To the delight of stand-up comedians, Saturday Night Live writers and Democrats everywhere, Sarah Palin promises to “stay visible” and “give serious consideration” to running for President in 2012.  The base of the Republican Party (which, really, is all that’s left) seems bound and determined to mount a Goldwater-esque kamikazee run in 2012.  President Obama couldn’t ask for better news if he paid for it.

Published in: on July 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. I agree. Also, the decision to resign early makes a mockery of the “executive experience” argument that dupes like me defended her for last year. If Obama is prohibitively popular in 2012, then I could see the GOP running her as the sacrificial lamb. If he’s not so popular, then I think you will see a more competitive open field of candidates, with Palin quickly falling by the wayside.

  2. Considering that only the GOP base votes in primaries, and considering how popular Palin was/is with the base, and considering that the base is pretty much all that’s left of the Reagan Coalition, I’m not so sure it will matter how popular Obama is. Of course, that might just be wishful thinking on my part.

  3. Maybe, maybe not. Personally, I think there’s always some nutjob out there who can out-base the frontrunner. Also, she’ll have stiff competition for the Religious Right votes from Romney and Huckabee at a minimum.

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