Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bernie Quigley;"A New Jacksonian Figure Is Needed – SHE Like Jackson Will be Identified By Establishments Contempt"

The excerpts below are from an outstanding article at "The Hill" by Bernie Quigley "Why Sarah Palin? Why Ted Cruz?: 'Nationalists' and 'Federalists'. AT THIS LINK

which discusses the emerging new areas of prosperity in America. These will be the business friendly red states whose citizens will want their social and economic aspirations represented in the White House.



Quigley quotes demographer Joel Kotkin who; "well outlines the transition in a Wall Street Journal essay yesterday title, “America’s Red State Growth Corridors.” for the economic argument, and concludes with these words;

"Sounds almost as if he was talking about Sarah Palin. Or Ted Cruz. The only two in the sleepyhead lineup of CPAC 2013 nostalgicos who will bring the audience to its feet."

The main point of Quigley's article as I see it is this (note the use of the feminine when a "new Jacksonian" is mentioned)


My claim is that a new Jacksonian era will result: When the common folk in the heartland rise in prosperity, they will demand a more equitable economic and tax situation and a greater say in the messaging. And if America is to address and contain these critical economic issues, only a new Jacksonian figure – an indigenous folk hero loved in the heartland – can commandeer them. 

She, like Jackson, would be identified by the contempt she brings from the Eastern establishment’s salons and Hollywood, which still demands a say when the economic paradigm they speak for has shifted. Panic ensues. Systems degenerate. Seasoned writers become hacks. Artists become propagandists. Traditional “right” and “left” political distinctions become irrelevant. A new division occurs between “nationalists” and “federalists.”


I presented a similar article with further historical references; 

The Intellectual Elite And Palin-A Comparison With Andrew Jackson:"

 AT THIS LINK



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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CBS Headlines A Two Year Old Quote From Palin From 2010 To Support A Michelle Obama Food Campaign Puff Piece

Here's a report from CBS news which seems to indicate a new attack by Sarah Palin on Michelle Obama
AT THIS LINK






And then, buried way down in the article is a reference to something Sarah Palin "once" did. That "Once" was in November 2010 though. The leftist media will say anything regarding Sarah Palin, no matter how long ago her purported statements or actions were and , as in this case, make it look like it is a recent attack on Michelle Obama's food campaign. The photo they ran  in today's CBS article is dated from a  Tea Party rally speech in 2012 which has nothing to do with the original quote they use from  which was made back in 2010.

Conservatives accused Mrs. Obama of going too far and dictating what people should — and shouldn’t — eat after she played a major behind-the-scenes role in the passage in 2010 of a child nutrition law that required schools to make foods healthier. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2008, once brought cookies to a school and called the first lady’s efforts a “nanny state run amok.”

Here's the original report of Sarah Palin addressing the "Nanny State" issue-notice the date! AT THIS LINK from ABC news, which is itself an Obama puff piece, and tries to make Palin against healthy food

Cookie Protest: Sarah Palin Calls Pennsylvania a 'Nanny State Run Amok'  Nov. 10, 2010




VIDEO: Former governor objects to government involvement in nutrition guidelines.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CPAC Banner Featured Rubio/Ryan/Paul;They Just Added Another Image-Whose Could It Be? (Hint It's Not Christie)

Since the commencement of the promotion of the CPAC Conference there have been three images on the main banner Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio. 

These three (plus closing speaker Ted Cruz) have been touted as the "future of the GOP " and "Key potential candidates for 2016" by the right and even by the left. Sarah Palin on the other hand was utterly written off by the media when she decided not to take up another Fox contract.

Then came the announcement that she was to be a feature speaker (with a longer stage time allowance than many) at CPAC. The left media reversed course and now includes Palin " as a major potential 2016 presidential candidate" and recalls the huge reception she received at the last CPAC.

With this reversal, the jogging of the media's memory of the previous CPAC, Palin's rise in the polls and the betting odds against her falling sharply the CPAC team have also followed suit with this adjustment to their program promotion whilst not inviting Chris Christie.

Sarah Palin is now included amongst CPAC's "America's Future: Next generation of Conservatives". How quickly the meme changes. The CPAC link IS HERE







The Spot-On Quote Of The Day (actually year) By Sarah Palin Re; Sequester

From CAMP OF THE SAINTS with thanks to Bob Belvedere

 

The Spot-On Quote Of The Day…

26 February 2013 @ 20:34


…is awarded to Sarah Palin for her pull-no-punches remarks on this whole sequester business [tip of the fedora to Mark Levin]:
If we can’t stomach modest cuts that would lower federal spending by a mere 0.3% per year out of a current federal budget of $3.6 trillion, then we might as well signal to the whole world that we have no serious intention of dealing with our debt problem.
If we are going to wet our proverbial pants over 0.3% in annual spending cuts when we’re running up trillion dollar annual deficits, then we’re done. Put a fork in us. We’re finished. We’re going to default eventually and that’s why the feds are stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest.
If we ARE serious about putting our fiscal house in order, then let’s stop the hysterics, tighten our belts, and take our medicine.
Spot-on and dead solid perfect.
She’s right.
However, this is a nation where the Working Majority are a bunch of whining pissant juveniles, so I don’t hold out any hope that the little shits will ever take their medicine.
Could This Be One Explanation?

Monday, February 25, 2013

NBC Describes Palin As"Former Presidential Candidate" Facts, Research, Have No Place In Media's Palin Agenda

NBC News AT THIS LINK follows on from the great tradition of saying anything about Sarah Palin that suits their agenda, which was brought to new heights by The Washington Posts Suzi Parker who had Palin accepting a position at AlJazeera, by advising that Palin was a "former presidential candidate."

NBC's "First Read" report on the upcoming conservative's CPAC conference first advises that their will be "At least eight potential presidential candidates candidates."


The Washington Post AT THIS LINK in their report. which has its focus on the "snubbing of Chris Christie" had a slightly different line-up of potential 2016 candidates;

Christie’s apparent snub comes as most other big-name potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates have been invited and accepted the invitations, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc)

NBC News, assigns a different role for Sarah Palin, that of one of  five "Former presidential candidates."



In the wonderful closed bubble of left-wing media-the 'Lame Stream Media" as Sarah Palin rightly calls it (and as no less than Jon Stewart advised she was right about)
research, facts, truth, have no place or meaning. 

All that matters is reinforcing the left's hate and prejudice against Palin,


Quickest Recovery Since Lazarus;Washington Post Now Sees Palin As "Big Name Potential 2016 GOP Candidate"

Like Mark Twain once said, "the reports of my death have been slight exaggerated" so to has the similar death and media burial of Sarah Palin.

After Palin, voluntarily, decided not to renew her position at Fox news, the leftist media gleefully assigned her to beyond irrelevant and basically politically deceased. Whilst some blatantly lied about it of course, saying that she had been 'fired" by Fox but produced no proof of that assertion whatsoever.

Then came her invite to CPAC and much of the same media that pronounced her gone now, in their chase for readership/eyeballs ran screeds of columns about her "undoubtedly getting a rousing reception, but so did DonaldTrump" as they tried to play the report up whilst, of course, playing it down.

And now the Washington Post, perhaps the leader in the Palin denigration machine amongst the MSM has decided that not only is Palin alive, but she is significant-in contrast to Chris Christie who is "snubbed".

Quite honestly it is hard to keep up with the various leftist scenarios which pick a new villain on an almost daily basis.Ted Cruz being the latest to feel their ire as "the new McCarthy" that being amongst the least of his apparently vile attributes.

Her is  the reference to Palin/Christie from the Washington Post's "Post Politics" column. The Post of course printed the notoriously mistaken column that Palin was going to work for AlJazeera so perhaps this is something of an attempt to make up for that disaster-but I doubt it.

More likely the sharp rise in Palin's favorables polling and the shortening of odds on her being the president in 2016 are more likely to have influenced the media than any misgivings for bad treatment they have given her in the past as per THIS LINK

 The whole Washington Post item is at this link

Christie’s apparent snub comes as most other big-name potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates have been invited and accepted the invitations, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc)

Major Betting Site Drop Odds Against Palin Winning 2016 Presidential Election By 16 Points

The significant international betting site PaddyPower AT THIS LINK had Sarah Palin at 66 to 1 odds to win the 2016 presidential election back on November 3rd. Now, only three months later the odds have dropped
16 points to 50 to 1.
This movement coincides with a sharp spike in Palin's 
favorability to nearly 55% in this new poll AT THIS LINK

Surprisingly, in their November 3rd 2012 poll, they had Mitt Romney 9 to 2 as the second favorite, after Paul Ryan at 7 to 1. Gamblers would have been taking a punt for a very short time possibly, as if Romney was elected on the 6th, then of course he stood the best chance of being elected in 2016, from the GOP anyway.


As however he lost, then in all probability it was goodbye to their money as well, as Ann Romney has said that this would have be his last campaign ever if he lost. On the other hand, what politicians say and do can be different things, but when a wife advises something perhaps that can be taken as read.

Palin at 66 to 1 was at long odds, only Donald Trump's at 100 to 1 were longer, but Palin has faced long odds and won all her life so nothing unusual for her there. As for long odds, who would have placed a bet at even 1000 to 1 on an obscure, Black, junior senator with a Muslim name to be president in 2008 back in 2004?

The highly respected political analyst "The Votemaster" at Electoral Vote.com had this to say and, given his record, he may well be right about this one too.
"The two people with the longest odds are Sarah Palin (66 to 1) and Donald Trump (100 to 1). The astute bettor can no doubt make some money here"

Here was Paddy Power's betting table November 3rd 2012 and only one thing was certain about it-the odds, and prospective candidates, would change over time and, they most certainly have as I predicted.

Tuesday 1st November 2016, 22:00
US Presidential Election 2016

Here is The same table as of February 23rd 2012;


Palin has also moved into the second tier of prospective 
candidates for the GOP 2016 nomination at 25 to 1.
This puts her with the likes of Rand Paul 
and Scott Walker. Palin has of course not declared 
or indicated she would run in 2016. There could be 
little doubt that if she did declare, or even give 
a strong indication she might, that the odds 
against her would drop sharply and she would 
be amongst the top tier.

In the meantime the fact that people, not pundits,
are putting real money, i.e. their own, on the line is an 
indication of how she is perceived as a genuine 
possibility.The fact the at the odds are shortening 
speaks volumes too-watch this space. 







   







Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Another National Run" in 2016 Seen For Palin By Op-Ed News With Comparison To Gingrich

From (At this link)  "Op-Ed News' William Bike


Another National Run in Sarah Palin's Future?







Sarah Palin has leveraged her brand well since exploding on the national scene in 2008, but since she recently lost her bully pulpit at Fox News, she may need to make another national run for office just to keep the Palin brand viable.

Palin still will make money giving speeches to Republican and conservative organizations, but without the national stage that her Fox News job provided, she is going to start fading from public consciousness. To keep being a household name in the minds of the vast majority of Americans who are not political junkies, she is going to have to make another national run.

This is exactly what Newt Gingrich did in 2012.
Gingrich was Speaker of the House in the early- and mid-1990s but then faded from view. Politics-watchers would see him pop up on various cable political shows, but he had been out of John Q. Public's consciousness for years. 

Gingrich ran for president in 2012 knowing he did not have a chance, but also knowing that the Republican presidential debates and the free election political coverage would make him a household name once again--and translate into more sales for his books and more paid public speaking appearances.

Look for Palin to be the Gingrich of 2014 and 2016. She will campaign for conservative candidates in 2014 to make contacts for a presidential run in 2016. That will be a two-year cycle of making the Palin brand more viable.

The result will be more Palin book sales and paid public appearances at the least, and depending on the 2016 Republican field, she could catch lightning in a bottle and make a legitimate run for the presidency. Gingrich probably did not expect to be a viable candidate in 2012, but the way the Republican primaries played out, he suddenly found himself vying with Mitt Romney for the nomination as a legitimate contender.


It was the lackluster Republican field that allowed Gingrich to make a viable 2012 run, and the GOP lineup may be no better in 2016. A similar weak lineup in 1980 allowed Ronald Reagan to ride out of the past and take the Republican nomination and the presidency.

The other Republican candidates and the Democrats took Reagan lightly at their own peril, and their 2016 counterparts would be wise not to make a similar mistake with Palin. 

Republicans have been looking for another Reagan since the Gipper left office, and it may just be Palin who stumbles into Reagan's shoes in 2016.
Palin may get into the race just looking for more book sales, but she's sure to catch a full-blown case of Potomac Fever if Republican voters in the early primaries start buying her message instead.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Photo: Waiting For Todd To Cross The "Iron Dog" Finish Line Has Sarah Palin Ever Looked Lovelier?

For all the insults and contumely thrown at her over the last five years and of course the passage of time has Sarah ever looked more relaxed and natural in this charming Photo portrait of her and Willow? 

Certainly it is one in the eye for the "Immoral Minority" haters and other such mad people who said that Palin was "so ill she would die in 6 months".
UPDATE: here are the Palin's and friend waiting at the finish line;



And Todd and Scott at the finish line

A Major Spike In Poll Support For Palin-Caused By CPAC Invite And Todd's Iron Dog Race?


The six month, and even more strikingly one month, poll result for Sarah Palin at ElectionsMeter.com AT THIS LINK show an unusual result. After drifting with slight rises and dips for some months there has been a major upswing for her as illustrated below. The upswing comes after Palin announced she was leaving Fox news with the subsequent leftist media/Blog commentary that she was "fired" and she was now "washed up and irrelevant".

She was so "irrelevant' that her decision to leave Fox (not "fired" from Fox of course) received massive media coverage. Then, as is typical for Palin, after she was written off, it was announced she would be a major speaker at CPAC which, of course, received, once again, massive media coverage.

It may be that, coming at a time when the GOP is having structural problems, many look to her upcoming speech as giving the conservative element direction and leadership which has given her this poll lift. 

The fact of her husband Todd, and his racing partner, participating in the gruelling "Iron Dog" race may have added a warm human interest element to her profile at the same time.

Whatever the reason for the poll spike it confirms, not that it was needed of course, that Sarah Palin is anything but 'irrelevant'

*NB; I have posted the on-line disclaimers below the graphs


As can be seen there has been an unusual and dramatic spike in the last month with the major lift in the last week



*Yes certainly, the Election Meter poll is an on-line poll and can be discounted to a degree because of that. However, when Palin was at her absolute nadir in this poll in 2010 at 19.2% her enemies would have seized on it as being representative of a general feeling. 


There is some degree of validity to that view, although it is distorted and extreme, but on the other hand the steady, seemingly inexorable rise since then must also reflect a wider reality-which will of course be ignored by her enemies.


The longer term graphs which, because of the time frame involved, must be valid in the wider context they support. Surely the absolute polling height of 72% in 2008 ) was a genuine reflection of reality at that time.



Friday, February 22, 2013

Prof. Codevilla; "Palin Top Political Talent Since Reagan"

It's like I almost have a (much smarter than me) twin. Following on from the brilliant article in Forbes by Prof. Codevilla which has been described as 

"Codevilla seems to be speaking to Sarah Palin . I hope Sarah Palin hears him ." it seems that the Prof. has indeed been speaking to Palin indirectly.

Here is my review of Prof. Cordevilla's Forbes article 
AT THIS  LINK  and a

Flashback to Newsmax 2010. I too asked for a Palin/Gingrich combination for 2012 and when Palin decided not to run had a "Gingrich 2012" blog. Great and lesser minds think alike.


Palin Top Political Talent Since Reagan, Expert Angelo Codevilla Says
Wednesday, 06 Oct 2010 01:08 PM
By Dan Weil
.

Sarah Palin commands a political ability unrivaled since President Ronald Reagan, says an international expert who believes that the dream Republican presidential candidate for 2012 would be a combination of Palin and Newt Gingrich.

“Of course, that’s impossible, but one can only wish,” Angelo Codevilla tells Newsmax.TV.

“Sarah Palin is a political talent we haven’t seen since Ronald Reagan,” says Codevilla, who has been on the staff of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and is a professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University.

Meanwhile, Gingrich’s strength is that the former House speaker is a brilliant and good man, says Codevilla, author of the new book “The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It.”

Americans are divided into the “ruling class” and the “country class” — old English terms meaning the haves and the have-nots, the professor says. Palin belongs firmly to the country class, he says."



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Palin At CPAC; Will She Take Leadership Of Prof. Codevilla's "Orphaned" Conservatives

This post was presented at the "A New Conservative Party in 2016 An Open Forum" web site as it fits perfectly into that format. I felt it was also important to present it at this Palin 2016 site, as although Professor Codevilla discusses the history and possible mechanism that may well lead to the formation of a new, genuinely  conservative party in 2016, he does not touch on the personalities that such a change requires.

Certainly historic forces, economic and social lead, and are seen clearly in retrospect to do so, to major structural changes in society. The Russian revolution for example, driven on by war and economic collapse, still needed a Lenin to bring  structural changes out of the chaos. Thus for the structural change leading to the formation of a new, genuinely conservative party leadership, trusted conservative leadership would be required.


Professor Codevilla discusses the substantial input of conservatives into the GOP who owe the Establishment leadership little or nothing, and who are the core of a possible new party. What is not mentioned is that in many of those elections, and I would expect in many more in 2014, Sarah Palin was a key factor in candidates e.g. a Cruz or a Fischer winning-often from a well behind start.

Palin is an unimpeachable conservative and is highly trusted by the Tea Party faithful. She doesn't need watching and examining like e.g. Rubio, her bona fides are there for all to see. If she continues on the path she advised when leaving Fox of doing all she can to have more conservatives elected in 2014, and is successful, then if and when the "house of cards' collapses she will be in a position to provide the leadership of the new structure.

The latest Bloomberg poll has Republican party approval at 35%. This is the legacy of the GOP establishments 2012 presidential campaign and Karl Rove's subsequent intrusion in to the upcoming candidate selection process. To some the divisions are not able to be healed and instead of continuing on with a battle which will only weaken both sides perhaps, at CPAC.it is time to either declare for a split or put the Establishment on final notice.

Palin has already indicated that a third party is a possibility. Will she set out her 2014 plans and the possibility of more conservatives elected leading to a take over of the GOP or, if that failed, the formation of a third party at CPAC? One would hope so, and given that Palin owes nothing to anybody, she could state those possibilities with impunity and could assume the mantle of leadership of them at that point.


ORIGINAL POST



At Forbes Professor Angelo M Codevilla has presented a brilliant analysis of the current state of the Republican party. He sees the "Country Club Republicans" i.e..  the Rockefeller elite as essentially tied to the Democratic Party in a Beltway alliance. 

Codevilla's analysis shows that, for the first time since the Goldwater rebellion in 1964 the rank and file, most of whom didn't want Romney  are still 
in the tent but are ignoring the ringmaster.

Given the cyclical nature of the two party system there  will eventually be a change of government. Whether that change brings in a genuinely conservative Republican government or, as appears very likely, a new conservative party shorn of the Establishment is the major question.

That, as Codevilla describes, the 2010 and 2012 Congressional Republican intake is, for a very large part, ignoring the Establishment is a pointer as to how this scenario may play out.

 If the 2014 mid-terms further reinforce this new breed, with Palin's assistance yet again, then the internal tensions will be such that the change of leadership, or complete split if that doesn't happen, will be as swift and as final as the collapse of the Whigs which professor Codevilla details.

Here are some key quotes in respect of the possible rise of a third party. The entire post is AT THIS LINK

"As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned"



Angelo M. Codevilla is Professor Emeritus of international relations at Boston University and a fellow of the Claremont Institute.

 "Today the majority of Republican congressmen plus a minority of senators – dissidents from the Party but solid with their voters – are the natural core of a new party. The name it might bear is irrelevant."

"Moreover to set up the Republican establishment as a separate caucus invites the dissidents to unite and present themselves united as an alternative. That is the natural path to the dissidents forming a new party while Republican leadership dissolves into the Democratic party. In sum, the value of the label “Republican” is problematic."

"A new party is likely to arise because the public holds both Republicans and Democrats responsible for the nation’s unsustainable course. Indebtedness cannot increase endlessly. "

"When – sooner rather than later – events collapse this house of cards, it will be hard to credibly advocate a better future while bearing a label that advertises responsibility for the present. Why trust any Republican qua Republican?"

"Yet the country class, to defend itself, to cut down the forest of subsidies and privileges that choke America, to curb the arrogance of modern government, cannot shy away from offending the ruling class’ intellectual and moral pretenses. Events themselves show how dysfunctional the ruling class is. But only a political party worthy of the name can marshal the combination of reason, brutal images, and consistency adequately to represent America’s country class."


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Celebration;100,000 Views Of "Palin4President2016" Website



                                                                 My personal favorite photo


A genuine milestone and, surely, one in the eye (actually another one with Palin being announced at CPAC) for those leftists who have written Palin off as "irrelevant" since she, voluntarily, left Fox. I would think that 100k page views, in only 11 months on a site which is written for sporadically-a labor of love, not a financial enterprise, (if folks want to contribute to make it so that would be great of course) shows that the interest in Sarah Palin is very much alive and well. 

I have little doubt that if I spent full time on this site and put money behind it it would have garnered substantially more page views.

All that has, of course, nothing to do with me or what I say. Clearly people visit here to read about, and look at Sarah Palin and indulge me from time to time by reading an occasional editorial I post. Here are the most viewed pages, and most are of pictures of Sarah at various events. However, the all time most popular article was one I redid just before the 2012 election which garnered, across the various sites it was picked up on, an incredible 26,000 views. 

As a celebration of today's milestone and the great interest in that post I reproduce it below. In the meantime-here's to a huge amount of further page views leading up to the 2016 election when I expect the 26k to be dwarfed by the interest at that point.
EntryPageviews
4423
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1749
1368
1276
1123
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854
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The article reposted below: "Census Bureau Electoral College 2012 Map Shows Palin's Eleven Vote Win" 

has proven to be the most popular ever posted on the (frankly not well known) M.Joseph Sheppard's 
"A Point Of View" site. It was reposted, here recently and at "The Sarah Palin Information Blog" site also in December 2010.

Surprisingly, pleasantly, and somewhat mystifyingly, it is growing substantially in page views even though Palin is not running. Why Palin and why now, and why so much interest in her winning the presidency?

The article was written at a time when it was considered  that Palin might make a run for the GOP's nomination in 2012 and of course for the presidency should she have been successful at gaining the nomination. 

Given the voting history of the states assigned to Palin in the Electoral College map it was entirely feasible that she could have won the required number of EC votes to have reached the 270 needed to be elected (irrespective of the popular vote). 

The article garnered a bit of interest at both sites and readership declined precipitously (and of course understandably so) after Palin declared she would not be a candidate in October 2011. But, astonishingly and interestingly, the readership of the post has increased strikingly! 

Commencing with an uptick in May of this year and accelerating to over 5,900 page views for August and September, and 3,600 for early October as per the analysis below from the SPIB site, with the number, at that site alone, being 12,000 views and over 15,000 total for both sites.

UPDATE from SPIB November 5th 

Look at these stats!


"Your electoral college article got 4025 hits (as of now) today, and it got 11256 yesterday!" 



The article has not been front page on either site since it was first posted so for +10 thousand combined views to have happened recently in the last two and half months means that people are searching for the article. Perhaps and possibly more likely, they search for an Electoral College map pertaining to the current Obama vs Romney campaign, and upon seeing the link to the post are clicking on it.

This raises the question as to why that is happening. Does it mean that people are interested in "what might have been" and, given the election is soon upon, want a comparison to the current Electoral College maps which are showing President Obama with a substantial lead? Are Republicans looking towards 2016 should Romney lose and judging whether Palin would be better placed to win under those circumstances?

The fact that there is such interest in the possibility of a Palin campaign-when she is not running now-shows, indisputably,  that there is huge interest in the possibility of a future run to the degree that people wish to see exactly how a Palin run could bring victory. The map, in my opinion, shows a more than viable path to an election win for Palin.

Here is the original post from December 2010

The final 2012 Census Bureau Electoral College adjustments are now in and we can take a preview snapshot of what the most likely result will be for Sarah Palin. 

With the population shifts and a net Republican states gain of 6 electoral votes over the 2008 allocation Palin would assume the presidency with an eleven electoral vote margin.
There is room therefore to lose Colorado or Iowa and still win comfortably.