Monday, August 15, 2011

Palin visits Reagan home, land of Lincoln* Twain shall meet?

Heading east from Iowa, Palin and family paid homage to President Ronald Reagan, visiting his boyhood home in Dixon, IL. For all his talk of Reagan's impact, I don't think President Obama has ever graced the place with his presence.

Barack Obama formally announced his presidential run in Springfield. Sarah Palin rolled into town with less fanfare, but I'd say more staying power.

As for the rest of the GOP field, with Bachmann straw poll triumphant, Pawlenty out and Perry in, I think there's room for Sarah Palin. In fact, given her record of challenging her own party, bipartisan success in Alaska, and her libertarian leanings, she may well challenge Mitt for the independents:)

More. Obama's poll numbers go south of 40%, as he starts his own bus tour:
As he kicks off a three-day Midwest bus trip today, Obama is determined to listen to the woes and worries of Americans in places such as Cannon Falls, Minn.; Peosta, Iowa; and Alpha, Ill.
(Gotta get your alpha somewhere. Trying to compete Barack? Air Force one not working for you, or has Joe or Michelle borrowed it.)

...Sarah Palin finished her day in Hannibal, Mo, Mark Twain's most famous haunt. Here's a quote for her: Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

And here's one for you, Barack: Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Will their buses bump into each other? My bet's on Sarah.

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