COVID Torpedoes Biden's Campaign Trip to Nevada
Convicted Felon Sen. Bob Menendez Says He'll Be Resigning
Another Brutal Development in the Trump Assassination Attempt Just Dropped
'Shifty Adam Schiff' Just Threw Biden Under the Bus
LIVE UPDATES: Trump Assassination Attempt
Hey! Are Those Bullets in Your NPR Tote?
There's Something Different About Trump's Secret Service at the RNC
Democrats Are Going to Need a Back Up Plan If They Want to...
Schumer Tried to Delay Nominating Biden, Buying Time to Find a Replacement
A Controversial Transgender Clinic for Children Is Closing
Comer Officially Subpoenas Secret Service Director for Hearing on Trump Assassination
Suspect in the Charlotte Shooting Spree Was Due for Deportation
Newsom Signed a Bill Eroding Parental Rights. Here's How One School District Responded.
Here's Why Kamala Harris' Post About JD Vance Is Particularly Awful
NBC's New Poll Reveals More Dems Are Running From Joe

The Fix Sees Bright Future for Palin

Chris Cillizza thinks Sarah Palin is a 2012 contender:

"To our mind, the fact that Palin's number have faltered among the general electorate and that some in the conservative chattering class have soured on her only strengthens her profile among rank and file conservatives come 2012.

In late September polling by the Post (the last time we asked detailed questions of voter attitudes on Palin) nearly nine in ten (87 percent) Republicans and 84 percent of conservatives felt favorably toward her. More than six in ten felt "strongly" favorable.

And, in contrast to the defections in some circles McCain has seen (and Edsall detailed) following the Palin pick, Republicans and conservatives, by and large, believe her selection demonstrated the strength of McCain's decision-making process, according to a Post tracking poll released yesterday.

More than seven in ten Republicans and just under that number of self-identified "conservatives" said McCain's choice of Palin made them more confident in the kind of decisions he'd make as president.

In most presidential primaries, the candidate most in line with the conservative or liberal base of their party winds up winning. (McCain was an exception to that rule; Obama was not.) Palin is clearly OF the conservative base in a real and meaningful way; they view her as their first real spokesperson on the national stage in recent memory -- perhaps since Ronald Reagan. It's hard to imagine those feelings going away because she has not worn well with either moderate and independent minded voters of the conservative media.

And, for those who argue that questions of electability in a general election will dog Palin if and when she is a candidate for president, we say pish-posh."


UpdateMarc Ambinder seems to agree.


Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos