Wednesday, March 21, 2012

They Told Me If Sarah Palin Ran For President, She'd Be Too Polarizing...And They Were Right

We needed someone like Mittens Romneycare who was more "moderate" and "appealing."

Public Policy Polling, a Democrat leaning polling outfit has some interesting news (via Conservatives for Palin).

The talk of a brokered convention never seems to die down and one interesting finding on this poll was that Sarah Palin is far more popular than any of the actual Republican candidates in the race. Her net favorability is +48, with 68% of voters rating her favorably to only 20% with a negative opinion. That compares favorably to +29 for Santorum, +19 for Romney, and -26 for Paul.

Palin is someone GOP delegates might be able to unify around in the case of a hopelessly deadlocked convention. She is seen positively by Gingrich voters (85/7), Santorum supporters (80/10), and Romney ones (57/27) alike. That’s a contrast to Romney who is disliked by both Santorum (38/48) and Gingrich (32/54) voters and Santorum who is disliked by Romney (38/48) voters and only seen narrowly favorably by Gingrich (46/42) backers.

Let me take you back to what I wrote on February 12, 2012:

Mitt Romney can't seal the deal in 2012 because he's spent the last four years tearing down Palin and his other GOP rivals instead of making the case on why he should be the nominee. Clearly, the wrong person is running for President.

If by chance, we end up in Tampa Florida at the GOP Convention with no nominee and a brokered convention is inevitable, yesterday should prove that Sarah Palin could unite the GOP behind her and defeat Richard Milhous Obama in November.

And if the GOP is smart, they'll take my advice.

I mean, Jeb Bush as the nominee? Come on!  Get real!

Sarah Palin is appealing and has always been appealing because she is someone the average American can relate to. I could go on, but people see a leader when they hear her speak and see her record.

I still stand by those words from last month. If you want the GOP unified and fired up for November 2012, see Obama defeated in a landslide, and then really repair the damage he's done, then draft and nominate Sarah Palin for President. A conservative Senate will be a big help as well.

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