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New CBS Poll Has Bad News For Sarah Palin’s 2012 Plans

January 26, 2010 by  

New CBS poll has bad news for Sarah Palin's 2012 plans A newly released public opinion survey suggests that if Sarah Palin decided to run for president in two and a half years, she would not only have to go against the wishes of the majority of Democrats. Chances are, she would also run into trouble convincing her fellow Republicans to offer support.

The CBS News Poll, released on January 19, showed that 71 percent of respondents opposed a potential White House bid by the former Republican vice presidential candidate, and only 21 percent supported a similar plan.

Even among self-identified Republicans, as many as 56 percent said they did not like the idea of the former Alaska governor running for president in 2012. On the opposite side of the political spectrum, a staggering 90 percent of Democrats expressed the same opinion.

Palin’s popularity figures have remained low, as well, as the survey found that 41 percent of Americans have a negative view of her as a politician, and only 26 percent approve of her performance.

The results came despite the release by the former McCain running mate of her best-selling memoir last November, and after she started a new job as a Fox News commentator. Palin is also scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the National Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tenn., in early February.
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  • Tinwarble

    What does this really prove? How many points was Scott Brown down by a month or so before he got elected? I see these polls as being of no use, since we still have a little over 2 yrs until the primaries and no one has, that I have heard, actually thrown their hat in the ring. These polls are like asking someone how they like a movie before the movie has been released. I guess this is one way that government has “saved or created jobs”, since things like this keep the pollsters employed.

    • Robert

      Nicely put and on the mark. I agree 100%

      • Arlene

        ROBERT,

        On what FACTS do you base your opinion? Are you going totally on polls? When I was in college,
        over 40 years ago, a very intelligent professor taught us that we should always remember the saying,
        “Statistics, Statisticians, and Damn LIARS.”
        This report told you about Democrats and Republicans. What happened to the INDEPENDENT voters
        who make up the largest portion of the American voters? Please respond. Thank you.

        • TIME

          Arlene,

          Great points, and well stated.

        • Tinwarble

          Did I miss something? Was there a post here that isn’t here now? Since your post was below a post agreeing with mine I would assume that you are talking about what I posted. And if so, then what is your point, as I said the polls don’t mean anything, it doesn’t matter if it was a poll of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians or Independents, because no one has, as of yet, even announced that they are running for President in 2012.

      • http://mooresmorgue@hotmail.com John Moore

        Just look at who listens to CBS. This and other networks are failing because of the bias they spew. The only folks who listen to these networks are mostly on the far left.

    • KC

      Hear! Hear! These polls are out just to thwart off anyone who plans on voting for that person. The mainstream also has a way of manipulating these polls and seeing as it is coming from CBS (Clinton Broadcasting Service) I don’t have much faith in it. Watch out for the lies and deceptions….there are plenty going on out there.

    • DaveH

      I disagree. The “Good Old Boys” in the Republican Party are just as scared of Sarah as the Democrats are. And they will fight her nomination as hard as would the Democrats. Very few Politicians want to lose their positions of power and will do anything to retain it. Witness the “Campaign Finance Reform Act” which was sponsored by John McCain a supposed “Conservative”. It is all about protecting incumbents. It takes a lot of exposure for a challenger to unseat an incumbent, and exposure costs a lot of money. I’m sure McCain knew that when he pushed its enactment, as there are a lot of people here in Arizona that would like to see him replaced. I think that’s why he has been trying to change his image to one of a Fiscal Conservative which he has definitely not been in the past.
      I think that’s why both Parties fight so hard to keep Libertarians from taking the stage to get their message out. Politicians know that the decreased size of Government which Libertarian’s champion would result in less power for them. Look at the money and benefits these guys get for mostly just “shooting the bull”. Would anybody want to lose that kind of job?

      • Harold Olsen

        I hope the people of Arizona are intelligent enough to vote based on what McCain’s record is and not what he now claims he will do. His record shows that he is a liberal pretending to be a conservative and I’m also convinced he is a closet Democrat. The way he ran his presidential campaign was as though he wanted to lose and refused to allow Palin to campaign the way they should have campaigned. They did everything they could to reign her in. McCain may as well have gone out and actively campaigned for Obama because that is pretty much what his strategy did.

        • http://personallibertydigest Bruce

          I agree with you. If McCaine brokers a bad deal with the Democrats he really believes he has done something. In politics doing nothing tends to be better than doing sometime if it is a bad idea to begin with. Sarah Palin should not be indorsing him if she is true to her conservative values.

        • Rick

          There is a large segment of Arizona Conservatives that agree. McCain has run nearly unopposed his last two elections, he should have retired in 2004 (term limits), he should not be running for the Senate in 2010 (age limits). And there is high degree of probability he is responsible for electing our current president (a populist-moderate running on the republican ticket). Time does not permit to mention the damage he has done co-sponsoring bills with with Feingold, Kennedy on elections/prescription drugs/immigration. And now, only now is he running the biggest negative campaign ads against a fellow republican challenger who hasn’t even announced his candidacy yet. Where was his political skills in 2008 against obama? John McCain – thank you for your service, now do what you do best – reach across the aisle and escort your fellow 98 senators out of DC (Scott Brown can stay for now)

          • Scott

            Agreed, leave Scott Brown for now and get rid of them all so we can have a fresh start.

      • Tinwarble

        DaveH,

        Who do you disagree with? Me? So you think these polls mean something. I don’t believe I said anything about Republicans, Democrats or Libertarians. And I don’t think that this article, which is about the polls, had anything to do with “Campaign Finance Reform”. Maybe I missed something, that there was a post here that isn’t here now.

        Oh, and just so you know, Libertarians don’t own the market on limited government, Conservative Republicans also want a limited government.

        • DaveH

          Easy Tin,
          The only thing I do remember is that it wasn’t one of your posts. I have gotten into a bad habit of not putting the person’s name down that I was responding to.
          I think there must be a missing comment, because I couldn’t find a comment that even remotely resembled my subject matter.
          Sometimes, funny things happen on these pages, but all in all I think the software is pretty darn good.

          • Tinwarble

            DaveH,

            Well, I was just wondering because it was posted to my post. No harm, no foul though.

    • Harold Olsen

      Actually, your analogy isn’t a very good one. I know a lot of people who get asked what they thought of a movie they haven’t seen and they will give there opinion of it. No, wait a minute. Your analogy is a good one. People give their opinions of politicians they know little or nothing about all the time, basing those opinions on what letter is behind their name and their race and gender. A girl where I used to work was a hard core Obama supporter but when she was asked why she couldn’t give a reason.

      • Tinwarble
        • Meteorlady

          Hillary and Bill should watch your link. They are still trying to figure out what happened. After all, they were one of the best political machines out there.

      • DaveH

        Harold,
        It’s an imperfect world. We could demand a test before anybody is allowed to vote, but you can imagine the uproar that would cause.

        And because it’s an imperfect world we can’t expect any man to know what’s best for every one of us. That is why I embrace the Principled Party, the Libertarian Party:
        http://libertarianparty.org/platform

        • eyeswideopen

          DaveH. excellent idea, however your girl Palin wouldn’t be able to even vote. She did know what the VP does. see link http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/21/palin-vp-senate/
          She also didn’t know why there are two Korea’s, didn’t know what the Bush Doctrine was, thought that Iraq attacked us and stated it during her son’s deployment speech. During interview with Fox, she couldn’t stop calling Iraq, Iran. Kinda like when she couldn’t get Joe Biden’s name straight during the debate. McCain should have taken the time to correctly vet her, instead of trying to pull a fast one.

    • Doug

      You almost totally mirrored what was going to say. The only other thing I would have said is, This site should not have even published such a meaningless poll.

  • Michael J.

    Nice lady, ultra conservative values, but presidential material? I’m not sure and 2012 is like a millenium away politically speaking.

  • MarkInOhio

    Thank you, Captain Obvious. This woman is no more presidential material than my cat, perhaps less. Refusing to see this truth puts one in the “wacko” camp as far as I am concerned. Get another hero, righties, this one’s washed up.

    • Captian Righty

      She might not be my first pick but she would be 100 times better then the inexperienced idiot we have now. I would like to know how she can scare lefties so bad they just start foaming at the mouth when shes mentioned.

      • JeffH

        Captian Righty, there must be something in Palin that scares her detracters enough to continually bash her. Personally, I like her for her connection with the real world. I certainly think she is an education in progress. The Dumocrats have done a lot of damage to her image, which really is the only way they fight anyway. We’ll see as time moves forward if she can make the grade. I do think that she has the moral values that this country needs in a leader. Far more than our current one.

      • Tootsie

        I thing Sarah Palin is a threat to the Democrats and what she stands for they don’t like. The Left Wing wants control of us and I believe we would be made a Third World Country, if they could get away with it. Hugo Chavez is their Idol..Thanks.

    • DaveH

      I agree with the Captain. Our present Leader makes Palin look downright experienced.
      The fact is though that no man or woman should have the kind of power that the president has over our lives. No man is that wise. And the only way any person can convince us otherwise is to lie. So we keep getting liars and keep wondering why we do.
      We need to get Government out of our personal choices. Until we start towards that goal, the Government is just going to keep getting bigger, and we are going to experience increasing economic decline and decreasing freedom.

      • George

        I can see that you’re on your game again today. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

      • Tinwarble

        DaveH,

        So, what are you saying? That no one should be President. Wouldn’t that be Unconstitutional?

        • DaveH

          No, I’m not saying that Tin. I would be content if the Federal Government was pushed back to its Constitutional powers.

      • eyewideopen

        DaveH, if Obama, had that much power over you, right now, healthcare would be passed, corporations wouldn’t be running and owning the politicians, Banks would be lending to main street, financial reform would be done, states would have educational funding, Medicare would no longer be paying subsidies to your favorite corporations, Cheney would be up on legal charges, the CIA and Blackwater would not be in collusion, while we are subsidizing Blackwater and Haliburton, Gitmo would be closed, and all the Republicans who have spent the last year doing nothing but obstructing would actually have tried to right the sinking ship that they left for him.

        • DaveH

          Is it Eye, or Eyes? What am I missing here? Or did you forget how to spell your ID?

          By the way, your logic (or lack of) eludes me.

          • eyewideopen

            Dave, you are funny, you let Tin, get by with asking a question about not having a President and you say my logic escapes you? I Changed name it to see if anyone would notice. Just a little test. You of course noticed. Can’t get anything by you. What you haven’t whipped these kids into the Libertarian Party line yet? First Libertarian conference held in Fl. I am attending, so I can ask those questions that you never answer. Hope your health is holding steady.

      • eyeswideopen

        Just heard that Palin’s speech for the Tea Party folks is not sold out. Need to rally the troops, she will be screaming SHOW ME THE MONEY!! soon enough.

    • Michael J.

      Only two sorts of people bash Sarah Palin, gay men and jealous women.

      • Louise

        Sorry to disappoint you! I am neither jealouse of Sarah Palin nor am I a gay man.
        I simply don’t believe she has what it takes to be President!

        • eyewideopen

          Hands clapping!!! So, nice to know you were awake and paying attention when she opened her mouth. Her new moniker is “Quick to Quit”.

          • JeffH

            hat is all you got? Tell us about all the bad things Palin has doe to deserve your ire, other than what the liberal press has wrongfully accused her of. Spit out your hate.

        • Michael J.

          Louise,
          What you posted was not bashing, just your oppinion. A difference I respect.

    • Tinwarble

      Actually, I would trust my cat to be President more than Obama!

    • http://personallibertydigest Bruce

      I agree that Palin does not seem presidential but she would be better than what we have now. A president who is trying to impose a ‘nanny state’ with reckless spending. Obama has never risen mentally above the level of a community organizer.

    • Meteorlady

      Does your cat have a name? I might want to write it in next election because Obama (yes even after his State of the Union Address) is not at all what he portrayed himself to be during his campaign – and no, I didn’t vote for him. I voted Libertarian and wrote in the when there wasn’t a Libertarian running. Obama tries to change his spots each time he fails at something. Oh….. I’m not for fixing the economy. Oh….. it was all Bush’s fault…. Oh….. I’m really not socialist, I’m for the middle American people. All I know is that I am not “rich” and will loose such tax cuts as the marriage penalty and a few other business cuts that helped the economy. The middle class can now look forward to paying (subsidizing) people’s children to go to college whether they worked hard for it or not. The middle class in this Country that did everything right – saved for their retirement, saved for their home, never went without health insurance, never had more children than they could afford, and were generally responsible their entire lives are stuck for most everything. We didn’t get any credits for a new home purchase, we didn’t get a cash for clunkers deal, we didn’t get any home energy deal because we had already been responsible and fix our homes to be energy efficient, and now we are getting nothing because we have no children at home. Thanks to my government for again and again rewarding irresponsible people and taking away from the responsible.

  • Oliver21

    With all the accomplished and intelligent men and women this Country has to offer, why would anyone champion this quitter.

    • Norm

      Oliver21
      And mental midget.

    • DaveH

      She quit because the Liberals were launching incessant frivolous attacks on her, making it very difficult to perform her duties. She did the best thing she could for her state under those circumstances. As far as her intelligence goes, she could be dumb as a rock and still know more than her Liberal Detractors. I mean, how much intelligence does it take to know that Socialism doesn’t work and never has? The only reason it appeals to so many is that it offers the Hopes and Dreams of the easy life to the masses. We all wish we could have the easy life, but some of us know that in reality it takes hard work, education, sacrifice, and calculated risks to achieve that ‘easy life’.

      • Harold Olsen

        To put it plain and simple, socialism appeals to LOSERS.

        • David B.

          Hmmmmmm!
          I didn’t realize that Sarah was a Socialist. But if you say so. Must be true.

          • eyewideopen

            David B. laughing out loud.

          • DaveH

            You must be one of those Oh So Clever Liberals. You did get Eye (or Eyes) to clap. But then she does that for any Liberal comment, so no great accomplishment.

      • usmadgirl

        DaveH,

        Great comment!

      • Norm

        If you don’t know what socialism is or the history of your own country its pretty hard to believe in much of anything. Sarah is a pleasant person. She’s also hoplessly out of her league.
        If that air head gets her finger on the nuke button I would be very nervous.

        • Tinwarble

          Isn’t that the same thing that they used to say about Reagan? Oh, how Liberals have reach down into that old bag of tricks!!!

          • eyewideopen

            Tinwarble, yep, the same Regan that passed abortion legislation in Ca. Same one who had 11 members of his administration serve jail time fot the Iran-Contra affair. Same one who during his reign had the Repubs repeal the Savings and loan regulations which lead us to the fiscal problems requiring the RTC to be formed to buy off and prop up those types of banks. It cost the taxpayer 123 billion. He also made huge tax cuts, which he had to reverse the very next year. Yep, I voted for him and didn’t realize until about 6 years ago, that he truly wasn’t a brain child. But he had a great smile, just like Palins.

          • DaveH

            Eyeswideshut,
            The Savings and Loans collapsed partly due to shoddy loans which were enabled by false security generated by the FSLIC. As with any kind of insurance, the protected get lazier and riskier. The major problems they faced were mostly created by your hero (apparently) Jimmy Carter with the inflation and high interest rates created by his wingnut Liberals:
            http://www.cato.org/research/articles/vandoren-firey-020627.html

          • eyewideopen

            Dave, I didn’t vote for Carter, as I was a Republican during that time, voting the straight party ticket. I also voted for Regan, Nixon, Bush one and two. Then I got smart and realized that the Repubs were just as corrput and fiscally irresponsible as the Dems. Vote for Ron Paul and Ross Pirot hoping for a change, but went right back to the Repubs who are slick liars and fear mongers. What you have nothing else to say about the Regan that is so glorified by the party? I agree that the housing mess was caused by bad mortgages, and bad banking practices in the early 80′s and we don’t seem to learn do we?

          • DaveH

            Eye, or Eyes (you are so confusing),
            It all goes back to responsibility. The companies should be held responsible for their statements of fact, and the depositors or shareholders should be held responsible for reading those facts and making an informed decision before they invest their money in that company. Very few people seem to want to assume reponsibility for their own actions. They usually want to point the finger at somebody else. You can surely see by now that increasing regulations are not only ineffective but they cost a tremendous amount of money. We have more failures now then I remember in my lifetime. And I have been studying markets for 40 years.
            Regulations are always passed under the guise of good intentions, but the desired beneficial effects rarely materialize.

            http://www.heritage.org/index/

        • DaveH

          Yep. We would all be better off if Sarah was as smart as Obama. Then she could get away with more lies and broken promises:
          http://newsgnome.blogspot.com/2009/03/official-list-of-obamas-broken-promises.html

      • eyewideopen

        DaveH, you need to get with your CATO gru, and let him know that the Acorn hero, O’Keefe will not be getting the Pultizer Prize for journalism as he will be in Federal Jail, along with the Federal Prosecuter’s son. (Flannigan) for breaking into Congresswomens office and trying to wire tap her phones. Karma is funny thing isn’t it? I can’t wait to hear how you and the radical right will attempt to defend him. It will be interesting to follow the money and see which corporations or Senators were the ones who had the brilliant idea to go after the Democrats in that manner. Your CATO guy isn’t very good at judging character is he? Kinda like re-living Nixon’s administration.

        • DaveH

          eyeswideshut,
          You try your best to put words in my mouth don’t you? Yes, there are crooks in all walks of life. And your point is (other than being the board Harpy)?

          • eyewideopen

            Why DaveH, my point is that when this idiot got Acorn, everybody was happy, treated him like the second comming. Fox news and your Cato, dude were predicting that he would be a world renouned journalist. He was so intelligent in being able to catch them talking smack and they were just the scum of the earth.Point being, he is just as bad as the group you were attacking. Except, he has an education, with all the benefits, Father is a US Attorney (who Vitter help keep his job, by holding up the replacement nominee) living the good life, who broke the law and is now looking at Federal time. Due to hatred that was so intense that he has ruined his future. Horrible what hatred will cause people to do, or maybe it was for fame and money.

        • DaveH

          Eyewideshut,
          Speaking of following the money, I haven’t seen any comments of yours about Obama making deals with Big Pharma. But then, I guess you don’t have room in your Bush-filled brain to think about those things.

          • eyewideopen

            DaveH, I hate every deal he has made. But unlike others I want this country to survive, a depression brought on by creating credit defaults, and bundling known bad loans to sell to the world was to be avoided at all costs. Or did you want a depression? Every single banker dealing with practices which are too hard to explain to the average citizen who was risking their money is a crime. I wanted to let the banks fail, however the looming result would have been a catastrophic decline which we might not have come back from as easily. You don’t believe in any regulations, I however know that corrpution will reign without some kind of rules, regulations, laws. If that isn’t true, then why did our fore fathers feel the need to have a Constitution? After our little tip toe dance with disaster, the rest of the world has put into place regulations to prevent a similar situation from occurring, except us. Why do you think that is? I say to Obama, stop the spending and let them see how long it will take to have a decent economy where people can support themselves and not use taxpayer money. You are intelligent enough to know what would have happened if we didn’t save those damn banks, and maybe a depression wouldn’t bother you, I however am spoiled and like my standard of living that I have saved for. No vacation in 14 years to be able to save for a crisis. Must be nice to be so wealthy that you couldn’t take a hit on the stock market and not feel it. We did. I want any politician with over 6 years in office out and replaced by someone elected with state money, not lobbyists, or corporation monies.

          • DaveH

            Yes,
            I know what would have happened if we didn’t save the banks. The bad apples would have gone bye-bye and the banks that did it right would have prospered. Now the bad apples are still alive to compete with the ones who should have been rewarded for their correct decisions.
            How can you expect people to strive for excellence when their is no reward for their efforts? Oh, I know, they should just all be good for goodness sake. Well, I’m sorry but I quit believing in Santa Claus when I was about 5 years old.

          • DaveH

            So, do you think the vote counts are fraudulent? I ask that because I wonder how anybody gets elected with State or Corporate money without rigging the votes? Or do you mean that the electorate is so ignorant that they just vote for whoever the ADs tell them to vote for?

        • Tinwarble

          Eyes,

          How about those no bid contracts that Obama said that he wasn’t going to do, but yet now they just gave one by USAID to Checchi & Company, a Democratic supporter. Isn’t that the same thing that you & your Liberal friends criticized Cheney for doing with Halliburton.

          http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/25/obama-administration-steers-lucrative-bid-contract-afghan-work-dem-donor/

          • eyewideopen

            Tin, Tin, Tin, Cheney owned stock and sat on the board. Direct conflict of interest don’t you think? But yea, I don’t like alot of what is going on. However, show me a Republican who is admitting without being busted that they are accepting lobbyists money and voting for special interest groups instead of the peoples. The Conservatives like to claim they are seperate from the Repubs, but they sure rode on the same gravy train with them while the money was being spent like drunks. You can’t take a 3billion surplus, spend that, pass Medicare AdvantAGE without funding, cut taxes during war time, cut military spending during war time, cut the veterans benefits during war time, pass the Patriot Act, waterboard prisoners, and leave with a 5.6billion deficit and act like you weren’t on board with it. Please……The Conservatives were not screaming during the Republican throw down. Suddenly they are seperate and didn’t condone any of the fiscal irresponsibility. I hate hypocrisy. That’s why when people are going off the deep end in their righteousness, someone has got to admit to the wrongs and point out that others were asleep at the wheel, not just the opposing party.

          • Tinwarble

            Eyes,

            Ok, well, when you put it like that, then I guess that it doesn’t matter that Obama said that he was going to “end no bid contracts” or that Obama still benefited because of the campaign donations. And it doesn’t matter that the Dems want to increase the deficit spending by 1.9 trillion dollars or that Obama said that he was going to do a spending freeze, but doesn’t say that the spending freeze will be on the already increased budgets (as much as 35% for 2009) which is higher than any normal budget increase (which is normally 3% to 5% a year). Also, don’t forget the Dems have controlled Congress the last 2 yrs. that Bush was in office and the deficit went from 246 billion to 407 billion in 2008.

            And, I as far as the spending that went on during Bush’s term, I guess you just weren’t listening, because a lot of conservatives where screaming about that. But as far as waterboarding terrorist, I don’t have any problem with doing what ever it takes to keep soldiers and the American people safe. And don’t hand me that crap about we are better than that or we wouldn’t want anyone doing those things to our soldiers, because it doesn’t matter, the terrorist don’t care, all they want to do is kill all infidels, or have you not seen the Daniel Pearl video were they cut off his head. I’m a Vet, and I’ve been in a terrorist attack (something I wouldn’t recommend for anyone), I would waterboard Gandhi if I thought he had information that would save lives.

          • DaveH

            Tin,
            You are wasting your time trying to discuss logic with EyeWideShut. She is a zealot who expects perfection from everybody but herself. And for some reason she has a passionate hate for Republicans.
            I rarely see her even hinting that Demoncrats might be doing anything wrong.

          • Tinwarble

            Oh, and Eye, let us not forget about deals done behind closed, locked doors, special exemptions for unions, Obama being in bed with SEIU, cash for clunkers, cash for caulkers, bank bailouts, taking over car companies, the window scandal, do I need to go on.

            For those that don’t know about the window scandal, see here:

            http://www.foxbusiness.com/search-results/m/28475116/stossel-s-take-on-global-warming.htm#q=biden%2C+window

        • Meteorlady

          Eyes – do you honestly think that this doesn’t happen in all the parties? Most times people just don’t get caught. It’s dirty out there and getting elected is big big business in this country. These people go into public office for the fame, power and money. Most come out of office with a lot more than when they went in. Where does that money come from? From special back room deals where they get investment “advice” from big money. It’s not necessarily the banks but it’s the world elite like Soros that control our politicians. Please open your eyes and read about the political process and then come back with ideas on how we can change it for We the People’s betterment.

          • eyeswideopen

            Meteorlady, remove the corporations and lobbysist from the election process by making each state responsible for the monies allocated to the candidates. Each one gets same amount, can only spend that amount, will be audited. If the seat cannot be influenced by additional funding by the special interests, then each politican will have to actually represent the citizens desires and not use two years of time to try raise additional money to win an election. Maybe they would actually work for a change. If you limit the amount to be spent and don’t allow corporations to contribute, you stop the purchasing of those politicians, which would mean fair representation for all citizens. States hold the power to make change.

          • eyeswideopen

            Meteor, did you see me saying only one party is corrupt? Why is it that the Conservatives must always assume that if you make a statement it is must be an attack against them? Yes, the Dem’s Repubs, Green Party, Libertarians, etc.. all have corruption amoungst the participants. Did I cover everybody?

        • JeffH

          As usual, you have him already convicted of high treason. Who made you judge, jury and executioner? I’ll wait to see if he really committed a crime before I run him under the bus.

          • JeffH

            directed at EWS.

      • JeffH

        Well said DaveH.

  • http://www.ulearn2earn.net Jim Allen III

    Well, I believe the poll fails to take into account all of us baggers,birthers,gunners and rednecks that are tired of “Progressives” attack on our individual freedoms. We are not of the “Creeping Shariah” in our government. We are tired of seeing the numbers of Americans SLAUGHTERED before their births. 47 million Americans since the enactment of Roe v Wade.

    We are tired of being tolerant of those that are intolerant of ourselves. We are tired of the so called intellectuals and elitist thinking they are better than the rest of us.

    Sarah Palin scares the cow pies out of both party’s “Progressives”. We are tired of this socialist agenda that has prevailed since 1913.

    Plain fact is we are tired of career politicians lining their own nests. We do not agree that service in congress or the senate should be a lifetime commitment. Nor should that service entitle one to 90% of their salary for life with Cadillac Healthcare. They are elected officials NOT Monarchs!

    We are tired and Sarah Palin speaks truths these wonks do not want to hear.

    Palin 2012 write it down, and know the “Progressives” days are numbered!

    • Independent

      So far, Jim Allen is the smartest one in the bunch. If Sarah Palin is so unqualified for the position and unelectable, why wouldn’t the Democrats poll 99% for her to run instead on 99% against her. Think about that. It is because they and the entrenched Republican liberals, which most of the top dogs have worked their way into by going along to get along, are all scared to death that she might kick them off their thrones.

    • JeffH

      Thank You! You too are a true American.

  • http://www.ulearn2earn.net Jim Allen III

    We are TIRED of the “Creeping Shariah” in our government.

  • James

    Nevertheless, Sarah Palin will be our next president, if for no other reason than that she’s a woman. President Obama’s ratings are plummeting, and doesn’t stand a chance of being re-elected. While inhereting a disaster not of his making, he’ll still be blamed for not fixing it. Sarah Palin will be the next president because every female in the country will flock to the polls and vote for her. Her credentials for the office will not matter one whit.

    • Mike Austin,TX

      You are seriously naive. If that were the case, Hillary would be in the WH now.
      She has compromised her beliefs and that we cannot allow. She is foolish to rely on her “handlers” instead of following her previous path. I would not be suprised if she were boo’d or heckled at the Tea Party speech. Besides, $100k for a speech has already started her down the path of greed and power hunger.

      • James

        Mike A., Women voters were beguiled by Satan, next time they’ll know better. If Obama had been white, Hillary would have won handsdown.

    • Captian Righty

      Bush let spending get ot of hand but no one remembers the Dems had majority for the last 2 years of his term they seemed to go along with it just fine besides with Obama at the reins we might not make it to 2012

    • Harold Olsen

      Not all women will vote for Sarah Palin. Feminists WILL NOT vote for Sarah Palin. She is everything they claim they want but hate her because she has actually achieved it. I have yet to meet a truly independent woman who identifies herself as a feminist. I have yet to meet a feminist who is a truly independent woman, though many claim to be independent. Feminist groups do not want women to be truly independent. If that happens, the feminist groups lose their power. Hillary Clinton is deified by feminists even though she got where she is because of her scumbag husband. Without him, she’d still be back in Arkansas baking cookies or something. Sarah Palin got where she is on her own merit without the help of any man and the feminists hate her for it. I have nothing but respect for truly independent women. I have nothing but contempt for feminists, mostly because every time they open their mouths and speak they show just how stupid and hypocritical they truly are.

      • Meteorlady

        Thanks for your comment – I liked it. You made one mistake though – Hillary would not be baking cookies she would be running scams like Whitewater and using her survival skills to be as far away as possible when the house of cards collapses.

    • Meteorlady

      James – that was a bit sexist. “Every female in the country”….. I would probably not vote for her, though she is pretty straight forward and says what is on her mine. She does not have the necessary experience to be President – yet. Maybe sometime in the future. I think she is better suited to speaker. She keeps us on our toes and says things that need to be said. Just because I’m a woman didn’t mean I like HIllary – in fact I think Hillary and Bill and the greatest evil. People die mysteriously around them, people go to jail because of them, Arkansas Tyson Chicken send Bill payoff when he was governor. Bill gave free trade with China to us with the resultant job losses – and Hillary was once on the Walmart Board of Directors. Then when she can’t run for President right away – she moves to New York and brokers a deal to become Senator – though I can’t fathom why New Yorkers would have voted for a non-New Yorker and a lier and cheat besides. So, you see, women do have some brains and can research the candidates they vote for.

      • James

        Meteorlady, It’s a foot-in-the-door type of thinking. Every female voter will vote for Sarah Palin, whether they like her or not. They will seek to control her, more to their liking, afterwards.

  • MadeeColorado

    PAILIN IS A CONSERVATIVE BETRAYAL BY COMPAIGNING FOR LIBERAL MCCAIN!

    I was leaning VERY positively toward Palin UNTIL she made the oh-so-stupid! mistake of deciding to campaign FOR McCain and against another—much more conservative candidate running against McCain in the primary who espouses what Palin SAYS she believes. Where is the integrity in that?

    Palin owes McCain nothing, from my perspective, but if she wants to be president, she does owe allegience to what are supposed to be her CORE PRINCIPLES and the CORE CONSERVATIVES who have been trusting her to do so!

    If she so quickly runs to campaign to retain McCain in office when he ought to be OUT for a number of reasons—mostly how his every votes is liberal/progressive—then she is certainly NOT the person I want on our ticket in 2013.

    • Nancy

      I was all excited about Sarah and looking to support her. However, her going to support McCain has sent a mixed message and has left me feeling she is not brave enough to stand on her principles. What happend with going rogue? When one feels they must come through for a person because they owe them, then they have lost their way,and the confidence of the people. Coming from Massachusett, she needs to see
      Obama came away with egg on his face. What is Sarah going to come away with, once she leaves McCain’s campaign?

      • eyewideopen

        Nancy, don’t worry, her empty little head doesn’t allow her to see the conflict. She won’t be effected, but hopefully others such as yourself see the hyprocrisy in her words and now her actions. She is beautiful and pleasant, but definately not equiped to run this country.

        • DaveH

          Uh, I think you meant She won’t be Affected. But then, I guess you aren’t running for the Presidency.

          • eyewideopen

            Dave, nice try, but no, I am correct. Affected means assumed or simulated to impress others,full of pathos, touching,moving. Effected means something brought about by a cause or agent, producing a desired impression. I might be a bad speller, but had hand slapped by teacher learning that one. I will accept your apology, it is an easy mistake to make. Come on Dave you owe me one now. LOL…

          • DaveH

            Sorry Eyes,
            There will be no apology. You need to re-study your dictionary.

          • Tinwarble

            Hey guys, see this:

            Affected and Effected are both verb forms.

            When used as a verb, effect means to execute, produce, or accomplish something. For example, The dictatorial regime quickly effected changes to the constitution that restricted the freedom of the people.

            On the other hand, affect in its verb form means to impact. For example, Carbon di-oxide emissions affect the environment.

            So we can say that “The dictatorial regime quickly effected changes to the constitution that affected the freedom of the people.”
            Tip

            You can affect something that already exists; but when you effect (verb form) something, you usually bring it into existence.

            I believe that DaveH is right on this one!

        • Joe H.

          eyes,
          Is that just like your empty little head won’t let you see all the bad your hero has done??? Check out the Mayo, lady!!!!

          • eyewideopen

            Joe, he isn’t my hero, he is the President and deserves the same respect that we gave to Bush who was inept to say the least. Difference in you and I is that I honor the Constitution and the laws and believe in individual freedom, even though I am a Christian. My Christ didn’t put anything in the Bible giving me guidelines on how to judge, demean, belittle or critize my fellow brothers for practicing different forms of Christianity or any other religion. I’m supposed to love, pray, believe in redemption, forgive and let him take care of all the judging and throwing into hell. I can’t say who will go to hell, how dare I even hazard a guess as to what Jesus will do? Being a Christian who takes the responsiblity of deciding who will go to hell for what they believe is too heavy of a burden for us, that’s why he states not to judge our brother. I don’t try and walk in his shoes, I let him carry me on his shoulders.

          • DaveH

            Joe,
            Do you enjoy batting your head against a wall? You must if you think you will get a logical response from a woman who says “he is the President and deserves the same respect that we gave to Bush who was inept to say the least”.
            I think that says a lot about her. Unless maybe in her alternative world the word ‘respect’ means something else.

        • Tinwarble

          Eyes,

          There is no conflict, it’s called Loyalty, something that your Liberal mind apparently can’t grasp. McCain gave her a start on the national scene and she probably feels that she owes him for that. And what would you and your Liberal friends say if she was to go against McCain, that she was stabbing him in the back? It doesn’t matter what she does you would have something bad to say about her because you are threatened by her, if you weren’t then you wouldn’t have to resort to all your name calling and trying to prove how dumb she is.

          • eyewideopen

            Tinwarble, you are right, it is unChristian of me to critize her. She frightens me, as she is not equiped to run this country. I am human and fall down all the time. I never have stated that she isn’t nice or pretty, she is. I wouldn’t want a man that unknowledgeable in that position either. Since women are still having to have laws passed just to get us equal pay,(this year) if we put someone like her into office, who will fail, we are setting ourselves back another 50 years. That is a little hard to swallow and something you men can’t even identify with. So, when a woman runs she will be held to an even higher standard than men are, there will no time to have on the job training.

          • DaveH

            “I wouldn’t want a man that unknowledgeable in that position either”.

            So, I guess that means you don’t want “57 states” Obama in that position either?

            And what is equal pay? Do people perform equally? If you believe that then you are more ignorant then I thought.

            You and your ilk won’t be happy until we are all equally poor (except of course the leaders).

          • Tinwarble

            Eye,

            She frightens you? She at least ran a state, and ran it pretty well. What did Obama run, what kind of experience does he have? None, people elected the janitor to run the company and you are afraid of Palin.

    • DaveH

      There are a growing number of people here in Arizona that want McCain out. Hopefully, the Arizona Republicans can achieve that this year. And I agree that supporting McCain was a huge mistake for Sarah.
      Unfortunately, I can’t support his opponent in the primaries as I am registered Libertarian and will be until my death.

    • James

      MadeeC. What do you mean by “conservative?” Is running up our national debt (by more than all previous presidents combined) and waging endless wars in the Middle East being ‘conservative?’

  • Mike Austin,TX

    She will not be President. She has fallen in the polls recently due to her endorsements of Rick Perry for Texas Gov and Juan McCain for Senate. Despite having strong challengers that are Independent Republicans. She is taking a beating in some chat rooms and will never recover due to this. We are the majority and we will not vote for anyone who supports Progrssive Republicans like Juan McCain.
    Her amnesty position still has not been defined. That alone will cost her my support.

    • James

      Mike A. Let’s remember, the polls said Harry Truman would never be elected on his own, newspapers reflecting that were printed up before half the votes were in.

    • Meteorlady

      What the heck is wrong with Rick Perry? As a Texan I know that he has kept this state running smoothly and without running a deficit like liberal California. My house is still worth most of what I paid for it. When I read the paper there are always job openings and our housing market is starting to recover. His opponent on the other hand, Kay Bailey-Hutchinson has left Washington and her job at a time when she it is critical that she be there.

  • tourist

    It’s interesting to read here that McCain and Perry are considered progressive. Seems like folks have their own political bell curve and there is no constant middle. With that said, I can’t see Palin persuading enough of the middle by 2012, even if she does curl her hair like Oprah.

    • Norm

      Anyone who names her daughter Bristol, after Bristol CT., because it is the headquarters of ESPN worries me.

      • Tinwarble

        Norm,

        Why should someone naming their daughter Bristol worry you? Now, if she had named her Talladega then you might have a reason to worry. So, do you have the same worry about people that name their daughters Dakota or Georgia, how about girls named Mercedes or Candy?

        • JeffH

          You got a chuckle out of me with that response. Nice!

    • DaveH

      McCain has been a RINO since I have known him. No news there.

      And Norm, that’s a pretty shallow statement, don’t you think?

  • Greg

    For me, the key phrase is “CBS News”. Any time I see that, the first thought that crosses my mind is “anything after this is likely to be bull crap.” I would give the 7 year old gossip girls in my neighborhood more credibility than CBS News.

    • Captian Righty

      I think you have the most insight of anyone on the blog thank you

    • Garrett

      What Greg said times 10.

    • eyewideopen

      Now,Greg. CBS is letting a Pro-life group (Family Focus) have a commerical on during the Super Bowl, which will be promoting the pro-life stand. You can’t that upset with them.

      • Tinwarble

        So, just telling the true story about how Tim Tebow’s mom didn’t abort him after doctors told her that she should is a pro-life stand. I thought you pro-choice people were all about a woman’s right to choose. Well, Pam Tebow made her choice and it was about not aborting her son. Or I guess you are only pro-choice when the only choice is to have an abortion. Just like you are for free speech only when the speech is something that you agree with.

        • eyewideopen

          Tin, you are just trying to read bad things into everything aren’t you? I was pointing out that for as bad as he says CBS is, they aren’t, as they are giving a platform to the Pro-life people. How can they be all bad? Gezz, lighten up and stop thinking that there is some underlying thing being said. I think it is good that both positions have free voices. I am not pro anything. It is a decision made between a woman, her doctor and her God. Our Constitution protects that right and I will not try to influence or critize someones choice.

    • Tinwarble

      Greg,

      To be fair, all the polls are showing about the same thing, even Fox’s poll shows Palin losing bigger. The point though isn’t about who is showing what on their polls, but that these polls are being taken right now, when we are so far away from even having primaries and not even having anyone announcing their bid to run. These polls have no credibility at all and all they do is give the pollsters something to do and the political pundits something to talk about.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    I was a little disappointed the other day to see in Michelle Malkin’s commentary (CNSnews.com, 1/22/10) that Sarah Palin was going to Arizona to campaign for John McCain. I can appreciate her feelings about her former running mate, but if I were Sarah Palin, I’d avoid Arizona – at least at this time. Let’s not forget that McCain’s not the real conservative we need, and his poorly run 2008 campaign led to BHO’s victory. I wouldn’t support McCain in a primary, unless he was running against real RINOs like Arlen Spector or DeDe Scozzafava. IMO, Sarah Palin should concentrate on other races, such as conservative Marco Rubio over RINO Charlie Crist in Florida….And then later, if McCain does win the primary, she can campaign for him when his opponent is a liberal democrap. As I always say, the time to defeat RINOs and wimps in the GOP is during the primaries, not in general elections. Nevertheless, despite his faults, I still say McCain would’ve been far better than the leftwing radical Marxist we currently have in The White House.

  • Casper777

    Sarah Palin has proven her American and Patriotic values in Alaska. Her work ethic of dealing with corruption, wasteful spending and recognizing Alaska’s and America’s energy development needs to be more self-sufficient: oil, natural gas, biofuel, nuclear, coal, hydro-electric, wind, solar . . . America has it all right here, it is only about 30 years behind the curve thanks to extreme liberals blocking development. Even if we all have electric cars, where do you think the electric comes from?? The above sources. She also understands National Defense and treating terrorists as terrorists, not as common criminals, as this Administration is doing.

    A friend recently wrote: It shows how bad things have gotten when we have to say that what we need is more Real Men … like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin!

    I don’t know if she will run for President, but for now she is a breath of fresh air and role model for the Patriotic-Conservative Movement in America.

    • JeffH

      Well said and thanks.

  • Jazzyd

    Sarah Palin is a Big DUMMY. She has no experience for amy high office, especially President. It took this DUMMY almost 7 years to get a BA Degree. Anyone who vote for Sarah Palin for President is a BIGGER DUMMY than she is. You think America is screwed up now. Let this DUMMY get elected to the Presidency.

    • David James Kyle

      Obama has far less, and has proven that he does not have even the slightest clue what he is doing

    • Sunny

      Another example of someone spewing gossip or trash talk as if it were the truth. If Palin is not qualified, then we all know the community organizer who now occupies the Oval is not either. If you were one of the deceived ones who voted for him, then I think it highly unlikely that your words of wisdom mean much at all.

    • Tinwarble

      Jazzyd,

      I would trust a “Dummy” with common sense a lot more than I would the socialist, so called intellectual who can’t give a speech without a telapromter that we have now. At least a “Dummy” with common sense knows that you can’t spend more than you make.

      • eyewideopen

        Tinwarble, same kind of dummies who use spell check to make sure they don’t look stupid. Guess you don’t like all the high tech equipment we now have available for us to use do you? Everyday that you are corresponding, I want you to remember that spell check is your telepromter. LOL.

        • Joe H.

          Is that like the dummy that admitted the other night that she carries a hand held????

        • Tinwarble

          Eyes,

          You should watch out about talking about someone spell checking, I have seen enough mistakes made by you also. Fortunately though, neither of us are applying for a job, so how about this, you don’t worry about my mistakes & I want worry about yours. And if that is the only thing you can come back with, is some silly criticism about how I misspelled something then I feel sorry for you, because “Quite frankly Scarlet, I don’t give a Damn”.

          • eyewideopen

            Tin, I admit I don’t have spell check on here, I make many mistakes, in spelling and grammer, all I’m saying is that if you use any help, why do you think it isn’t ok for the President to use a telepromter for help? You just don’t like the fact that when you are critizing someone for such a small insignificant thing, that I will point out that the same thing is being done with a spell checker. That glass house is fragile.

          • Tinwarble

            Eye,

            If he just used the telepromter some of the time it wouldn’t be such a big deal, or if no one called he such a great orator. But without the telepromter he is just a bumbling buffoon and he can’t even take the time to at least memorize his speech. Or do you not remember this:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeJsyoKIabY&feature=related

          • eyeswideopen

            Tin, you need to stop throwing stones when “your people” as in Sarah Palin also use a telepromter. Hyprocrisy is a nasty thing. She should have been excellent at using one as she got a lot of practice when she was tv weather woman. http://blogsabcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/palin-and-the-t.html
            I can find you about twenty news reports about her using a telepromter, as did McCain and most politicians.

          • eyeswideopen

            Tin, here is another site, so that you dont’ accuse ABC of not reporting the incident correctly. http://cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/04/politics/horserace/entry4416482.shtml

          • Michael J.

            EWO,
            It’s not that Obama uses a telepromter. Most Politicians use them. It’s that he looks so unatural and uncomfortable when he uses them. Swinging his head back and forth from the left to the right, left right left right like the pendulum on a grandfather clock. And you have to admit there’s something a little weird or creepy even, about setting up teleprompters in front of a class full of sixth graders.

            Thanks for fixing your name. You know, two eyes really are better than one.

        • Tinwarble

          Also Eyes,

          It isn’t spelling mistakes that makes someone look stupid, since we are all human and make mistakes, although I have found some to be Jackasses, it’s how you pose your argument. Unlike you, I am not here to impress anyone, I am just here to share views with others & when necessary point out how obtuse Liberals arguments are. It is only people like yourself who feel the necessity to impress people that you don’t know and have never met.

      • Sk

        He even have to use a teleprompter with six grade students….so that’s how smart our so called president is!…he’s such a idiot!

        http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-25-2010/obama-speaks-to-a-sixth-grade-classroom

    • eyewideopen

      Jazzd, at least you got at BA and you probably didn’t have to go to five colleges to get it either did you? You also probably don’t hold yourself up to be smarter than you are, and you could name at least one source of print that you read. LOL…

      • Joe H.

        eyes,
        You are taking a lot on blind faith as you don’t even know jazzd and don’t even know if she even wrote what she posted… unless she is you!!!

      • Tinwarble

        Eyes,

        You would call imply that someone is stupid because of spelling mistakes, but apparently you can’t read. Jazzyd didn’t say that they had a BA, they were only talking about Palin, there is nothing said about them (Jazzyd) even having a BA. Perhaps you should use some of those “high tech equipment” to learn how understand something that you read. Now, do you see how that who personally attacking someone for mistakes can come back to bite you in the butt.

        • Tinwarble

          That’s “how to understand”, forgot I was talking to the “Post Police”.

        • eyewideopen

          Tin, go back and read post again. Jazzyd, said this dummy took 7 years. Palin your girl only took 5 years to get her BA. Jazzyd either was talking about herself/himself being a dummy and taking 7 years or they don’t know how many years Palin took. I never critize how long it takes someone to complete their education, however it is a little flaky to be changing schools every year. Doesn’t show a commitment to a baccalaureate program, changing majors once even twice is within the normal range, changing schools four times is not committing to a school much less a program.

          • Tinwarble

            Yes, referring to Palin, they also said ” Let this DUMMY get elected to the Presidency.”. As far as Palin changing schools, well, since you don’t know what her situation was or why she changed schools, then don’t you think that it’s passing judgment. And as far as that goes, I’ve know several, very smart people, who have change schools 3 & 4 times, mostly because their situations have changed, due to money or family reasons.

      • Curtis S

        Hey Eyes… remember the VP debate? Remember when Sarah asked if she could call Joe Biden… just “Joe”? Do you know why? According to the new book Game Change, Miss Sarah COULD NOT STOP referring to her opponent as O’Biden! Whether she thought he was Irish or just kept getting him confused with Obama (or as the Irish say O’Bama) she just kept saying O’Biden in rehearsals. Finally, in exasperation her handlers said why don’t you just call him Joe? THAT’s why she asked! Can you imagine what would have happened if Biden said “no”? This is the kind of intelligence the right wants as president?
        (And to the grumpy old men, don’t start with the usual Obama slurs. And Obama is not my hero so don’t bother with that tired response either.)
        Eyes, why can’t conservatives find an intelligent, charismatic leader the US can be proud of and the rest of the world can respect. America can do WAY better than Palin. Surely, there’s an up and coming, younger version of Ron Paul you can all get behind?

        • Tinwarble

          Yeah, I do remember that debate. Isn’t that were Biden said that the VP powers was enumerated in Article I of the Constitution, and here I thought is was in Article II. Perhaps ex-VP Gore is the super intellectual, I mean isn’t the earths core really “several millions of degrees”. And we all know how smart Obama is, especially after he said “I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.” or when he said that “10,000 people had died” when speaking about the tornado in Kansas, when only 12 people had died. Oh yes, how intellectual the Liberals are.

          • Curtis S

            Tinwarbler… I left you a “hanging curve ball” for intelligent debate and as usual, you opted to take a swing in the dirt. Sarah couldn’t say Biden’s name right, Biden couldn’t get his facts straight, Obama’s been to 57 states (did you mention Gore, like he’s been relevant in the last decade of politics?) Anyways Tinwarbler I’ll ask you directly, put the ball right on the tee, so to speak. Here you go… (and JoeH, Beberoni, anyone please feel free to add your opinions).
            I ask, why can’t conservatives find an intelligent, charismatic leader the US can be proud of and the rest of the world can respect. I believe America can do WAY better than Palin. Surely, there’s an up and coming, younger version of Ron Paul, a 21st century Ronald Reagan you can all get behind? Does General Petraeus have potential? In your response, don’t talk about liberals or Obama, just answer the question at hand. Do you think Sarah Palin is the best that conservatives can do or is there someone better?

          • Tinwarble

            Ok, there Curtslug,

            How about Rep.Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who sleeps in his office when in Washington to keep from living off the taxpayers dime. Or how about Rep. Duncan D. Hunter of CA., you know there are quite a few out there that are actual Conservatives and are intelligent.

        • eyewideopen

          Curtis, my husband and I were rolling in the aisle laughing. I said, now they have to see that she is not good under pressure and if she can’t even remember her hated opponents name, whose name will she get right? The President of Russia, if we are lucky!!! She can’t handle pressure, so I just want to keep her away from the big RED button. GOP has many talented women, this was a last minute act of desperation by McCain as the party wouldn’t let him have Liberman. They didn’t vet her very well, if at all. Due to the loss, those Old Republicans won’t give another woman a chance for another 15-20 years. Too bad.

    • JeffH

      …and your point is what? Many, many people have taken many years to get a BA degree and from many schools. Does that make them a dummy? Not at all. If a lawyer had to take the Bar exam 5 times, does that make he or she any less competent?
      Palin should be applauded for achieving what many more in this country haven’t achieved, a BA degree, no matter how many schools or how many years it might have taken.

    • Meteorlady

      That was mean and rude. She probably took a long time to get her degree because she had a family and had to actually work to make ends meet. She is most certainly not a dummy. She has gotten quite far in life. With that said, I have to agree that if she is such a non-event in the political world, why is everyone trying to bring her down?

  • David James Kyle

    Consider the source to put this in proper perspective, CBS is one of the most liberal main line new organization.

    They constantly and seemingly intentionally distort news to make liberals look good and conservatives look bad.

    They have released biased polls before to push their agenda, and this looks likely to be a biased poll.

    It is clear that the liberal media hates and fears her and will do anything to discredit her.

    on the off chance that the poll does accurately report public opinion, on should consider that the media has gone out of their way to assassinate her character and turn public opinion against her.

    • Curtis S

      The media hasn’t had to break a sweat assassinating Sarah’s character, she done it to herself. In fairness, maybe it wasn’t her fault. Maybe she was brought too far, too fast, too soon. Either way, the damage is done. The conservatives need to find a real champion to run in 2012.

      • Tinwarble

        The media hasn’t assassinated Palin’s character? Where have you been? How about this:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irklZ-iZjhI&feature=related

        • Curtis S

          You know Tinwarbler, years ago I used to like Keith Olberman and his “worst person in the world” thing. There was a point in time that Keith Olberman was funny. But now, Keith Olberman is just as bad as all the guys he used to b’yatch about. Olberman jumped the shark years ago. Now he’s over-dramatic, over-blown and, well just over… done… kaput.
          Look, in reality nobody watches Bill O’Reilly, he has under three million viewers a night (out of a possible audience of what 300 million Americans?). Reruns of M*A*S*H have more viewers than Bill O. BUT Olbermann has one-half to one-third (or even fewer) of Bill O’s viewers nowadays, so don’t worry about Keith smearing Sarah, he’s soooo irrelevant. Olberman is the O’Reilly/Beck of the left… and starting to act just bat sh!t crazy.

          • Tinwarble

            Being irrelevant wasn’t the issue, you said that the media hadn’t assassinated Palin’s character, when they clearly have. And comparing Fox News ratings to a TV show is like comparing apples & oranges, since most people don’t watch that much news. You have to compare Fox News to other news programs, and when done, Fox stomps the crap out of all the other news programs. You need to wise up, and start using that Liberal mind for something more than just to keep air from blowing through your ears.
            Here are the actual numbers for all News outlets:

            http://tvbythenumbers.com/category/ratings/cable-news

          • Curtis S

            Tinwarbler… you seem to be referring to the CABLE news media. Yes on CABLE, Faux News stomps the crap out the competition and I alluded to that. But it’s CABLE! Being the best CABLE news is like being the tallest midget. Then you provide a link to the State of the Union ratings for CABLE TV. Well if you want to compare FAUX News to other NEWS program do some digging on that web site. According to YOUR website “tvbythenumbers” there were 48 million viewers of the State of the Union Address from 34 million households watching on 11 different US networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC – TEL, UNI, BET – CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC, CNBC). FAUX News had 1,884,000 of 48 MILLION potential viewers or 4%, yes FOUR percent of the audience. Altogether the Cable networks had a total of 3,819,000 million viewers or 7%. SEVEN PERCENT!!! Therefore my original statement still stands, based on the numbers from your website. In reality, as proven by the State of the Union Address ratings, nobody (4%) watches Faux News and even fewer 1%, watch Olbermann and MSNBC.
            So now that you’ve been proven wrong, using your own source, are you man enough to apologize for the insults at the end of your post?

  • paul

    so the people who watch cbs news, whose view about sarah palin has already been tainted, have now been polled to ask if they like her. seems the results of this pole could easily have been determined without taking it. its good marketing for palin if she decides to run, now she knows, as if she already didnt, what audience she needs to target for support.

  • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

    “You’ll get all the health care you ‘need’ “. So sayeth The One, during one of his presidential campaign Q & A’s. Oh that silly Sarah. “Death Panels”? “You Betcha”.

    • Joe H.

      Myron,
      death panels? probably not, just no admittance to the top research clinic in the nation!! Heard of the Mayo??? No medicare please!!!

  • Betty w

    Sarah Palin has a proven track record for all who are not too blind to see. She even has a birth certificat and is not hiding info. Remember, a poll is only a poll (CBS at that). Besides , my friend, who was polled and how many were polled and the questions asked make all the difference.
    Take a simple look at the record, hidden info and lies concealed in what was put into the White House not to mention what he has managed to surround himself with, There can be no comparison! If an eligible,honest, trustworthy man cannot step forth, then God will chose a woman to accomplish His will. This my friend is real. scoff if you will but it will not change – God is in control!!!!
    The reason. skeptics, critics and haters fear her is because she is a woman and theyvwell know her track record, what she has done and can do- yes fear her for their own sakes. That’s not hard to see is it?
    A simple reminder- as a wo-man she came from man, you know- Adam! So you see it automaticly becomes obvious an enormous disrespect and underestimation of the better half of mankind! It will be a great day when we see the corrupt politicians replaced and the White House disinfected and fumigated!!! I’d like to be fly on the wall when this insane Constitution defying face is replaced by a woman!
    The bottom line is why haven’t people been putting the pieces together before now..all the pieces have been laid out and yet the people allowed this to happen. Now then with the help of every voter we will rise!!! Go Sarah!

    • Casper777

      Good Points. A friend recently wrote: “It shows how bad things have gotten when we have to say that what we need is more Real Men … like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin!”

      I don’t know if she will run for President, but for now she is a breath of fresh air and role model for the Patriotic-Conservative Movement in America.

      As Dennisintn recently wrote at 2:39pm regarding Sarah resigning from the Alaska Governorship: “I agree with her father’s explanation. sarah hasn’t quitted, she’s changing her shooting position and reloading. looks to me like it is working out just fine.”
      God Bless America . . . . We need it!

  • Independent

    “If Sarah Palin is so dumb, unqualified and unelectable, and this poll is accurate, why wouldn’t Democrats be 99% FOR her to run, rather than 99% AGAINST? She has far more executive experience than Obama, Biden, Pelosi or anyone else in line for the Presidency at present. The Republican RINO’s who have been running the party are scared of her for the same reason they were against Brown in Massachusetts.’He’s not one of US’. I’ve been around politics a long, long time. I know the routine.

    • Meteorlady

      YOu are soooooooo right. The Republicans wanted Hillary to run because they knew they could beat her.

  • RevSuzanne

    Sarah Palin couldn’t even complete one term as governor… granted the campaign trail took her away from some of her duties, but she still resigned two years early. Before that, she sold out the town she was mayor of, Wasilla, to corporate special interests. We don’t need another one of these. She isn’t a “rogue”, she’s another prostitute politician.

    We need to clean out both the House and the Senate… vote no incumbents in, and preferably, bring in more third parties. There is no operational difference between Dems and Reps as they are now.

    • JeffH

      …and you could be classified as an idiot.

  • dennisintn

    consider that book’s assertion that palin’s handlers were so worried about her not being prepared for the debate, and she field dressed biden to the extent that he had l7 lies and errors in his answers.

    as for the quitting, the leftie wingnuts were ruining her financially and not letting her concentrate on running the state. parnell himself said she had all ready completed all her campaign promises in two years that her predecessors had not been able to do sometimes in two terms.
    i agree with her father’s explanation. sarah hasn’t quited, she’s changing her shooting position and reloading. looks to me like it is working out just fine.
    dennisintn

    • usmadgirl

      Dennisintn,

      Spoken like a true fellow conservative Tennesseean! Most of us in TN actually KNOW what “conservative” means!

      • eyewideopen

        usmadgirl, you can have Conservative values and be intelligent at the same time. I know, as I have met many of them at Republican functions.

  • Harold Olsen

    I do not find this surprising at all. She would not be popular with Republicans because she is everything they are not. She is a true conservative and the Republican party these days is not a conservative party. Also, she is a truly independent womon, something both parties, not to mention feminists hate. I personally believe that all three groups are terrified of her, which is why they all vilify her and call her stupid. Should she choose to run for president, I would vote for her. Many of the people named as possible GOP candidates, such as Gingrich, Romney and even Brown, would not get my vote. I’m an Independent but I’m a conservative and I will only vote for someone who can convince me that they are a true conservative. Right now, the only person fitting that description is Sarah Palin.

  • Sunny

    Oh, quit. A CBS poll??? I get so tired of these stupid polls and how they are suppose to be gospel or something. They are nothing more than manipulation to sway people’s minds for or against something or someone. Would everyone just PLEASE use your OWN minds, do your OWN research, come to your OWN conclusions WITHOUT being such puppets to the “lame street” media. IF Sarah Palin or anyone else who is more qualified than obama decides to run for the Presidency in 2012, I for one will be looking at their record, watching their response to current issues, learning what their belief system is and paying attention to their walk and talk RATHER than what some poll says. It is high time AMERICANS took responsibility for who WE put in office.

    • Meteorlady

      Best post here – thanks!

  • Harold Olsen

    Why should it worry you? For one thing, Bristol is a cool name for a girl. Also, Palin’s a big sports fan. Yor comment sound a bit idiotic to me. Bristol should be happy she wasn’t named Ididerod (sp).

  • http://churchlionjudah@verizon.net B. Lee Pemberton

    Why don’t you delegate someone to straighten out this commentary mess? It is so garbled no one knows who is replying to whom or whether they are writing an opinion piece? What a mess!

  • http://churchlionjudah@verizon.net B. Lee Pemberton

    Can you say “Good Morning, President Palin?” I Can!!!!

    • Joe H.

      B.Lee Pemberton,
      If I can’t, I could learn!!!! Anything has to be better than sayin’ it to O-man!!!

  • Jeff

    What country did they take this poll from? It couldn’t be from America. Maybe Pewlosies San Fran district. Who are they really trying to kid anyway….

  • derVenerschnitzel

    CBS? Who cares. Hopefully everyone will quit watching any public network.

  • http://Chemo@RadiationSkinCareandHumanHairHopeCancerCenter Margaretha Fulmore

    Hello”’I'm a European from the Netherlands,
    Have married a Air Force Men..in 1991,,
    And have now 3Beautiful Son’s and mine beste friend mine Husband,

    Mine life is now in the USA,,,Ca’ And I’m love this Countery ,,
    And Wat wee all need is a good Leader and a Master,,,and a Chief,
    In the white House,,,Help with Health Care and all Problems,,
    Jobs,,Housing”’Money”’Every thing,
    President Obama,,is the Persident Wat is fighting for the Right way,
    And hi is a good leader and Chief,,,and Hi know Wat hi is doing,,

    Sarra Palin have a dream ,,And this is all her lies,,This Woman make me sick,,,I’m think she is flap her Mouth ,She is Fake,,,And Scammmm

    God Bless the USA

    • Meteorlady

      You maybe should have stayed in the Netherlands because we are not European Socialist in this country. You were raised with that type of politics and are brainwashed into believing that everyone should work for the “common good”. We in American used to believe that everyone should work for themselves and decide where and to whom their money should go to. We are hard working and are very charitable. The problem is that our government seems to know better than us who we should help and who we should not help. If I had all my tax dollars that went into entitlement programs I would be wealthy and retired with great medical and I would be able to spend more time and money on my favorite charities. Our Federal Government was initially set up to give us a Judicial System and provide us with protection from foreign invasions. They were not set up, nor does our Constitution guarantee, that we should have our money taken by force and corrosion and given to people that can work but don’t really want to. It does not guarantee that everyone is entitled to a college education, subsidized housing, food stamps, free medical or any other item that would cost me money as a taxpayer. Those “rights” were given to the States under sovereignty. Please contain yourself until you actually have read and understand the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and how our founding fathers envisioned this country should work.

  • James A. Wyatt

    Back in the Dark Ages, in the 1950s, we in Economics class enjoyed a book available then entitled “How to Lie With Statistics”: that book’s message really the only thing memorable from that dry, dry class.
    Apparently is was and still is widely read and applied by ‘the powers that be and are”.

  • don st.john

    wow a cbs poll, that really impresses me. by the way 2012 is a long ways away from today. by that time obama will have self distructed anyhow.

  • quinn

    How can 21% of the people think she’s qualified to be President? I know she can see Russia from her house and now understands that Korea is divided into North and South, but, people, that is not enough!!!!!

  • Dmitry Byallo

    Ow Sarah, Sarah!
    What is wrong with you!? How can you support Mc Cane!?
    Are you already becoming “Washingtonised”?
    Mc Cane is as far of been a concervative, as Alasca is from Florida.
    He and his daughter are progressive republicans. She told it herself.
    You`ve hert us,real concervatives very bad.We will get over you and forget you.You mostly hert yourself. You may as well go back to Alasca
    fishing.It seams you really are not very smart after all, because this is a very stupid, huge mistake.YOU`VE LOST A HUGE NUMBER OF CONCERVATIVES.GOOOD BYEEE,Sarah!

  • Snitch-in-Time

    Would that be the same CBS of the National Guard letter scandal? Why does anyone listen to CBS? Liars forfeit the expectation of being taken seriously.

    Snitch

  • LMW

    Look, I like Sarah Palin – but I wouldn’t vote for her in the Republican Primary. I have no clue who I’d vote for at this time because I don’t know who is in the primaries – I only know who I’d not vote for.

    The folks who should read this poll are the Opinion Writers – those on the Left who continually write about Palin are the ones truly obsessed by her…..

    Get off it – there are a great deal many things of greater importance then a potential Palin run for President.

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