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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Over 600,000 Polled: 80% Support Governor Palin 2012 Run

A Newsmax.com poll reveals that nearly four out of five respondents would support Sarah Palin as the Republican nominee for president in 2012.

A slightly larger majority believe the then-Alaska governor helped John McCain in the 2008 presidential race — while only 31 percent think McCain did a good job running for president.

The poll drew more than 600,000 responses, and Newsmax will provide the results to major media and share them with radio talk show hosts across the country.

1) What is your opinion of Sarah Palin?

Favorable: 83%

Unfavorable: 17%

2) Do you believe Sarah Palin as a running mate helped or hurt John McCain?

Helped: 80%

Hurt: 20%

3) In the election between McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden, who did you vote for?

McCain-Palin: 81%

Obama-Biden: 16%

Other: 3%

4) Would you support Sarah Palin as the Republican nominee for president in 2012?

Yes: 78%

No: 22%

5) Do you believe McCain did a good job running for president?

Good Job: 31%

Bad Job: 69%

6) Do you believe Barack Obama "bought" the White House by outspending McCain?

Yes: 72%

No: 28%


The Final Word On Quitters?

Probably not. But I found this over at the E3 Gazette and thought it put to bed the notion that a "quitter" could never go further in politics. This is also a good time to remind everyone that the last time Sarah Palin "quit" her job, she ended up taking down most of the Alaskan Republican party hierarchy as well as the Governor of Alaska!

Anyway, the folks at E3 Gazette offer up an interesting wager:

Imagine a politician who is elected to one
office, then two years later loses in the Electoral College. Two years and seven
months into the term of the first office, months after the loss, this politician
resigns! Can you imagine such a "quitter" being elected POTUS in the next
election? I'll bet you $20 it can happen.

You'd lose the bet.

Andrew Jackson resigned his US Senate
seat on October 14, 1825, after two years, seven months, and ten days in that
six-year term. For those keeping score, that’s a dozen days fewer than Sarah
Palin served of her four-year term as Governor of Alaska. He won the 1828
election for President, the first to do so in the "Democratic Party" faction he
formed from the "Democratic-Republican Party". So the next time you hear a
Democrat talk about a "quitter", remind them about Old Hickory.

Something more up to date but equally appropriate is a look at Ronald Reagan, the nation’s last great conservative leader, and one of our greatest Presidents. Reagan was generally disliked by the media, the democrats, the beltway elites, and the Rockefeller wing of the Republican party, the ones we today call RINOs.

Reagan was said to stupid, a B-movie actor who worked with chimps. (They always forgot he was a two term Governor of California...much like some, including Obama called Palin the Mayor of Wasilla) Reagan was said to be lazy, intellectually uncurious, a right wing nut, a warmonger, and much more.

The thing to remember about people is they generally attack who they fear the most. Just like Reagan, if Palin was such a dolt, such a joke, they wouldn’t be spending so much time trying to marginalize her.

In the last election a lot of people were upset because they perceived that the left "chose our candidate" because John McCain was the left’s "favorite Republican" and they propped him up, only to tear him down when the actual campaign against Obama started.

Well, I say this time we should let the left pick our candidate for us, as well!

In fact, they already have. You don’t see the democrats spending one minute of time attacking Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. Not one minute. But they have thrown every dirty trick in the book at Sarah Palin to stop her.

Unfortunately for them, Sarah Palin won’t go!

A quitter indeed.