Sarah Palin in 2012?
Sarah "Caribou Barbie" Palin has been in the news quite a bit lately. Her address to the Tea Party Convention, followed by media flaps about the "R" word and writing notes on her hand have made her the topic of the week. And of course the number one question: Will she? Can she run for president in 2012?
FiveThirtyEight.com takes A First Look at Palin's Primary Math.
If Sarah Palin runs for the Republican nomination in 2012 -- and I've been on record for some time as predicting that she will -- what are likely to be her best and worst states? And how do these strengths and weaknesses square with the Republican primary calendar? And what about the other likely candidates?
Fascinating analysis... but one of the most garishly ugly electoral maps I have ever seen.
UPDATE 2/14: The Electoral Map has an esthetically pleasing map of the most Pro-Palin states.
Previous Palin Carto-fun:
On the cover of The Week
Putin Rears His Head
HT to Kelso's Corner for the Sarah Palin US map mask illustration.