Friday, July 16, 2010

Palin GOP's top dog



By GARY BAUMGARTEN
Paltalk News Network


I was on the train yesterday and I got into a conversation with a fascinating woman who is an electrical engineer and college physics professor about politics.

She told me that she favored John McCain for president but that after he named Sarah Palin as his running mate she decide to vote for Barack Obama.

"Sarah Palin," she told me, "isn't qualified to be vice president of the United States. She's clearly not qualified to be president."

"Well," I answered, "she's running."

"Yes," my new acquaintance responded, "and I'm afraid people might vote her into office."

Little did we know that as we were having this talk, the Gallup organization was preparing to release the results of a poll which concludes that Palin has a 76 percent favorable rating among Republicans.

That's higher than Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Bobby Jindal.

Of course, a lot can happen between now and the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. But it's interesting that the woman who many - including my traveling companion - believe was the cause of McCain's defeat could be the next GOP candidate for president.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find the conversation with this "fascinating" physics-person who would change from voting for one party or man, to another, based on the choice of Sarah Palin, an excellent governor, and mayor, clean as a whistle I might add, busting her own party for corruption, and a breath of fresh air, especially to the National Organization of Women who heralded her as "This is what a real feminist looks like"...as opposed to Mr. Joeseph Biden as a running mate, known plagarist and loose-lipped foul-mouth old political lizard from Delaware, interesting on two counts. One, is that Mister Obama, rather, by his legal name Barry Soetero, and Mister Biden had far less "experience" than Sarah Palin at running a state, let alone a whole country. Secondly that the approval rating is in the toilet for Mister Obama, Mister Biden, and the leftist congress, whereas Sarah's was 80% for her tenure as governor. I might also add that as the conversation with the physics genius continues that you err on the facts: it was the some in the nervous GOP that threw her under the bus and blamned her for McCain's losing, when she clearly breathed new life and excitement in the campaign, and a got lot of new voters to the McCain side, as we saw as one of the first women in the world running in a presidential election as a Vice President, the first on the Republican ticket. You can't rewrite history there, but you sure can find women who don't do much homework about their candidates....maybe she was too busy working on string theory or smashing atoms and looking for disapearing gravitons something, looking for another dimension where all the candidates aren't the rich elite :) Sarah Palin is just an ordinary person, like you and me. That scares a lot of people, especially in DC.