An ebullient Sarah Palin took the stage in California before 2000 roaring supporters last night, but urged them not to let up until November 2, reports the AP. "The momentum is with us but now is not the time to celebrate—not quite yet," she said. ' It ain't over til it's over,'" she said, quoting baseball great Yogi Berra. "Soon we'll all be dancing." But, notes Jonathan Martin on Politico, the GOP is hardly in a mood to party.
The rally, from which Republican candidates Meg Whitman or Carly Fiorina were noticeably absent, laid bare the growing divide between the Republican old-guard and Tea Party-led insurgency. These "fissures within the GOP," Martin argues, "may ultimately imperil their chances for taking back the White House in 2012." (Click here to read about 5 myths about Sarah Palin.)