It is beyond imagining what the media would be doing if Palin was still a governor and had to deal with a massive emergency-e.g. an earthquake in Alaska, and had enlisted the aid of President Obama, like Governor Christie has done.
If Palin had been on various television programs during an emergency praising Obama, whilst dismissing Romney, and then having a photo op with the president, the media/blogosphere would have had a meltdown.
If Romney loses subsequently, the GOP Establishment, and all the hate Palin forces, would have ascribed his loss totally to Palin.
As it happens Christie was chosen by Romney to be the Tampa conventions keynote speaker (at which event he did not mention Romney in his peroration-imagine if Palin had done that). Palin of course was snubbed by the Romney team and has not been invited to participate in the campaign.
Palin has given her voting and financial support to the Romney campaign and has gone on the attack against the Obama administration vehemently, professionally, and without any embarrassment to the Romney effort that can be found in the polls.
Most certainly, there is absolutely no comment from any poll analyst which ascribes Romney being behind in the Electoral College to anything Palin has said or done. On the other hand, there are media complaints against Ryan who "has contributed to Romney's defeat"
The GOP Establishment/Beltway/RINO wing have, by totally removing Palin from the Romney campaign have also removed any chance they might have had to ascribe a Romney defeat to her in any proportion-unlike after 2008 when they, falsely, as all the evidence shows, ascribed McCain's defeat to Palin.
After November 6th Palin can go forth towards the 2016 nomination unsullied by the slightest tincture of blame for a Romney loss should that eventuate. On the other hand there is much to be said about ascribing a Romney loss to the way they have treated her-so she wins on both scores.
Here is the reprint on how she would be blamed for a Romney loss by the die-hards, irrespective of all common sense to the contrary-not that anyone with any common sense would subscribe to such nonsense.
As articles like 'Whose idea was it to nominate Romney" appear more often and in various versions the same GOP campaign managers and "insiders" who viciously attacked Sarah Palin after the 2008 campaign will be at it again.
Having learned that there is good money to be made by writing tell all "books' which the leftist media and Palin haters gobble up there is an absolute certainty we will see the same people, although a different cast of characters, having another go to save their skins and cash in on the anti-Palin audience for such tittle tattle trash. Who knows they may get an appearance in a new version of "Game Change".
Here are the top ten reasons why they will blame Palin if Romney loses;
#1. Force of habit
# 2. Hoping it will lead to "talking head" tame Republican guest spots on MSNBC
#3. To enable them to fill in a chapter in their "tell all" post loss books
#4. Because McCain chose Palin over Romney as his VP thus allowing for "Even McCain preferred Palin to Romney after seeing his tax records" comments. (Not technically Palin's fault but that won't stop them blaming her of course)
#5. By suggesting Romney "go rogue" Palin created opportunities for the most miserable "satire" ever. Like this execrable "If Mitt Romney went rogue" piece at
The Wall Street Journal which depressed Republican turnout as it indicted the campaign must have been in a hopeless position for such lame "support" of the candidate.
#6. So they can tee-up their next "centrist" candidate (calling Jeb/Chris) by stopping the only viable true conservative.
#7. They will say Romney lost because Palin was not a "team player" didn't fire up the base by speaking at the convention (whoops) and go on the campaign trail with Mitt. (that she wasn't invited is neither here nor there of course.
#8. Palin gave the left an opportunity to "denigrate" Paul Ryan. If she hadn't been on the ticket in 2008 they couldn't have said "Ryan is just Palin in trousers".
#9.By helping so many Tea Party candidates to win in 2010 she forced the party to the right and Romney was forced to stand on an unpopular platform. It's all her fault. Romney was not unlikable, stiff, had no tax return problems, the "47%" video had no influence, his trip to the U.K. was not a disaster, neither did he jump the gun when the U.S. Ambassador was killed. Oh, and Ryan ran a hugely popular campaign with bigger crowds than Palin drew.
#10. They have already started blaming Palin !