Let me begin with my opinion on her possible run for the presidency in 2012….personally, I think she will opt out and avoid in conflict with fellow GOPers……she is making way too much money being vague and flippant…..why open her life and principles open to the media for massive scrutiny?
With that said…..she still has a lot of support among the “base”…whatever the Hell that means……and she could be convinced that she has a chance in Hell of winning it all…..I think she is smarter than that….why?
Then I could be mistaken! She made a statement after the latest N. Korean conflict…..
“Obviously, we gotta stand with our North Korean allies,”
Glenn Beck, who is not the sharpest pencil in the box, had to correct her and point out that it was S. Korea that is our ally…….just when I think she is getting a handle on political stuff….she has to go and show that she is still clueless…..
The problem is for her, other than being self-absorbed and unaware, the same as for Huckabee….the electoral numbers are NOT there! Political Wire has a great summation…….
With Republican presidential prospects considering whether to enter the fray, The Fix notes that “one thing is clear: that Huckabee and Palin…would perform well without the other, but they might undercut each other if they are in the same race.”
“The base of support for Huckabee and Palin is readily apparent, and for both of them, it starts with born-again evangelicals. The two of them combine for 46 percent of that vote, compared to just 26 percent for Gingrich and Romney. Palin and Huckabee are also the top two vote-getters among women and people without college degrees… It’s hard to see Palin having a path to victory that doesn’t include Iowa or South Carolina, and both of those early states happened to be Huckabee’s strongest in 2008.”
We will see if she is the “maverick” that she pretends to be…….
But there is another idea…that is now that GOP leader Steele is up for re-election, some within the party, well Tea Party nation, have said that Palin would be ideal for the position…..but home girl may not be interested….
Phillips released the letter because Palin has “shown in the past no hesitation to take on the establishment.” The letter warns that if an “establishment” candidate wins the nomination against President Obama in 2012, it will mean “Obama and the socialists will have won.”We need someone who will put conservatives in control of the party apparatus, not RINOs,” he writes. Some on the right use the acronym RINO to refer to Republicans they disagree with as “Republicans in Name Only.”
The letter also attacks current RNC chairman Michael Steele for spending money with “the gusto of a liberal.” It urges that the Republican Party needs someone that can cut spending and be able to lead and energize the troops within the Republican Party.
“You have an unbelievable ability to light up a crowd and to raise money,” said Phillips. “Both of which the Republican Party needs.”
But soon after the letter was released, Palin announced she would not take them up on the offer. She released a statement saying she wasn’t best suited for the position.
“The primary role of the RNC chair seems to be that of fundraiser-in-chief,” said Palin according to Politico. “And there are others who would probably be much more comfortable asking people for money than I would be.”
(As reported on CBS’s Political Hotsheet)
She is NOT interested! Basically for two reasons…..one she would have to give up all her personal money making endeavors and two, it would take her out of the presidential contention, if that was ever her desire….this also does not help her aspirations…
“That’s the highest negative rating for anyone measured in this poll (and it’s two points lower than Nancy Pelosi’s negative rating from last month). And get this: The only major subgroups that Palin wins in a head-to-head match-up with Obama are Republicans, conservatives, and FOX viewers. That’s it, folks.”
She keeps her name in the media by saying that her announcement is still months away…that she needs to see who will be running and if she can make a difference…..well, she can make a difference…..she could assure a GOP loss in 2012….how is that?