I haven’t conceded that they will lose. Second, she has the quality that Reagan had of being able to communicate over the heads of the press to the people. That is rare and needs to be cultivated by the party. McCain has it too but is an older generation.
The Republican party is changing or has already changed. The rich and the trust fund babies and the corporate executives are voting for Democrats and have been doing so for a while. They disdain religion and consider the religious to be dull witted and not worth cultivating. They care nothing about the decline of education and are more concerned with PC and diversity. The Republicans are the people who work for themselves and own small businesses, even very small. Lots of small contractors and shop owners. Sarah Palin speaks their language.
Tim Pawlenty coined the term “Sam’s Club Republicans” and that is accurate. There still needs to be the talent for think tanks and to staff administrations and run for office but the voters are self reliant, patriotic and pro-military. What issues matter to those voters ? Taxes and spending. Health care, which Republicans need to solve, and litigation.
I was on a jury pool in Newport Beach, CA a couple of years ago when there was a mistrial in voir dire. The plaintiff lawyer asked the jury how many had been sued. Everyone raised their hands ! The jury pool was full of contractors.
It ain’t over until it’s over. McCain Palin with 274 electoral votes. He’ll win FL, Penn and VA. The coal story will do to Obama what the DUI story did to Bush.