Sarah Palin's political mojo sags in Missouri
The Kansas City Star
There was a time when Sarah Palin like a rock star would have drawn a crowd of thousands to hear her when she’d visit the Kansas City area.
My how times have changed. On Friday, Palin, the former governor of Alaska and former Republican vice presidential candidate a mere four years ago, spoke in Cleveland, Mo., drawing a crowd of a few hundred people.
She appeared on behalf of Sarah Steelman who on Tuesday will learn whether she’s the GOP opponent facing Sen. Claire McCaskill in November. But Palin’s star has fallen like an old one-hit rocker who’s playing beer joints now just to pick up a little change.
If Palin still had star-power, Republican candidates seeking office in Missouri, Kansas and other states wouldn’t have missed the opportunity to ride Palin’s coat tails. But that day has long past.