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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Sarah Palin Chronicles -- The Ultimate Source of Political Power

Christopher Orr, over at the New Republic, understands just what Sarah Palin represents and why she panics the Democrats so much.

Sarah Palin is a living reminder that the ultimate source of political power in this country is not the Kennedy School or the Davos Summit or an Ariana Huffington salon; even now, power emanates from the electorate itself. More precisely, power in 2008 emanates from the working class electorates of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Sooner or later, the Obama camp will realize that the beauty pageant queen is an enormously talented populist in a year that is ripe for populism. For their own sake, it had better be sooner.

Read the whole thing here.