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Most still doubt Palin's presidential qualifications, poll finds

Most voters continue to hold negative views of Sarah Palin and doubt that she has the qualifications to be president, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Despite Palin being a nearly ubiquitous presence in campaign 2010, public opinion of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee remains fixed in time.

Some 54 percent of registered voters surveyed say they have unfavorable impressions of Palin, with more than twice as many holding "strongly unfavorable" as holding "strongly favorable" ones. Thirty-nine percent view her positively. These numbers are little changed from earlier this year.

Palin gets very high marks from those who are strong backers of the tea party movement, but overall inspires a more intense negative than positive reaction. Fully 78 percent of liberal Democrats hold "strongly unfavorable" views of Palin, while 37 percent of conservative Republicans have "strongly favorable" impressions. Among solid tea party supporters, 72 percent say they are strongly positive about Palin (she's at 91 percent overall favorability among this group).

Solid tea party supporters are also the most apt to say Palin is qualified to serve as president at 73 percent. That contrasts with 67 percent of all registered voters who see her as not qualified to hold the office, a figure that's hardly budged since spring.

Democrats and independents are broadly skeptical of Palin's presidential qualifications, while Republicans divide evenly (47 percent say she is qualified; 46 percent say not). Even 46 percent of those who say they voted for the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008 now see Palin as unqualified for the presidency.

Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

                   -- Favorable --  - Unfavorable - No   
                   NET Strly Smwht  NET Smwht Strly opin.
Registered voters  39   16    23    54    15   39    7

Democrats          13    6     7    82    17   65    4
Republicans        71   30    41    22    12   10    8
Independents       39   14    25    53    18   35    9

Liberal Democrats   8    3     5    89    11   78    3
Cons. Republicans  82   37    45    14     8    6    5

Strong tea party   91   72    19     8     3    5    1

Q: Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for her, do you think Palin is or is not qualified to serve as president?

                        Is        Is not       No
                     qualified   qualified   opinion
Registered voters     27         67        6

Democrats             14         82        3 
Republicans           47         46        7
Independents          23         70        7

Liberal Democrats      7         88        4
Cons. Republicans     55         40        5

Strong tea party      73         22        5

By Jon Cohen  | October 29, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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Proud pioneer princess Sarah Palin possesses the potential to become the most powerful, popular, and productive President in the history of our Republic, polling prognosticators predict.

Posted by: bubbasouth | October 29, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I'm 54% proud of my fellow Americans.

Posted by: chorpophone | October 29, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

“Attention All Americans”

Why are we being divided by titles?
Example; left wing, right wing,
Republican, Democrat, Poor, Rich,
Middle Class - ect………….


Aren’t we all just citizens of this
Great Land we call home?

Did many great men and women give their
lives to bring us freedom and give us security?

How do politicians as a whole have the nerve
and gull to trample on our earned rights to be
prosperous and secure?

We all better reflect on what shifted us all into
the new titles and classes that we have been
thrusted onto us, by no choice of our own.

The trusted political party of the duel term that
had hidden agendas, policies that displayed
only greed, self absorbed careers choices and
lack of transparency sank us all to some level.

They are coming back for more. They are trying to rub out the established middle class of the past.

***** Mark my word *****

"The middle class will and has been put in the
category of emigrants for the sole purpose of
setting up the nation to become a cheep labor force.

The corporate fat cats (and they are still out their among us) and the special interest of the still lying low individuals are waiting to pounce onto their Republican Buddies political pull.

One thing we all can say about Democrats
“ TRANSPARENCY ”
YOU MAY NOT LIKE SOME CHIOCES
BUT THEY ARE OUT IN THE OPEN
FOR ALL TO VIEW.

History has shown us that;
1. Republicans cater to the RICH.
2. Republicans start WARS.
3. Republicans are fear mongers.
4. They prey on your insecurities and the
lack of knowledge of our governing laws.

5. Republicans also change the rules
during and in the middle of the game.

Why did the Bush / Chaney Administration
run the Global Economy into the ground ?

All political parties would have been responsible
for spending our way out of the mess we
are all in together, no matter who is in office.

Fact # 1 - 9 years ago we had a surplus of
money in this country and shared in
the fiscal responsibility of Our Government.

Fact # 2 - 9 years ago the ball was dropped in Washington due to hidden agenda’s of a
certain party.

Fact # 3 - This upcoming election is about a
greater division and control of Parties and
Classes of economic status.

Signed
Ohio “The Heart of it All / The Heart of the Problem “ !!!!!!!

Posted by: cdbginfo | October 29, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Palin could you please tell us who these Kouch brothers might be???

How did you become the spokesperson for the "Tea Party Express" ?

Would really love to hear your answers, but know better then to wait and hold my breath.

It's not hard to find most of the answers, but a little honesty from you would be nice.

Posted by: bkarpus | October 29, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

America....you need to remember that our country is broken and I don't think there are any politicians out there that can fix it. Our politicians aren't at fault...we are...plain & simple....or should I say that "I am responsible" because I have never lifted a finger to fix it. I am a STRONG supporter of Sarah (or at least her type) and if our country has any hope, it is with someone that calls it like she/he sees it, isn't swayed by lobbyists, cuts through the crap & has the pioneering spirit of our forefathers. Coming together as a nation is the only hope we have since it is our division (greed induced) that has put us in this siutation. We need to bring back ethics in our work & our personal lives. We need to take responsibility for our actions, or lack thereof. Sarah may or may not be our solution...but if anyone has a better idea...I'm all ears. I am 50+ years old, have never been political until recently and shake my head at what our country has become. So disappointed with our government I recently returned to school. I can't fight the government without an educaton so I decided to get an education and do something about it. In my first class "Critical Thinking", I was asked how I thought my education will change my perspective of our country. My reply was that it's not my intension to change my perspective...it's my intention to lead by example. I can't change anything in the political world... but I can change things in mine. I recommend to everyone to do the same and our country might have a chance of survival.

Posted by: sticks50 | October 29, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

By quitting her Governor's job in Alaska, Palin already ahs proved she doesn't have the "right stuff" to hold any kind of high office that has real responsibilites. Her cutsey snarkiness and slogans have fooled some of the people, but not all of us as this poll shows.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | October 29, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Well, the poll may be correct.

That said, one thing we do know -- OBAMA IS FLAT UNQUALIFIED!!

Posted by: wheeljc | October 29, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Amazing!

27% of registered voters polled think that Palin is qualified to be president.

It is my opinion that this 27% of the registered voters is not qualified to vote. They understand nothing about what is needed to be a successful president.

Posted by: janye1 | October 29, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

The numbers are exactly the same for barak. Neither is/was qualified to be president. Shows that quotas no matter when they are used are good for this country

Posted by: mandinka2 | October 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Palin could not finish one term as Governor of Alaska (her only political exposure) what makes people think she could hold a Presidential position????? She is full of hot air and herself and any party that would make her a part of a political team for any position other than "Dog Catcher" would never get my support or vote!!!!

Posted by: Klimax | October 29, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Well, now we know why President Obama doesn't know how to run the country and manage an administration.......NO EXPERIENCE.

Sarah Palin was a governor of Alaska, fought against the corruption of the oil companies, and now the citizens get a check from the government every year, because she, as governor, fought corruption.

You see, President Obama, previously only being only a Senator, (who rarely showed up to vote), and a "community organizer", which was so unbelievably corrupt, it made the heads spin of most citizens in Chicago.

WOW.....I guess you don't have to have a lot of experience.....so who was polled. Oh yeah.....all those that are still slobbering over Obama.

Posted by: Joyce16 | October 29, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

To The People In America Who Are NOT Insane Whackjobs:

Watch this video BEFORE you vote.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnUfPQVOqpw
.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Sticks50... congratulations and best wishes! Even though you are a Palin supporter (or people like her), it sounds as if you have an open mind, so I predict something: your perspective will indeed change, especially through your Critical Thinking course. And you realize you're part of the problem because you've never been interested... now you are, so good. But please: start now reading an aggregate, like Google News, and read in-depth about all the candidates, all the stories... don't listen to talking heads on TV, no matter where they sit. You've got a good brain, so do your own thinking and your own analysis.

And doing your own thinking is the best example you can set.

Posted by: MaryCan1 | October 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE, PLEASE let her be the repubs nominee for President in 2012....please. That would pretty much ensure another four years of Democratic rule which is what we need after the previous POTUS....it's going to take that long to fix all his (BUSH) messes.
By the way....wheeljc.....you're an idiot.

Posted by: rpttn20041 | October 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

if the majority of voters think Palin is not qualified and wouldn't vote for her,
why is the Washington Post, other liberal media and ultra left bloggers like those on this site so frightened of her. Start reporting on real news.

Posted by: depoulins | October 29, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE, PLEASE let her be the repubs nominee for President in 2012....please. That would pretty much ensure another four years of Democratic rule which is what we need after the previous POTUS....it's going to take that long to fix all his (BUSH) messes.
By the way....wheeljc.....you're an idiot.

Posted by: rpttn20041 | October 29, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Last I knew, she's not running.

Posted by: DebraJMSmith | October 29, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

If the Republicans endorse Paline they are
opening all doors to the Democrats to walk right in..There are some good solid well educated Republicans waiting in the side lines,,,,,choose carefully....

Posted by: jeanlovegrove | October 29, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, there is no doubt. Obama is the worst POTUS since Bush 43.

The real question is why _anyone_ would think Palin has _any_ qualifications to be POTUS. You have to assume, based on the comments here, that they are ignorant, uninformed, Tea Party clowns w/o a clue about the damage she has done to this country as...an ignorant, uninformed, Tea Party clown.

Posted by: ptgrunner | October 29, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Most of us think Obama isn't qualified to be POTUS and WaPo doesn't qualify as journalism.

Posted by: RoseKelly | October 29, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Most of us think Obama isn't qualified to be POTUS and WaPo doesn't qualify as journalism.

Posted by: RoseKelly | October 29, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

WashPo - We urgently need some digging and analysis re: the phenomenon of "media narratives"--of which, clearly, Sarah Palin is an example. If I had to define a "media narrative" I would say: a storyline developed by a conglomerate of reporters and editors over a period of months according to which reality is defined as "this is the way things are;" in other words, "This is our story and we're sticking to it." Media narratives take on a life of their own and are proving very hard to sway or overturn. The current media narrative on Palin seems to go like this: "She's full of energy, she may make news by saying something whacky, her camp followers adore her unquestioningly, and she may run for president, so we'd better track her every move. She's 'good copy.' Translation: She sells papers - and radio and TV shares.
The current media narrative on the elections is that the Republicans are going to swamp the Dems and take over the House but they are unlikely to do the same for the Senate.
Media narratives themselves become an influence on public attitudes, which is then reflected in polling, so the whole thing becomes self reinforcing - or a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The creation and feeding of media narratives is one of the great unexamined but highly powerful stories of the day.
Will somebody pul-eeeze do a serious piece on this?
John Patrick Grace
Huntington, West Virginia

Posted by: publishersplace | October 29, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

*Laughs* You may have noticed that the current POTUS is not qualified to be POTUS. or even dog catcher for that matter.

Posted by: bwilkinson9 | October 29, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

God forbid an additiomal four years of Obama. In
the nearly two years he's been in office,
he has already increased our national debt by over 2 trillion dollars. Bush was bad but it took him 8 years to run up 3 trillion. Further, this administration
projects deficits of a Trillion or more for
the next ten years. We can't afford the
Democrat Socialism. While Bush is blamed for the current recession, you might recall that the problems started when the
Democrats took over both houses of Congress in January of 2007. All of the committees then headed by Democrats refused to provide any oversight of the
Federal Departments supposedly responsible
for fiscally controlling the exploding housing market because they thought everyone should be able to have a home of any size and at any cost regardless of their ability to pay. This redistribution of wealth policy is leading our country to ruin. So, lets dump incumbents and get a fresh start. Please, no more Obamas.

Posted by: depoulins | October 29, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I think its just super duper that she is a conservative. I'm a moderate who leans conservative myself. But it takes more than just a label to grab this guy's vote. Gotta have a threshhold amount of smarts. And this lady clearly doesn't clear the hurdle. Can we all agree to just not waste any more precious time trying to figure out whether this political celebrity actually has the chops? C'mon. Its not a serious question.

Posted by: rickincincy | October 29, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I think its just super duper that she is a conservative. I'm a moderate who leans conservative myself. But it takes more than just a label to grab this guy's vote. Gotta have a threshhold amount of smarts. And this lady clearly doesn't clear the hurdle. Can we all agree to just not waste any more precious time trying to figure out whether this political celebrity actually has the chops? C'mon. Its not a serious question.

Posted by: rickincincy | October 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

The current POTUS is still wet behind the ears and he is the rock star that has come as our savior ? Washington Post has nothing better to write while I am waxing up my surf board for the tsumani that is headed DC's way. Wake up and smell the roses, why are you taking pot shots at Palin when the Commander-in-chief is less qualified, even after 20 months in office.

Posted by: arthurblank2 | October 29, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Just because you hire a shill doesn't mean that person will become the CEO of the operation.

Posted by: sober1 | October 29, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Folks, she may not be qualified now, but there are two more years before she would have a chance to run. And, if you get right down to it, she already has more experience than Obama ever had, and yet, so many people thought he was experienced enough to be President. Could it be that she is just a Conservative Republican woman, and that is the main reason the poll takers want to only publish the negative side? Hmmmmm?

Posted by: Iam4gsus | October 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

This is a response to depoulins: You should by now have discerned that we who think little of Sarah Palin's governing skills and general intellect are not in fear of her. Rather we are contemptuous of her.

Posted by: rbrooke | October 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Folks, she may not be qualified now, but there are two more years before she would have a chance to run. And, if you get right down to it, she already has more experience than Obama ever had, and yet, so many people thought he was experienced enough to be President. Could it be that she is just a Conservative Republican woman, and that is the main reason the poll takers want to only publish the negative side? Hmmmmm?

Posted by: Iam4gsus | October 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

How many ridiculous distractions is WaPo going to try to come up with before the elections?
They are getting more desperate.
Palin is not running for office.

Posted by: joanz3 | October 29, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Of course Sarah Palin isn't qualified to be President...she's a woman :).

Posted by: capitalismisgood | October 29, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

am sick and tired of the media reporting stupid comments made by Sarah Palin. Everyone and the nation would be better served by ignoring Palin. She isn't worth listening to. Furthermore, I wish the media would stop making foolish statements about Sarah Palin's possible run for for the presidency in 2012. The very notion of her running for that and any other public office is absurd, given her performance as a failed vice-presidential candidate, her abrupt resignation as governor and the fact that many public opinion polls convey that vast majority of Americans view her as unqualified for the presidency.

Posted by: abishop2 | October 29, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

To the Palin supporters here, stop comparing Obamer's experience and Palin's. People don't think Palin is unqualified because she lacks experience. We think she is unqualified because she's not very bright. Don't get the two mixed up.

Posted by: rickincincy | October 29, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Why "still"? Is she supposed to be
improving with exposure?

Posted by: CT1955f | October 29, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Palin is just a cheerleader---


-she's about as qualified for ANY public office...

as cheerleader is qualified to play on a pro sports team.

Posted by: genewebster | October 29, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHA, a Washington Post/ABC News Poll... Can I buy the fiction rights????

These are the same morons who think Obama is the best president we have ever had.

By the way, Palin has more experience than Obama, so are they saying that Obama is not qualified to be POTUS??

Posted by: brooklynborn1 | October 29, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

as..eisenhower..once..said..the..extreme..right..and..left..are..the..gutters..in..the..road..of,life...you..can..see..that..she..blew-out..a..tire..with..the.democratic..left..in..appeasing..the..strait..ticket..bunch..will..cost..her..the..election..like..it..cost..kay..bailey..i..was..a..two..term..backer..but..changed..my.mind..hopefully..pallin..will.change..cource.

Posted by: progressivegrocer | October 29, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

While most of us realize now that Obama wasn't qualified, with his social promotions and lifetime academic record that he decided had to be hidden from the eyes of all Americans --- at least Palin managed to understand the basics of the classes she took, from Elementary School through College.

Obama has always been a puppet managed by handlers...Palin has succeeded on her own.

Palin's Academic Advisor at the University of Idaho - Roy Atwood, has reviewed her academic record and followed the news.

Atwood noted that Palin completed two TV internships, one in Coeur d'Alene and one in Alaska. Students were encouraged to land internships, but had to find slots on their own. Atwood estimates that fewer than 25 % did so.

"She ended up with two, and that's extraordinary," Atwood said. "I think it's an indicator of her go-getter, can-do, no-letting-obstacles-stop-her attitude. Her record suggests she was a student who went way above and beyond and maintained a sense of drive and initiative that was rare."

Palin's past accomplishments and elected positions make her far more qualified than the person who now occupies the office.

Posted by: phild1 | October 29, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

The sad thing is, this dumb uneducated woman thinks she could be President.

Posted by: THATONE2 | October 29, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

***** I DO NOT mean the following as a joke. I truly believe what I am about to say!

Anyone who still believes that Sarah Palin would make a good POTUS should be deemed mentally incapable of casting a vote! She is perhaps the only reason why I would choose to leave the USA and become a citizen of another country.

She is snide, nasty, devisive, uneducated as to the world, and is completely unqualified to be President. *****

Posted by: CruiseBoy | October 29, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

I love to see that the left is soooo desperate that they must always blame the GOP and W for events that were out of their control. I bet those who say she is unqualified, also voted for the non citizen. He was sure qualified---right---No--the left whines and moans about what she says but give the non citzen a pass on what dribbles from his mouth---like the below garbage---

• Now that we are showing 'signs of recovery,' Republicans can 'come along for the ride' but they have to 'sit in the back'

• On Univision last week he told Hispanic voters that they should 'punish your enemies' on November 2nd. Enemies?

• On Al Sharpton's radio program last week Obama told African American voters to vote "Like I'm on the ballot

Posted by: rlippert3 | October 29, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

The sad thing is, this dumb uneducated woman thinks she could be President.

Posted by: THATONE2 | October 29, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Really, what makes a person qualify to be a president? You guys are not serious and really don't care about this country. This has nothing to do with Republican vs. Democrats. If you are trully concerned about the deficit and preventing it, then your first question should have been 'What happened to the surplus? How was it spent? Who was responsible?' After you asked that question, then do a clean house and take out the politicians (Rep., Dems., Ind., Green, Pink, etc.)that were responsible. Those politicians that watched the surplus go to deficit shouldn never run for office again. If you hire a manager to manage your money and they mishandle it, wouldn't you want to fire them? So why is Washington any different? Oh, yeah, they are in our PARTY, right?

To be fair, Obama, didn't cause the deficit. Him and his advisers (experts in the field)are simply trying to fix the problem. You might not agree with their methods, but they are the experts. Now, unless you are "qualified" and I mean have a degree in the area you are talking about, you should let them do their job. Remember that a majority of this country voted this guy in.

This reminds me of the World Series when the "fans", especially the ones that have never played baseball in their life try complain about a player or manager.

Posted by: legallylogic | October 29, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Palin is already brought & sold...the woman is not at all a mental giant (you have to be a mental giant to be the President....her honor is more than questionable...I don't like liars in my private life and I certainly don't want Palin (who is an obvious liar) in my government/political life.....are you serious about this poll and article??????? The child is dumb as dirt...

Posted by: lindarc | October 29, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Almost anyone is as qualified as BO.

Posted by: antilib21 | October 29, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm laughing uncontrollably. You can't be insinuating that what we currently have in the White House has any worth or value? He will be titled "the biggest loser in history." Sarah Palin has more leadership capability in her little finger that the current "bozo-in-chief" could ever imagine. We have a psycho for president. I am having difficulty understanding why you don't see that. Forget party names, although the democrat party has been destroyed by socialists. It's the people. We have corruptocrats and corruptocans in Washington. If you democrats like socialism, move to Europe or Asia. Aren't their experiences and history enough to teach you that socialism is a complete and utter failure???

Posted by: Lonemusketeer | October 29, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm shocked that Republicans were evenly split on the response to the question of whether Palin is qualified to be President. I don't know a single Republican who would have answered that question "Yes".

Posted by: exco | October 29, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

This poll is the best news I've had all year. Because of doubts about Obama I was considering a vote for McCain -- until he named Palin. There was no doubt then. This shallow, cheeky lamebrain being a heartbeat away from the presidency is one of the scariest thoughts I've ever experienced. Thank God most of the country has retained its senses regarding the half-governor.

Posted by: bobbent | October 29, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

People might not like Palin, but, she certainly is qualified--read the Constitution. You might not like her message, but, many people don't like your message. You might find her annoying, but, I imagine, many find you annoying. That's life. However, to say that she is not qualified is ridiculous.

She is at least as qualified as Obama, and her life experiences make her more capable than Obama.

No one would force you to vote for her, so, don't fault others for not voting for your candidates. I really can't understand why so many people are afraid of her--if they weren't, they wouldn't spend so much time slamming her.

The way Palin's detractors feel about her is the same way many feel about Obama. I imagine the Dems/Progressives would like to outlaw dissent, but the rest of us respect diversity and honest differences. I doubt that Sarah would relegate you to the back of the bus, as Obama would.

Posted by: coffic | October 29, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

"Most still doubt Palin's presidential qualifications, poll finds"
-------------------------------
Duh...

Posted by: jgmann | October 29, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Due to antigravitas?

Posted by: snowyphile | October 29, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

It's so cool! The Washington Post is scared to death! They run an article on this lady EVERY DAY! Of course, she's the only person anyone wants to read about anymore. No one wants to read about our Lame-Duck-after-21-months President. Although it is fun reading about his family living the high life with their short-timer attitude. Book 570 rooms in the Taj Mahal? Why not? Might as well live it up until January 2013. Michelle says being the First Lady is hell? Don't worry baby, only 25 months to go!

Posted by: cbtole2 | October 29, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Revolution needs a leader and she isn't it.

Vive le revolution!

http://www.cafepress.com/HouseofChing

Posted by: houseching | October 29, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

So,sorry to tell you WAPO & Democrats but
Sarah Palin IS THE ONE IN 2012 NOT Comrade
Barack Hussein Obama,better know as THE
FORMER ONE!

Posted by: Jan1977 | October 29, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

DUHH! The only ones who would think she's qualified to run this complicated country when she couldn't even run her own family successfully are the ones with the same level brain power who don't have all the lights on!!

Her husband lives off her; her oldest daughter got herself knocked up and is working on trying for it again, just like she herself did; the son was a druggie so she made him enlist in the military; Piper and Willow are used for free babysitters, and Trig is hauled around as an afterthought, like a rag doll, just slung over somebody's arm. She's a sad advertisement for Motherhood alone, muchless being able to run a country. Her brain power was obvious already when it took her 5 different colleges to finally find one with low enough standards to let her graduate. She's the typical republican non-thinker who wants to be rich, as her only value.

Posted by: Maerzie | October 29, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Actually, it would be the bestcase scenario for Obama if ANY party would lower themselves to run a brainless actress, like Palin. At least in sports though, each team tries to play another team in the same skill level, and in the brains department, Sarah is unarmed. She can't POSSIBLY memorize the enormous amount of information about which she's never even been interested in before. For cyin out loud, the poor idiot didn't even remember the title of ANY newspaper she reads, or, like Bush, maybe she doesn't ever read. I think she did admit that in the begining that she wasn't a reader. Maybe she might've KNOWN what a Vice president's duties are if she ever read anything?

Posted by: Maerzie | October 29, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious! The country is rejecting our anti-American President and his socialist agenda on a historically massive scale, but that does not register with WAPO when there is important work to do....like continually trashing Sarah Palin. The fear this simple patriotic woman generates in lefties is amazing.

Posted by: kfstewart | October 29, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

So some people think Palin is unqualified to be president, well one thing for certain,a lot more people know Obama is.

Posted by: sam51 | October 29, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

So some people think Palin is unqualified to be president, well one thing for certain,a lot more people know Obama is.

Posted by: sam51 | October 29, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

@depoulins: The economic conditions we see today are a result of the financial meltdown of 2008 which was triggered by the mortgage crisis when the housing bubble burst near the end of 2006.

Before recent Dem majority or Obama.

To be fair it was largely a result of poorly designed policies over the past 30 some-odd years from both parties. It did however fester to a no-return state under a Republican congress and White House.

Google President Bush's 2005 speech named "The ownership society" where he sings the praises of the loose regulations and easy credit that allows just about anybody to buy not just a crummy house but a real nice one.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 29, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

No one but no one doubts Obama's qualifications, they are non existent. He could not run a lemonade stand. His entire administration is classless.

Posted by: OleGunny | October 29, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

ATTN: All Right-Wingers. It's distressing to read your constant criticisms of the President when the last President spent eight years jerking around and put the USA and rest of the world into an economic recession. Then President Obama is elected and you expect him to turn everything around instantly. Not possible. Here in Canada you, right-wingers, come across in the media as generally JERKS and your cousins, the Tea Party, as SUPER-JERKS. And why don't you exile Sarah Palin to Wasilla?

Posted by: mab123vancouver | October 29, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Here's how the world (people) see the USA.

If you actually didn't have all those WMD's we wouldn't give a toss on your internal divisions!

This point shows all that you "seem" a hateful population! Mexicans/Middle eastern folk (including Jews) blacks...foreigners... oh and of course "homo's" who do you lot accept?

You are "successfully" divided by the media (Rup Murdoch) an Aussie (we aren't proud of him). Tea Party...what the bloody hell! You can't go back in time most of "Leave It To Beaver" most are dead anyway!

You seem to have been "dumped down" by those that rule the USA. Still kill each other more than any nation on earth and start wars and let the perpetrators Bush/Cheney et al become national hero (s)???? Our former PM Howard gets undisclosed dollars on the lecture circuit in your country...he's basically or "moron" and followed your leadership into "illegal wars".

USA a "bully" that doesn't know it's being eaten away from within; breed all you like "religious right" cause you are going to have to "man/women" the defences you won't be able to rely on the "poor" working folk to fight your wars...onward Christian soldiers!

Posted by: porpie9254 | October 29, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Well, this may be the one thing that could 'bring the country together.' Have Sarah run for President and watch horrified citizens rush to the polls.

Posted by: PeggyB1 | October 29, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Palin has the one most important attribute that confirms her electability nowadays: money. Add to this treasure chestthe bottomless funds that will flow from her partisan backers and she's a shoe-in. After all isn't this how most tea partiers will be elected this coming Tuesday? Who needs competence when mendacity, greed and the drive to control prevail?

I mourn for my country.

Posted by: castleb | October 29, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I am sick of hearing people say Clinton left a Surplus of Money to Bush, as if the Gov't had a Surplus before Bush ran up the Debt.

You all need an example you can understand!

Pretend you just became President and Obama hands you $2 Million (that's $2,000,000 - put it in your pocket), now you get told the National Debt is $13,000,000,000,000.

Now, take the $2 Million from your pocket and use it to pay down the National Debt.

Now tell me, are you working with a Surplus of money, or are you way in the hole?

FACT IS - and get this straight, Clinton left a small Budget Surplus to Bush, BUT he also left a $5,700,000,000,000 National Debt behind too. That's a $5.7 Trillion Dollar DEBT!

Do you understand now?

Budget Surpluses or Deficits are NOT the National Debt! They are only "temporary Budget money" until they get ADDED TO or SUBTRACTED FROM the National Debt.

Posted by: Veritatis1 | October 29, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Whar percentage still believes BH O'Carter is unqualified to be POTUS?

Posted by: IQ168 | October 29, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want but Palin had more skill and expereince at management then obama,biden and Mc Cain put together.None of them ever did more then vote on issues and obama did not do much of that!

Posted by: rfholmes6 | October 29, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I am sick of hearing people say Clinton left a Surplus of Money to Bush, as if the Gov't had a Surplus before Bush ran up the Debt.

You all need an example you can understand!

Pretend you just became President and Obama hands you $2 Million (that's $2,000,000 - put it in your pocket), now you get told the National Debt is $13,000,000,000,000.

Now, take the $2 Million from your pocket and use it to pay down the National Debt.

Now tell me, are you working with a Surplus of money, or are you way in the hole?

FACT IS - and get this straight, Clinton left a small Budget Surplus to Bush, BUT he also left a $5,700,000,000,000 National Debt behind too. That's a $5.7 Trillion Dollar DEBT!

Do you understand now?

Budget Surpluses or Deficits are NOT the National Debt! They are only "temporary Budget money" until they get ADDED TO or SUBTRACTED FROM the National Debt.

Posted by: Veritatis1 | October 29, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Some people don't like Sarah Palin. Some do. Big deal. I still think she was the most qualified of the 4 folks running in the 2008 presidential campaign. Yes, even better than John McCain.

Posted by: gfafblifr | October 30, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

How can any thinking individual be questioning Obama's qualifications in the same breath as Palin"s. He is very well educated which she clearly is not. He has exhibited critical thinking skills on a wide variety of issues. He has made a real effort, too much effort as far as I am concerned, to reach out to Republicans. She not only makes no effort to reach out to Dems she even alienates many members of her own party.

Posted by: greenhi | October 30, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Plump Obtuse Thick Uncommonly Stupid? Yeah, she's qualified to be POTUS.

Posted by: woody3691 | October 30, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

VERITATIS1 is correct in describing the situation Clinton left the country's finances in. He brought the budget into a small surplus and didnnot add further to the national debt.

Contrast that with the legacy GW left the country with. Financed two wars on the NATIONAL DEBT, with no intention of ever paying back that bad debt on his watch.

I'm not a fan of any kind of tax. The government should just tax enough to keep a standing army, keep those nukes dusted off and ready to go and fix interstate roads and federal highways.

But how do you push through a tax break when you are fighting two wars? If you can't see the damage to this country's power by sustaining such a large debt you must not travel out of the country. The dollar isn't worth spit. If China decides to take a hit and pull the plug on T-bills it's holding, this country is in the crapper!

Bush started and Obama finished the damage with bailing out institutions that didn't deserve it. Now, these institutions are once again rolling in dough and unemployment is double digit and foreclosures are getting into telephone numbers.

WTF!

Posted by: woody3691 | October 30, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

From the majority of the comments made, I assume that most of you hate Mr. Obama being president. I also know this stems from the fact that he is half black. I also know that most of you "people" ever thought that a half/black man would ever be president. But here he is. I am black, 59 years old, and thought that I would never see the day that a half of black man would set in the White House. I know I will never see a full-fledged black man become president, but that's okay too. You can't get everything you want in this life. God and we black people made it possible for a half, so that's fine. Racism will always be alive and well in America because there are still white people that hate black people are still here in America. But we ain't going nowhere until God calls us home or we go the other way. Please stop your hatred of black people, we are just as human as you, or in some cases more human.
I am going to love white people and all bigots because I will not allow you to send me to hell for not being able to love your racist hearts. Love hides a multitude of faults. Try it, and free yourselves.
And, stop hating President Obama. He is really trying to make things right for all of us. If you can see through your hate, you could see it.

Posted by: chamil | October 30, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

If the media had stopped reporting on Palin when McCain lost, she would be back in Alaska doing whatever it is she was doing. That's the funny thing about most of America's white people. They will try and make a success out of anything. Everybody knew she was inept when she chose to run with McCain, now she knows it, but some white people wants to make her out to be more than what she is. She is poorly educated and she showed this. Mr. Obama is very well educated and it shows. If you have a real good education, the rest is easy and Mr. Obama is showing this. Everybody knows that Palin is 2008 news. How does she think that she is more qualified than Hilary Clinton, God forbid Palin even thinks that she is more than Hilary Clinton. Palin has made herself an even bigger fool the past 2 years. Only she is too dumb to see it.

Posted by: chamil | October 30, 2010 1:55 AM | Report abuse

While Sarah Palin was forced to resign as Governor of Alaska due to corruption and criminal investigations, and while she isn't qualified to hold public office, she does serve an important purpose. Her popularity shows that Americans are fearful and mistrustful of government and this alone suggests that our politicians are not respected or trusted. The disgraceful and dishonorable way both parties ran this campaign season suggests we are almost completely lacking in qualified leaders in this country; no wonder people are worried and distrustful. People like Palin and McCain would never be permitted in public life if people felt secure, and that's why they're so desperate that they reach out to such misfits. Americans aren't very smart, but they do sense when something isn't right.

Posted by: drrealitycheck | October 30, 2010 3:14 AM | Report abuse

Interest rates are simply incredible on mortgages right now. It's not uncommon to see 30 year rates down in low fours and 15 year rates in the threes. Week after week, the rates keep dropping If you are looking for rates in three then search online for "123 Mortgage Refinance"

Posted by: derekjoan30 | October 30, 2010 5:32 AM | Report abuse

This Republican vs. Democrats division is obviously blurring a clear fact: Sarah Palin can't be a presdential candidate because she is simply not for the task. This is sombody who is supposed to (at least) represent the country around the world, so she should have some kind of culture and education...http://www.cookwarepoint.com/enameled-cast-iron-staub-cookware-review/

Posted by: fabiola3 | October 30, 2010 5:53 AM | Report abuse

It's very funny that the WP prints this aticle against Sarah Palin when last year, a few months ago, the WP printed every detail of SP's life that it could get ahold of. The WP writers even went so far as to fully describe what SP was wearing to which event, print numerous pictures of her attached to each article.

The WP was 'in love' with Sarah Palin. Is the romance finally over now?
An overwhelming majority of WP readers have been telling the WP for at least a year, that we were sick of Sarah Palin's idiocy.

Why has it taken this long for the WP to decide to listen to people who read the WP?

Posted by: momof20yo | October 30, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

"If the media had stopped reporting on Palin when McCain lost, she would be back in Alaska doing whatever it is she was doing. That's the funny thing about most of America's white people. They will try and make a success out of anything. Everybody knew she was inept when she chose to run with McCain, now she knows it, but some white people wants to make her out to be more than what she is. She is poorly educated and she showed this. Mr. Obama is very well educated and it shows. If you have a real good education, the rest is easy and Mr. Obama is showing this. Everybody knows that Palin is 2008 news. How does she think that she is more qualified than Hilary Clinton, God forbid Palin even thinks that she is more than Hilary Clinton. Palin has made herself an even bigger fool the past 2 years. Only she is too dumb to see it.

Posted by: chamil | October 30, 2010 1:55 AM"

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I didn't like Sarah Palin two years ago when we first heard of her. I've lived in Alaska, so I know what life was like there BEFORE Sarah Palin stepped into 'the spotlight' with John McCain. SP is a LIAR, taking credit for things that were done by governors and the AK legislature long before she was Governor.
Yes, the media went far, far overboard on their "let's invent a new God" hero worship of Sarah Palin. She quickly realized that she could make money, a lot of money, if she took it over and insisted that she was 'sent by God' to fix the world's problems.

The media 'made' her, now the media needs to 'break' her---and send her back into obscurity . . . . .for the good of the Country.

Two years later, and SP has refused to shut up and go away. She somehow thinks she's still on the 'campaign trail' to prove her intelligence of national affairs.

Sorry, SP, you're two years too late. You should have known what you were doing before you accepted John McCain's offer. Now you just look like a bitter, rude loser. Your constant insulting of the President isn't appealing. Proving that you're a 'proud American' involves more than just wearing a piece of glittery (so everyone will see it) jewelry shaped into the American flag every time you're in public. Show some respect for your Country and your family by shutting up and staying home where you belong.
I like the idea of having a woman President someday, but honey darlin' you ain't gonna be the one-----EVER!!!

Posted by: momof20yo | October 30, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

What is the idea to discuss Palin now? The incoming election is no presidential election, but this election is expected to show the incompetence of the current POTUS.
And he and his administration richly deserved this show. I still can't really understand why Obama did what he has done. But what is done is done, and now the harvest is coming.

Posted by: aepelbaum | October 30, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

bubbasouth: I guess your name says it all. The idea that a woman who quit her elected job to make money, is under educated, exploited her children in the campaign, and probably makes Christine O look like a genius could be a janitor on the White House staff is ludicrous. Sure like alliteration, don't you!

Posted by: brandon | October 30, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Ms Palin's opinion polls are not "stuck in time", they are stuck with the same basic problem they have always faced, she sees everything in black and white, there are no grays. She lacks the ability to comprehend beyond her basic tenants, and most Americans see that problem with her.

The GOP has the same problem, but unlike Palin, it is motivated by regaining power at any cost, not doing what is best for this Country. The GOP lies/misrepresents facts and issues to the Public twice as as often as the other candidates. They publicly stated that during these past two years their goal was to block legislation, hoping the voters would get fed up with little getting done. The GOP has no plan for America, other than more tax cuts for the rich, more deregulation (ie: smaller government) which is exactly why our country is in this financial mess right now. Consider this, they talk about tax cuts, but did they allow tax cuts for 90% of Americans to go through, as Obama wanted? NO!, it was blocked, because they are beholden to their top 2% fat cats who own 28% of the wealth in the country, and control the financial and banking segments.
Vote GOP/Party of NO! and watch America become much more of a plutocracy than it is even now, the rich will control everything, the middle class will continue to shrink, (the middle class drives our economy, but we have run out of jobs, money, and assets to fund the GOP vision of America), so now, with the help of Bush's final gift to American, the Roberts Court, they the GOP and the Fat Cats can buy this election through massive misleading ads, and once again inflict the very same political policies which destroyed our economy these past 9 years. The distribution of wealth in this country is exactly the same as it was right before the Great Depression. Vote GOP/Party of NO! and watch the economy slide into complete stagnation, and further. The Party of NO! has no Plan for American, other than reclaiming power. Then they will try to figure out what to do to reward their supporters.
Do your research, check out Fact Check.com, and for God's sake vote your conscience. If the GOP wins, I would like it to be because that is what the bulk of all American Voters wanted, and then all the GOP voters can all blame yourselves when the country really goes to hell in a handbag.

GOP/Party of NO! = NO PLAN, NO SOLUTIONS, NO REGULATION, NO NEW TAXES, All of these "policies" got us into this mess!" Vote GOP and insure NO RECOVERY FOR AMERICA. JUST GET UD BACK IN POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: atc333 | October 30, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

The qualifications for someone deemed fit to be President are determined by the voters. Of course there are the minimal qualifications outlined in the Constitution which have simply to do with age, residency and one's criminal record. Aside from that, anyone can run for President and Palin is graphic evidence that even a beyond obvious airhead can get a quarter of the population to vote for them.

Posted by: jaxas70 | October 30, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Look no further than George Walker Bush as an example of what a former governor can achieve.

Posted by: whocares666 | October 30, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

This is a funny analysis if you look at what the best name in polling says from 2009:
In a national poll conducted by Rasmussen on November 13 and 14, 2009 among 1000 likely voters, Sarah Palin is now polling higher in approval than Barack Obama.

In their latest poll, Rasmussen finds that 51 percent have a favorable view of Sarah Palin while 43 percent have an unfavorable view. Obviously, this is a very strong rating considering the constant bombardment the American public is subjected to by the corrupt media, telling them how "bad for America" Sarah Palin is.

Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin?

21% Very favorable

30% Somewhat favorable

14% Somewhat unfavorable

29% Very unfavorable

5% Not sure

Another question asks this:

Is Sarah Palin a divisive force in the Republican Party, or is she representative of a new direction for the party?

26% She is a divisive force in the Republican Party

41% She is representative of a new direction for the Republican Party

33% Not sure

Now this is an important question, as most feel the Republican party, as well as the democrat/communist party, has come off the rails. Being seen as a new direction for the party is certainly a good thing.

A separate Rasmussen Report, released Monday, November 16, 2009, finds that 59 percent of Republican voters feel Sarah shares their values:

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Republican voters say former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shares the values of most GOP voters throughout the nation.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of Republican voters disagree and think the 2008 vice presidential candidate does not share their values. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided.

By contrast, 74% of Republicans say their party’s representatives in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters nationwide over the past several years. Only 18% of Republican voters believe their elected officials have done a good job representing the base.

The findings in these two surveys highlight the political debate within the Republican Party. Party leaders worry that Palin is pushing the GOP too far to the right to win general elections by aligning herself with Tea Party voters frustrated with both parties in Washington and the big government policies they have produced.

Still, just 18% of Republicans - and 26% of voters nationwide - see Palin as a divisive force within the GOP. A plurality believes Palin is representative of a new direction for the Republican Party. That view is held by 57% of Republicans and 41% of all voters. A plurality of Democrats aren’t sure what to think of Palin’s role within the opposing party.

Again, the story here is despite an all out assault by the corrupt state run media, Republicans feel that Sarah is basically one of them, someone who shares their values, feelings, and goals.

Posted by: cobrajohn | October 30, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Typical WaPo B.S. Usual hatchet job, based, no doubt, on the results of your usual calling list.
You lapdogs are disgusting.
Palin has governed more than Odumbo, even with his two years' of incompetent bumbling.
Clean out his enablers in Congress on Tuesday and then watch the arrogant slug whine.

Posted by: LarryG62 | October 30, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Monday, September 20, 2010


Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palin’s than they are to President Obama’s, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Posted by: cobrajohn | October 30, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

She's not qualified, and everyone knows it. She's a media darling, nothing more. An empty suit who throws bombs, somewhat entertaining at time, but a blooming idiot with no constructive ideas whatsoever. She actually believes her press releases. Why can't the media finally say that the Queen has no clothes?

Posted by: clarkesq | October 30, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I never thought I would agree with anything "Turdblossom" Karl Rove would say but he said it well.
"Sarah Palin lacks the "gravitas" to be president."

Posted by: mountainsister41 | October 30, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Why, is the WP still focusing on a candidate who ran as VP under a losing POTUS contender 2+ years ago? Are you afraid of her still?
This woman, who all of you Dems who profess to love minorities of any stripe will not roll over and die. She has fresh ideas for real change in America, not the false and condescending promises of the Obama administration. I have watched politics since the 1st Eisenhower election and never have I seen such a vile attack perpetrated on a candidate--winner or loser. I think Ed Meese might have been 2nd in the order of vituperation.
The image you people conger up for me is that of ghouls around a grave holding shovels and patting the last bit of dirt on top.

Just for fun, compare her with your party's last losing VP contender, John Edwards. Boy can you people pick 'em. I don't believe that even the most educated and sophisticated of the left's intellectually elite ever read any books on economics. Try Hayek's, "The Road to Serfdom", or Hazlitt's, "Economics in One Lesson" instead of "Das Kapital".

Posted by: cgm205 | October 30, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I guess if she's not qualified that would make her the Composts Hero Barry the Empty Suit Soetoro's equal.

Posted by: fe59 | October 30, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Are you SERIOUS?
We have a president who doesn't even know the difference between a debit and a credit and PALIN IS UNQUALIFIED!
Give me a break!!!!!!

Posted by: maryjoanbrown | October 30, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

By the nature of their mass audiences, mainstream media are obliged to cover the vast landscape of serious, vital, crucial events and people as well as the trivial, frivolous, meaningless.

For every objector to covering Palin there are as many or more that hang on her every malapropism and childish effort to be a grownup politician - those who admire and support her, those who find her a cultural oddball.

When Ronald Reagan first talked of running for president, scoffers rejected any serious notion that an actor and Borax soap spokesman on TV would sit in the Oval office and considered media coverage of the prospect to be ludicrous and a waste of time.

Imagine how many WaPo readers are weary of Lohan in-and-out-of-rehab stories. But a sizeable Lohan following cannot get through the day without knowing her whereabouts and about her sobriety.

Posted by: Irishvetter | October 30, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree with this Poll. My concern is that Sarah Palin is not well educated to be a President. She needs to GO-BACK-TO SCHOOL to upgrate her education to a higher degree. A JD or a PhD degrre will be more appealling than that BA in Journalism she,s got. When McCain told the public how he graduated "at the bottom of his class" at Annapolis, voters took that claim as evidence of his lack of a formal education. To be a President these days, one must pass the intellectual litmus-test.

Posted by: lkasina | October 30, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree with this Poll. My concern is that Sarah Palin is not well educated to be a President. She needs to GO-BACK-TO SCHOOL to upgrate her education to a higher degree. A JD or a PhD degrre will be more appealling than that BA in Journalism she,s got. When McCain told the public how he graduated "at the bottom of his class" at Annapolis, voters took that claim as evidence of his lack of a formal education. To be a President these days, one must pass the intellectual litmus-test.

Posted by: lkasina | October 30, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

If Palin couldn't get anything done for Alaska, what could she possibly do for the rest of the country? If Alaska was as independent as they envision themselves to be, then why do they take so much money from the Federal government? And why do they all participate in a socialistic "sharing of the wealth" from oil companies every year? I think Alaskans' words kind of contradict with their actual lifestyle.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | October 30, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

From these pole numbers, you can clearly see who "the stupids" are....

Posted by: American19 | October 30, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Look, as American19 says, at which group(s) win the "Stupid" prize!!!!!!

Posted by: lufrank1 | October 30, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Obviously Caribou Barbie's strength lies in her vast "forgeign policy experience" with Russia.......LOL! Let her pack up her 18 wheeler full of corporate cash and return to Alaska where,if there IS a God, she'll be eaten by a polar bear.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | October 30, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

The poll shows that 27% of registered voters think that Palin is qualified to be president.

Let me guess: these are the *same* 27% who believe that Obama is a Muslim.

Correct?

Posted by: bloggersvilleusa | October 30, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

john mccain will be banished to eternal purgatory for ever bringing us sarah palin. although, on second thought, if she chooses to run for president in 2012, i may actually be thanking him...

Posted by: northernexposure1 | October 30, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

If Sarah Palin was a man there probably would not be much of anything negative said about her. I agree with Joyce16. She has got to be more of a hell of woman than most to keep rising above all the crap scraped up to throw at her. There has been no substance to the stupid stuff her opposition says, and a lot of substance to what she has done for Alaska and her stand for this country. She is definitely a fighter, dedicated to what is right, owes no favors, open as a book, and a true patriot American. I would vote for her, and I have heard men say they would vote for her, mainly because she is smart and confronts corruption. Confronting corruption doesn’t seem a thing a lot of men are known for these days. The Alaskan Government office holders that started spinning the negative publicity about Sarag Palin are men that were involved in, and men that were friends of the men, who were involved in one of the Alaskan corruptions that Sarah Palin exposed. That’s been said in the news of the Alaskan scandals when they were exposed.

Posted by: jillsmythe | October 30, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

"Most voters continue to hold negative views of Sarah Palin and doubt that she has the qualifications to be president"

And whom do we have now? a community organizer who is being compared to Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, you want negativity and dishonesty look no further then 1600 Penn Ave. even staunch liberals in the know are seeing the light, (or should I say the darkness descending) some just take longer then others and some will never see the forest from the trees.

Posted by: wkcc36 | October 30, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Only ignorant people support the quitter weekend sportscaster half-guv. She is a dangerous self centered light weight, with no chance to become even a dog catcher. Ignorance is bliss and dangerous. See the Taliban.

Posted by: tuttlegroup | October 31, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

http://www.futurecasts.com/book%20review%207-4.htm

Some easy reading as to the real issues facing our nation. This book was written 5 years ago. Read how the predictions are coming true. We can not afford Socialism!
Read why!

Posted by: usmc1969 | October 31, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

http://www.futurecasts.com/book%20review%207-4.htm

Some easy reading as to the real issues facing our nation. This book was written 5 years ago. Read how the predictions are coming true. We can not afford Socialism!
Read why!

Posted by: usmc1969 | October 31, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Progressive Liberals and R.I.N.O's Creating a Diabolical Society

http://www.massresistance.org
http://www.drjudithreisman.org
http://www.silentscream.org
Also google Boston Children's Hosptial Sex Change Clinic
Also Dawn Stefanowicz Out from Under
Also Planned Parenthood as this organization goes into the public schools and gives young girls low dose birth control pills so they will become pregnant, then they take them for an abortion, many times without the parents permission

Posted by: boski66 | November 1, 2010 3:51 AM | Report abuse

The Democrats should Never Ever say that Palin is not qualified to be President considering that they elected a Community Organizer who never even ran a lemon aid stand! One thing that Barack has going for him is that he understands Chicago politics...

Posted by: dmax1 | November 1, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse


I'm not sure what role "qualification" has in the place of politics at this point.

Somehow we elected a lying, inept, and corrupt Chicago block captain as president--a man with a shady and secretive past; a man who keeps as close pals convicted felons, domestic terrorists, and racists; a "leader" who had never even managed a shift at 7-11; and somehow we thought everything would work out just fine?

Surprise, surprise...Barack Obama was a miserable failure as president.

Personally, i think SP is a dingbat. But objectively, she has ten times the qualifications of Mr. Obama upon his inauguration.

None of us can truthfully say at this point--as it's hypothetical--that Palin would be a better president than Mr. Obama.

Yet the evidence tells us that Ms. Palin could do no worse than Barack Obama.

Tomorrow, the ObamaScam begins to unravel. In 2012, the ObamaScam is over.

Will a real candidate--from either party--please stand up and lead this country.


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Posted by: edwhite3 | November 1, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Reading Democrat's post anytime anything is written about Palin is enlightening. Their utter hatred for her oozes from their keyboards.

But one inarguable, uncomfortable fact for Democrats remains. Bash Palin all you want, she's still more qualified to be President than Obama was when you nominated him.

To me, that says more about Obama than it does about Palin, but you can make your own decision whether that fact makes Palin look better, or Obama look worse. Either way, Palin wins...and for it, Democrats will continue hating her with unrestrained passion.

Posted by: dbw1 | November 2, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

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