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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Palin unreserved

Gov. Palin has reportedly gone "off the reservation," rejecting the advice of handlers and setting her own tone. This seems like a good idea, especially since "the reservation," i.e. the campaign, has been so poorly run. A small consolation of what's happened is that the "not-about-the-issues" campaign strategy is being discredited.

3 comments:

Dan said...

As someone who would love to see the GOP split cleanly into two pieces (the fiscal conservative and socially liberal vs. the big gov't evangical and socially conservative), I hope that Palin carries the evangicals into the latter camp. I want the big tent to rip into two. Nothing makes me happier than the idea that Palin will be the flag-bearer for the GOP in 2012. It lets me know that I don't even need to pay attention.

Kenneth Silber said...

The trouble is, reality isn't that clean and neat. In particular, I see no basis for thinking that Palin is "big gov't." If she were Huckabee, that would be another story.

Anonymous said...

Truthfully, I think Palin will disappear like other failed VP noms: Ferraro, Quayle, Stockdale, Kemp, Edwards, etc..

I think, for better or worse, that 2012 becomes a party struggle between Huckabee and Romney. You and I will both prefer Romney for obvious reasons.

Just a hunch.

Dan