|Mr. Ruddy introducing Sarah Palin in Florida.|
The brainiacs at US News summed up the situation with their usual acumen and insight:
"Conservatives have warmed to Palin in part because of her golden touch in picking Tea Party candidates to back in House and Senate races, giving her a ready-made support base in a presidential bid."They have it backward, as per usual.
Look, she isn't just lucky at picking when candidates she supports win primaries. An endorsement by Sarah Palin gives a candidate immediate heightened interest and credibility. This is correctly perceived as an indicator that she has influence and a connection with conservatives nation wide. People trust her, she is engaging and has broad appeal. She's an attractive candidate, period.