In my last column, I presented reasons why Sarah Palin should not be dismissed as a presidential hopeful. Because one column alone couldn't cover everything, I offer another cluster of reasons below, starting with an important one: She has time.
Palin can wait until the
last possible moment to officially file her intent to run. Others who
have already filed or are looking to file need to start developing
traction-generating strategies now. However, Palin has both name
recognition and the ability to quickly raise the funds needed to pull
together a massive organization in the key early states. This
media-savvy political professional can decide when it is the right time
for her to file.
Palin is the candidate with the most crossover appeal between
groups. She can talk to the tea partiers, the radicals -- even the
nearly extinct moderates.
When scripted, she can be rather
convincing, especially compared to other candidates. The others are too
drab -- in policy, in convictions, in media smarts. They just can't
compete with her star power. From here, 2012 looks like a slam-dunk for
Sarah Palin. (See full article here)