Sarah Palin’s popularity within the Republican Party seems to have taken a hit since her startling resignation announcement on July 3, which may point to deeper rifts within the GOP, or may indicate that a presidential run may not be a wise choice this time around.
Whatever it means, being compared with “Miami Vice” probably doesn’t represent a high point of her political career.
Los Angeles Times:
What is remarkable is the contempt Palin has engendered within her own party and the fact that so many of her GOP detractors are willing, even eager, to express it publicly—even with Palin an early front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Some admit their preference that she stay in Alaska and forget about any national ambitions.
“I am of the strong opinion that, at present day, she is not ready to be the leading voice of the GOP,” said Todd Harris, a party strategist who likened Palin to the hopelessly dated “Miami Vice”—something once cool that people regard years later with puzzlement and laughter. “It’s not even that she hasn’t paid her dues. I personally don’t think she’s ready to be commander in chief.”