Since Palin, the celebritician,* was SOUNDLY DEFEATED in 2008.
But aside from that obvious fact, the planned release of this documentary about her fabulousness will appeal only to her shrinking base. Will it help her gain the GOP nomination for the presidency? We can only hope.
Chris Cilizza writing in the WaPo's "The Fix" explains that no matter what Palin and her entourage do to prop up her sagging image, it won't improve that image since both Democrats and Independents can't stand her; plus she's even losing points within the mainstream GOP. You can't win a presidential election with votes only from a bunch of groupies.
So let her have her self-love fest and pretend that she isn't a LOSER--Palin never dealt in reality anyway, why would she change her habit now?
From Andrew Sullivan's blog The Daily Dish:
"I happen to think no Republican would have won in 2008 and that her impact on the race was mixed; but it’s still odd to proclaim yourself undefeated after a major loss. Second, it’s also the name of a pretty good John Wayne-Rock Hudson picture from 1969. The plot involved a Confederate colonel who takes his band of soldiers down to Mexico after Lee’s surrender to fight with Emperor Maximillian. Presumably, the title was ironic, in that they lost twice.
Irony is not Palin's strongest suit, one suspects."
"The planned release of a feature-length film that amounts to a biopic of the life and times of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is being cited as the latest evidence that the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is weighing a 2012 presidential bid more seriously than many political observers previously believed.
The signs are all there. The movie will be released first in Iowa, site of the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. Palin cooperated with the film — although she is not interviewed in it — and an early screening suggests it is a decidedly positive re-telling of her rise to prominence.
“This film is a call to action for a campaign like 1976: Reagan vs. the establishment,” filmmaker Steven K. Bannon told RealClearPolitics.
And yet, analyzing anything that Palin does through a “politics only” lens has proven to be decidedly problematic over the past three-plus years.
*The reality is that Palin is as much celebrity as she is politician — call her a “celebritician” — and only by evaluating everything she does in that light is there a possibility of properly understanding the motivations and goals of her actions.
Viewed that way, the Palin movie is not a radical departure but rather entirely consistent with her transformation from small-state politician to worldwide celebrity.
The movie then will almost certainly be targeted at people who are already Palin loyalists — the same audience as her television show, books and the speeches that she gives around the country.
Add to that the fact that the movie apparently spends a significant amount of time dramatizing Palin’s alleged shabby treatment by the media and the idea of the movie as some sort of presidential launching pad gets more clouded.
What Palin has consistently done since leaving office in 2009 is play to her small — and, if polling is to be trusted — shrinking base within the Republican party. The movie then could well be more of the same rather than some sort of attempt to broaden her appeal in the electorate.
Reading too much political calculation into anything Palin does is a fool’s errand. The movie could be setting up a presidential bid. Or not.
The only way we will ever know what Palin is truly plotting politically for 2012 is when she decides to make that decision public. And, she’s set no deadline to do that as of today.
So, we wait — and read the tea leaves. Even though we know it’s futile."
Why not retitle the documentary from "The Undefeated" to "The Apotheosis of Sarah Palin," since that's her ultimate goal.