This would certainly point to Palin leaning toward running — which is good news for those who would like to see that happen:

Sarah Palin has added a veteran Republican strategist to serve as chief-of-staff for her political action committee, Sarah PAC, CNN has learned.

The bad news? The “veteran Republican strategist” is Michael Glassner, who played a major role running the presidential campaigns of both Bob Dole and John McCain (Glassner managed vice presidential operations), and you know how both of those races turned out.

I’m a “karma” guy when it comes to these things. Start fresh and leave the past in the past — especially when that past is connected to a couple of train wreck campaigns.

Of course, there’s a chance that the guy has only been hired to run the PAC, but that’s not likely to be his only job.

Meanwhile, I might never be destined to be satisfied with a Republican nominee, because a Fox News poll shows Romney and Huckabee leading the GOP field:

Huckabee 55%
Romney 54%
Gingrich 43%
Palin 40%
Jeb Bush 39%
Christie 29%
Trump 23%


31 Responses to “Good News/Bad News for ‘Palin for President’ Fans”

  1. OK_Loyalist on February 12th, 2011 2:55 pm

    So Glassner is the asswipe we can blame for all the nose plugging we conservatives had to endure.

    Hey Sarah, you're going to look damn silly peddling Viagra for Pfizer !

  2. Dandapani on February 12th, 2011 3:27 pm

    The leader of that poll can go huck himself. He's another Bush-lite clone. Just what we need another compassionate conservative. Huck'm.

  3. OK_Loyalist on February 12th, 2011 4:06 pm

    This is an interesting read that goes along with topic at hand.

    (Doug, sorry when I made an edit to that 1st post, it threw me back into moderation LOL)

  4. CDL on February 12th, 2011 4:11 pm

    Those are our choices?

    We don't stand a chance.

  5. OK_Loyalist on February 12th, 2011 4:16 pm

    I agree. I see it more of a list that FOX is pushing. If you notice, most all are either employees, contributors or frequent guests.

  6. Pasadena Phil on February 12th, 2011 4:27 pm

    What this shows is just how weak the Republican field truly is. Polls are never reliable this early but never less so than with THIS Republican party.

    Anyone want to bet against Ron Paul winning the CPAC straw poll again? Does it mean anything? At the voting booth, he just barely beats ME.

  7. Richard in NC on February 12th, 2011 4:35 pm

    Are you saying that Palin should have hired one of George W Bush's top campaign advisors or gone with someone with little or no experience?

    That's the only way to pick a former winning GOP presidential top advisor that is not either dead or in a Nursing Home. In politics you win some and you lose some.

    If I'm Palin I take my chances with this guy before I go with any of the Bush advisors. They can't stand her and couldn't be trusted.

    Did you see Glassner's overall resume? I thought it was pretty impressive. Sure he is not undefeated in the political arena and is certainly no blogger, but looked like someone who knows the political game. Plus, and the most important thing, I think Palin trust him. That is huge for Palin as she builds her team.

    Maybe you will be proven to be right. Only time will tell. Remember one thing. Palin might not be Reagan, but she sure as hell is not Dole or McCain either.

  8. gsr on February 12th, 2011 4:36 pm

    Still much too early to be concerned about polls and possible candidates…………better to focus on ending Obamacare. Two million things are boiund to happen between now and 11/2012.

    The biggest factor against Barry being re-elected is simply this: If unemployment is over about 7.5%, he won't likely be re-elected. As it stands now, the rate will likely be above 7.5%.

  9. martin j smith on February 12th, 2011 4:42 pm

    Do not take any of this too seriously. Fox has an axe to grind called ratings.

  10. Pasadena Phil on February 12th, 2011 4:43 pm

    WOT but am I the only one who was underwhelmed by Bushite Mitch Daniels' call to abandon conservative principles for the sake of "electability"? Of course in true Bushite fashion, he used the phrase "broad, civil, conservative coalition" removing all true meaning from "conservatism". So he "wowed" a select group of his own followers. So did Ron Paul.

    The GOP is in big trouble if Mitch Daniels becomes the GOP sacrificial lamb to Obama in 2012. He is once again offering nothingness as an alternative to specific principles. Anyone who thinks Obama can't win in 2012 is smoking something. The GOP elites seem determined to lose in 2012. America looks just like California in terms of the GOP.

  11. Marshall_Will on February 12th, 2011 4:57 pm

    "he just barely beats ME" LOL!

    Hey, wth Phil.., why not throw your hat in the ring? We've already decided we're going w/ a Malkin/Powers ticket here!

    What I found refreshing was that last night I was working on some electronics w/ my SIL's. Great 20-something guys. As we were soldering away and having a few beers ( don't try this at home! ) it really struck me that while the core demo that supported P' BO in '08 certainly doesn't trust us conservatives… ( believe me, they trust the Oppressives EVEN LESS! )

    Neither would've -ever- voted for BO, but I got the distinct impression the 18-30 crowd is 'anything' but a shoe-in for Dems. So many of their core platform issues, the environment, recycling, GW etc. ( ha! ) mean absolutely NOTHING to un/under-employed 20 year olds.

    Their discontent will be our secret weapon. IMHO

  12. Marshall_Will on February 12th, 2011 5:02 pm


    Likely correct. That's why the O'stration is "pushing on a string" to get the States Unenjoyment coffers filled to the brim w/ freshly minted American Pesos.

    ( Like MM says, "the only thing you get when you extend Unemployment is MORE unemployment!" )

    *Paraphrase/Emphasis mine.

  13. Marshall_Will on February 12th, 2011 5:08 pm


    Quite a tightrope isn't it? Can't say that I disagree BUT… when you say "gone with someone with little or no experience?"… I'll have to take slight exception to that.

    When ref. to 'experience' ( do you mean like the Chicago Cubs? ) LOTS of experience 'there'!? Of course all of it leading one place and one place only ( the basement in the Standings ) BUT… lots of experience!

    If your team is on top and the things couldn't be brighter, absolutely, don't change a THING! But when you've had your fanny handed to you in lunch SACK, maybe it's time to shake things up? Again, just IMHO.

  14. Sue on February 12th, 2011 5:31 pm

    Why don't we hear more about Romney? The few tidbits I pickup are quite alarming. We know his healthcare in Mass, changed his stance on abortion, & there was a 3rd item I picked up the other day, can't remember what it was, but scary. Sue

  15. nannykins on February 12th, 2011 6:21 pm

    Palin can hire anyone she wants but the MSM has destroyed any chance of her getting any footing. I like her message but she has made some mis-steps that will be hard to overlook. I feel sorry for her because of the journalistic malfeasance committed against her and her family but they really poisoned the water and I don't think she will be able to overcome that. And the Paul supporters at C-PAC should be banned. They are as bad as liberals with their childish rants they hurled at Rumsfield and Cheny. A VERY GOOD reason to not vote for him.

    I would not be surprised to see someone completely out of the blue come roaring up for a run in the GOP. Someone a conservative could live with. The bunch in the running right now do not impress me. And who in the hell is voting for Huckabee in these polls – all the trolls???

  16. SignPainterGuy on February 12th, 2011 6:23 pm


    What part of NC ? I`m just safely west of Asheville ! ;-)

  17. SignPainterGuy on February 12th, 2011 6:44 pm

    While I like Sarah Palin a lot and think she could handle the job, I still say she is doing the best for US right where she is !! I`ve had it with the PDS and it would only be worse by running her again ! We don`t need it; especially now !

    Obama was placed and won in a "perfect storm" situation (many voted for him simply because he`s black)….Okay, let`s nominate and run Allen West to continue the "storm" ! I see him as electable AND having the kind of experience and temperament we need now ! He might even end some of the divisiveness ! I`d prefer "him" in a governor and then pres., (governors tend to be the best prezes), but, Christy is the only one suggested so far who "I" care about and think would bring all the principles we`re insisting on and he`s said "No, not yet !"

    There it is ! Am I way too far off base ? Think about it a moment before you throw bottles at me !

  18. gsr on February 12th, 2011 6:49 pm

    nannykins………I tend to agree with you but not completely. I too like most of what I've heard from Palin – she has a good philosophy of government – that is, slightly smaller, less obtrusive government is best and also in the American tradition.

    She has made a mis-step or two but so does everyone and she has the added attribute of being two or three-fold tougher than the typical politician – of either party.

    However, the media has railroaded her so thoroughly, it is likely too much of a hurdle for her (or anyone) to over-come. But then again, she is very plucky……..!

  19. Sue on February 12th, 2011 6:49 pm

    Don't trust Huckabee any further than I could throw him. got to be the trolls. What journalists have done to Palin is a crime. This is so serious, we are about to lose our country. Then I see where Obamamites what to spend billons on high speed rail , mercy give me strength!

  20. John Bibb on February 12th, 2011 6:51 pm

    I think Sarah Palin and her husband can do a better job of fundraising and running a campaign than the so called pros can. And–with 2 more years of Comrade Obama trashing our economy and energy supply–my Chihuahua could take him in the Nov. 2012 elections.
    Go Sarah'Cuda! Keep hitting hard–while the other "better" candidates hide in the woods as you take point and engage the enemy.

  21. Clu Seatoe on February 12th, 2011 7:01 pm

    It only seems that way because FOX is the only network that isn’t a journo shill for Mao.

  22. SignPainterGuy on February 12th, 2011 7:03 pm

    + one !

  23. Pasadena Phil on February 12th, 2011 7:07 pm

    Malkin/Powers works for me!

  24. SignPainterGuy on February 12th, 2011 7:12 pm

    Has a nice ring to it !

  25. joyannaadams on February 12th, 2011 7:15 pm

    Well, there is always Dick Morris. She could change her mind.

    The last three books he has writtin proves that he knows his stuff. After all– look what he did for Clinton.

    Malkin/Powers? If they decide to go for it, I'll volunteer to drive the limo for free!

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  27. Pasadena Phil on February 12th, 2011 8:34 pm

    Now coming in… Paul winning straw poll so far with 30% to Romney's 23%. So far, 2012 is starting out like 2008. God help us.

  28. OK_Loyalist on February 13th, 2011 2:57 am

    A little OT but thought you MI folks might get a chuckle out of this …

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  30. patrioticamerican on February 13th, 2011 6:36 am

    If Sarah runs, she gets my vote. If Sarah runs, and Bachman is her VP, she wins.

  31. Dan B. on February 13th, 2011 11:15 am

    Did I see another Bush on that list? Huckabee leading the pack? Guess we better get used to chanting "Four more years" for li'l BHO.

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