Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Credit Where Due;Goldman & Rozell's Outstanding 2011 USA Today Prediction Of Palin's 2016 Run

"With her recent attacks on "corporate crony capitalism" and the "permanent political class," Sarah Palin is telling supporters she is indeed running for president. But in 2016, not 2012."

So began a column by By Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell in USA Today in September 2011 titled "Column: Palin's shrewd White House strategy is Populism 101". Read the whole article

Their column is one of extraordinary insights and clear sighted looks into the future-a rare case of a crystal ball unclouded by media Palin hate or agenda and focusing on the facts;
"There is likely no mileage in running a late-entry campaign now. And Palin believes that Republicans could lose in 2012. The reason? The party's indebtedness to those crony capitalists and their retainers in the political class.

Her recent speeches make the case why the GOP leaders for the nomination — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney— are too tied to this problem to be the solution America needs.

She didn't need to predict their defeat, much less name names. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, whose book Going Rogue holds the GOP establishment in low regard, seems to understand that these forces remain too strong for her to overcome in next year's nomination contest."
That extract covered, correctly, why Palin did not run (rightly in my opinion) what forces were aligned against her in the GOP, and implies that the GOP would lose against President Obama.
And there is this truth;
From Palin's vantage point, Perry and Romney represent more of the same. Her criticism is understandable when considering that she helped keep the Tea Party movement inside the GOP tent last year, though the party establishment gave her no credit in the Republican sweep. So she owes the GOP nothing.
Clearly there are points in the article I don't agree with but can view as objective analysis of a high level. It will be interesting to see further analysis from these genuine journalists just before and just after the 2014 mid-terms if Palin has a similar effect on them as she did in the 2010 elections.

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