Irish Central's Patrick Roberts makes an observation about what Governor Palin's power to influence elections might say about 2012. Other than his unexplained assertion about "extreme" Conservative candidates, he offers an interesting perspective. Roberts writes:
Christine O'Donnell's victory in Delaware is the equivalent of the shot heard around the world.
It shows that Sarah Palin will gallop to the Republican nomination in two years if the current seething anger in the party of Lincoln continues.
Who will stop Palin now with the Republican right in such a fired up, throw the bums out mood?
Mitt Romney, not on your Nellie?
Newt Gingrich? Last century's man.
O'Donnell's victory is far more significant than that of Joe Miller in Alaska. It occurred in a blue state where moderate Republicans long held sway.
She deposed Michael Castle, the very epitome of the establishment Republican party, a long time moderate who seemed a perfect fit for the vacant senate seat.
Along with Sharon Angle's victory in Nevada, it shows that the Republican right wing is transcendent that no candidate is too extreme for them and that the party has lurched far more to the right than anyone believed.
Back home in Alaska Sarah Palin may well be measuring her prospects for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue if this continues.
As I have written here before it could well happen.