The 16 Days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 9 Don’t Blow it!

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The 16 Days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 9 Don't Blow it!

This is the 9th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & com­men­tary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Play­ing Pre­vent
Day 6: Sink­ing Ships
Day 7: Flex­i­bil­ity Pens & Putin
Day 8: Antic­i­pa­tion

Noth­ing is more cer­tain that the Democ­rats are in trou­ble as illus­trated by the results of elec­tion in Florida 13.

Wher­ever you turn you hear about how that vote is a har­bin­ger of doom for the left both because that was a dis­trict that Alex Sink won when run­ning for Gov­er­nor and because she, unlike incum­bents in con­gress never cast a vote for Obamacare.

But while this con­ven­tional wis­dom has become a lock in the last seven days 10 days ago this wasn’t the case.

A lot of peo­ple are for­get­ting that the GOP can­di­date was writ­ten off by the estab­lish­ment and all the buzz a few days before the elec­tion was about the GOP estab­lish­ment lay­ing the ground­work of blame for the defeat they were antic­i­pat­ing. It was going to be due to a bad team, a bad mes­sage, his unam­bigu­ous oppo­si­tion to ille­gal immi­gra­tion all con­trary to the GOP mantra, look at this seg­ment from MSNBC the day before:

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He won anyway.

That will­ing­ness of the estab­lish­ment to play the Democ­rats game is exactly what Sarah Palin addressed here.

To be sure there were last minute issues & fac­tors that helped in FL-​13 but If Jolly had fol­lowed the estab­lish­ment advice and ran far­ther away from his base, would the con­ven­tional wis­dom be dif­fer­ent today?

Sarah Palin knows that answer.

This is the 9th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation

Nothing is more certain that the Democrats are in trouble as illustrated by the results of election in Florida 13.

Wherever you turn you hear about how that vote is a harbinger of doom for the left both because that was a district that Alex Sink won when running for Governor and because she, unlike  incumbents in congress never cast a vote for Obamacare.

But while this conventional wisdom has become a lock in the last seven days 10 days ago this wasn’t the case.

A lot of people are forgetting that the GOP candidate was written off by the establishment and all the buzz a few days before the election was about the GOP establishment laying the groundwork of blame for the defeat they were anticipating. It was going to be due to a bad team, a bad message, his unambiguous opposition to illegal immigration all contrary to the GOP mantra, look at this segment from MSNBC the day before:

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

He won anyway.

That willingness of the establishment to play the Democrats game is exactly what Sarah Palin addressed here.

To be sure there were last minute issues & factors that helped in FL-13 but If Jolly had followed the establishment advice and ran farther away from his base, would the conventional wisdom be different today?

Sarah Palin knows that answer.