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Words Of Wisdom

by @ 8:55 am on September 9, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

Glenn Reynolds cautions those Republicans caught up in Palin-mania:

Lots of Republicans are excited about the Palin pick.

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But I think that Republicans should be careful about launching a cult of Sarah Palin. She’s the V.P. pick, not the head of the ticket. She’s still a relative newcomer to national politics. She’s virtually sure to commit at least one major mistake between now and November. And — yes, I know I said this before — she’s the V.P. pick, not the head of the ticket.

The Dems built a cult around Barack Obama. It energized some folks, but it ultimately backfired. Republicans might want to restrain themselves just a bit, here.

Outside of one well-received speech at the Republican National Convention, this is still someone that most Republicans, and most Americans, know next to nothing about. The adulation that I’m seeing in some corners of the GOP for her is as irrational as the Obama-worship that was going on in January and February.

2 Responses to “Words Of Wisdom”

  1. KipEsquire says:


    The Dems built a cult around Barack Obama. It energized some folks, but it ultimately backfired.

    Given that Obama is, um, the nominee, what exactly is the basis for that GR statement?

  2. Kip,

    Would you not agree that even if Obama wins in November, which is still a distinct possibility, the aura that surrounded him in the early part of 2008 is pretty much gone at this point ?

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