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“I LIKE PALIN, BUT I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR HER FOR PRESIDENT”

Sarah Palin at the Time 100 Gala, in Manhattan...

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How many times have you heard someone say, “I like Sarah Palin, but I could never vote for her for president”? If Gov. Palin jumps into the presidential race next month as most now expect, how can she change the minds of enough people who think this way to win the Republican Party’s nomination and, if so, the general election?

Her critics on the left and the right believe she can’t overcome her negatives and won’t change many minds. She won’t win the Republican nomination, and if by some chance she did, she wouldn’t win the general election.

Palin’s supporters say that no one should underestimate Palin. She is a masterful retail politician; and once she starts campaigning and people listen to her side by side with her with her Republican rivals, many will change their minds. They argue that she can win the nomination and defeat Barack Obama.

Most of these predictions, however, are wishful thinking; and hope is not a strategy. If “candidate” Palin is going to change the minds of those whose minds may be changeable, she and her supporters have to focus on specific groups with targeted appeals. (More)

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ATTACK OF THE GLOBAL-WARMING-CRUSADER EXTRATERRESTRIALS

Western civilization is coming apart at its seams, the United States is on the verge of a depression, the Arab world is in turmoil, and Iran is about to produce a nuclear weapon. But don’t concern yourself with these problems; they are the least of our worries. According to a recent study by Seth Baum and Jacob Haqq-Misra of Penn State University and Shawn Domagal-Goldman of the NASA Planetary Science Division, “extraterrestrial environmentalists could become so angry about what we have done to the planet that they may see us as a threat to the intergalactic ecosystem—and take action by attacking Earth.”  (More)

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WILL RIOTS LIKE THE ONES IN BRITAIN SOON HAPPEN IN THE U.S.?

Spontaneous and not-so-spontaneous urban riots are not uncommon in the United States. Class-warfare riots reminiscent of the French Revolution like those taking place in Britain, however, are not an American phenomenon; but are they about to become one?

From the 1909 Greek Town riots in Omaha to the 1965 Watts and 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, U.S. riots have occurred when incidents involving ethnicity or race have set off pent-up anger and frustration. They got out of hand when people took advantage of those situations to loot stores and attack innocent victims. (More)

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FROM THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE HUB OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

I begin my radio show every Sunday evening, “. . . coming to you live from the outskirts of the hub of Western Civilization.” The hub of Western Civilization, of course, is Washington, D.C., on the outskirts of which I have lived for the past 32 years. Indeed, it is the most powerful city, not only in the West, but in the entire world. I fear, however, I will live to see the day when it is no longer.  (More)

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