Thursday, October 23, 2008

Oh, Dear Lord. Save Us from the Stupid!

Apparently, oy, vey, Sarah Failin' Palin may be planning a run for president in 2012: 

Sarah Palin in 2012?
by Mike Krumboltz

October 23, 2008 01:40:00 PM

The 2008 presidential election is less than two weeks away. But that's old news. Let's talk about who's going to run in 2012, shall we?

Andrew Romano of Newsweek speculates that Gov. Sarah Palin may be gearing up for a run at the White House in four short years. The blogger acknowledges that the idea might seem a bit wacky at first glance. However, he cites several examples of Palin disagreeing with her running mate, John McCain, that support his theory. To name but a few, Gov. Palin has publicly disagreed with Sen. McCain on North Korea, gay marriage, and those oh-so-irritating robo-calls. Romano writes that it's almost as if Palin is putting herself in a position where she can say, "It wasn't my fault," should the Obama-Biden ticket prevail.

But that's not all. According to several sources within the Buzz, various Republicans are "considering" Palin as a 2012 presidential candidate. The Daily Telegraph speculates that "Ms Palin seems to be positioning herself for a long future on the national scene." The Washington Post writes: "Like her or hate her, Palin remains VERY much in the mix as a 2012 candidate."

Of course, there hasn't been any official announcement. Still, it's worth noting that searches on a possible Palin presidency are already picking up steam. We're not sure if the lookups are sincere or ironic, but "palin 2012," "sarah palin for president," and "palin for president stickers" are all making noise.

In short, 2012 may be four years away, but it's already looking like Caribou Barbie has enough buzz to make another play, should she and McCain fall short in '08.

Oh, God. Please save us from the stupid!

On the other hand (as the immortal Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof said), having her as the Republican choice would essentially guarantee Obama's second term, should he prove a good president for his first (and I KNOW he will!). So maybe it's NOT such a bad thing after all.

On the OTHER hand, it IS Crazy Sarah Failin' Palin...


Kylopod said...

A lot of people, even her critics, are still in denial about how big a disaster she has been. It will be interesting to see how the perspective changes after the election is over. I suspect that many conservatives who have kept quiet or even praised Palin are privately cringing.

Anyway, how often does a vp nominee on a losing ticket go on to be nominated for president later? Two examples that come to mind are FDR and Bob Dole. (There might be others.) But as far as I know, neither of those men attained anywhere near the notoriety that Palin has in a few short weeks.

Her approval rating is at an all-time low for vp nominees, and virtually all the endorsements Obama has received (especially from conservatives) haven't failed to mention Palin as a key element in their decision.

Am Kshe Oref - A Stiff-Necked People said...

Yeah. Like Powell. That must have stung.

Apparently even Ben Bernanke has given his endorsement by submitting his job application for the next four years to Obama.

Bernanke Endorses Obama -