Here’s some interesting political commentary from The Daily Beast:
This weekend, Sarah Palin again played footsie with a 2012 presidential run. Maybe she will, maybe she wonâ€™t. But either way, the GOP nomination battle will take place in her shadow. Itâ€™s her party now. And as Delawareâ€™s Mike Castle can attest, Republicans who donâ€™t understand that increasingly find themselves out of a job.
George McGovern would understand. When parties lose power, pundits generally expect them to move to the center. But they donâ€™t, at least not at first. Instead, recent history suggests that defeated parties become more extreme.