A "Hardball" panel featuring Democratic strategist Steve McMahon and Republican strategist Todd Harris discussed whether Sarah Palin, whose book comes out in November, and Liz Cheney are the new faces of the GOP. Harris touted Palin's skill in commanding the spotlight: "She is white hot as far as her ability to capture the attention of not only the press but the public."
However, he did agree with McMahon that her ability to actually win elections is pretty suspect: "The one thing that I do really agree with Steve on is that her popularity ends, or I shouldn't say ends, is largely diminished the day that her name actually appears on a ballot."
In perhaps an example of how Palin's star outshines all others in the GOP right now, the panel never really got around to discussing Cheney.
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