PPP poll: Palin’s favorability higher among Republicans than Romney’s or Santorum’s

posted at 9:24 pm on March 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Granted, her ratings have always been solid among Republicans. And granted, comparing the favorability of someone who isn’t running to the favorability of two candidates who have been tearing each other’s throats out every day for months is apples and oranges. Even so, Ian Lazaran at Conservatives4Palin makes a fair point: As a Not Romney with appeal to evangelical and non-evangelical conservatives alike, she probably could have given Mitt more of a run for his money than Santorum has.

Sarah Palin is now once again better liked than any of the actual candidates. 68% see her favorably and only 20% unfavorably.

“The fact that Sarah Palin is now more popular than any of the Republican Presidential candidates is a real sign of the toll the campaign has taken on all of the contenders’ images,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Meanwhile Rick Santorum is struggling and would really need a major change in the race — like Newt Gingrich dropping out — to reverse his fortunes.”

Santorum’s favorables split at a healthy 59/30, but among evangelicals it’s 73/16 versus just 46/43 among non-evangelicals. Palin’s numbers for comparison:

She also tops Santorum among tea partiers and non-tea partiers alike, although their numbers among the latter group are close enough that I assume the Romney Death Star could have blasted hers down to a comparable level with sustained attacks. For Santorum, the split is 74/18 among TPers, 50/41 among non-TPers, and 54/20 among those who aren’t sure. Palin:

Here’s the one data set I can’t explain, though. “Very” and “somewhat conservative” make sense, but what’s up with liberal Republicans? I thought the David Frum wing of the party loathes Palin:

A higher favorable rating among “very liberal” GOPers than “somewhat conservative” ones? Either the sample of liberal Republicans is very small, which means a very high margin of error, or else she’s rebounded somehow with more left-ish members of the party. Any theories on what’s driving that?

Needless to say, the big caveat to the “what might have been” hypothetical in which Palin runs and does better against Romney than Santorum has is that a more effective centrist than Romney could have run also and possibly locked up the nomination no matter who was running to his/her right. Maybe we’ll do a few posts on various hypotheticals this summer — A vs. B, C vs. D — to cheer you up when Romney finally locks things up and the laments begin. Exit question: Does Steve Schmidt opine on any subject anymore except vetting procedures for Republican VP candidates? Good lord, man. Pull yourself together.


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And with moderates and independents, it’s a record high 3% approval.

inthemiddle on March 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Palin = thread porn. Allah is looking for page hits again

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Palin’s favorability higher among Republicans than Romney’s or Santorum’s

I am not surprised….

Conservative.

Electrongod on March 23, 2012 at 9:26 PM

“higher among Republicans” won’t win a national election. BUT, it makes her a great spokesperson for the candidate among Republicans.

The Republicans, though, need to reach out to people who aren’t Republicans … to independents and center Democrats.

Without them, we lose.

crosspatch on March 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Ramdom Palin post to drive page views and ad impressions. Meaningless in the scheme of things.

rubberneck on March 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

At least Palin has a Palm Pilot instead of an Etch-A-Sketch…
:)

Electrongod on March 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

And with moderates and independents, it’s a record high 3% approval.

inthemiddle on March 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Being ignorant has never been lauded so much in history.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM

First off………..she didn’t have the guts to run.

But on the other hand I heard a quote from her from a few weeks ago that she would basically take the VP spot or more to help the GOP……HUH?

She is best suited as a commentator and cactus in the crawl of the Libs. She took a pass on the great quest of our time……defeating the worst divider in White House history.

No thanks.

PappyD61 on March 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Gov. Palin’s not a candidate. let’s please keep our focus those those trying for the nomination and then take the fight to Zero!
NO BROKERED CONVENTION.
Mitt/somebody 2012!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

No Palin, no peace!

Emperor Norton on March 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

If Palin had run and Santorum had not, she’d be the nominee.

She’s an actual Conservative

henrydandrea on March 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

AP, it’s not nice to tease.

predator on March 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

As a Not Romney with appeal to evangelical and non-evangelical conservatives alike, she probably could have given Mitt more of a run for his money than Santorum has.

She wouldn’t have said anything as stupid as Santorum said yesterday.

SARAH 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

henrydandrea on March 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

But she didn’t run. Our choices suck-but ‘thems’ are the breaks.
With the exception of Ronulan-they would ALL be better than Zero.
Mitt/Somebody 2012!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

PDS to rear it’s ugly head in 3,2,1…………..

chewmeister on March 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Palin/West 2012.

tencole on March 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

ahhh what could have been…

Harbingeing on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Well let’s do Paul Ryan.
Let’s do Bobby Jindal.
Let’s do Suzanna Martinez.
Let’s do Marco Rubio.

I’d suspect a heck of a lot of Republicans in office are more liked than Romney or Santorum.

Marcus on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

That certainly explains HBO’s lies and innuendo.

huckleberryfriend on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

THIS was her year. The ‘young guns’ will be ready by ’16.
Jindal/Ryan ’16!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I’m not surprised in the least.

Palin has all the economic sensibility of Ron Paul in addition to being friendly to Neocons, is a pretty woman besides, and has the status “sainted mother of a sped kid”, which is VERY powerful with conservatives.

She also holds right-wing values without veering off into crosseyed-theocrat territory like Santorum, which is a definite plus.

MelonCollie on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

She missed her opportunity. What could have been.

JellyToast on March 23, 2012 at 9:34 PM

D U H !

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Did anyone catch her
” Happy Birthday of Obamacare” posting on facebook ?
If someone can please post it ….

burrata on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Who cares… she didn’t run. If she had run her favorables would be much lower.

BobScuba on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

First off………..she didn’t have the guts to run.

PappyD61 on March 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I see it quite differently. She has always operated outside the political norm.
She’s is a dominant predator in the hunting world. Wait for the prey to wear itself out and then go in for the kill.

It has nothing to do with guts. It’s all about instinct and brains.

katy on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

At least Palin has a Palm Pilot instead of an Etch-A-Sketch…
:)

Electrongod on March 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Threadwinner there! Almost wasted a mouthful of apple pie!

lovingmyUSA on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Who knew?

/

Who is John Galt on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Ah, well.

Sob away about what was never gonna be, fellas.

-however-

Cabinet post.

M240H on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I disagree. I like both those guys but neither has the following and straight-ahead plain spokeness of Sarah.

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Get a grip.

chewmeister on March 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

She wouldn’t be accused of being a etch-a-sketch that’s certain.

Jayrae on March 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Nothing surprising I guess. When you are chattering from the sidelines people will like you better than those in the arena battling it out. A sad commentary on our party and our culture. Palin would have been a horrible choice. The last thing we ever needed was more pundits, she should give that up too.

echosyst on March 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Oof.

cynccook on March 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Actually, a Palin 2016 Constitution Party run would suit me just fine. (if there’s still a USA in 2016) But by then, Romney will have failed miserably to do anything actually conservative, the peasants will be revolting, and the GOP will have gone the way of the Whig party. It will be ripe for picking, if she’s got the stomach for dealing with all the PDSers.

Harbingeing on March 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Didn’t happen, not going to happen.

El_Terrible on March 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Thank you! I thought I was going to have to end my day with a DWS picture, and then look at the three stooges the rest of the night.

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM

She’s is a dominant predator in the hunting world. Wait for the prey to wear itself out and then go in for the kill.

It has nothing to do with guts. It’s all about instinct and brains.

katy on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

*sigh* Yes. And that is why the pack is unanimous in its support.

predator on March 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM

The Palin ARMY marches on…..

picking up recruits along the way..:)

idesign on March 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Granted, her ratings have always been solid among Republicans. And granted, comparing the favorability of someone who isn’t running to the favorability of two candidates who have been tearing each other’s throats out every day for months
=========================================

Press Release:

The SarahCudian Revolutionary Voter Gaurds and Mama Grizzly
ReBellion Forces,

could of told you that!

We Stand with Commander Sarah Palin,and were await’n her orders!
(snark)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM

burrata, Palin posted:

“Mr. President, you’re conspicuously absent from the 2-year anniversary of your “greatest accomplishment” (described by your VP as “a big f***ing deal”). Where’s the party? Concerned citizens around the country recognized the 2-year anniversary of Obamacare by protesting its attack on religious liberty. Oral arguments on Obamacare start next Monday, March 26, before the Supreme Court. Voting out Obama starts on Nov. 6.”

Who is John Galt on March 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Actually, a Palin 2016 Constitution Party run would suit me just fine. (if there’s still a USA in 2016) But by then, Romney will have failed miserably to do anything actually conservative, the peasants will be revolting, and the GOP will have gone the way of the Whig party. It will be ripe for picking, if she’s got the stomach for dealing with all the PDSers.

Harbingeing on March 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I think she’ll still have the “fire in the belly” in 2016. As long as she has that, she can deal with the nutcases.

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Anyone the left hates for just being a good person and not aborting a child I Love.

Grunt on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

The problem never was whether or not she could win the Republican primary. In fact, that was almost a given, it was the idea that she was gonna go down in a spectactular(in the visual sense, not the, that’s just be spectacular! Sense)burst of flames in the general election.

Boomer_Sooner on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I wonder how much of this is a reaction to the liberal hit piece HBO aired?

tbrickert on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Did anyone catch her
” Happy Birthday of Obamacare” posting on facebook ?
If someone can please post it ….

burrata on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Here ya go..:)

Mr. President, you’re conspicuously absent from the 2-year anniversary of your “greatest accomplishment” (described by your VP as “a big f***ing deal”). Where’s the party? Concerned citizens around the country recognized the 2-year anniversary of Obamacare by protesting its attack on religious liberty. Oral arguments on Obamacare start next Monday, March 26, before the Supreme Court. Voting out Obama starts on Nov. 6.

 - Sarah Palin

idesign on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I’m not her biggest fan, I’m still surprised she didn’t run. What was the film and bus tour for then, exactly? There definitely was an opening. Whether she felt Bachmann took her ‘spot’, or maybe Perry, I don’t know, but she could’ve blown the other NotRomney’s out of the water. As for beating Romney himself, I doubt it.

changer1701 on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Get a grip.

chewmeister on March 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

No!… Let er rip twerp!

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Didn’t happen, not going to happen.

El_Terrible on March 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Put a sock in it

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I hate to defend the clowns in the race, but they are actually running and fighting each other. So yes, they will have bruises and scratches and wont be as pretty as people like Palin or Ryan, who preferred to stay home.

Valkyriepundit on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

It’s not too late to force a brokered convention.

Stoic Patriot on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I wish Palin would be President and give me a check from the oil companies pockets like she did in Alaska. We need a new land use tax for the whole nation to go in my pocket.

Mormontheman on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

The Palin ARMY marches on…..

picking up recruits along the way..:)

idesign on March 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM

idesign:UnInTerrupted!:)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

If Palin had run and Santorum had not, she’d be the nominee.

She’s an actual Conservative

henrydandrea on March 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Probably. Dems and liberals would’ve come out in droves to vote for her.

Go RBNY on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Here ya go..:)

Mr. President, you’re conspicuously absent from the 2-year anniversary of your “greatest accomplishment” (described by your VP as “a big f***ing deal”). Where’s the party? Concerned citizens around the country recognized the 2-year anniversary of Obamacare by protesting its attack on religious liberty. Oral arguments on Obamacare start next Monday, March 26, before the Supreme Court. Voting out Obama starts on Nov. 6.

– Sarah Palin

idesign on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

It is somewhat disturbing that so many on our side of the aisle are still so fond of her given what has happened the past few years. Thank goodness she didn’t run.

McDuck on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I am fine with her role as Senior Liberal Agitator…or maybe in a mud wrestling event with Debbie Whatshername Slutz..

hillsoftx on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Even http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/ has a post on etch-a-sketch. What a scream! Hey Nicole Wallace, how’s that etch-a-sketch workin out for ya?

I sent back an RNC request for donations today with etch-a-sketch written in lipstick. What a buzz.

Jayrae on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I can tell you this… they didn’t ask any conservatives that I know. A dozen of us were discussing the primaries over dinner last evening and the subject of Palin’s influence was mentioned. I assure you, no one suggested that she is anything other than a paid consultant for Fox, and there was broad agreement that her political prospects and popularity have dimmed considerably over the last several months.

thatsafactjack on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

changer1701 on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Maybe she wanted to give her family a break, since they, unlike the Obama kids, were not immune from attack.

predator on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

chewmeister on March 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I’ve been here a looong time and have gotten a rep. as one who calls it as I see it.
I’m calling it.
Take it or leave it-I couldn’t care less.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I don’t think most Republicans dislike Sarah Palin, but I don’t think they want her to run for President either.

Terrye on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Probably. Dems and liberals would’ve come out in droves to vote for her.

Go RBNY on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Spoken like a true squish.

“We can’t have real conservatives. That’ll bring out the libs.”

Go curl up in a corner.

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Who is John Galt on March 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM
idesign on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Thank you very much,
and here is a little token of my deep appreciation :
http://iowntheworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/From-Alxandro.gif

burrata on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Oops!!

Mar 23, 2012 3:29pm
@BarackObama: Happy Birthday ‘Obamacare’
*****************************************

President Obama’s re-election campaign, which has been celebrating the Affordable Care Act all week, has officially tweeted a ‘Happy Birthday’ from the @BarackObama account.

“Happy birthday to Obamacare: two years in, the Affordable Care Act is making millions of Americans’ lives better every day,” read the message, which was sent by campaign staff not the president himself. (Tweets from Obama are signed -BO)

Note the use of the term ‘Obamacare’ — which some Democrats have previously considered a pejorative since it is commonly used by Republicans to criticize the law.

Later the account tweeted again about Obamacare.

“If you’re proud of Obamacare and tired of the other side using it as a dirty word, complete this sentence: #ILikeObamacare because…”

At a fundraiser at the Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta last week, Obama also used the term and said he doesn’t mind it because it shows he “does care.”

“Change is, yes, health care reform,” Obama said to applause. “You want to call it Obamacare — that’s okay, because I do care.”
(More….)
================

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/barackobama-happy-birthday-obamacare/

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I’m not her biggest fan, I’m still surprised she didn’t run. What was the film and bus tour for then, exactly?

changer1701 on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Free promotion for the film and book.

Go RBNY on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Hey Nicole Wallace, How’s that etch-a-sketch workin out for ya?

Jayrae on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Palin’s strong popularity with Republicans would still be there if she’s a third-party candidate.

Now.

Emperor Norton on March 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Sarah is the only one I would be excited to vote for, and not just hold my nose and pray for the best.

KMC1 on March 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM

It is somewhat disturbing that so many on our side of the aisle are still so fond of her given what has happened the past few years. Thank goodness she didn’t run.

McDuck on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

What’s disturbing is that you claim to be on our side.

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Get a grip.

chewmeister on March 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

No!… Let er rip twerp!

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

You tell ‘em KOOL. I’m big on SP, but twerp’s scenario would work for me too. Say it from the mountain tops, twerp! *oops, don’t know about mountains around Lubbock*

Say from the oil derrick-tops twerp! *better?*

predator on March 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM

thatsafactjack on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Amongst others did these include steve schmidt and nicolle wallace?

HerneTheHunter on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Oh man, we haven’t had a Palingasm in ages. People are going to be too tired to get up tomorrow morning.

Allahpundit, you evil genius.

NickDeringer on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Palin/West 2012!!

She has already told us who her running mate will be.
She is taking it to Obama almost daily.
Obama knows she is a real threat. He is running an attack ad against her.

“Unconventional” indeed. ;)

notalibturd on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I can tell you this… they didn’t ask any conservatives that I know. A dozen of us were discussing the primaries over dinner last evening and the subject of Palin’s influence was mentioned. I assure you, no one suggested that she is anything other than a paid consultant for Fox, and there was broad agreement that her political prospects and popularity have dimmed considerably over the last several months.

thatsafactjack on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Yea, keep thinking that…LOL

idesign on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Spoken like a true squish.

“We can’t have real conservatives. That’ll bring out the libs.”

Go curl up in a corner.

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Not any conservative, just Palin.

Go RBNY on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Maybe she wanted to give her family a break, since they, unlike the Obama kids, were not immune from attack.

predator on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Maybe she also realized she couldn’t rely on UNIONIZED law enforcement personnel to actually protect her family from all the stalkers and death threats they receive from deranged leftys.

Harbingeing on March 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Sarah is the only one I would be excited to vote for, and not just hold my nose and pray for the best.

KMC1 on March 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Indeed

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM

It’s not too late to force a brokered convention.

Stoic Patriot on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

HELL NO!
My favorite poll is Jindal. He hasn’t gone through the presidential primaries. Neither has Palin.
NEITHER of them deserves the nomination because they didn’t throw their hats in the ring and go through the process.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Even http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/ has a post on etch-a-sketch. What a scream! Hey Nicole Wallace, how’s that etch-a-sketch workin out for ya?

I sent back an RNC request for donations today with etch-a-sketch written in lipstick. What a buzz.

Jayrae on March 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM

How old are you? 12?

Dogs against Romney..the Democrats love that one.

You know that whole etch a sketch thing is silly. Everyone knows that the guy was just saying that going from the primary to the general election is new ball game. Now, I realize that people who hate Romney will try and make an issue of this and of course the gotcha media will definitely beat it to death..just like they do every so called gaffe that comes along.

But most people could care less about stuff like this. They are interested in gas prices and jobs and silly stuff like this is exactly the kind of thing that makes so many people hate politics.

It is silly.

Terrye on March 23, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Thank you very much,
and here is a little token of my deep appreciation :
http://iowntheworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/From-Alxandro.gif

burrata on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

LMAO

idesign on March 23, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Meanwhile…….Bank #15…..Fails!!

Failed Bank List
****************

Premier Bank Wilmette IL March 23, 2012
========================================

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/banklist.html

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Lets see, Mitt was proposing MassCare as the model for Obamacare, cheered the takeover of GM and Chrysler, even managed to applaud
the fall of Mubarak, this was all on the advice of his major domo murphy. Meanwhile she fought the stimulus over the objections of
the pork happy legislature, flagged the death panels, helped harpoon
the cap n trade bill, and was a leading force in the Tea Party victory.

narciso on March 23, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM

yep

Grunt on March 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM

It’s not too late to force a brokered convention.

Stoic Patriot on March 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

HELL NO!
My favorite poll is Jindal. He hasn’t gone through the presidential primaries. Neither has Palin.
NEITHER of them deserves the nomination because they didn’t throw their hats in the ring and go through the process.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I agree with Twerp. Besides, the Establishment would ensure that she wouldn’t get the nod in a brokered convention.

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM

but wait.

i thought that the main reason palin supposedly would have been a bad candidate and should not have run was that her favorability ratings were too low. =D

anyway… santorum and gingrich are hoping for a brokered convention so i hope they do something to make it happen. i don’t care how it happens, it just needs to happen. you know why.

Sachiko on March 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Thank you very much,
and here is a little token of my deep appreciation :
http://iowntheworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/From-Alxandro.gif

burrata on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

burrata:Lol,baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad….you…is:)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

You tell ‘em KOOL. I’m big on SP, but twerp’s scenario would work for me too. Say it from the mountain tops, twerp! *oops, don’t know about mountains around Lubbock*

Say from the oil derrick-tops twerp! *better?*

predator on March 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Thanks, y’all!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM

If Palin had run and Santorum had not, she’d be the nominee.

She’s an actual Conservative

henrydandrea on March 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Fixed for ya bro. Santorum’s a non factor. Only reason he got any face time at all ways the serial dating of non Romneys.

Swerve22 on March 23, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Not surprising. Palin hasn’t been hacking away at the candidates. I might have missed something, but Palin has remained positive throughout the process.

The polling might be different if she was a candidate.

farsighted on March 23, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Palin’s darkhorse bus tour must have taught her that she didn’t have what it takes to run again. She found herself lacking.

Mormontheman on March 23, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Bitter Clinger,

We are Republicans, yes? Our own opinions of her put to the side, do you really think she would have done well for us in the general? Her poll numbers when all voters are considered are pretty bad.

McDuck on March 23, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Not any conservative, just Palin.

Go RBNY on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Why fear that? They fear her more than any other. Use their fear against them.

Bitter Clinger on March 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

You know that whole etch a sketch thing is silly. . . silly stuff like this is exactly the kind of thing that makes so many people hate politics Willard.

FIFY.

Emperor Norton on March 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Go RBNY on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Why do you feel so emasculated by a hockeymom from Wasilla?

HerneTheHunter on March 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Wow!
Wilmette is a veddy, veddy nice area.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

A person who wants a brokered convention (from which she emerges as the nominee) which would nullify the entire nomination process and destroy the party is more popular than the nominee. This is truly The Party of Stupid.

Basilsbest on March 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Hahaha a Palin post with “Dark Horse” caption. Have you no SHAME AP?! :)

Dash on March 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I’d switch from being a Mittbot to a Palinista in a second.

Paul-Cincy on March 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I don’t think most Republicans dislike Sarah Palin, but I don’t think they want her to run for President either.

Terrye on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I think you’re right. I don’t dislike her, but depending on the field I can’t say I’d support her for president, either (in a primary).

changer1701 on March 23, 2012 at 9:53 PM

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