Trick or Treat : Sarah Palin in 2012

Sarah Palin on Halloween: Now THAT’S scary.

If conservatives keep jumping Repug ship, then Palin’s the one.
By Steve Russell
/ The Rag Blog / October 26, 2008

McCain can have only two hopes left in 2008: the Bradley Effect is stronger than anybody imagines or Osama bin Laden does him a favor just before the election by hitting the US in some manner.

Barring one of those happenings, that’s it for McCain. He will have been destroyed twice by Karl Rove politics, from the outside in 2000 and from the inside in 2008. But we have not seen the last of Palin.

Prediction: Palin will be a contender for the Repug presidential nomination in 2012.

Whether she will get it depends on what the conservatives do after this election. By this I mean the textbook economic/foreign affairs conservatives who have never been comfortable with the bedroom police.

Right now, the conservatives are either jumping ship to Obama or staying home on election day.

If they return to the Repugs, they will have to contest with the evangelicals for the soul of the GOP.

If they do not return, Palin will get the nomination. The only one who can contest her is Huckabee, and he’s too good-natured for that crowd. Anger beats good nature every time in that demographic.

That begs this question: if thinking conservatives do not return to the GOP, where do they go? I expect a few high profile ones will have jobs in the Obama administration but they will not be running things, so I don’t know if the Dems can hold them. But the evangelicals don’t trust them. So do they form a new Whig party or something?

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4 Responses to Trick or Treat : Sarah Palin in 2012

  1. Alan says:

    You’re assuming that the Palin family’s tax tricks, ethical abuses, government expense account shenanigans, etc, don’t leave her impeached and facing felony tax evasion charges.

    I expect the IRS to go after Todd, at a minimum, as soon as the dust settles from the election. I mean, really, a __professional__ snowmobile racer (I bet they have a really big racing circuit with big cash purses — not!) who uses his losses from his snowmobile racing “business” to offset his profits from his fishing business. Give me a break!

    It’s hard enough to get away with that stuff when you’re not in the public spotlight, but for that family, their cover is blown.

  2. Well Alan, so far there’s been no notice that apparently Palin got her house built on the same basis that just got her Senator Stevens convicted of a felony, albeit for merely not reporting the gift.

    In spite of the fact that the Bidens make more money than the Palins, apparently the Palins have a bigger net worth because the Bidens have two mortgages on their house.

    Palin’s house was built at the same time as the ice rink the debt for which was her principal legacy to the City of Wasilla. Built by the same contractor when she was mayor. Amazing coincidence, wot?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do you suppose that Joe Biden will get the Google blackout on the Vice-President’s residence lifted when he moves in?

    Alan

  4. Dunno, but I will be surprised if he moves in. He has never lived in Washington. He started commuting when his kids were in the hospital and just never got around to moving.

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