Romney Ignores Palin at His Peril

by Chuck Norton

I know what the Romney camp is thinking: They have conservatives locked up so they don’t need Palin; since she is polarizing some independents won’t like her. That thinking while having some merit is still very wrong headed.

Independents have voted for TEA Party candidates in droves in 2009 and 2010. Sarah Palin was the driving force behind it. People tell pollsters what they want to hear very often. People who intend to vote GOP and don’t want their friends to know have a history of lying to pollsters. On the other hand I know LOTS of conservatives who intend to stay home this November. The travesty from Chief Justice Roberts helped to motivate them, but make no mistake, there is still a real problem that true conservatives have with Mitt Romney.

If Palin is a master of one thing it is political payback. When Gov. Christie said something stupid about her she let him have it so hard that he never did it again. If Sarah Palin is not invited to the convention with a prominent roll there will be a price to pay and she WILL exact it. She may even stage her own event nearby to suck the wind out of a key Romney event. Palin is far more charismatic than Romney, she knows it and so does the media. She may even rip up the Republican establishment “Good Ole Boy” network at her event. Palin has a long and very effective history of doing just that.

Canadian Free Press:

In the roughly three years since she quit as the state’s chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the “body count” of Palin’s rivals.

“The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah,” says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign. It includes Ruedrich, Renkes, Murkowski, gubernatorial contenders John Binkley and Andrew Halcro, the three big oil companies in Alaska, and a section of the Daily News called “Voice of the Times,” which was highly critical of Palin and is now defunct.

The bottom line is that Sarah Palin is still the most powerful figure in the Republican Party and too many in the beltway still haven’t managed to accept that. Palin is also a fund raising machine who can help Romney raise funds for the election. In either case, if you guys at the Romney camp think you can out-smart her, you can’t. Just the attempt will raise her ire and you will only end up paying a heavier price.

About Chuck Norton

I write about politics, education, economics, morality and philosophy.
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3 Responses to Romney Ignores Palin at His Peril

  1. bsfurg says:

    i HOPE ROMNEY IS SMARTER THAN THAT…. IF HE WANTS FULL SUPPORT OF SARAH HE BETTER GET OFF HIS DUFF AND INVITE HER NOW AND BE BIG ABOUT IT.. WE DONT NEED NO pRESIDENT WHO IS NOT USING WHAT HE CAN TO WIN…WE HAVE TO G ET AFTER HIM AND GET HER INVITED.. I WILL TRY TO GET ON LOU DOBBS PROGRAM FRI AND LEAVE A MESSAGE TO ROMNEY.. THAT SUCKS..

  2. Ed Holmes says:

    I am amazed on how the Repubs constantly back away from one of their best assets. They buy into the crapola from the media that Palin is not a factor.

  3. I doubt Palin will upset the apple cart, when the price is 4 more yrs. of Obama, but Romney will find himself working with our handpicked Congress and Senate, unless he intends to follow the precedent of making laws by himself. He’s not just snubbing 1 woman, he’s snubbing us.

    Political Arena Editor Responds:

    You doubt she will upset the apple cart? When has she NOT upset the apple cart when wronged? Her greatest asset and power is that she is willing to upset the apple cart.

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