An excellent article by Tony Lee appears in today’s Big Hollywood. In his piece, Lee discusses Governor Palin’s endorsement of Richard Mourdock in the Indiana GOP Primary over the establishment candidate, Richard Lugar, who’s been in the Senate for 36 years:
At 2:51 p.m. eastern time on Friday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who many in the Republican establishment try to dismiss as being irrelevant, endorsed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on her Facebook page over establishment Republican incumbent Richard Lugar.
“I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana,” Palin wrote. “ Senator Lugar’s 36 years of service as a Senator are appreciated, but it’s time for the torch to pass to conservative leadership in Washington that promises to rein in government spending now.”
Four hours later, at 6:36 p.m. eastern time, Politico ran a story about how the “American Action Network,” previously described as the establishment cavalry, would be pulling out of the Indiana race.
A coincidence it was not. With Palin’s endorsement, the American Action Network now saw the writing on the wall, for Palin’s conservative cavalry is more powerful than the establishment’s astroturf cavalry.
Read Lee’s entire piece here.