Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Progressive Site's Surprising Prediction;Palin Will Be President In 2016
A website Oped News (LINK) which promotes itself as "Progressive-Tough-Liberal" has a post up which credits Sarah Palin with hard headed, taking the long view, political savvy.
The post titled "Palin's Patient Pragmatism" surprisingly sets out a scenario which ends with her being elected in a landslide in 2016 is well worth reading in its entirety at the link above
"Gov. Palin knows the winning play is also the patient one. It should be relatively easy, with the political savvy House and Senate Republicans have already shown they possess, to continue hamstringing President Obama's stabs at the "hope and change" he sold to voters in 2008. A patriot like Sarah Palin knows the national political stage is set for a patient pragmatist. And in about five years President Palin will be rewarded."
The gist of the article is that president Obama, for all his perceived unpopularity, is still, according to the author, odds on to win in 2012-especially given his massive financial war chest.
It is suggested that Palin recognizes that and has strategically decided to bide her time for the 2016 election. Further, given that the GOP will either control both houses of congress, or have enough in the senate to block any Obama plans, the Obama administration will basically be a lame duck from the start and if the economy has not improved the Republicans will win in a landslide in 2016-with Palin as president.
An interesting perspective from an unexpected source., especially as most "progressives" have written off Palin. History shows that political opponents do so at their peril.