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Friday, November 13, 2009

Sarah Palin's comeback experience on Oprah's show

Matthew Continetti is the associate editor of The Weekly Standard and the author of "The Persecution of Sarah Palin which is out this week. He thinks Sarah Palin is at the start of a rehabilitation. I never thought she was that poorly, but hey what do I know. There are some who seriously think that Palin will be serving up moose burgers in the White House in 2013. Mr.Continetti is one of them.

He says -

"Ms. Palin has two problems. The first is that she's become one of the most polarizing figures in the country. The second is that voters continue to worry about her qualifications for the presidency, a concern that her abrupt resignation from office last July intensified.

Lucky for her, both problems are solvable. Since Ms. Palin appeared on the national stage, the left has unfairly demonized her. Blockbuster interviews and book tours will humanize her.
More important than these public appearances is Ms. Palin's message. She needs to adopt a market-friendly populist agenda to strengthen her policy credentials and make her seem less partisan to independent voters. A bipartisan, center-right approach should come easily to her. That's how she won her race for governor in 2006."

He is backing her, if rather cautiously, by suggesting she adopts the kind of campaign that did for Reagan against Carter. It could work. Somehow, though, I feel the American public will be looking around for a classier act and she will have a tough time getting the GOP nomination, assuming she wants it.

Her rehabilitation make go forward with Oprah's help or it may go several paces back. Pity I won't be able to see it!

The Oprah Winfrey Show - A World Exclusive: Oprah and Sarah Palin Meet for the First Time


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