Via The Other McCain:
As Palin returns to NH, questions abound
At this point, Palin’s drawn-out flirtation with a candidacy has turned excitement over “The Sarah Factor” to “Sarah Fatigue” in some quarters.
“You tend to get a sense now that the times have passed by her,” said UNH political science professor Dante Scala. “People are looking elsewhere.”
Kevin Smith, executive director of Cornerstone Action, a conservative issues group, agreed.
“Some people have become so weary of her stringing the media along and stringing voters along as to whether she is or isn’t going to run, that they’re kind of over Sarah Palin at this point,” he said.
“Her coy game of, ‘I’m not telling anyone whether I’m running but I’m going to visit the early primary states,’ I think is turning people off, quite frankly,” said Smith.
But wait! There’s more:
On a big day in presidential politics, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday gave another of her presidential-stump-like speeches to a presidential-rally-style crowd in an important presidential primary state. She did not say she’s running for president. Again.
“It’s great to spend Labor Day with you,” Palin told a large crowd of tea party supporters in Manchester, N.H., on the traditional kick off day of the presidential primary season. “You could be grilling up some steaks with your neighbors and instead, youíre concerned about your country and taking a stand.”
Palin drew about 600 people, more than double the number that turned out for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a tea party event in Concord, N.H., on Sunday. Many had hoped to hear the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee announce her candidacy, some of them chanting “Run, Sarah, run.” She smiled. “I appreciate your encouragement. I do,” Palin told them, with well-practiced coyness.
This kind of reminds me of what the media and the Obots (but I repeat myself) would say in 2008 when Hillary would beat Obama in yet another primary:
“Obama did better than expected, Hillary finished next to last.“