Mr. Starburst spins:
Her supporters identify with her populist, unaffected vibe and tend to be disaffected with politics as usual they’re Palin Perotistas. A drastic image makeover would only drive them away. Republicans need these voters more than ever given the roiling grassroots revolt against Obama’s governance. Without them, they can’t get a majority; they’d be doomed if they were ever to slide into a splinter party. If Palin is their voice and channels their energy productively, she’s part of the Republican answer to Obama, no matter what presidential politics ultimately holds for her. There’s an upside to rogue.
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