Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Palin in 2012, Pro-American Frontrunner

In the event of a Democratic victory on November 4th, it's certainly likely that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will emerge as the GOP's frontrunner for 2012. Recall last week's controversy over Palin's "pro-American" comments, seen here:

Well, it turns out Marc Ambinder's got an interest blurb this morning on the buzz surrounding Palin in 2012:

There's a suspicion in some McCain loyalist precincts that Gov. Sarah Palin is beginning to play the Republican base against John McCain -- McCain won't let her campaign in Michigan...McCain won't let her bring up Jeremiah Wright... McCain doesn't like her terrorist pal talks....

Think ahead to 2010...2011...2012.

Palin is ambitious. Very ambitious.

And if she wants the job, she's easily the frontrunner to become THE voice of the angry Right in the Wilderness. She is a favorite of talk radio and Fox News conservatives, and speaks their language as only a true member of the club can. (Her recent Limbaugh interview was full of dog whistles that any Dittohead would recognize. Including her actual use of the word ditto.)

Palin will have plenty of time to become fluent on national issues. She will easily benefit from the low expectations threshhold, and will probably even garner positive reviews from the MSM types who disparage her today.

Palin will be judged to be "ready" in four years....

Palin is an enormously talented politician. When she knows what she's talking about, or even when she knows enough to fake it, she is very, very appealing, and very good at redirecting questions to whatever her message is.
If people think American politics is polarized now, wait until after an Obama administration takes office in January.

Either way, these next four years are going to
be extremely interesting.