An Anti-Establishment Cycle

A National Journal survey of GOP elites found little support for Palin. Nate Silver thinks that could be to her advantage:

[T]here's going to come a time, probably in July 2011 or so, where the knives are really drawn on Palin and Republican pundits, strategists and candidates start saying in public some of the things they've been thinking in private. And that in all likelihood will play very well for her. Although the Establishment's concerns about Palin's viability as a general election candidate are well grounded, mostly they're just terrified of her because she doesn't need them.

That's my point.