Bernie Quigley: Jeb Bush vs. Governor Palin at a Brokered Convention?

Unlikely? Of course.  But too intriguing to pass up, via Bernie Quigley at The Hill:

Santorum’s contraception boom — “We’re all Catholics now,” said Mike  Huckabee — won’t hold up. Because we’re not. This race could well go to a brokered convention. If Jeb Bush is proposed, so Sarah Palin should be  minutes later. She is now and always has been the singular Jacksonian  voice in the original Tea Party phenomenon; the only one who can bring  it to the mainstream. Her absence from the primary race has left a  vacuum and no substitute has been found. Every other possible or  potential leadership hopeful has risen and receded in this long  Republican primary season.

But as The Hill’s Josh Lederman reports from the CPAC conference, the  former Alaska governor received far and away the most spirited and  enthusiastic reception at the convention of about 10,000 conservative  activists. She drew the audience to its feet more than a dozen times  during her keynote address on Saturday.

“The cheers for Palin were so loud that they drowned out her remarks again and again,” he writes. “Conference organizers had to set up three overflow rooms to accommodate the throngs of supporters eager to hear her words.”

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Bush/Christie or Christie/ Bush as “establishment” representation is bound to bring muffled chuckles (“Hey Abbott!!!”) and Obama would win in a landslide. But Bush/Christie vs. Sarah Palin/Rick Perry positions coming head to head at the Republican Convention would pit the storied worlds of Dexter and Paulie Walnuts; the most notoriously corrupt, burned-out, busted-up, used-up, dangerous, underwater and broke Eastern states, against the new, independent, states-oriented, freedom-seeking constitutional conservatives like Palin of the Western states, Texas and Alaska. Now that would be interesting.

 

Read the rest here.

(h/t John H.)

 

 

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