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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Donna Brazile: "From here, 2012 looks like a slam-dunk for Sarah Palin."

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)

1 comment:

Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

Brazile always has a motive. So I don't believe much of what she says. After her 2008 primary "rulez" coments, she is never to be trusted again.

However, I do think there are some interesting points in this article... not the least of which is Sarah's "crossover appeal" as compared with someone like Bachman.

I believe the only question on Sarah's mind at this time is... "2012 or 2016?"