During the 2008 elections, at Rush Limbaugh's suggestion, many Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton. It was called "operation chaos". In a move very similar the Democrats have organized a 'vote for Sarah Palin' campaign. It seems they think Barack Hussein Obama could easily beat Sarah Palin.
"In what could be the most extreme and influential crowdsourcing project ever, Democrats are beginning to organize to purposely vote for Palin in the 2012 Republican primaries. Their theory is by having Palin as an opponent, Obama will have the best odds at winning reelection. Recent polls have shown that Obama comfortably leads Palin by 10-20 points, but Obama is statistically tied with Romney and barely ahead of Huckabee. They even have a state-by-state primary voting guide to help Democrats navigate various states' rules for voting Palin in Republican primaries."
Should be interesting, I suppose time will tell. David B. Jenkins at Pajamas Media has a post comparing and contrasting Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, hat tip Maggie's Notebook. Read it all and read the comments.
few of the contrasts:
* Obama presents as a victim, Palin a victor
* Palin is gracious, Obama is a churl
* Obama has campaigning ability, Palin has executive ability
* Palin is spotless, Obama is corrupt
* Palin loves America, Obama apologizes for America
* Palin is polarizing, Obama is radioactive
* Palin’s world view is Christian; Obama’s is Marxist
Sarah for President? Israpundit says "YES!" Also from Pajamas Media by David Solway, "There is probably no one more qualified for the White House than Sarah Palin. But is she electable?" That is the 308.7 million question.
... She has a lot going for her: charm, personableness, natural smarts, moral probity, executive competence, independence of character, and a passionate love of country. These are undeniable advantages, or should be in any sane political environment.
At the same time, she steps up to the plate with two strikes against her — or, in an alternative baseball universe, with three, four, or five strikes already logged in the umpire’s clicker. PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) flourishes on the liberal-left, to the extent that a correspondent to Salon.com suggests “we get rid of Palin” by having her electrocuted like one of Michael Vick’s dogs. According to the media scuttlebutt and her innumerable liberal detractors, she is poorly educated, brings no foreign policy experience to the job, shoots her own dinner, comes across as politically unnuanced, and, perhaps the most cutting strike against her, lacks gravitas. These negatives are obviously serious disadvantages for anyone contemplating a run for the presidency, but are they valid criticisms? Is she really “out” before she even takes a swing? Let’s consider each of these knocks against her in turn. [snip]
As Victor Volsky writes in American Thinker, “in the eyes of the political/cultural aristocracy, [Palin] is the embodiment of its worst nightmare: the revolt of the masses against their masters.” And she knows that the master class will mobilize its considerable reserves against her. The question is whether, by sheer force of character, will, and charisma, like an American version of Delacroix’s Marianne leading the charge at the electoral barricades, and by pursuing a tireless itinerary, she can prevail against overwhelming odds and bring to the American people authentic change and genuine hope for the future.
What the Left and the elite Right see as problems for Palin are what the center of this nation see as positives. The majority of this nation is center-Right but by the time we get a say it seems our candidates have been chosen for us (McCain for example, who no true Conservative would ever have chosen for the Republican candidate).
I personally think Palin would make a great president, but is backing her worth risking the possibility that Obama might get elected again? I don't know the answer to that and I'm not sure that is a given. Unfortunately we don't have much time to make our decision because politicians will be flocking to Iowa as soon as the ball drops in Times Square. Heaven help us all.
The far Left does not have the power that Rush Limbaugh listeners have, so it should be interesting to watch their 'vote for Palin' efforts. Will also be interesting to see what Rush himself has to say.