The math behind a Palin victory

“Palin is already revered by large portions of the Fox audience and Tea Party crowd, which only make up approximately thirty percent of the voting populace. While enhancing her standing with this faction would obviously help her in a primary battle (in which I still think she would be extremely formidable), it actually harms her in the minds of the thirty percent of open-minded “independents” who actually determine Presidential elections. Because both Fox News and the Tea Parties have been so vilified by the media in the minds of these voters, Palin will be put further (and perhaps permanently) into the box of being a far-right “wing nut,” which is more than ironic considering she was chosen as McCain’s VP largely because of her willingness to rise above partisanship.”