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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:00 pm 
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I just received this email from OneNewsNow.

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Political analyst: Advantage to Palin in 2012
Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 12/15/2010 4:15:00 AM

A conservative political scientist and historian believes Sarah Palin will have the advantage among the field of GOP presidential hopefuls when the Iowa caucuses begin a little more than a year from now -- but adds that doesn't guarantee she'll win the nomination.

Last week ABC News aired an interview of the former Alaska governor by Barbara Walters. During that interview, Palin made it very clear she is strongly considering a run for president in 2012.

Palin: "I'm looking at the lay of the land now and trying to figure that out, if it's a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family...."

Walters: "If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?"

Palin: "I believe so."

Story continues below ...



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What do you predict for Sarah Palin in the 2012 presidential race?

Vote in our poll



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Dr. Charles W. Dunn is dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. He believes Palin would be strong out of the gate.

"Sarah Palin has the advantage going into Iowa," he opines. "That electorate is dominated by evangelical Christians -- anywhere from a third to a half of the Iowa GOP electorate. She has an organization there."

But Dunn says Palin also has some significant liabilities.

"She's not demonstrated the seriousness of purpose. [And] she's not taken the vocal training that she should," he suggests. "She comes off more like a high school cheerleader rather than a serious aspirant for the Republican presidential nomination."

Dunn says whether Palin or any other GOP candidate can beat Barack Obama will depend in large part on what Obama does over the next two years.


http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=1254532

In the article is contained a poll with the options for Palin:
1. She will seek the nomination but not receive it. 41%
2. She will receive the nomination but lose the general. 7%
3. She will receive the nomination and become president. 31%
4. She will not run. 20%

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Poll.aspx?ekfrm=1255196

The present results are as listed.

I really don't know who OneNewsNow is or why I receive their emails, but it appears they think themselves to be a conservative site, or perhaps a "tea party" site. With this in mind, I thought it was interesting that Palin is only getting 31% of this crowd to vote that she will become president in 2012. I would have thought it would have been nearly 100% of their target audience.

However, since I apparently am one of their target audience I must admit that I do not see it that way. I selected the first alternative, but thought that the fourth was a strong possibility also. Only time will tell, but this so called political analyst from Regent's college seems to have little understanding in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:04 pm 
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"Sarah Palin has the advantage going into Iowa," he opines. "That electorate is dominated by evangelical Christians -- anywhere from a third to a half of the Iowa GOP electorate. She has an organization there."


She has an organization with the Iowa evangelical's? Hmmmm......someone forgot to tell me that.

I think they forgot that another candidate might be running. I think his name is Mike Huckabee, but I could be wrong.

How idiotic.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:18 pm 
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What a fool. Huckabee's Iowa organization is way bigger than Palin's.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:06 am 
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I thought OneNewsNow was associated with an evangelical group like the American Family Association or the Family Research Council in some way, but I'm not sure...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:05 am 
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I always find it "stupid" when they keep discounting Huckabee.

But long term, I think it does two things:

1. When they see that Palin cannot win with independents and cannot beat Obama in the general, they will see Huckabee as a viable, positive alternative to Palin.

2. By discounting Huckabee, they once again put him in the underdog category. And we know that Huckabee knows how to work well and blast through the underdog category.

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OneNewsNow is the news branch of the American Family Association. In fairness, I think they have been pretty even-handed with Huckabee and other candidates. I haven't noticed them favoring SP, or anyone else. AFA's founder, Don Wildmon, was one of the few evangelical leaders who endorsed MH early enough to do any good last time around. (That's why I get their emails :wink: )

The one I question in this article is the Regent University professor. Maybe he's just trying to get his 15 minutes of fame. Pretty easy to do these days - - just say something....anything....about Sarah Palin.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:28 pm 
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OneNewsNow is the news branch of the American Family Association. In fairness, I think they have been pretty even-handed with Huckabee and other candidates. I haven't noticed them favoring SP, or anyone else. AFA's founder, Don Wildmon, was one of the few evangelical leaders who endorsed MH early enough to do any good last time around. (That's why I get their emails :wink: )

The one I question in this article is the Regent University professor. Maybe he's just trying to get his 15 minutes of fame. Pretty easy to do these days - - just say something....anything....about Sarah Palin.



I think they try to be fair and evangelistic. They have a network of over 100 stations. We get a couple of their stations in our area of Kansas. One features Christian contemporary music, one more southern gospel. I like to listen to Richard Land (on Saturday--don't always agree with him), and Janet Parshall. There's some pretty good political/social discussions at noon from a Christian conservative viewpoint. Don Wildmon, though retired for the most part now, started the social conservative movements of boycotting various liberal or anti-Christian businesses. This led to increasing radio stations. They helped in the removal of pornographic magazines in 7-11 stores years ago, and suggestive CD's in WalMart, etc.

Haven't really heard much about Palin or Huckabee on AFR discussions, but a lot more about the issues, like DOMA and abortion, etc. They are really highlighting many of the issues we are concerned about now, with voter fraud and government spending and taxation. On Monday, they even discuss sports. :wink:

Yes, Don Wildmon endorsed Huckabee in 2007, although his organization probably did not officially.

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