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1 Palin polls on Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:57 pm


My opinion,is she is a quitter, she let the media boggle her,I would not want that record, for our leader.

once considered a top candidate for 2012 GOP presidential nomination after sharing the ticket with Sen. John McCain last year, leaves the governor's office this weekend with an increasingly negative image and concerns over the depth of her intellect that threaten any future political candidacy.

Alaska Gov.Sarah Palin attends an autism awareness fundraiser sponsored by Autism
Just four in 10 voters now hold a favorable view of Palin overall -- a new low, down from 58 percent last year, an ABC News/Washington Post poll has found. A majority of 53 percent now view her unfavorably, a perilous figure for any public office seeker.

Nevertheless, some political strategists still see a future for Palin in politics, should she choose to pursue one.

"I always thought Sarah Palin had very strong candidate skills, and I think if she wants to run for office there are clearly Republicans out there that like what they hear. She'll certainly have a receptive audience if she runs for office," said Republican strategist Terry Nelson, who has advised President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain in the past.

But the current poll numbers are not insignificant, says Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

"What's driving it is the resignation and all the controversy," Sabato told ABC News. "Palin's become a grand soap opera that's playing out in places where a presidential candidate does not want to be."
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Palin's Resignation a Head-Scratcher

Palin's bombshell July 3 announcement that she will quit as governor this Sunday spurred speculation about a grassroots presidential run in 2012.

As the GOP wunderkind from Wasilla, Alaska, wraps up her abortive single term as governor dishing out hot dogs with three days of farewell picnics in Wasilla, Anchorage and Fairbanks, political analysts are scratching their heads over just what Palin is up to, and whether leaving public office could possibly improve her future electoral fortunes.

"This is a major blow to any presidential aspiration she may have, whether she recognizes it or not, because it's deadly," Sabato said of Palin's surprise resignation. "Her Republican opponents -- and a Democrat, if she's a nominee -- can say she up and quit."

Nevertheless, supporters say Palin, who already has a lucrative book contract in hand, has plenty of options

"Her future is whatever she wants it to be," Republican strategist Carl Forti told ABC News. "If that's TV entertainment or politics. But running for president takes more than charisma. It's a hard road she can't do alone. If she intends to run she needs to build a team and get better educated on the issues."

"She could be a commentator," Nelson said. "Other things I'll be looking for: What is the focus of her book? Does she get involved with some foundation? Does she try to do something that puts some thought leadership into some issues? Right now she's defined as a personality -- not a lot of people would ascribe issues to her other than personality."

2 Re: Palin polls on Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:25 am

rosco 357

i see her makin some money , tv , books what ever, but actually i dont see her as a serious candidate for 2012 , there is something lacking..

3 Re: Palin polls on Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:42 pm


I think by 2012 she will come out smokin, maybe not for Pres. but you can bet she will go for a high office.
I don't blame her putting her family ahead of politics, the media was unmerciful and all the bogus ethics charges .

4 Re: Palin polls on Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:50 pm


well she did expose her kids a lot, I am glad Obama is being private with his~

5 Re: Palin polls on Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:00 pm


He is ? , they have gone on several overseas trips and the oldest one was seen wearing a peace symbol shirt which sent the blogs in a tizzy, many unkind remarks down to they wondered if she would be a welfare mom at 14.

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