Overlooked on Palin

One thing I planned on mentioning in my last post, but overlooked probably because it’s so blindingly obvious, is that Palin is a clear attempt to draw disaffected Hillary voters. Ben Smith gets into some of the problems with this thinking, but doesn’t mention the obvious problem: large numbers of Democrats aren’t going to vote for a pro-life Republican just because she pees sitting down. Certainly there will be a few PUMA whack jobs who will view this as a tipping point for throwing their support behind McCain, but as I’ve argued before, this “movement” just isn’t big enough to warrant such a direct appeal. Insofar as this might play neatly into media narratives however, remains to be seen.


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