Friday, August 19, 2011

63 Pundits "Palin Will Run" Versus 53 Pundits "Palin Won't Run" Sept 3rd To Decide Which Are Right

With speculation regarding when and if Sarah Palin will announce she is a candidate for the presidency reaching fever pitch with the release of the new Sarahpac Iowa video today I thought it opportune to show the state of pundit play on the issue.

63 high profile pundits have stated publicly that the believe she will run and they are listed below with (in most cases) the links to their statements-so there is no place to hide or on the other hand there is a place to point to and trumpet.

 In a near equal balance here are the 53 high profile pundits who have stated publicly that Palin won't run with their links. The only certain thing is that either 63 or 53 will have a lot of crow to eat  (and I will release these lists one by one for the "she won't run" pundits if they are wrong, and not at all for the "she will run " pundits if they are wrong, as this blog is not fair and balanced). 

I look forward to, hopefully releasing both lists on or about September 3rd.
UPDATE: Dick Morris wants it both ways!

AllahPundit at Hot Air August 19th
Dan Riehl at Riehl World View "I Think She'll run" August 15th
Henry D'Andrea at Washington Times
"Flap" at Flap's Blog
Steve Kettmann at Huffington Post
Brad Essex at The Essex Report
Mark Levin Sherry ShinogleRT @RedBrightandTru: He's a smart man. RT 
@Rob_W_TN: Mark Levin predicts Sarah Palin will run for President. 
#GAMEON @marklevinshow August 18th
Standing Pat August 15th
Death +Taxes "Sarah Palin will absolutely run for president in 2012"
Anthony James Tea Party Tribune
Andrew Sullivan " My bet is she'll wait till after Levi's and McGinniss's books come out."
David Edelstein New York Magazine "Sarah Palin and her (to my mind, inevitable) presidential run.
Greta Van Susteren
Wayne Besen at TRUTH WINS OUT August 18th
Sean Hannity "I now think she will run" August 12th
Ian Lazaran at Conservatives4Palin
Steven Reiss at Psychology Today
Robert Reich quoted at Psychology Today
Peter J Boyer according to Conservatives4Palin (Wrote Newsweek cover story on Palin "I Can Win")
Karl Rove
The Relentless Conservative (at Huffington Post!) "Never mind that Palin has not declared yet; she will."
Jeffrey Lord On Hannity's Great American Panel "I believe she can win"
Poll Insider "There is no doubt in my mind that Palin is running for president"
Voting Female (Puma) "Sarah Palin WILL run for president"
Rudy Giuliani "I think Palin will run"
M. Joseph Sheppard (right here)
Mr. L's Tavern "Not if, not will she or won't she, she's running."
Newt Gingrich
Jeffrey Jolson Hollywood Today
Eric Bolling "Will run and win" Financial analyst quoted (according to Conservatives4Palin ) on Fox News)
Godlike Productions "And win the 2012 elections"
Mat Taibbi Big Think Productions "Absolutely...Will win the Republican nomination"
Ivan Moore; The Moore Report "No ands, ifs or buts about it, Sarah Palin is going to run for president."
Peter Singleton "Sarah's man in Iowa"
Squidoo Gives ten reasons
Tammy Bruce at BigGovernment "Not only should she, she must"
Daily Kos (johnjGraff)  "I'm convinced Sarah Palin is going to run for president."
Steffen Schmidt Political Science Professor Iowa State Univ. at It's A Free Blog
Techno at Free Republic gives "50 reasons"
HillBuzz "We're going to do everything we can to make it happen"
Stephen Mansfield on ABC's Top Line "Palin will likely run in 2012"
The redoubtable Adrienne Ross at MOTIVATION TRUTH
Elijah Friedeman at The Millennial Perspective
And last but not least NOSTRADAMUS


These 53 assorted Beltway insiders, pundits, columnists, talk show hosts, political television show hosts, religious leaders,"progressive" and other bloggers all agreed on one subject (or variations thereof e.g. "The demise of Palin/"She's irrelevant") "Sarah Palin won't run for president in 2012."

Some said she shouldn't run "for the good of the GOP" or their preferred alternative candidate. Some allowed for her running "but she has no chance of getting the nomination". And for the tiny minority of these prognosticators who think she actually has a chance of getting the nomination "Reagan Palin has absolutely no chance of defeating President Carter Obama"

In their "objectivity" they have variously described her as running a clown show, a reality TV show, an ego parade, a personal rehabilitation exercise, a narcissistic agenda, a revenge against the media program and other, varied, descriptions of Palin and her motives. These opinions pontificated from their elitist seats at the table of the oracle's temple.

I haven't included the mad "Trig truther" bloggers of course-not crediting them as seers (much less as human beings).The following pundits, linked to their statements so they can't run and hide/deny them, may, shortly, all have egg on their collective faces, damaged, hopefully irreversibly so, reputations, and will have been given a lesson by the master of the new Realpolitik. N.B. If I have left anyone of significance off the list the name/blog and link would be appreciated in the comments section.

Palin Should Not Run/Palin Will Not Run For President/Palin's Role Should Be A Supporter Of The Nominee/Palin Would Not Get The Nomination If She Runs(TBC)/Obama Would Easily Beat Palin (TBC):NEW! Palin Will never be elected president.(TBC).

53 who stated Palin would not run
Paul Waldman The American prospect "Palin's game is one you can only play for so long. Once it becomes clear you aren't actually running, people lose interest. About eight months from now, there will be a Republican nominee for president.In fact, I'll go so far as to predict that this issue of Newsweek is the last time she'll appear on the cover of a news magazine. Ever." 
Matt Dowd "“I ultimately don’t think she is getting in this race." August 11th
Doug Powers at the Powers That Be (but equivocated August 19th at link)
Tina Korbe at Hot Air " she wants to stoke speculation that she might still run for the presidency (even though my suspicion is that she won’t), August 11th
Joshua Green ( ("She's on the road to nowhere")  and again at Joshua Green (The Atlantic)
Scott Woodham Alaska Dispatch "Why Sarah Palin Won't Run For President" July 22nd
Meghan McCain "I don’t believe that Palin has any intention of actually running for president."
Ed Brayton at Scienceblogs  "But not only is she not running for president, I predict that she will never run for elected office again"
erpowers  DemocraticUnderground
Noelle Nikpour On Hannity August 2nd
Elspeth Reeve at The Atlantic hedges her bets "Sarah Palin (probably) isn't running for president" August 3rd
Michael Hussey at Pushing Rope "It is obvious Palin is not going to run" July 25th
Robert Paul Reyes at News Blaze"Sarah Palin Will Not Run For President In 2012! Bank On It!"
Karen Hanretty on Hannity's Great American Panel July 14th
Taylor Marsh
The Daily Point "Sarah Palin Will Not Run For President" (July 22nd)
Gary Stein Editorial Board Florida Sun-Sentinel "I don't think she'll run. She just wants to play the game. And if she does run, she won't come close to getting the Republican nomination.
Sarah Muller at MSNBC's "The Last Word" Sarah Palin seemed to learn a thing or two from her fake pizza summit with Donald Trump: how to revitalize a fake presidential campaign.
Jon Ponder Pensito Review
Alan Caruba at Warning Signs "Palin is not running"
Joy Ann Reid On Martin Bashir's MSNBC Show and the Reid report
Hot Air (Patrick Ishmael-Palin’s most likely role in the 2012 cycle would be as a coronator. I still believe that’s basically right.)
Ace Of Spades; Gabriel Malor "but my money says she's not running " June 26th/11
Eric Odom Campaign Report
Scott Nance at Blog Critics "Palin never really intended to run for president"
Eugene Robinson and Eugene Robinson doubles down
David Letterman-Palin's not running, I wish she were, it would be entertaining.
Lawrence O'Donnell
Meghan Daum Los Angeles Times "OK Palin probably isn't running for president"
Jonathan Capeheart "Sarah Palin isnot running for president.Let me repeat:Sarah Palin is not running for president." 
Technipol "I'm calling it right now and my readers can hold me to it"
Dick Morris  In Jewish World Review

And for the commencement of another topic

Chuck Todd "Palin can NEVER get the nomination"
Alan Caruba at Warning Signs "My crystal ball says America is not ready for a woman president and that includes Palin"
Gary Stein Editorial Board Sun-Sentinel "she won't come close to getting the Republican nomination".
Paul Waldman The American prospect "Palin's game is one you can only play for so long. Once it becomes clear you aren't actually running, people lose interest. About eight months from now, there will be a Republican nominee for president.In fact, I'll go so far as to predict that this issue of Newsweek is the last time she'll appear on the cover of a news magazine. Ever."
Kevin Drum at Mother Jones "Obviously I agree with him" (Waldman at American Prospect)
Charles Krauthammer " Showed her power in 2010 as kingmaker and opinion shaper. Must know (I think) she has little chance at the nomination and none in the general election. Why risk it and the inevitable diminishment defeat would bring?. Mitch Daniels has 6-1 chance for nomination/Barbour 7-1.
George Will" Should we give this person nuclear weapons? The answer answers itself" (Condescending jerk)
John Harwood CNBC "(Palin) Has next to zero chance of being president and probably can't win the Republican nomination"
 Karl Rove   (At New York Magazine)    "Rove took aim at Sarah Palin, questioning the wisdom of her appearance on a reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, if she really wanted to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate. Palin lacked the “gravitas” to be president, went a subhead in the U.K.’s DailyTelegraph."
David Brooks  On NBC’s “Meet the Press With David Gregory” on Sunday, New York Times columnist David Brooks dismissed Palin by saying that “running for president is not ‘American Idol.’ And I think people may agree with her, they may like her, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to vote for her.”

Mark McKinnon At Daily Beast  "Palin isn't ready to run and the country isn't ready for her to run"
Opinion L.A. L.A. Times "Why Sarah Palin Shouldn't Run For President"
Ian Stevenson  At Blogcritics "Why Sarah Palin Will Never be President"
Party Hard Politics  she will never be elected President or Vice-President of the United States.  It absolutely will not happen.

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