Weigel tires of Matt Continetti's pro-Palin spin:

It’s true that strong candidates can turn around negative numbers–in 1980, Ronald Reagan overcame many polls that found Republicans were worried about his age–but this is getting silly. In 2005, polls found majorities of all voters, and huge majorities of Democrats, ready to back a Hillary Rodham Clinton candidacy in 2008. In 2009, Palin defenders are left arguing, as Continetti does here, that the fact that 47 percent of Republicans think she’s up to the job of president is fantastic news for her.

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