- The Democrats risks making Governor Palin the automatic front runner in 2012.
- 41% of Independents (as per Pew Research) said they were turned off by the media's attacks on Palin.
- Attacking women is always risky business.
- Voters are expecting Democrats to lead not attack like the opposition party.
The take over at HotAir.com is that Governor Palin is minding her own business over in Alaska, attacking her will look gratuitous.
I have a different take. Until now, Governor Palin, has kept her mouth shut on national politics. The only real thing she has spoken about was the Stimulus Plan and only in the context of her state. Attacking Governor Palin will give her plenty of excuse to interject herself into national politics. Sarah Palin is a natural populist, given the underlying rage in the public right now, one common sense appeal coming from a perceived common man (or in this case woman) and Governor Palin could easily turn the tide against the administration. We need look no further than MEP Daniel Hannon's overnight success. With Rush Limbaugh the Democrats were playing with matches, with Governor Palin they could be playing with an H-Bomb! Stay tuned!