Is Gov. Sarah Palin the best thing going for the GOP these days?
A local TV network in Georgia reports that Palin attracted fans from as far away as New Mexico to hear her stump for Sen. Saxby Chambliss in today’s run-off election, even though they can’t vote in Georgia.
It’s unknown how many out-of-towners were at these events or the total crowd size. The local outlet says Palin attracted a larger crowd yesterday than Chambliss did the day before. During the presidential campaign, Palin’s reported crowd numbers were inflated at times, embellishing her ability to draw astonishingly large crowds.
But the actual numbers don’t matter much. She may be drumming up more interest than the candidates in the race, as well as the multitude of other high-profile Republicans stumping for Chambliss. (CNN doesn’t have Mitt Romney on repeat today, for example.)
Will Palin be the GOP nominee in 2012? Lots can happen between now and then. But one things for certain, she’s not disappearing any time soon.
(Via Eric Kleefeld of TPM Election Central.)
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