Sarah Palin Unites America In Opposition To Sarah Palin

Despite the drooling fanaticism of Tea Baggers and Glenn Beck disciples, America’s best known quitter, Sarah Palin, is not as well loved as she thought she was. A new poll by CBS shows her support as a presidential candidate to be nearly non-existent.

“Specifically, 71 percent say they do not want the former Republican vice presidential nominee to run for president, while 21 percent say they do want her to run.”

That’s an unusually lopsided result. There are very few polls taken in these highly divisive times that produce such unity. The poll internals reveal that it isn’t just Democrats (at 88%) who are cool to Palin. A majority of Republicans (56%) oppose her candidacy. And the same is true for independents (65%). Even conservatives (58%) don’t want Sarah Palin to run for president. What’s worse is that this dismal showing is actually a decline from previous polling, even though she has been an persistent presence in the media since ditching her job in Alaska, embarking on a nationwide book tour, and hooking up with Fox News. Apparently tweets and Facebook postings have not endeared her to the country.

In addition to this bad news for Palin, the Tea Parties took a hit in this poll as well. The poll confirms prior surveys that show how flaccid the so-called movement really is. I called it the Tea Party Delusion, because majorities of respondents have no opinion, or haven’t even heard of the Baggers. This poll has that number at 69%, including 61% of conservatives.

None of this seems to be fazing Palin or those or seek to bask in her black-light glow. She currently has appearances scheduled for Republican gatherings in Eugene, OR and North Little Rock, AR. She will also grace the Daytona 500 in Florida and a wine wholesalers convention in Las Vegas, NV. And of course there is her highly anticipated keynote speech at the first annual(?) Tea Party conference in Nashville, TN. She stands to make several hundred thousand dollars from these gigs. This doesn’t leave much time for her to fulfill her duties for Fox News, but I’m sure they will be accommodating.

The one part of this poll that I take issue with is the number for Democrats who don’t want Palin to run in 2012. Every Democrat I talk to is fervently praying for a Palin candidacy. Personally, I’m pulling for Palin/Steele. I can’t think of anything that would be more fun, except maybe Beck/Joe the Plumber.


11 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Unites America In Opposition To Sarah Palin

  1. seriously, though, apparently enough people remain (or have become) stupid and gullible enough to once again vote against their own interests – and imperil the entire nation – in Massachusetts, woe is we. is there something contagious still pervading the atmosphere in NE since Connecticut ’06?

    • I’m trying not to think too much about Mass. But NE is still pretty blue. Brown is now the only red representative in the region. And while most of the press talks about how long it’s been since there was a Republican senator from Mass, prior to the current Dem governor there were 3 Republicans.

      As for the stupid and gullible, it just confirms my belief that the problem in this country is not its leaders. It is its voters. What’s the old saying: You get the Democracy you deserve?

      • yup. Mass got what it deserved, but the rest of us surely didn’t. for years I’ve shorthanded the Reps as the party of the charlatans and the dupes, but in this election there had to be a whole *()load of independents duped as well. I’ve already read and heard much commentary downplaying the impact of this one person which hardly consoles me. probably because I’m always thinking in terms of psychological implications (I see all of politics as a branch of psychology [speaking of which, I see religion as the intersection of govt. and psychology, almost by definition])and this result I can only interpret as a scathing indictment of human nature – its frailty, its fickleness, its eternal childishness, its selfishness. Health care? we got ours. this guy’s hot, so we inflicted him on everyone. anyway, end of rant.

  2. Palin will take credit for the Brown upset.

    Palin/Fabio 2012

    • LOL!

      Palin told Greta Van Susteren that we “just witnessed a wicked political pivot.” And I have to agree.

      Wicked – \ˈwi-kÉ™d\ – Morally very bad: Evil.

      • Having lived in Rhode Island, ‘wicked’ is New England parlance for awesome. Funny that the lady from Alaska would use the terminology.

  3. Oh, i am quite sure there is a Playboy centerfold spread somewhere in Palin’s future…

  4. I have the strong urge to spoon my own eyes out.

    The words “Playboy” and “Palin” should never be used in the same sentence. Ever.

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