What’s going on today? Stay tuned later today for PalinTV‘s summary of what’s going on with the America by Heart book tour. The Governor was signing books in Baton Rouge and Little Rock today. Here’s some video from Baton Rouge. In any event, here’s the news:
-The Governor wants you to read the following article about what Congress can do about WikiLeaks.
-University of Chicago’s John Lott on Fox News: "But what these conservatives don’t appreciate is that Palin is being attacked because she is smart and effective."
-If you can put aside the left-wing snark in this article, it reports that her new book is doing really well in Eugene, Oregon.
-I’m starting to believe there is some intelligence on college campuses after reading this article.
-"The irony is that Sarah Palin is actually punished for being a good communicator. She likely does mess up more in public than Obama, because she talks to the public unscripted more often than Obama. Rhetorically, Palin works without a net, or, at the least, without teleprompters. She usually speaks off the cuff. She writes her own Tweets. She’s frank, earnest and open, qualities the American people desire in a leader, but ones unrewarded in a time where every word can be recorded, dissected and repeated ad nauseam."
–Bad news for Tim Pawlenty.
I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that she’s leading the GOP primary race. I also don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that she’s the second choice among Huckabee supporters. However, some people are surprised that she’s the second choice among Romney supporters. I don’t find that too surprising because Romney is probably receiving overwhelming support from the Mormon community. The Mormon community is overwhelmingly conservative. Much of the support that Romney receives from conservatives come from conservative Mormons. Without Romney in the contest, it makes sense that the conservative Mormons who support Romney would prefer Palin over other candidates given her conservatism.