Delaware GOP Bites the Dust - Page 2
Currently, Obama's liberal wing of the party is the most dominant faction, but the whipping those guys are going to receive in November is going to balance up the power scales. It will make the party a broader Church of political views which inadvertently could get Obama re-elected in 2012.
The trends for winning the White House always show the winner owning the center ground, so if the Republican party becomes too subservient to their grass roots, they will become unelectable, particularly if Palin is the nominee, to the center ground who don't vote in primaries because they are either registered independents or don't really care.
So, like Young to Rice, I am going to air one out there and predict that if the conservative wing of the Republican party wins big at the mid-terms and Palin is the Presidential nominee then Obama will be re-elected — not because the appeal of his liberal policies spans the political spectrum, but because the moderates finding a home in the Democratic party will bring votes with them and then some. Palin et al are unelectable; even for middle America.