Sunday, June 05, 2011

Howard Dean: Palin Is An Obama Beater

This is some news. Howard Dean says Palin can beat Obama. And not just when it comes to making news.

Dean says his fellow Democrats should beware of inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom that Obama would crush Palin in a general-election contest next year.

“I think she could win,” Dean told The Hill in an interview Friday. “She wouldn’t be my first choice if I were a Republican but I think she could win.”

Dean warns the sluggish economy could have more of a political impact than many Washington strategists and pundits assume.

“Any time you have a contest — particularly when unemployment is as high as it is — nobody gets a walkover,” Dean said. “Whoever the Republicans nominate, including people like Sarah Palin, whom the inside-the-Beltway crowd dismisses — my view is if you get the nomination of a major party, you can win the presidency, I don’t care what people write about you inside the Beltway,” Dean said.
Yep. Just about anybody could beat Obama.

So the question is: who will the Rs nominate? At this point in time my money is on Palin. I think the TEAs will break very favorably towards her once she announces. Once the TEAs have a candidate it is all over for the rest of the field.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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