New Palin approach; better results

Everyone has wondered who the Sarah Palin of 2012 would be. The answer is…Sarah Palin.

Palin’s star power faded along with that of the other conservative Mitt Romney alternatives and her media presence has dwindled. But the Republican presidential primaries have ended with an undeniable void on the right — one that the former Alaska governor and 2008 veep pick is trying to once again fill.

Palin has made a string of successful recent endorsements, including an against-the-grain nod to Nebraska Republican Senate hopeful Deb Fischer in a three-way primary where most other conservatives, including tea-party leader Sen. Jim DeMint, backed another candidate. Rick Santorum, the last conservative non-Romney standing at the end of the primaries, endorsed there and in today’s Texas primary to no great effect.

She also backed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who beat longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in the Hoosier State’s May primary.

Palin’s remaining potency will get tested tonight, as Texas voters go to the polls to choose a Senate candidate. Palin’s pick, former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz, is hoping to force a runoff with frontrunner David Dewhurst. Cruz’s camp has said publicly that her endorsement is a huge boost.

Read more at POLITICO.



  1. LivyaPutri says:

    it was an awesome eepreixnce. On a similar note, I think that was the best speech he gave through this campaign. I gained back a lot of the respect I had for him back in 2000, but lost during the last few years and especially during this campaign. I think that is very telling that both candidates in their respective speeches spoke of uniting behind commonality and working together for the good of our country, far too much emphasis is placed on “the base” on both sides. The American people spoke and showed that we are largely a nation of moderates, with lunatic fringes on both sides. Obama actively went after moderate voters, and they largely voted for him. I think that if McCain had focused on his strengths with moderate voters, instead of trying to drum up support amongst the “base” he would have done much better.