doable. She would win every state that they won in 2008 and I think there are doable states such as Ohio, CO, etc., to get her to 270. But it won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination.

lizzie beth on November 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM

International affairs?

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Perhaps it’s because while the US is drowning in fiscal insanity, she’s not taking the Graham approach of talking about “neutering nations” /s

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM

I can see Russia from my house!..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM

One of the states that went “all Red” for the first time in over 50 years was Maine, which is, curiously, also one of the states where Sarah’s polling so well.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:07 PM

I don’t see myself voting for Romneycare, maybe a Palin/Thune ticket.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:12 PM

The drama queen is NEVER going to be elected president.

Chudi on November 11, 2010 at 7:10 PM

You’re later than usual. Why didn’t you get here earlier?

You won’t get paid if you get here late.

portlandon on November 11, 2010 at 7:12 PM

I’m not going to lie, these numbers make me smile. But they are PPP numbers so I take even these numbers with a grain of salt.

unseen on November 11, 2010 at 7:13 PM

I think Foster Brooks is still going over my head.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:05 PM

It was long ago, in a galaxy, far, far away.

It was a time when boozing, womanizing, and tasteless jokes were all the rage.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

One of the states that went “all Red” for the first time in over 50 years was Maine, which is, curiously, also one of the states where Sarah’s polling so well.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:07 PM

No wonder Snowe is sweating 2012 SWEET.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

The drama queen is NEVER going to be elected president.

Chudi on November 11, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Why do you keep saying this without making any kind of cogent argument to back it up?
You show up on one Palin thread after another, make your Cassandra-like prediction of her doom and then run off and I, for one, am more than a little tired of it.
And why do you call her a “drama queen” when she isn’t?
The lady loves and wants to protect this country and says so at a time when the fundamentals of what made this country so great are under direct threat.
Why is that “drama” or “queenly drama?”

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

It was a time when boozing, womanizing, and tasteless jokes were all the rage.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

I’m having Benny Hill flashbacks :)

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:15 PM

It was a time when boozing, womanizing, and tasteless jokes were all the rage.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

… and tobacco wasn’t on the road to being banned.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:16 PM

No wonder Snowe is sweating 2012 SWEET.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

also shows how out of touch the Dc establishment is having Sen collins attack Palin last night….I bet she wishes to take that statement back after this poll. sure its 2014 for her re-election but Palin supporters have long memories..

unseen on November 11, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:07 PM

No wonder Snowe is sweating 2012 SWEET.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Hmmm… I wonder if Palin even being in the primaries would hurt Snowe. If a good TP candidate could harness some of the Palin excitement, Snowe just might not get the nod.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Meh. Give me a call when Sarah Palin is leading in Ohio and Florida.

SoulGlo on November 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Christine O’Donnell is moving to Maine as we speak..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Perhaps it’s because while the US is drowning in fiscal insanity, she’s not taking the Graham approach of talking about “neutering nations” /s

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Agreed, people are more concerned about what’s happening here and their incomes

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:19 PM

It was long ago, in a galaxy, far, far away.

It was a time when boozing, womanizing, and tasteless jokes were all the rage.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Kini:Enjoy:)
====================================================

Foster Brooks roasts Dean Martin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxFgl_rLCiI

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 7:19 PM

I mention Thune and he appears up top in the Headlines “The establishment candidate” but at least he ain’t got nasty romneycare stains all over him.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Christine O’Donnell is moving to Maine as we speak..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Do they allow brooms in Maine – har har har

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:20 PM

but the first two are ridiculous, and both ended up with steep learning curves in international affairs.

In reality, almost all of our presidents have no experience in international affairs when they enter the Oval Office.
We the people are dependent on their core values and how fast they can hit the ground running.

Clinton had been gov of Arkansas for most of his adult life it seems, and W had been gov of the 2nd most populous state in the country for 6 years when he was elected.

Clinton served 2 non-consecutive terms. He lost his bid for re-election the first time.
And I think Sarah has a better record of accomplishment as Governor than either Clinton or Bush 43.

She was gov for 2 1/2 years when she decided to walk away.

She did not “walk away,” she resigned because she was basically forced out by Obama’s minions suing her on bogus ethics charges.

But it won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination.

lizzie beth on November 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Those of us born female already know this only too well.
You don’t have to draw Sarah a map.
She’s been through nothing but fire for the last 2 years and has emerged stronger than ever.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

She was Governor of Alaska(our 47th-most populated state) for 1 year, 8 months. She was mayor of Wasilla (Pop: 10,000+) for six years and served on city council before. She’d never been outside the U.S. until 2007. Male or female, that’s not a resume that screams “Ready to go nose-to-nose with Vladimir Putin.”

But put all that aside — heck, give her Hillary Clinton’s resume — and think about her polling negatives… and what the mainstream media will do to make her look foolish in a general election. They are terrified of her… and they’ll hold back nothing (and probably continue to make stuff up) to damage her further.

I would love to see her in the White House. But it will never happen. Wish I were wrong.

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM
=====================================
I can see Russia from my house!..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Dire Straits:I can see America,er,Michigan State from mine:)

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Agreed, people are more concerned about what’s happening here and their incomes

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:19 PM

For good reason.

It’s sickening that the alleged “hawks” aren’t raising their eyebrows as we continue to dump money into crap holes like Pooochistan and the Palestinian slums.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Do they allow brooms in Maine – har har har

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Or do they allow masterb..nevermind..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Christine O’Donnell is moving to Maine as we speak..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Now you’re just being a bit mischievous….:)

Brian1972 on November 11, 2010 at 7:23 PM

huskerdiva on November 11, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Nope. Not at all. I left because my Lutheran Salvation was in disarray per my catechism. I was cultivating hatred, which is against your RCC catechism as well. We are *kissing* cousins.
I ignored politics for a long while.
THANKS FOR all you do for the cause.
GOD’S Blessing!

OmahaConservative on November 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM

She’s been through nothing but fire for the last 2 years and has emerged stronger than ever.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Has anyone told Joe Miller that?..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM

also shows how out of touch the Dc establishment is having Sen collins attack Palin last night….I bet she wishes to take that statement back after this poll. sure its 2014 for her re-election but Palin supporters have long memories..

unseen on November 11, 2010 at 7:17 PM

They don’t get New Media everything is a you tube, archived article of their quotes a click a way. These old pols have a difficult time managing/adapting to new technology.

Jimmy McMillan “The Rents Too Damm High” get’s it. But the old D.C. crowd have calcified. Imagine if New England actually started thawing out from under progressive rule.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM

If it’s Palin vs Obama in 2012 and Obama wins I seriously question the intelligence of the American voter and the long term future of America.

If a dark horse candidate comes from nowhere. Rubio like??? Good! If not I would still stick with Palin.

Hypothetical I know since I don’t get a vote in US elections.

Crux Australis on November 11, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Now you’re just being a bit mischievous….:)

Brian1972 on November 11, 2010 at 7:23 PM

LOL!..I was be sadistic a little..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:25 PM

She was Governor of Alaska

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

VastRightWingConspirator:

And,she was Commander in Chief of the National Guard as well
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Alaska National Guard Commander: Palin Goes ‘Above and Beyond’ Her Duty For Guard

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/259544#ixzz151VMiOu8

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 7:25 PM

And I think Sarah has a better record of accomplishment as Governor than either Clinton or Bush 43.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

You’re joking, right?

Vashta.Nerada on November 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Has anyone told Joe Miller that?..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Nope they told him huck was the place to be. So he loaded up the truck and moved to there. And then preceded to lose the campaign. He should have stayed with Palin:)

unseen on November 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I would love to see her in the White House. But it will never happen. Wish I were wrong.

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

History tends to repeat, rinse, and repeat

One only has to look at how the LSM demonized, laughed at, ridiculed a B actor named Reagan. Different gender backgrounds, but the parallels are striking.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I would love to see her in the White House. But it will never happen. Wish I were wrong.

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Never say never.

I did once, and it happened.

I said America would never elect a half term Senator from a corrupt left wing state who was a neo-commie street agitator the Commander in Chief of Armed Forces of the United State in a time of war, especially because the enemy in that war is Muslim terrorists and his middle name is friggin Hussein for crying out loud. Then the Jeremiah Wright story broke, and surely this guy would now never, ever get into the White House against a Vietnam POW, never, never.

Look what happened.

Brian1972 on November 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM

If a dark horse candidate comes from nowhere. Rubio like??? Good! If not I would still stick with Palin.

Hypothetical I know since I don’t get a vote in US elections.

Crux Australis on November 11, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Crux Australis:DownUnder I’m with you,and it will be Sarah!
:)

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM

You’re joking, right?

Vashta.Nerada on November 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM

The force is strong with this one..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM

So, if The ‘Cuda gets the nod in ’12 will AP do a ‘Noonan’ and vote Dem? Imagine HA with Hillary’s mug appearing in post after post like Mitt’s has been. Egads. Maybe Mitt will do a Perot and start a ‘Mitt Party’ as a third alternative. It could get very interesting.

Regardless of how anyone feels about Palin, we should all vote for her just to stop Huckabee. Right?

JimP on November 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Bristol is still dancin’. Nuff said.

Kissmygrits on November 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM

This actually is a pretty good indicator that Palin isn’t as despised or unelectable as the Soros/Axelrod trolls who flood Palin posts would like us to believe.

CCRWM on November 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Palin, at the moment, is far too polarizing to have a serious chance.

The next year or so will tell if she can gain some gravitas and get her voice to sound more sonorous and less cartoony.

I’d vote for her, but no one I know would.

Even some who liked her at first have decided she’s too much of a lightweight.

Time will tell.

profitsbeard on November 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM

This is really irritating. We don’t need another bloody primary season in 2012 draining off money and making Republicans mad at each other. A couple of these people have got to stand down for the good of the party, and the nation.

rockmom on November 11, 2010 at 7:29 PM

but the parallels are striking.

Kini on November 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Kini: Very much so,and remember,Sarah said,if no one steps
up,she will!:)

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 7:29 PM

How many of the alternatives are taking Obama to task daily? How many show no fear and do not get wiggly when taking him on? Mitt is always commenting long after Sarah has spoken. Sarah Leads all others have followed. I thought we wanted a leader? I believe if someone steps up and starts leading Sarah will help that someone get elected. She, just like us is waiting. If no one steps up, she will run.

IowaWoman on November 11, 2010 at 7:30 PM

They don’t get New Media everything is a you tube, archived article of their quotes a click a way. These old pols have a difficult time managing/adapting to new technology.

Jimmy McMillan “The Rents Too Damm High” get’s it. But the old D.C. crowd have calcified. Imagine if New England actually started thawing out from under progressive rule.

Dr Evil on November 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Agreed. The web has changed politics and the only thing that saved some of them this time around is that the forces are not fully in place yet. the time of politicans being able to say one thing one time and something else some other time is gone. they can still bury some of it like the LSM did for Obama but it is becoming increasingly difficult.

Now it is just a matter of getting the word out form the web to those that still use old media. In another 10-15 years I don’t think we will see a normal politican win an election again ever.

unseen on November 11, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Or do they allow masterb..nevermind..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Dire Straits: You`ll go blind:)

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Dire Straits: You`ll go blind:)

canopfor on November 11, 2010 at 7:31 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on November 11, 2010 at 7:32 PM

This is really irritating. We don’t need another bloody primary season in 2012 draining off money and making Republicans mad at each other. A couple of these people have got to stand down for the good of the party, and the nation.

rockmom on November 11, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Oh i don’t know. i never thought competition was bad but if you are correct I think mitt, Newt and Huck should step down for the good of the party.

And let the race be between Palin and the anti-palin form the get go since that is how the race will end up.

unseen on November 11, 2010 at 7:32 PM

She was Governor of Alaska(our 47th-most populated state) for 1 year, 8 months. She was mayor of Wasilla (Pop: 10,000+) for six years and served on city council before. She’d never been outside the U.S. until 2007. Male or female, that’s not a resume that screams “Ready to go nose-to-nose with Vladimir Putin.”

Ever read any kind of biography of Harry Truman?
A small-town haberdasher whose only travel outside the U.S. before he became President was military service in WWI and yet, he had no trouble going nose-to-nose with Joseph Stalin and or making the decision to drop the Bomb.
As Governor of AK, Sarah’s already handled several border incursions by the Russians: they test our border (in AK) all the time.
And Palin was Governor for 2 and 1/2 years not 1 year,8 months, plus you omitted her being Chairman of the AK Oil and Gas Commission.

give her Hillary Clinton’s resume —

Hillary has far less of a resume than Sarah and no executive experience at all.

and think about her polling negatives… and what the mainstream media will do to make her look foolish in a general election.

Frankly, I could care less about either the polls right now or the MSM.

I would love to see her in the White House. But it will never happen. Wish I were wrong.

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Wishes do come true-you are wrong.

Jenfidel on November 11, 2010 at 7:32 PM

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