Sarah Palin Is Finished For 2012

I loved Sarah Palin in 2008. When she first spoke to America upon being selected by John McCain as his VP running mate, she was electrifying and inspiring. I still remember this:

“The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it. No one expects us to agree on everything. But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart.”

But now, even I have become weary of her.
Simply put, she is severely overexposed. I am tired of reading and hearing about her and her family — Sarah spouting off seemingly on everything under the sun; daughter Bristol’s unwed motherhood; Bristol on Dancing With the Stars; the publicity-hound father of Bristol’s baby, Levi Johnston; and now the latest tabloid rumor of husband Todd Palin’s dalliance with a “massage therapist” hooker, allegedly leaving DNA evidence.
I hate to put it this way, but the entire Palin family is taking on the patina of trailer trash….
~Eowyn

Was it really necessary to kill this moose for her reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska"?


Is Sarah Palin’s Political Career Almost Over?
The American Dream – January 21, 2011
In the United States today, perhaps only Barack Obama is more of a polarizing political figure than Sarah Palin is.  When it comes to Sarah Palin, the vast majority of Americans seem to either absolutely love her or absolutely hate her.
The number of Americans that can’t stand her seems to be increasing, and this is really bad news for Palin as she considers making a run for the White House in 2012.  A staggering 59 percent of the respondents to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll said that they would not even consider voting for Sarah Palin in 2012.  The same poll found that just 8 percent of registered voters said that they would “definitely” vote for Palin and 31 percent of registered voters said that they would possibly consider voting for Palin.  Those are really, really dismal numbers.  Sarah Palin has tried to cast herself as the leader of the Tea Party movement, but right now it is just not working.  In fact, it seems that Palin can’t do much of anything right lately.  At one time Sarah Palin was considered the clear front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2012, but now all that is ancient history.
But this is a time when Palin should be at her strongest.  The Republicans dominated the election back in November and several dozen Tea Party candidates were sent to Washington D.C.
Unfortunately, all of the recent polls and surveys that have been taken recently show that support for Palin is rapidly diminishing….
*According to a new CNN poll, 56 percent of Americans view Sarah Palin unfavorably.  Not only that, but the number of independent voters that view Palin unfavorably has risen by 14 percent in just the last few months.
*The same Washington Post/ABC News poll mentioned earlier found that Sarah Palin would lose a hypothetical matchup against Barack Obama by 13 percentage points.
*Other polls are even more ominous.  A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that Sarah Palin is trailing Barack Obama by 22 points.
*A Neighborhood Research survey of Iowa Republicans also discovered that support for Sarah Palin is slipping.  When asked about potential 2012 Republican candidates, 24 percent chose Mike Huckabee, 19 percent chose Mitt Romney and only 11 percent picked Sarah Palin.  The poll also found that Sarah Palin had an “unfavorable rating” of 19 percent among Iowa Republicans, which was the highest unfavorable rating by far of all the potential 2012 candidates.
Other polls have shown Sarah Palin doing a little bit better in Iowa, but everyone agrees that she has a huge image problem at this point.
So exactly what is the problem?  Well, part of the problem is that Sarah Palin literally seems to be everywhere.  On CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, it seems like they are constantly talking about Sarah Palin all night, every night.  In fact, Sarah Palin is a “regular contributor” on Fox News and whenever one of their shows needs a “rating boost” they just bring Sarah Palin on.
All the major newspapers run stories about her at least a couple of times a week.  She regularly gets far more Internet searches than any other Republican politician.
Her daughter was recently on Dancing with the Stars and a reality show featuring her life in Alaska on TLC recently wrapped up.
So why is everyone talking about her so much?
Well, she is far more “interesting” than most of the other Republican candidates.  Guys like Huckabee and Romney are downright boring.  The media needs someone to be a “star” for the Republicans and Palin fits the bill.
But the bad news for Palin is that all of this overexposure is magnifying all of her flaws and her poll numbers just keep dropping.
Every time something big happens, the media waits to see what Sarah Palin is going to say.  Unfortunately, she is not very good on her feet, and she has a dismal team of advisers around her, and the result is that she keeps putting her foot in her mouth over and over and over.
At this point, most establishment Republicans can’t stand her.  Stalwart establishment Republicans such as Barbara Bush and Karl Rove have recently made public statements suggesting that she should just shut up and go home.
So Sarah Palin has tried to cast herself as the “anti-establishment” Tea Party candidate.  The only problem is that over and over and over she has been alienating libertarians, and that is a huge problem because libertarians are a core component of the Tea Party movement.
Yes, Sarah Palin still has a small core of very enthusiastic supporters, but it is going to take far more than that to win the White House in 2012.  If Sarah Palin continues on the same path that she is currently on, she doesn’t have a prayer of even getting the Republican nomination, much less actually defeating Barack Obama in the general election.
Right now Sarah Palin is trying to pitch a tired, worn-out neocon establishment Republican message to a Tea Party movement that is made up increasingly of libertarians and anti-establishment conservatives.  It makes for entertaining subject matter on the evening news, but it is not a winning formula.  Sarah Palin can make all of the videos about the greatness of the Tea Party movement (such as the one below) that she wants, but until she wakes up to what the American people really desire (liberty, freedom and a return to the U.S. Constitution) her candidacy is going to be dead in the water….
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Kitty
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Kitty

Boy, you certainly fell for the Alinsky method, didn’t you.

Kitty
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Kitty

William Jacobson says it better than I can: If “She Can’t Win,” Then Neither Can We: There is no better way to demoralize a key segment of the Republican Party, and damage our chances in November 2012, than to announce a year before the primaries even begin that Palin should not even enter the primary fray or should not be seriously considered because she cannot win a general election. We do not need the Republican equivalents of 2008 Democratic PUMAs, people so embittered by the perceived unfairness of the primary process that they stayed home or switched sides in November.… Read more »

JoleneAL
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Just what the left wants – us to get tired.

Will
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Will

I respectfully disagree. The media understood they could not force SP to go away so they figure the best thing to do was give us all the SP we can stomach on the premise that eventually we will get fed up with her. I don’t blame SP for the overexposure this was expected and I don’t blame SP for responding to her critics time and again (it showed SP to never back down from a fight). As of now SP can do whatever she want for as long as she want. If we don’t wish to hear, see or know… Read more »

Will
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Will

Straw poll in N.H. are we talking about the same liberal land N.H. Steve old buddy? 😉
In all seriousness anyone who is a true blue conservative will always have trouble in a place like N.H. North states love their liberals, even pseudo Repubs like Mittens. To them those kind of Republicans are liberal light.
But like I said it’s early time will tell

Canadian Chick
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Canadian Chick

Will, I agree with your analysis. A lot of the overexposure is not Sarah’s doing, but the leftist media continually trying to smear, destroy and make an example of her and her family for the “crime” of being happy & successful conservatives. I don’t think Sarah will run for office anytime soon, if ever. She knows she can be much more effective doing what she’s doing now. I don’t think it would hurt her to drop out of sight for 6 months or so, if that’s even possible, considering the left wing circus being orchestrated around her. Other conservatives need… Read more »

DEO
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DEO

She is as feirce and Independant a Warrior
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It’s a ACT….$arah is a calculated act that was miscalculated.
There is NOTHING behind the curtain.

DEO
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DEO

I meant to say AN act….excuse my error.
Think what you want, it’s great to be loyal BUT loyal to what…it’s all about money for Mrs. Palin.

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I will probably get “creamed” for what I am about to say…but you have to understand that I trust NO politician. There is a difference between a true conservative and a Republican or RINO. McCain is a RINO (I live in Az) and was endorsed by SP and it was mutual. I believe she rallied with the Tea Party to get them duped and on her side. Quite awhile back someone sent me something that said that SP said her mentor was Kissinger. Now, if that isn’t enough to put some doubt in your mind…I don’t know what is. There… Read more »

Canadian Chick
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Canadian Chick

DEO, if it’s all about money for Sarah Palin, then she’s solid proof that capitalism works! (And why shouldn’t she be compensated for all the good work she’s done and the unwarranted media abuse she and her family have endured?) I think she’s shown a lot of grace and courage considering the outrageous attacks against her.

erinyes
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erinyes

Eowyn,
I could just give you a big wet Liberal kiss right now!!
And you ain’t LIVED until you’ve had a liberal wet kiss.

Anonymouss
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Anonymouss

Damn, I hope not… she’s more qualified than the current guy and makes left/liberals types nuts.

erinyes
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erinyes

Well, how about a heartfelt hug? Hand shake? High five?
Ok, then; how about a thanks from me for allowing my sometimes silly comments?
Thanks, Eowyn……………

erinyes
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erinyes

I forgot to ask, what happened to your regular commentor “Ron Baby”, he has been MIA, ‘hope he’s O.K.

erinyes
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erinyes

Thanks, Eowyn….

Thomas Morato
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Thomas Morato

I have no idea what I’m talking about most of the time as indicated by 99% of my posts… but IMHO winning elections comes down to taking the independents and SP is not favored by them.
I don’t know who would make a good candidate ATM but whoever decides to run should run on a repeal/replace Obamacare, anti-big-government, less entitlement, less spending and free market platform.
BTW, it would help if this candidate could also speak intelligently without a teleprompter.

erinyes
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erinyes

Several days after the shooting of “Gabbie” Giffords, I flipped on the tube to see the breaking news on CNN. Wolf Blitzer was on a rant over Sarah Palin’s use of the phrase “Blood Libel”, Blitzer was really angry.
I knew at that point MS. Palin’s run was over.
MS. Giffords is Jewish, as is Blitzer; the “Blood Libel” reference is very rude to older Jews. The Jewish lobby wields power beyond belief, Palin jumped the shark.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel

tina
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way too early for me to make any judgement calls or throw my hat in the ring.

mary Johnson
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Mitt Romney will be elected president in 2012 and again in 2016.
People are forgetting that there’s a lot more financial destruction to come in the next two years. By the time we limp/crawl in to 2012, people will want someone with a financial background. Romney offers that.
This will be done on earth!
There is no other scenario that makes sense at all.