Sarah Palin's refusal to go away is fueling speculation that she will run for president in 2012 by appealing to the wingnut segment of the Republican Party. But what if the Republican's won't have her? Might Palin run independently?
I wouldn't be surprised to see her in the Republican primaries, but I don't think she'll be selected. At most, she might get another shot at vice president, given the effect she had for McCain.
I don't see what makes you think that she would run independently though. The kind of people she appeals to and the kind of people who would vote for an independent candidate are two very different kinds.
Agreed. Think perhaps she would have some problems with getting sponsors, as there was some criticism about her spending habits. Probably will need to go back to school as well, as apparently she made a number of blunders from a factual accuracy point of view. Hopefully the Republicans can come up with a better selection of candidates, and perhaps a clearer vision. Think they are in need of a major overhaul.
Personally, I'd like too see the Republican party diminish and eventually be overtaken by a more mainstream-ized Libertarian party.
We all wish that, though it will likely never happen.
As for Palin running independently or with a third party, her candidacy would be such a joke to the majority of the American public. She should just forget about national politics, at least until she is much older and wiser.
Probably true, but one never knows. Something nice to think about.
Ditto Palin. She will have to do a lot of hard work to come up as really a serious politician with substance before the can start a campaign. I wonder whether she will though, but also wonder whether she may move away from Alaska one of these days. Looked as though she had really been enjoying herself and perhaps there may be other opportunities for her in another State?
Palin has ambitions and reportedly appeals to the "rank and file" Republicans (euphemism for wingnuts?) but probably doesn't stand a chance with the Republican Party officials since she was perceived as something of a disaster. There is now a debate in the Party about whether to go moderate and how much so; they would only choose Palin again in the future as the result of the right wing faction winning out, which looks unlikely now, but who knows.
Then what -- a Palin + Joe the Plumber ticket in 2012? This would mean either be a further marginalization of the Republican Party (if they lose and continue to) or US politics falling again to the right wing (say, after a major terrorist attack and the predictable reactionary politics).
Totally agreed Handfleisch (for a change ). I also see the Republican Party going through a major change. And yes, general perception is that Palin was a disaster - along show queen lines - I cannot see them looking at her at all, as I would imagine after their defeat they would like to make a complete departure from what they had before to show to the world that they have changed. Wonder whether they will offer a job to Obama's campaign manager? Perhaps that is the place where they need to start? Would be great if they could include in their nominations some serious heavy weight women, perhaps a judge or someone who has proven leadership abilities in her profession.
Wow wow wow... for President?
I think the most she'll ever get is Alaskan Governor, isn't that good enough for her already? She can stare at Russia from her window.
President Palin? Hm... I think moving to Mexico is a better choice than to vote for Palin as President.
Have you looked at the Mexican government lately? Its a close call.
mexico has some issues, it's true, but they seem to try to do something about their problems, rather than finding someone else to blame. *cough* *cough* *republicans* *cough* *cough*
Also, you could hide somewhere on a beach, not worry about Mexican or US problems, channel into the nice rambo rhythm, music and dancing. Lie back and forget about it all
If you're going to do that anyway, you might as well stay in the US and gather government assistance while you're at it.
Whether or not she should run for President would depend on whether or not Obama makes a good leader over the next four years.
If he does a good job then she should run in the next election. So as to ensure he gets a second term. If not then we'd ideally want a much better candidate who is not a complete joke.
Another third party? You must be kidding me. The only time Palin should run for president is if the whole senate bar her is killed.
This makes no sense at all.
1: Palin is not a senator, so why the 'bar her'?
2: The presidential candidate is not required to be a former senator.