Palin on the Rise; Obama Is Old News

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    December 13, 2009

    Palin on the Rise; Obama is Old News

    By Jack Kelly

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    The object of Mr. Gibbs' scorn was Gallup's tracking poll for the day before, which showed only 47 percent of respondents approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, with 46 percent disapproving.

    Perhaps Mr. Gibbs' skin was thin because this was the lowest ranking for a president at this point in his presidency since Gallup began conducting presidential approval polls in 1938.

    Meanwhile, a CNN/Opinion Research Poll also released Monday indicated 46 percent of respondents have a favorable impression of Sarah Palin, while 46 percent have an unfavorable one.

    The polls were not quite the same. Gallup asked people what they thought of the job Mr. Obama was doing, not whether or not they liked him.

    Even with that caveat, though, the convergence between Mr. Obama and Ms. Palin is remarkable. There is no statistical difference between the one and the other.

    This represents a substantial gain in public esteem for Ms. Palin since she resigned as governor of Alaska in July, and a substantial decline for Mr. Obama over the same period.

    ..."Going Rogue" received savage reviews from most liberals, like that from Ana Marie Cox in The Washington Post, who acknowledged she hadn't actually read the book.

    Those who did have a different opinion. Stanley Fish, writing for The New York Times, described it as "compelling and very well done."

    The reaction of liberals to Sarah Palin -- which is like that of vampires to garlic -- indicate she is the Republican they fear most. With good reason, Mr. Fish thinks.

    "Perseverance, the ability to absorb defeat without falling into defeatism, is the key to Palin's character," he wrote. "Her political opponents, especially those who dismissed Ronald Reagan before he was elected, should take note."
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    YES !!!!!

    Go Palin...she gives us all a rise

    Palin/Bachman 2012
     
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    You suffer from penis-envy don't you?
     
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    sarah is a tremendous penis.
     
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    Well, that explains Palin's man-face.
     
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    I would love for Sarah Palin to be the Republican nominee. Someone would win in a landslide.

    None of Sarah Palin's "followers" can say what she stands for or what her "policies" are. Unless her policies are "drill baby drill" and "no bridge to nowhere".

    What are her "strategies" on nuclear arms, foreign policy, health-care, and the economy?

    Can she even spell most of those words? Can the right even spell most of those words?

    For her to be the nominee, all the stories about infidelity, secession-ism, her pastor weaving magical spells of protection against witchcraft, her viewpoint on science, all those things would come back to haunt her. For her base, so what? They don't care about stupid things like reality, they only care about ideology. Or "idiotology".
     
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    Still a remarkable rise in national approval for Palin, and equally remarkable decline for Obama.

    And those who actually understand politics, should not focus exclusively on Palin regarding this trending, but rather how it notes the overall public mood.

    Obama is going against the wishes of most Americans, and this will play out in 2010 during the Congressional races. From there - who knows...
     
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    Selective poll posting.

    Let's look at a meaningful poll:

    "Do you think Sarah Palin is or is not qualified to be president?"

    Is: 25%

    Is not: 67%

    ouch.


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    The 2008 exit polls said that 38% of voters thought Palin was qualified to be president. That number has plummeted to 25%.
     

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