Graphic Retrieved from the New York Times
Conservatives4Palin (C4P) today reported that Gov. Palin’s internet search traffic is six times greater than the traffic for Romney, Gingrich, Huckabee, and Pawlenty. C4P’s story is based on Nate Silver’s “The 800-Pound Mama Grizzly Problem” published last night in the New York Times.
The numbers are even more staggering when each candidate’s search traffic is analyzed. Silver wrote:
Ms. Palin’s search traffic, since the start of 2010, is roughly 16 times that of Mitt Romney, 14 times that of Newt Gingrich, 38 times that of Mike Huckabee, and 87 times that of Mr. Pawlenty. (It is about six times greater than these other four candidates combined.)
Ms. Palin, in fact, draws almost as much search traffic worldwide as the man she would face if she wins the Republican nomination: Barack Obama. And her name is searched for about 30 percent more often than the President’s among Google users in the United States.
Bristol Palin, who is not running for any office receives several times more traffic than the Top Four GOP hopefuls, according to Silver!
This harkens back to what I had said long ago and is not surprising. People spend thousands of dollars and travel thousands of miles just to see her, often with no chance of having any bonding time with her. Anyone of hundreds of thousands of people can express the Reagan Conservative message, but that does not mean they can or should run for office. The other 2012 GOP hopefuls probably could do a reasonable of discharging the duties of the Office of President. But, they are not Transformational Leaders, and not statesmen. That kind of leadership comes once in a lifetime. That is the leadership we yearn for, and that our party so desperately needs.
For such a time as this, it is Gov. Palin who has been summoned to carry Reagan’s torch.
2012 Draft Sarah Committee – “Summoned” 30 Seconds