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megimoo
11-16-2009, 10:34 AM
She is a striking brunette with a decidedly outspoken attitude. She lambasts President Barack Obama as a socialist and has become the darling of America's right-wing activists who flock to her appearances.

She is hated by liberals and loved by conservatives. Sarah Palin? Not quite. Meet Michele Bachmann, a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota who is being hailed as a new and increasingly powerful voice in American politics

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/15/michele-bachmann-president-sarah-palin

Gingersnap
11-16-2009, 11:09 AM
Though it is not impossible, it is hard to imagine Palin launching a credible run in 2012. But what she has done is pave the way for an extremist conservative candidate to emerge as the Republican nominee. The excitement coursing through the conservative movement, and the power wielded by its media stars such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, has made selecting any sort of moderate very difficult.

To the Guardian, any non-PC position would be extremist, I guess.

The article is interesting. I'm aware of Bachmann but I certainly don't think she represents the vanguard of any kind of revolution in American political thought that is embraced by women. Palin, Bachmann and others are pushing the envelope for the GOP. They're demanding that the GOP return to its principles or get out of the way but they don't represent the average female voter.

Now as ever, women in the U.S. tend to vote as though they are on the verge of becoming homeless bag ladies who need a government Sugar Daddy to come to the rescue.

noonwitch
11-16-2009, 12:38 PM
The best way for republicans to ensure that Obama gets re-elected in 2012 is to make either of these women the face of the GOP.

I don't know of any liberals who really fear either Bachman or Palin.

lacarnut
11-16-2009, 12:57 PM
The best way for republicans to ensure that Obama gets re-elected in 2012 is to make either of these women the face of the GOP.

I don't know of any liberals who really fear either Bachman or Palin.

I think that they do fear her because politicians, Repubs and Democrats alike, do not want to shake up the good old boy system in DC of you scratch my back and I will scratch yours. Palin scares the crap out of the Rockefeller Repubs. and liberals. Her platform would be to eliminate agencies, cut spending and cut taxes that would mortify most politicians.

BTW, if employment does not improve dramatically in the next couple of years, Palin could beat this incompetent, bumbling fool. It is going to be a slaughter for incumbents in the 010 Congressional election. The tea party participants, mostly independents, have spoken. Throw the bums out.

Goldwater
11-16-2009, 12:58 PM
The best way for republicans to ensure that Obama gets re-elected in 2012 is to make either of these women the face of the GOP.

I don't know of any liberals who really fear either Bachman or Palin.

Same, I know of no one who is worried about a Palin or Bachmann run, merely because it'd probably self destruct somehow.

lacarnut
11-16-2009, 01:03 PM
Same, I know of no one who is worried about a Palin or Bachmann run, merely because it'd probably self destruct somehow.

Dream on. If McCain had not picked Palin, he would have lost by double digits.

Goldwater
11-16-2009, 01:09 PM
Dream on. If McCain had not picked Palin, he would have lost by double digits.

At first that was the case. I even predicted her as a good choice for VP, then people found out about her, the economy started heading downwards.

She isn't a despised figure, but outside of the GOP, I can't see her being a great asset, sorry.

Speedy
11-16-2009, 01:16 PM
Same, I know of no one who is worried about a Palin or Bachmann run, merely because it'd probably self destruct somehow.

If anything, McCain sabotaged himself by sabotaging Sarah. A huge number of Republicans (if not a majority of them) voted for McCain only because Palin was on the ticket. I was one of them.