Guess who’s on a winning streak in endorsements?

posted at 3:21 pm on August 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I’m not surprised by this, but I am a little surprised that the Washington Post noticed it.  Despite media claims that the Tea Party has gone dormant and that Sarah Palin’s influence has waned, the candidates she backs for office have an uncanny knack for winning their elections — even when they start far off the pace:

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin — though derided on the left and recently dismissed by former vice president Dick Cheney as a poor pick in 2008 — is nevertheless proving her enduring power within the Republican Party in the most concrete of ways: She keeps picking winners.

Each of five candidates she has endorsed this year who have faced primaries or other campaigns have won, including former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz, who Tuesday beatthe state’s well-connected lieutenant governor for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. …

She has endorsed just nine Republicans this year — five of them women, according to the Web site of SarahPAC, her political committee. In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, Palin said that she is making down-ticket races, not the presidential campaign, a focus of her efforts this year. She called Senate and House races “so instrumental in reforming government, shrinking it, allowing the private sector to grow and thrive.”

This might be easy to dismiss if Palin made a habit of endorsing front-runners, but that’s not been the case.  Ted Cruz started off at a large disadvantage to Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in practically every metric imaginable.  Dewhurst had Rick Perry’s endorsement, a high profile office, tons of his own money to use in the primary fight, and at one time a huge lead in the polls.  In the first round of the primary in May, Cruz only narrowly forced a runoff, at 30% and Dewhurst just a shade under 48%.  The Tea Party engagement that Palin helped facilitate took Cruz from 18 points down in May to a 13-point victory this week — a remarkable 31-point turnaround in just two months.

Similarly, Palin backed Tea Party upstart Richard Mourdock against longtime incumbent Dick Lugar in Indiana’s GOP primary.  Palin endorsed Mourdock late in the cycle, just a couple of weeks before the primary.  Lugar had been up as much as 25 points in the polls in early 2012, but two weeks prior to her endorsement, Mourdock’s internal poll had him even with Lugar.  One week after Palin endorsed Mourdock, he was 10 points up on Lugar in what the local newspaper called “a dramatic slide” for the incumbent.  By the time the election rolled around one week later, Mourdock ended up with a 22-point victory over the entrenched incumbent.

There are very few figures in national politics who could have contributed to those results in a significant fashion.  Barack Obama won’t have any kind of coattails this year, just to choose one example, and Democrats in down-ticket races may have to distance themselves from the party leader this year to remain competitive.  I doubt that any Democratic candidate for Congress is pining for the Joe Biden endorsement, either.  Of the four principals in the 2008 election, Palin is the only one whose clout has increased, and probably is the only one whose clout hasn’t decreased significantly.  That’s why the Palin-Cheney kerfuffle last week really missed the point.  Regardless of whether one thinks Palin was a good pick for the 2008 ticket, she has transformed into a highly influential activist with the grassroots.  Attempting to minimize that or marginalize Palin as a powerhouse in the GOP will likely leave Palin with the last laugh.


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Bishop takes Pawn.

Lourdes on August 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Whoa Ed, where did you find that picture?

Valkyriepundit on August 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Don’t forget about Deb Fischer in Nebraska. She beat the annointed State Attorney General candidate John Bruning.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Kingmaker.

But totally irrelevant. Just like the Tea Party.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Good guide to candidates to pass on.

Pablo Honey on August 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Shucks, I thought she was old news.

kringeesmom on August 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

God save the Kingmaker!

Punchenko on August 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Taking down RINOS, one primary at a time..:)

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Which kind of shows you how damn stupid the establishment is to continue insulting her.

Actually – their loss is MY win. I’d be crying me little eyes out if I woke up to find Sarah giving a passionate endorsement of Willard McDole.

I’m pretty happy with what she’s said so far … basically … “Willard? Yeah there could be worse people I suppose!”

LOL

HondaV65 on August 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

The Tea Party is a political philosophy – not a party. When are they going to get this?

Blake on August 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Why a picture of her doing an impression of a sea lion?

CorporatePiggy on August 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Gee HotAir, with all the pics of this woman
(possibly more than ALL political figures combined at
this point), you chose this one???

ToddPA on August 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Yep. Totally irrelevant.

BWAHAHAHA!

kingsjester on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

This is what we need…focus on the down ticket races. It’s going to take several election cycles, but we can get rid of enough RINOs to make them irrelevant.

kakypat on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

When you see someone that’s supposed to be dead whipping all comers on the court, even the MSM can’t ignore it.

cartooner on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

How anyone can think of this woman as some kind of “dumb quitter” boggles my mind. She has her finger on the pulse of the grassroots like few else.

Mord on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Kingmaker.

But totally irrelevant. Just like the Tea Party.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

I’m hoping that the left keeps dismissing her, and the TEA Party. It only makes both stronger. :)

TKindred on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Ted Cruz

Oy vey, not again…

CorporatePiggy on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Will the Republicans gain the majority in the Senate if Deb Fischer of Nebraska wins?

gracie on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Gee HotAir, with all the pics of this woman
(possibly more than ALL political figures combined at
this point), you chose this one???

A complimentary article on your hero and you take issue with the photo of her laughing hysterically?

Note the last line, the picture fits:

Attempting to minimize that or marginalize Palin as a powerhouse in the GOP will likely leave Palin with the last laugh.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Palin is one of two whose endorsements are particularly important to me. The second is Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection. I believe that those two have an excellent focus on what is needed to turn our country around, and I have contributed to the candidates they endorse after reviewing information about those candidates.
Ted Cruz was different: I knew him from having worked with him, and Palin’s endorsement of him simply confirmed my views.

GaltBlvnAtty on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

beastie bluegill 3….2…1

gracie on August 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Gee HotAir, with all the pics of this woman
(possibly more than ALL political figures combined at
this point), you chose this one???

ToddPA on August 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I love it. No such thing as a bad picture of Sarah.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Kingmaker.

But totally irrelevant. Just like the Tea Party.

MadisonConservative
on August 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

.
You beat me to it !

So I guess, dittos. : )
.
But it still won’t stop her detractors at HA from claiming “she only got behind them AFTER it was obvious they would win.”

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

You’re a teacher, aren’t you?

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Will the Republicans gain the majority in the Senate if Deb Fischer of Nebraska wins?

It’s only a net pickup of 1 seat, but obviously the chances of the GOP taking control of the Senate is better if Fischer wins.

Fischer will win provided there isn’t a political meltdown. Bob Kerrey is a carpetbagger who has lived in NYC for the last 10 years. Additionally his NY wife has made fun of the good people of Nebraska as well.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Except Newt.

Rational Thought on August 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

It’s a battle against the establishment GOP.

*WAR*

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Why the Fluke are people complaining about the picture Ed chose? I think it is an excellent choice. It looks like she is laughing manically as she outsmarts everyone with her evil genius. You people need to get a friggen life if you get your panties in a wad over this.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

But it still won’t stop her detractors at HA from claiming “she only got behind them AFTER it was obvious they would win.”

Not true in the Nebraska race.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

PALIN has her finger on the pulse of America. Are you paying attention Mr. Romney?

SARAH is one of us.

Pork-Chop on August 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

This is one tough woman. If the slings and arrows hurt, she doesn’t let it show and just comes back stronger. She never loses her focus. She doesn’t become strident. She never stops making sense. And she never loses touch with the real Mainstream Americans.
Brava, Sarah!

vityas on August 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

thanx.

gracie on August 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Why the Fluke are people complaining about the picture Ed chose? I think it is an excellent choice. It looks like she is laughing manically as she outsmarts everyone with her evil genius. You people need to get a friggen life if you get your panties in a wad over this.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

+1

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

winning streak? try perfect winning streak. 100% so far

unseen on August 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Attempting to minimize that or marginalize Palin as a powerhouse in the GOP will likely leave Palin with the last laugh.

Yet that’s exactly what establishment repubs will continue to attempt.

Time for a good house-cleaning….let’s start with the RINO majority leader.

Tim_CA on August 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Gee HotAir, with all the pics of this woman
(possibly more than ALL political figures combined at
this point), you chose this one???

ToddPA on August 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I thought the picture was great, honestly. I hope we see it used again, it fits this subject perfectly.

The Tea Party is a political philosophy – not a party. When are they going to get this?

Blake on August 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Disagree. The Tea Party is a loose coalition of a good chunk of the conservative base dissatisfied with the direction of both their party and the country.

The Republicans had better hope the Tea Party remains as an internal reformist movement, because if it morphs into a real political party, the Republicans will end up with the Whigs.

Doomberg on August 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

beastie bluegill 3….2…1

gracie on August 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

All we have today is CorporatePiggy….

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

How anyone can think of this woman as some kind of “dumb quitter” boggles my mind. She has her finger on the pulse of the grassroots like few else.

Mord on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

They don’t think of her as a “dumb quitter”. Actually the left is scared to death of her and their bluster and trash talk is just an attempt to quell their morbid fear of her potential.

rplat on August 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I got the connection between “last laugh” and the picture.

I love it. No such thing as a bad picture of Sarah.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

+100

Mord on August 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Why the Fluke are people complaining about the picture Ed chose?

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

For the same reason they complained about the former Vice President giving his opinion on whether Palin was a good choice to take his job.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

She is a force multiplier. She is placing her people onto the battlefield and they’re winning. So, while she may not be in office, she will have the next best thing—having people whom she helped to place in office–people who share her views–and who will most likely move things the direction that she wish to see them go.

/powerful

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

That’s why the Palin-Cheney kerfuffle last week really missed the point. Regardless of whether one thinks Palin was a good pick for the 2008 ticket, she has transformed into a highly influential activist with the grassroots. Attempting to minimize that or marginalize Palin as a powerhouse in the GOP will likely leave Palin with the last laugh.

It’s exactly why Cheney was taking his dig at her. He keeps endorsing losers like Dewherst and Kay Beltway Hutchison while she endorses the opposing candidate … and we see who keeps winning big on that scale.

thirteen28 on August 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Of the four principals in the 2008 election, Palin is the only one whose clout has increased, and probably is the only one whose clout hasn’t decreased significantly.

Truth.

ITguy on August 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

What race is the NY Slime running for? Washington Compost?

VietVet_Dave on August 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

“I’m pretty happy with what she’s said so far … basically … “Willard? Yeah there could be worse people I suppose!”

LOL

HondaV65 on August 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

True dat!

HerneTheHunter on August 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Barack Obama won’t have any kind of coattails this year, just to choose one example, and Democrats in down-ticket races may have to distance themselves from the party leader this year to remain competitive.

now that deserves a guffaw…his coat this year is more like a straight jacket as far as carrying candidates on tails of same

DanMan on August 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

If Team Mitt was really smart they’d have her introduce Mitt at the convention.

JimK on August 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

That’s got to be the most inane, idiotic, irrelevant comment I’ve seen from you. Please – continue….

HomeoftheBrave on August 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Then there are people like you who can’t do shit without wetting themselves.

wargamer6 on August 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I’m honestly waiting for Congress to take a vote on a bill barring former governors from giving public endorsements of political candidates.

Hell, they tried using legislation to make Romney give up his tax returns. They’re clearly without shame. What other new laws can they come up with to further their own agenda?

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

The TEA party must straightjacket Romney.

Obama must be mocked out of town, to prevent such charlatanry from recurring.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

You GO girl!!!

With the deepest respect and admiration!

She ‘gets’ it!

Kudos’ to the ‘Cudda!!

What a woman… got more balls than any man out there…staying power and guts…

Detractors can kiss my ass!!

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

The thing about kingmakers is that they themselves never sit on the throne.

All the folks waiting and hoping for Palin to take the plunge herself – keep waiting and hoping. It’s not gonna happen.

KingGold on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

1000 comments, or bust!

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

The picture says, I am eating your lunch and lovin’ it.

HerneTheHunter on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Ed, might as well move the thread to the left already :)

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

They don’t think of her as a “dumb quitter”. Actually the left is scared to death of her and their bluster and trash talk is just an attempt to quell their morbid fear of her potential.

rplat on August 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Meh, in my experience some really buy the stereotype. I must need new friends, heh. I think you are right about the general fear of her potential though. On both sides of the aisle.

Mord on August 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

…Hi!…I have beans for brains!
I pissed out this post and approved of the message!
moroninthemuddle on Toilet AM&PM

KOOLAID2 on August 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I always get my panties in a wad over Sarah.

But shouldn’t pronouncements re her overall influence await the general election?

Seth Halpern on August 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

While I find your pathetic attempt of an insult humorous, may I remind you that Palin has a long list of people wanting to endorse her while Dems don’t want to be near Obama, especially for an endorsement. That would mean that after Obama loses 2012, not only will he no longer be president but he won’t find a list of clients who will want his endorsement.

Now THAT’S funny! Payback’s a bitch!

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

She is a force multiplier. She is placing her people onto the battlefield and they’re winning. So, while she may not be in office, she will have the next best thing—having people whom she helped to place in office–people who share her views–and who will most likely move things the direction that she wish to see them go.

/powerful

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I respectfully disagree entirely. She is not picking the candidates and telling them how to win. She is selecting candidates who already exist and giving them financial and media support. They don’t owe her anything after being elected, and she shouldn’t expect anything in return. She is supporting them because she thinks they share similar small government views. She is rewarded by them getting to the House/Senate and voting the way they would regardless of her support. She will not be pulling strings behind the scenese because she is supporting candidates that will stand up and support what is right without her telling them what to do.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

She ‘gets’ it!

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

All the folks waiting and hoping for Palin to take the plunge herself – keep waiting and hoping. It’s not gonna happen.

KingGold on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I agree. Her plan B is working out. Swoop in, make an endorsement, state the truth, candidate wins, go home to Alaska and fish. Hell, can’t say as i blame her. Essentially, the effect over the long run is the same–her values get into office.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

The thing about kingmakers is…

KingGold on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Yep. Can’t possibly recognize the contribution she’s making to the Tea Party and conservative movement. We’ve got to figure out a criticism, right? If we had a thread about her hand-delivering food to starving Nigerians, you’d say “The thing about humanitarians is…”.

So tiresome, you bitter bastards.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

.
But that includes all of us here.

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM

The thing about kingmakers is that they themselves never sit on the throne.

All the folks waiting and hoping for Palin to take the plunge herself – keep waiting and hoping. It’s not gonna happen.

KingGold on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Poor little Mittwit..:)

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Yep. Totally irrelevant.

BWAHAHAHA!

kingsjester on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Apparently they haven’t figured out there’s a difference between mostly and totally!

Good blog again today!

Foxhound on August 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I see your point and you’re right–she’s not picking them but she’s merely spotting ones that are already running and giving them a boost where she can (and encouraging others to run when they aren’t). thanks for the fix.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Who will BO endorse in 2016?

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Are you back home for a resupply of lip gloss?

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I look forward to the decades of Sarah Palin’s influence. I also look forward to her Presidency someday.

portlandon on August 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I love Sarah and her whole family. Too bad she isn’t in the running someplace for Mitt’s team, as I would hope West is? You get those two on your team, LOOK out, things will begin to happen?
L

letget on August 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Who will BO endorse in 2016?

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

BAM!

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Duh, you endorse Obama.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I thought that was the point you were trying to make and I tried to put my thought out there without seeming that I was attacking you.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Which kind of shows you how damn stupid the establishment is to continue insulting her.

Actually – their loss is MY win. I’d be crying me little eyes out if I woke up to find Sarah giving a passionate endorsement of Willard McDole.

I’m pretty happy with what she’s said so far … basically … “Willard? Yeah there could be worse people I suppose!”

LOL

HondaV65 on August 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

So, how could you support both Palin and what she stads for, and Obama at the same time??? i might have greatly underestimated your cognitive dissonance levels….

jimver on August 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Actually – their loss is MY win. I’d be crying me little eyes out if I woke up to find Sarah giving a passionate endorsement of Willard McDole.

I’m pretty happy with what she’s said so far … basically … “Willard? Yeah there could be worse people I suppose!”

LOL

HondaV65 on August 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM


Actually
, when Eric Bolling was interviewing her on August 1, right after the TX primary, she did offer a very positive endorsement of Romney. She said that they have a good relationship, that she has a great deal of respect for him and that she is “so thankful that the GOP has a strong candidate who understands the private sector” Try not to be too upset.

HTL on August 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Cuda taking names…and kicking dat ass!

What is even more remarkable is how down to earth she is when you get close to her.

PierreLegrand on August 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Stands for, that is…

jimver on August 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

KingGold on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

KISS MY A**!!!! Yeah I said it…pond scum…

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

So explain to me again why its a bad idea for Romney to give this lady a prime speaking spot at a convention that is suppose to heal the party. I’ll tell you what if Palin isn’t a speaker I doubt I will even watch. If I want to hear Mitt’s speach I’ll just replay the McCain speech from 2008 it will be about the same.

unseen on August 3, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Hello inthemiddle! Thank you again for helping with the Chick-fil-A turnout! You (ok, those who profess ideals like you) REALLY energized my wife. She went from detesting politics to following everything regarding the Chick-fil-A boycotts! THANK YOU for waking her up and adding another enthusiastic conservative voter for November! Have a great weekend!

Oh… and do you know of another Christian restaurant you’re planning on protesting? I’m sure they could really use the business and we could use more voters!

THANK YOU.

dominigan on August 3, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Look for another big come-from-behind win next Tuesday in Missouri for Sarah Steelman. Before the Palin endorsement, Steelman was about 5 points behind John Brunner.

Sarah Palin will be at a campaign event with Steelman tonight near Kansas City.

Bye, bye Claire McCaskill!

Cheetah1956 on August 3, 2012 at 3:47 PM

They don’t think of her as a “dumb quitter”. Actually the left is scared to death of her and their bluster and trash talk is just an attempt to quell their morbid fear of her potential.

rplat on August 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Not just the Left. The Republican crust is just as scared. But the “quitter” theme was all they had. They couldn’t impugn her character, policies, performance, ethics — anything. So they ran with “quitter.” And now here she stands, towering influentially over all of them. The real “last laugh” is yet to come.

rrpjr on August 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Occasionally Sarah goes off track (e.g. endorsing McCain out of loyalty) but she is pretty much the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval (backing the most conservative candidate who is electable).

bw222 on August 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I thought that was the point you were trying to make and I tried to put my thought out there without seeming that I was attacking you.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

heh. I appreciate that–no worries. I knew where you were going.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Palin is one of two whose endorsements are particularly important to me. The second is Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection.

GaltBlvnAtty on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

+1 :-)

Punchenko on August 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Weren’t you supposed to drive that van today? :) remember the kiss-in life time event for you ??:) whadda happen? Nobody took you on your offer :(((…no kiss, no luck for ya :)…

jimver on August 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Sarah Palin will be at a campaign event with Steelman tonight near Kansas City.

Bye, bye Claire McCaskill!

Cheetah1956 on August 3, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I heard they are having a cookout, wish I was there..:)

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

All the folks waiting and hoping for Palin to take the plunge herself – keep waiting and hoping. It’s not gonna happen.

KingGold on August 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

.
And what reduction in social-status has/is that going to cost her?

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Started hearing on radio and seeing on TV just this week Palin is endorsing Sarah Steelman for the Missouri republican Senate primary next week. Only poll I’ve seen on it is something like 33-27-17 for the 3 major candidates with Bruner leading and Steelman in second. That was just from last week. Shouldnt take much to push her over the edge if it’s Palin’s endorsement people are really tuning to.

Kelligan on August 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

“UUUUUUUUUUUNLIMITED POOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWERRRRRR!” :)

ThePrez on August 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

If your wife didn’t engage in her civic duty of being aware of politics and voting until she ate a chicken sandwich, you married one dumb broad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Awright, I think that deserves a ban, you slimy little worm.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

The Republicans had better hope the Tea Party remains as an internal reformist movement, because if it morphs into a real political party, the Republicans will end up with the Whigs.

Doomberg on August 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

You are totally correct.

After Mitt loses we need to up the effort to rid the Republicans of RINOS. We need to primary even more in 2014. We need to take over the Republican Party make it ours.

Cheney knows he is on the way out and he should be. He was the VP of the most unpopular President in two generations. He and GW totally blew it. For no good reason. They were huge popular but became more and more Establishment and their approval went down and down. They totally wasted their second term. I doubt had they been trying they could have done more damage to the Republican Party. First they lost the House to speaker Poloski. Did they learn no they doubled down and lost everything by huge majorities. Cheney has to be the stupidest political strategist in 40 years. To have every thing and lose so spectacularly.

Steveangell on August 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

And this winning streak comes as a surprise to whom? You go, Sarah!

Christian Conservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Palin is one of two whose endorsements are particularly important to me. The second is Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection.

GaltBlvnAtty on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I like that fella too. He’s Victor Davis hanson smart.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Even in her role as an endorser of candidates, Palin has proven herself to be a more responsible and positive leader than Obama.

AubieJon on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Going to Chick-fil-A today?

bw222 on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

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