I found this story on the Daily Caller yesterday and to be quite honest, I was thrilled. I’ve been trying to say this now for probably 2 months and Mr. Ziegler took the words right out of my mouth. I know I’ll be barraged by hardcore Palinista’s but I’d like to point out that, I am still a big Sarah Palin fan, I will always be a fan I just happen to think she is not running for President in 2012 and that is why I’m keeping my options open… See previous post.
A few weeks ago on these pages I shocked a lot of people by strongly stating what seems to be an obvious but important reality that Sarah Palin cannot beat President Obama in 2012. While many of her incredibly passionate fans are still understandably unwilling to accept this clear fact (and therefore take their frustrations out on me), this post is not to gloat over the most recent credible poll showing that Palin would be, as I predicted, the worst possible contender against an Obama who still is a strong favorite to win reelection. Instead, I want to praise Palin for possibly understanding this situation and reacting brilliantly to it.
While anyone not named Todd or Sarah who pretends to know for sure what Palin’s long-term plans are is either delusional or a liar, the news that she has secured a Learning Channel deal to air an eight-part documentary on Alaska may provide quite us a bit of insight.
Sarah Palin is a great woman. She’s been great, and she’ll continue to be great for the conservative movement. The woman can draw crowds like nobody’s business. The simple fact is, she doesn’t appear to be making any real chase for the White House. I think she likes doing what she’s doing; firing up the base and getting conservatives elected. People will drive miles upon miles to see her and they will pay boatloads of money to see her. Palin will be a force in the conservative/republican movement for as long as she wants to and as long as she’s involved the money will be pouring in for the conservative movement. Plus, she drives the left insane. You can’t complain about that.
I’d just like to finish by saying something to those who refuse to move when it comes to “Palin 2012” shenanigans, please keep an open mind to other candidates.
((runs for cover))
A few friends and I on Twitter got to talking about how we’d like to see Palin do an interview outside of Fox News to sort of expand her audience and let other people hear her interviewed by someone who may not be her biggest fan. We thought Jake Tapper of ABC would be a great person for Palin to chat with. I mentioned it on Twitter and Tapper told us that he has tried contacting Palin for an interview but he has been refused
. I’ve always been a fan of Tapper’s. I think he is an excellent journalist and would be tough but fair when questioning Sarah Palin. Cubachi wrote an excellent piece
about this and included some great video of Jake Tapper.
So, Sarah if you’re listening, we’d love to see you talk with Jake Tapper
and know you’d do great!
** Jake Tapper shared his latest response he’s received from Palin’s folks, Read here.