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December 17, 2010

I argued a Palin candidacy would help Obama and that the pig-ignorant former Governor of Alaska was showing every sign of presenting herself to her party in the primaries in a little over a year.

Now a poll shows that Obama has 42 percent support and a putative Republican challenger 39 percent. But when Mitt Romney is offered Obama beats him by seven points . And it gets better. Obama beats the Fox Channel star commentator Palin by a decisive 22 ! Enough to make the battered Democrats drool.

Which means- delicious paradox -the more Fox media builds her up the more chaotic a primary season it will be for the Republicans and the more depressing in the actual election only two years away.

Meanwhile her support base, lists of names, name recognition and fund raising is continuing to make her candidacy irresistible fueled further by a healthy ego stoked at those Nuremberg Tea Party gatherings.

Great luck for the President.

2 Comments
  1. Torleif permalink
    December 17, 2010 8:49 am

    Don’t hold back Bob, let us know how you realy feel about Palin.

    While I subscribe to your logic that this should be good for Obama in 2012, I have to say that I think there is nothing logical about USA presidential elections.

  2. Michael permalink
    December 17, 2010 10:18 am

    I think the antidote to Palin getting the nomination is a Romney-Huckabee ticket, although who would be el-supremo on such a ticket is a mystery.

    Huckabee is a clever populist and can speak to the south and mid-west in a way comparable to Palin, while Romney has economic credentials that are almost universally acknowledged.

    Together they can compensate for Palin’s strengths – which are nearly all in the cultural sphere – and offset her weaknesses, which are all focused on policy. On the latter, it’s actually remarkable that the women is even a contender, given that it’s almost a bi-partisan gospel truth that she doesn’t know anything, and succeds only on her ability to galvanise a right-wing base that has never been easier to galvanise.

    Whether they can beat Obama depends on an unemployment rate that seems intractably stubborn.

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