Between a CNN poll that has her neck and neck with Mike Huckabee, and between her being hearted by Rush Limbaugh, people still can’t seem to get enough of Sarah Palin. Or, they have had enough but only keep writing the same column over and over again just to get the page views. I digress.
The talk is her as a future candidate on 2012, and not everyone is sold on it. I’m not talking aboot all the hysterical “faux intellectual” liberals writing editorials aboot how she’s a moose murder and the devil incarnate and will cause the downfall of society as we know it; those people are irrelevant to me. I’m talking aboot thoughtful criticism coming from our side.
An interesting take I’ve read recently came from one of my new favourite bloggers, The Pink Elephant. Here’s a snippet…
…Palin won conservatives over because of her stance on government reform, tax cuts, gun control, THEN the social con issues. A large portion of the country won’t listen to the first three, and that’s where the divide happens. I recently talked to some girls about the abortion issue, and how that’s where we end up losing a lot of the women voters. We can’t bank on her winning the indie and moderate vote based on their inner social conservative.
… I am just pointing out the things I see as faults, and saying that the scope of the conservative movement is so much bigger than Palin. There are so many other things for us to focus on. If we focus all of our energy on Palin, we’re setting ourselves up for failure in both 2010 and 2012.