Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mourdock's Landslide Another Huge Win For Palin

Despite all the attempts by the left to dismiss Sarah Palin as “irrelevant’ and ‘Sarah Who” and the GOP establishment to try and tar her with the 2008 loss, the voters, especially the Tea Party, find her very much a person whose opinions they should consider. A Google search for "Palin endorses Mourdoch" brings up 266,000 articles. If that is irrelevancy then please give me some for this blog.

With the victory of Richard Mourdock In the GOP  Senate Indiana primary tonight over 36 year veteran Dick Lugar, Palin adds to her 62% winning margin for those she endorsed who went on to battle Dem’s. This includes the now forgotten but at the time crucial Wisconsin supreme Court fight which the left had put so much effort into.

Palin's endorsement of Judge David Prosser was perhaps crucial to his small margin of victory. There, as has been clearly shown time and time again elsewhere and now with Mourdock, when Palin endorses the polls shift and the money came flooding in.

Nikki Haley and Kelly Ayotte would be further excellent examples of that “Palin effect”. The media will ascribe Mourdock's win to all sorts of people and factors whilst hardly mentioning Palin-although a new meme is starting to creep in about her influence on campaigns.

The media will ascribe Mourdock's win to all sorts of people and factors whilst hardly mentioning Palin-although a new meme is starting to creep in about her influence on campaigns.

Surely the time has come for the media and establishment to acknowledge the obvious?

Well in a way they have. The meme is now shifting from Palin being “irrelevant” to Palin being a force just for the duration of a campaign. The supposed meme concluding that once the endorsed person wins a GOP primary they will then discard the Palin endorsement and shift to the center to attract indies.

Well duh. Nearly every campaign shifts to the left or right as the case may be when the main battle starts. The difference with the Palin endorsement is clearly that no matter how much candidates like Mourdock et al shift to the center, they will not be a Lugar! 

Further if they don’t keep to at least a recognizable portion of the conservative agenda they know they will be primaried out next time around, or the conservatives will stay at home.

Here is the power of the Palin effect shown once again.

Lugar was 7 points ahead of Mourdock in mid-March

The Lugar campaign rushed out an endorsement of him by John McCain and added that to the endorsement of Mitch Daniels

On April 17th polling has Mourdock 1 point ahead

Palin endorsed Mourdock on 27 April The poll released on May 1st had Mourdock a huge ten points ahead of Lugar.

Mourdock wins the primary by a landslide 60% to 40% at latest count

The Indiana GOP Senate primary race is a perfect metaphor for the eventual Palin versus the GOP establishment battle commencing two years into Obama's second term.

With Romney out of the way, and whomever he chooses as his doomed running mate discredited by the association and loss, the stage will be set for the last gasp of the Beltway Republicans efforts to foist RINO's on the rank and file.

The country club elite will have a hard task in the first place as they will have to explain why their last two choices lost. But they will think they have a major asset with which to try and overcome that disability. 

Their candidate Jeb Bush will have all the elite support and money and will still be formidable. What he won't have is the mass backing of the great body of ordinary conservative folks who will want a genuine conservative.

What he also won't have is the crowd pulling adoration and the ability to change elections/bring in the down ticket on coattails as Palin is, once again, showed  with her  game changing support of Mourdock.

Mourdock For Indiana

By Sarah Palin on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:51am ·.I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.

Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C.

Richard Mourdock is the conservative choice for Indiana. Senator Lugar’s 36 years of service as a Senator are appreciated, but it’s time for the torch to pass to conservative leadership in Washington that promises to rein in government spending now.

- Sarah Palin


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