Friday, September 26, 2008

When you've lost Kathleen Parker...

As Steven Benen notes, "Kathleen Parker, a columnist syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group, is not exactly a moderate." In fact she's one of the GOP's best water carriers and she wrote this today.

Palin's recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.
When Parker can no longer defend Sarah, it may really be time for Ms. Palin to discover she needs to "spend more time with her family." I don't see how this ticket has a prayer if the right wing noise machine abandons them.

Of course, I probably shouldn't push the idea. If she stays in, all the easier to beat them in November, no matter how many dirty tricks the campaign pulls.

[More posts daily at The Newshoggers and The Detroit News.]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the Couric interview was utterly painful. I feel sorry for her in a way, because I'm sure she's been told since then how stupid her answers were and how ignorant she appeared in front of an audience of millions. No wonder they keep her under wraps. She's like Lucy Ricardo trying to appear serious and intelligent. It won't work.

6:06:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Lucy looked much smarter than she does. It's painful to watch. I doubt she could get reelected in AK at this point. She's lost her aura or at least losing it quickly.

6:46:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Dondero said...

The elitist wing of the conservative movement have always been wary of us libertarians coming into the GOP. Sarah Palin is one of the top elected libertarian Republicans in the country, (along with Idaho's Gov. Butch Otter, and Cong. Jeff Flake of AZ).

Of course, she's going to make some conservatives nervous.

They are wary of her libertarian cultural views. This is the woman who famously fought back against social conservatives in Wasilla who wanted to run all of the bars and taverns out of town.

But what she loses from the social conservatives, she gains 10 times over in libertarian votes.

Figure, Libertarian Bob Barr was polling 6% nationwide in mid-summer, and post-Palin he's now down to 1%.

With Sarah Palin, the libertarian wing of the GOP has finally arrived. Of course, that's going to make some other Republicans nervous.

8:18:00 AM  

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