Sarah Palin throwing her brand in with Donald Trump made major news this week, in part for her bizarre speaking-in-tongues-like endorsement speeches which were supposed to convince the religious right to come along. But some think that strategy has backfired.
‘They’re going to have to do an image remake of her,” said Joani Estes, a Republican Iowa voter who supported Palin in the past because of their shared Pentecostal Christian faith.
Estes said that the endorsement had little impact on her, though she plans to vote for Trump in the Iowa primary.
According to an Iowa GOP insider, “Sarah Palin’s star power with Iowa conservatives faded a long time ago.” According to Steven Shepard, an analyst at POLITICO, the crowd’s enthusiasm for Palin seemed to drop lower and lower with each additional speech.”
“The crowd just wasn’t all that into Palin. As is typical during the modern Palin performance, the audience starts off hot for her, but by the middle of her remarks, her fragmented rambling loses even her most excited supporters,” said Shepard
me trying to cast a spell https://t.co/l4DhGXkEH9
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) January 24, 2016
According to Trump, “all press is good press,” And although Palin’s endorsement flopped in Iowa, it may still have pull in the religious and more conservative Southern states.
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