Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Will Now Begin to Fade Away (Yes, he's serious! LOL)
Posted on 07/13/2011 9:44:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Kevin Drum makes the appropriate observation about Sarah Palin:
And speaking of politicians and sound bites, does it strike anyone else that Sarah Palin has basically become a social media version of Ann Coulter? That is, they're both conservatives whose schtick mostly depends on generating liberal apoplexy over their periodic word bombs, and who are both fading away because they're having problems coming up with new material that's fresh enough for anyone to care about? I didn't even know Coulter had yet another book out until I saw it at the bookstore today (in almost self-parody fashion, it's called Demonic), and likewise nobody seems to care very much anymore about whatever Palin's latest plea for attention on Facebook says.
Nevertheless, Newsweek just put Palin on the cover, with the shocking revelation that if you ask her if she can win the presidency, she'll say yes. And also she doesn't like members of the news media, who have totally done her wrong, she'll be happy to tell you. And she's misinformed about inflation, specifically the price of Slim Jims.
Palin's game is one you can only play for so long. Once it becomes clear you aren't actually running, people lose interest. About eight months from now, there will be a Republican nominee for president. Suddenly, there will be a Republican politician who is infinitely more important than her. So Palin may try to pop up again during the campaign, but her ability to get attention will be severely curtailed.
In fact, I'll go so far as to predict that this issue of Newsweek is the last time she'll appear on the cover of a news magazine. Ever. The "Gosh, what's Sarah Palin gonna do?!?" period has come to its end. She'll probably try to produce the same media interest four years from now, but it won't be nearly as successful. There are only so many times you can write that story.
It's been a crazy and often fascinating ride, but Palin really has little more to offer as a politician or cultural figure. What's she going to do next say something ignorant? Complain about liberals? Provide some unseemly family drama? We've seen it all before, and it gets less interesting every time. Unless she goes on trial for murder, most Americans just aren't going to care.
Sarah was on Hannity’s FNC show this evening, and she said that the time for her decision — as to entering the Presidential race — would have to be made in the upcoming August/Sepetember timeframe.
I expect if she announces it will be at an optimum time to do the most damage to Obama. She’ll be watching for a period of time when he’s at his weakest.
I hope the PDS’ers around here and the libs actually believe this, it only helps.
This is boring. I’ve heard the same thing for months on end from our resident PDS posse.
Just goes to show you that even the left wing press steals from Free Republic.
How can one “fade away” into the White House?
Waldman has faded away already...
Then I recommend anytime in the 2008-2012 timeframe.
This was Kevin Drum talking, not Paul Waldman.
And it was still dumb.
Waldman is a long term RomneyBOT.
Mitt Romney, Common Man. - Paul Waldman
"Romney grew up rich -- his father was the president of a car company,
then governor of Michigan -- but he also made his current fortune
as a management consultant and investor.
(Romney) can make a legitimate claim to economic expertise"
Don't Count Romney Out Yet - Paul Waldman
"And when Romney looks over the potential field -- Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, etc. -- he no doubt thinks, "I can whip these bozos."
So don't worry, Mitt. You're not toast yet!"
Waldman has faded away already...
Seems like we’ve been hearing this for about two years now.
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