I know very well that Lisa Murkowski is an influential politician in Alaska and ran as an independent. My point was that Sarah Palin's influence in Alaska is weak. If her influence had been that strong, she could have swung those Republicans and independents to Joe Miller. If her influence were that strong, she could have swung the Alaska caucuses to Newt Gingrich. Instead, her candidate finished last by almost a double-digit margin.
As I said in a previous post to a more reasonable poster, Ronald Reagan had two successful terms as governor of California. Two full and successful terms as governor of our largest state means that he can sustain some hits without being damaged goods. An incomplete first term means that Sarah Palin doesn't have the same staying power. The characterizations of her may be inaccurate and unfair, but they stick to her more strongly than anything stuck to Ronald Reagan and they cannot be dismissed as easily.
By the way, I'm speaking from a rational perspective. You are the one deluded by irrational hatred. Maybe you need to get a tinfoil hat that is a size larger and get some more circulation to your brain.
Dismissive in your comments aren’t you. The cheap, Pavlovian talking points on Palin is what makes YOU pathetic.
You still can’t face facts on the power of the Murkowski machine. It was amazing that Palin won in Alaska on Governor in the first place. But the GOPe machine is something you can’t really come to grips on and your comments show it.
The vote count in the GOP primary was close and Miller DID win the primary and you can thank Palin and her relatives for their efforts. But when Murkowski went indie, she took her DEDICATED voting block with her. The Democrat contingent knew they had no chance of winning in AK and some siphoned off to Murkowski’s side. FACE FACTS. Palin is just one person and Miller had his faults and setbacks on the trail. Believe it or not, it still comes down to the candidate and an endorser can only do so much.
Not so. Joe Miller sunk his own battleship with Sarah Palin when he said in a Fox interview that he didn't know if Sarah was qualified to be President. Within hours Joe Miller received a rather scathing email from Todd Palin. From that point on, the Palins had nothing to do with supporting Joe's campaign.