Repubs Want Another Helping of Palin

The anticipated field for 2012 was tested by Gallup, and whole bunches of Republicans want Sarah Palin to run. If they’™d polled Democrats she would have gotten even more support, as we know, if the Republicans do not, that she’™s unelectable.

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

The latest Gallup poll of Republicans and self-identified Republican ‘œleaners’ is out. They asked the respondents who they wanted to run for President in 2012. Sarah Palin was the runaway winner. Here it is from Tampa Bay Online:

No sooner had Barack Obama won the presidential election than pundits started looking to 2012 and possible Republican challengers. A Gallup Poll asked people to rank the top 10 candidates they would like to run. Topping the list: Sarah Palin (67 percent), Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. Second to last: Gov. Charlie Crist (23 percent), one below former Gov. Jeb Bush (31 percent). The telephone poll was taken Nov. 5-16 and included 799 Republicans and GOP-leaning independents, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Perhaps the Republicans who responded to this can understand Palin’™s sentences, while the rest of us just stare in wonder as she speaks. Or maybe they are concerned for Tina Fey’™s livelihood?

I suppose what is most interesting here is the poor quality of the rest of the named field. Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush? Both have substantial problems getting nominated. Otherwise, this list is a rehash of this last election and primary, a whole bunch of uninspiring choices.

Sunday, November 30th, 2008 by Richard Blair |

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