June 23, 2010

Sarah Palin is 9-3 in this primary season.

Have you noticed? Impressive? Romney is 13-1

28 comments:

Big Mike said...

I had noticed how well Governor Palin was doing, but thanks for pointing out how Romney is doing. I had overlooked that.

AllenS said...

How's Obama doing?

traditionalguy said...

This won and lost record comparison is taken soley within GOP voter groups of Conservatives and moderates. It has no predictive value when the issue becomes who wins among undecided swing voters in the general election.

GMay said...

The real question here is, what does Sully think?

Kirk Parker said...

Heh heh. The headline writer said "rack" in a story about Palin.

Very subtle, Althouse, but we see what you're up to here...

snyderman said...

According to the article, Romney not taking on any controversial or challenging races.

Romney has become a typical politician, of which we need no more, neh?

HDHouse said...

@allenS....

far as i can tell he isn't up for election for a couple years, why do you ask?

and to Ms. Palin(comparison - just say it fast...little play on words)..I'm reminded about the guy who went to county fairs and entered his three-legged horse in every match race he could find...never ever winning a race...but never ever betting on his own horse....there is always someone who wil bet (or in this case vote) for someone out of sympathy.

dbp said...

Romney played it safer than Palin did and his one loss was his support for the dinosaur Bennett in Utah.

AllenS said...

Sorry, Mr. House, I typed that too fast evidently.

How is Obama doing campaigning for candidates? You know, like a win-loss record?

Was that the topic of this post? Why yes, yes it was.

pm317 said...

That Nikki Haley, if only she was not minority, she would be a better bombshell than Palin for the Dems and she can talk unlike Palin..I wonder what the (cowardly)Democratic women think when these Republican women freely use the phrase good ol' boys network.

HDHouse said...

pm317 "...I wonder what the (cowardly)Democratic women think when these Republican women freely use the phrase good ol' boys network."

Well that phrase would certainly be a puzzlement in my book.

tim maguire said...

If we're going to keep score on "racking up wins", then we should only count the come from behind wins--where the candidate was trailing at the time of endorsement. Any finger to the wind politician could go 9-3.

MadisonMan said...

I agree with Tim.

This post is here solely for althouse to get hits.

edutcher said...

Interesting how the National Socialists kept saying Miss Sarah would be the kiss of death to politicos and the Demos were about to come surging back. Now, said Demos are scared purple and actively avoiding The Zero, seeing him as said kiss of death.

Ya betcha.

PS Not a big surprise about Romney, he's well-liked and seen as pro-business and a can-do guy, but RomneyCare is his millstone, so he's not going anywhere..

Hoosier Daddy said...

If we're going to keep score on "racking up wins", then we should only count the come from behind wins--where the candidate was trailing at the time of endorsement. Any finger to the wind politician could go 9-3.

Well no. Picking a winner by the finger to the wind is one thing. Endorsing is another. Evidently Palin is not so toxic as leftards like hdhouse think she is otherwise she'd be 0 for 9.

campy said...

How's the country doing?

KLDAVIS said...

Article: "In all, Romney has made 13 primary endorsements so far this year and has only lost one."

Althouse: "Romney is 13-1"

That would make him 12-1...

HDHouse said...

Hoosier Daddy said...
" Evidently Palin is not so toxic as leftards like hdhouse think she is otherwise she'd be 0 for 9."

to be accurate, her toxicity is to middle of the road republicans (to date) casting them aside for more, how can we say it charitably, ahhh extreme cases of right wing paranoia.

You guys beat up on yourselves all you want. Makes me no nevermind.

HDHouse said...

campy said...
How's the country doing?"

better than when the kid left office but it will take some time to get it back to normal.

Chris said...

I think she also endorsed Angela McGowan for the House, who lost.

victoria said...

Considering that neither one can get themselves elected this is the next best thing. For them, not for us.

Vicki

Synova said...

"Unlike Palin, Romney has opted to avoid the cycle's most contested Republican primaries."

If the economy had crashed before the Republican primary Romney might be president right now. And he'd probably do a pretty good job, or at least not a horrible job, but I suspect that many of us would be unhappy with him for one reason or another.

In any case, he's never struck me as a risk taker. I thought his biggest weakness while running for president was his inability to stand apart from everyone else (and that includes his generic looks.)

Also... I don't like to think that Palin is trying so hard to pick the winners. It would be interesting to know... does she pick one and offer to endorse or does she endorse the person who contacts her and asks?

I hope Haley wins. And the lady running for governor in California.

Bruce Hayden said...

If the economy had crashed before the Republican primary Romney might be president right now. And he'd probably do a pretty good job, or at least not a horrible job, but I suspect that many of us would be unhappy with him for one reason or another.

He has the brains, the training, and the experience to have handled the economy far better than President Obama has. Well, I don't think there are many at that level who could have done worse (Joe Biden?). I don't see Hillary having listened as much to the far left wacko side of their party, and, in particular, having adopted discredited Keynesian economics in order to spread the wealth around in the midst of a recession.

The real turning point in the election was, I think, how McCain handled the financial crisis. He jumped in and tried to broker a deal, while Obama just sat on the sidelines and looked knowledgeable and intelligent.

My view is that Romney's time has past. If he got the nomination, the Republicans would be running one tall, thin, Harvard educated elite against another one, only the Republican would be a Mormon, while the Democrat would still be half Black. His RomneyCare doesn't help now that ObamaCare has passed.

The problem is that Obama's great claim to fame was that Harvard law degree (plus being half Black). Romney has one of those, plus the much more useful MBA. I suspect that a Jacksonian anti-elite will do better after seeing what an Ivy League education will do to our economy.

In short, an anti-Obama is needed to win in 2012, and Romney isn't it.

c3 said...

She should work in Las Vegas ala Jimmy the Greek

So when did picking primary winners become indicative of anything?

(I just had a vision of President Palin and her weekly Facebook post.)

Flexo said...

It's pretty easy for the Weasel to rack up a big record when he comes into the game only after it has already been won.

Cedarford said...

Hayden - "In short, an anti-Obama is needed to win in 2012, and Romney isn't it."

We had past campaigns where George McGovern, then Jimmy Carter ran as the "anti-Nixon"...that didn't go over well.

Obama will be so unpopular that there is no need to go with a Pastor Huckleberry or a photogenic woman of middling education and articulateness with a bad history of quitting jobs.

Running on the competence of the Republican should be enough. Pick someone up to the job. Romney is one such leader, there are others. But Palin is not in that group. If you think she is, by all rights, let's see if the Goddess of conservative religious men can hack doing a year Primaries...fielding all questions coming her way, showing herdepth of knowledge on issues.

To win, Republicans are still badly damaged and in the minority thanks to the fallout of Bush's many bungles - and by the politicians of that Party getting into DC and slavering up the pork, insider deals, and dishing out Republicans immersed in sleaze. To win, they need to attract independent voters.
And seriously rethink Republican dogma like wanting new wars the neocons want...Free Trade, Deindustrializing America, Unfettered Captains of Wall Street doing what is best, and Open Borders.

mccullough said...

Cedarford,

The competent Republican is Mitch Daniels.

Romney wasn't much of a governor.

Mitch Daniels is the anti-Obama. Smart, practical, and competent.

Brian said...

Also don't forget Christie.