How Sarah Palin led the GOP to Donald Trump

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March 17, 2016
by Steve Chapman  
Posted in Commentary

"Say what you will about Romney, you would trust him with your wallet or your daughter. Trump? Not a chance. It's not always possible to identify the moment when a journey to destruction began. But in the case of the Republican Party, there is no doubt: Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. That day, presidential nominee John McCain announced that his running mate would be Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It was a test for McCain and the GOP rank and file. Both failed, and the party has never recovered. The problem is not that Palin was a poor candidate who helped drag the ticket to defeat. The problem is that she was celebrated for qualities that were irrelevant and excused for defects that should have been disqualifying." (03/17/16)  

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  • dL

    another deep draw on the beltway crack pipe chased down w/ a double-shot of david brooks straight-up..

    dear reason/cato;

    re: trump pissing on your GOP libertarian moment

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