Now that some on the left have pledged not to write and talk about Sarah Palin during the entire month of February, we may see the McCarthyite attacks on her subside for a while. Still, opines Christopher Chantrill at American Thinker, Gov. Palin will continue be disdained by the intellectual elite:
The popular, populist candidate of the ordinary working stiff is Sarah Palin, and the educated classes just can't get their wine glasses around the idea of a Sarah Palin as president. Where's the experience, they wonder? Where's the well-rounded education in political philosophy? Where's the record as a successful administrator? Where's the Ivy League degree?- JP
In her first book, Going Rogue, Palin called herself a "common-sense conservative" and repeated the notion every second sentence as she traveled around the nation on her book tour. Last fall, as she promoted her second book, the leopard had changed its spots -- just a little. Now Palin was a "common-sense constitutional conservative." Who wouldn't prefer that to an ideological rule-by-czar liberal?
It just so happens that Palin has a particular connection with the white working class, a large demographic that is up for grabs in 2012.
In the winter of 2011, President Obama is clearly tacking to the middle; he would be a fool not to. Already, his polls are improving. It will take the best politician, the best in America, to spoil his wind.
If there's a better conservative politician around than Sarah Palin, we'd better know his name by the summer of 2012.