“Frankly, I don’t think that she’s going to be much of an issue in this cycle,” Ed Morrissey, senior editor at the conservative Hot Air blog, told the Washington Examiner media desk. He said Palin doesn’t appear to have made any concrete steps toward declaring a candidacy and that she’s “mostly just a speaker.” He said her speech in Iowa “wasn’t well prepared.”
Morrissey, like other conservative bloggers who have moved on from Palin, was once an admirer of the former Alaska governor. One of the many reasons she was seen as such an attractive political figure is that many of her fans believe she was unfairly treated by the national press during and after the 2008 presidential election.
“Does the press ever tire of underestimating Sarah Palin?” Morrissey wrote in one blog post in 2010.