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Republicans Number One Target After Election Day: Sarah Palin

 
 
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Politico's Mike Allen and Jim Vendehei have a piece -- one based entirely on anonymous GOP sources, so take it with a grain of salt -- suggesting that Republican leaders consider a Sarah Palin run in 2012 likely, think she has enough support within the party's base to win the nomination, and have concluded that with Palin heading the ticket, Obama would be re-elected easily.

Many of these establishment figures argue ...[that] the deficiencies that marked [Palin's] 2008 debut as a vice presidential nominee — an intensely polarizing political style and often halting and superficial answers when pressed on policy — have shown little sign of abating in the past two years.

So they're doing what they do best: going on the attack.

Interviews with advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders and with other veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common, if uncoordinated, mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists by plunging so aggressively into this year’s midterm campaigns.
Read the whole story here.
AlterNet / By Joshua Holland

Posted at November 1, 2010, 7:55am