Diana Prichard at I-Village gets it right
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Looking ahead to the post Obama 2016 election, PPP Polling, which although Democratic party aligned has had a remarkable track record, polled Iowa, the first in the nation GOP primary state.
If there was a total acceptance that not only would Mitt Romney be the 2012 nominee, but that he would defeat President Obama and then run for a second term, then such a poll would most likely not see the light of day. A poll of likely Dem candidates is a different story of course.
PPP is even dismissive it appears of Romney being in the hunt for another shot at the nomination if he loses to Obama in 2012 "Maybe Mitt Romney will be the GOP candidate in 2016" the state and then they go on to do a poll omitting him.
Of the candidates polled Sarah Palin has the highest favorability rating amongst GOP voters in Iowa at a remarkable 70%. As far as voting intentions at this point are concerned, Palin polls in equal third place (two are tied for first place.)
It is not surprising that Huckabee and Santorum are tied for first as both campaigned hard in Iowa and won the state in their primary runs. I would be very surprised if Huckabee declared for the nomination in 2016, and would be amazed that if Palin did declare, and worked the state, if she didn't win Iowa or finish a close second.
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Posted by M. Joseph Sheppard at 12:57 AM
Friday, May 4, 2012
Well known political site "The Hill" has an opinion piece up which looks to the 2106 election and the battle being between Clinton and Palin.
The author is solidly in the Clinton camp and thinks that Hillary would destroy Sarah in this match up. Amongst the reason for this supposed landslide are, ludicrously;
"Hillary Clinton fights for American workers and American women while Palin and Haley side against them on the great issues.
Hillary Clinton stands for equality and fairness while Palin and Haley represent the interests of elites who profit from unfairness and inequality."
Never mind, each one to their own opinion no matter how silly-as if Palin "represents the interests of elites."
What is of interest is the thinking that Palin could be the GOP's candidate. This marks a turn from the left stating she is "irrelevant and a has been" and of course for Palin to be the candidate in 2016 it would mean that Romney lost in 2012-or was defeated by Palin in a 2016 primary battle.
Again, for all their denigration and dismissal of Palin the left shows that she lives rent free in their heads, and in reality that she is a formidable force.
Posted by M. Joseph Sheppard at 5:12 PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Who would deny the creativity of this artist who is offering this interesting work for sale AT THIS LINK (no connection to me).
The only critique I would make is that the artist has not made it clear that the proposed team is Palin for President and Perry for Vice-President-not that I necessarily think that this is the best running mate for Sarah, but time will tell !
These continuing examples of Palin 2016 pre-memorabilia and conjecture are hardly a positive sign for the Romney campaign as they show a lack of belief in him winning in 2012. This is perhaps unprecedented where a presumed nominee is concerned.
Posted by M. Joseph Sheppard at 1:55 AM