A poll of GOP insiders suggests that ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has little support among the party's professional class — and maybe that's just how she wants it.
In a survey of 109 party leaders, political professionals and pundits, Palin finished 5th on the list of candidates most likely to win the party's '12 WH nomination. Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R) was the overwhelming choice …..
Plays right into Palin's narrative of being an outsider…..
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Pain is turning down an invitation to speak at one high-profile conservative gathering while accepting another.
Palin is declining an invitation to address the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because, a source said, she does not want to be affiliated with the longtime organizer of the traditional movement confab.
At issue is the role of David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union which organizes CPAC. In September, POLITICO reported that Keene asked FedEx for between $2 million and $3 million to get the group's support in a bitter legislative battle with rival UPS.
David Keene and the ACU are suspect and what is up with the John Birch Society being a co-sponsor?
The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled Carly Fiorina, Los Altos Hills resident and candidate for U.S. Senate, as guest speaker at the SPARC annual meeting Jan. 13 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.
Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, will speak on her campaign to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Important state issues for Fiorina include job creation and help for small businesses, lowering taxes, energy sources and health care.
Having fought breast cancer, Fiorina said, â€œIâ€™ve recently seen the best and the worst that our health-care system has to offer.â€
For more about Fiorinaâ€™s campaign, visit carlyforcalifornia.com.
Registration and no-host cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., the annual business meeting at 7 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m.
Carly is now making the GOP rounds and will be in Thousand Oaks two days later.
California (D) â€“ Hereâ€™s where it gets really tough for the Republicans. Itâ€™s one of the most liberal states in the Union but the GOP believes that Barbara Boxerâ€™s record may be just a bit too liberal. And Carly Fiorina is a potentially powerful candidate. Losing the Golden state would be a Doomsday scenario for Democrats but Republicans can still do a bit of California Dreaminâ€™.
Carly Fiorina will give Boxer a real run for the Senate – for the first time in her life.
Almost 1-1/2 years since she shook up American politics with her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is set to headline another landmark political event: the first-ever Tea Party Convention next month in Nashville, Tenn.
On its face, the gig would seem a step down for Ms. Palin, one of conservative Americaâ€™s most popular and polarizing figures (not to mention major thorn in the side of the Obama White House).
But with an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll ranking a generic â€œTea Partyâ€ as more popular than either Democrats or Republicans, and Palin herself rivaling the charming Mr. Obama in poll popularity, many experts see the Tea Party event as a potential milestone for a mounting, even transformational, force in US politics.
Sarah Palin will continue her remaking efforts.
On Tuesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs declined to answer questions about the president's campaign commitment to hold health-care negotiations on C-Span. Gibbs said he had not seen a letter from C-Span's Brian Lamb to congressional leaders requesting the coverage and thus could not comment on it.
On Wednesday, Gibbs was asked again about the C-Span commitment. The story had gotten pretty big in the intervening time, and presumably Gibbs had had a chance to familiarize himself with it. So reporters tried for a second day to get him to comment on the president's commitment to holding televised health-care talks. Gibbs' answer? "We covered this yesterday." Gibbs referred reporters to the transcript of Tuesday's briefing and said, "The answer I would give today is similar."
But of course, he hadn't answered the question at all
Spin away and hope america forgets the egregious Obama lies.
The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup's initial reporting: conservatives (40%) outnumbered both moderates (36%) and liberals (21%) across the nation in 2009.
More broadly, the percentage of Americans calling themselves either conservative or liberal has increased over the last decade, while the percentage of moderates has declined.
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