December 29, 2010
Written by Trupiano · Filed Under Op/Ed, U.S.
3 Responses to “Unresolved Issue: Who Will Run Against Obama in 2012?”
Here’s my two cents on this: Sarah Palin is a former beauty pageant contestant, not an actual leader. True public policy is not part of her DNA (like that’s news). She seeks public attention, and since 2008 she has found that she can parlay public attention into money. She understands that the longer she can keep the press’s attention, she can extend her fifteen minutes and keep the money generator going. As long as she suspends an announcement, and I think she already knows that she’s not running, then the press and public will maintain their attention on her. So she’s posturing right now.
I wonder if Rebublican contenders can see this (it is politics, after all, this is the kind of subtle stuff they deal in) and due to her public stature right now, want to avoid the Palin question, and so they are waiting. So far, SHE is the only “potential” 2010 candidate and the first guy in doesn’t want to be asked about her. They could be waiting out her eventual decline, which has begun, or for a sudden flurry of contenders throwing their hats in.
You forgot Gary Johnson, who most commentators believe is preparing for a run, and who will definitely run if Ron Paul doesn’t.
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