They've learned that John McCain, a 'moderate' Republican, does not energize the party base. So cancel your order for the Rudy '12 bumpersticker. They've also learned that McCain made a massive, massive mistake when he chose the architects of Bush's two presidential campaigns to lead his own. When your VP choice starts taking the headlines instead of your presidential candidate, the problems aren't with your VP, but with your campaign. See the subtle quieting of Joe Biden in the last weeks of the campaign as how a proper campaign is managed.KickIT said:Those Republicans haven't learned a damned thing from this election have they?
No to the Robertson comparison, yes to the chances of her running in 2012. Palin will probably do another term as governor and then avail herself to nomination in 2016.el presidente Highsteppa said:Palin has about as much chance winning the Republican nomination in 2012 as Pat Robertson had in the 80's.
I don't know, I honestly get the sense that the Republicans are trying to move away from the far right and are examining how Obama conducted his campaign. They seem to be in a bit of an identity crisis, unsure if they should go the route of McCain's history in politics (a little more moderate) or Palin's (further right wing politics), and from the looks of things, I think that Palin will make a run for president, but I doubt she'll be the Republican nominee, especially after the bad press that dogged her and her inability to control her media image. That might be McCain's handlers fault by keeping her away from the media, but I think she has a role in that as well.Colm said:No to the Robertson comparison, yes to the chances of her running in 2012. Palin will probably do another term as governor and then avail herself to nomination in 2016.
My god she just rambles on and on so much. The woman is incapable of just giving a short, clear answer. To anything!!basilisk said:"Don't let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is and even if it's cracked up a little bit, maybe I'll just plow right on through that and maybe prematurely plow through it, but don't let me miss an open door. And if there is an open door in '12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door," Palin said in an interview with Fox News Monday.