Paul Revere: A Gaffe Too Far for Sarah?
A new Washington Post-ABC news poll shows that President Obama might have lost his Bin Laden bounce, but it also appears that almost 2/3rds of Americans would not consider voting for Sarah Palin.
What effect did the Revere Gaffe have? [ok, let’s be honest here, Sarah’s “Paul Revere conflated with Gun Rights” word salad goes so far beyond the concept of “gaffe” that calling it a Gaffe is like calling a blazing supernova of ignorance a cap pistol crack of crazy. First mention in LGF pages on the 3rd from Locker ]
The effects are hard to really measure, even though Huffington Post thinks there is correlation because the Gaffe and the dumb attempts to downplay were still propagating during the polling period (June 2nd - 5th.) While the headline of their article is true, it’s hard to say there’s a correlation yet. That said, the Revere debacle can only make things worse if the full effects weren’t measured. (Can we call it “Reveregate” instead of a Gaffe since Palin’s going for full bore coverup/denial by rewriting history?)
From The Washington Post:
In contrast, the poll brings more bad news for former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, whose bus tour along the East Coast last week renewed speculation that she might join the race.
Almost two-thirds of all Americans say they “definitely would not” vote for Palin for president. She is predictably unpopular with Democrats and most independents, but the new survey underscores the hurdles she would face if she became a candidate: 42 percent of Republicans say they’ve ruled out supporting her candidacy.
The rest of the story? None of the GOP candidates besides Romney looks close to being able to beat Obama in 2012, so hope for Sarah, Ron, or Newt to get the nomination…