Sarah Palin's Campaign To Drive You Crazy


Sarah Palin still gets asked about running for president, and since she doesn’t have to officially declare til the end of October, she might as well soak up whatever attention she can in the process.

In an interview with Sean Hannity, she said,

“There is still time, Sean, and I think on both sides of the aisle I think you’re going to see people coming and going from this race. And I’m still one of those still considering the time factor.”

Maybe she’s going to primary Obama! That would certainly grab headlines. She added, “Mark my word, it is going to be an unconventional type of election process.” She might as well rewrite electoral laws while she’s rewriting facts.

Palin is even testing the patience of conservatives. Not long ago, Erick Erickson wrote at Red State,

To paraphrase Ann [Coulter], a lot of us fell in love with Sarah Palin because of her enemies and a lot of us have fallen out of love with Sarah Palin because of her fans.

In other words, conservatives with media platforms loved Sarah Palin because she annoyed liberals, but there’s only so much politically-suicidal craziness they can stomach. (Erickson compared rabid Palin fans to Scientologists and Ron Paul fans.)

A McClatchy-Marist survey found this week that “By a 72 to 24 percent margin, Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP do not want Palin to run for the White House.” Then again, it also found that a hypothetical matchup between Obama and Palin would go in the president’s favor only 49 to 44 percent, a big jump from August. Luckily, that’s not how presidents are elected in this country.

Sarah Palin Says There’s Still Time To Get Into “Unconventional” Race [ABC News]
Poll: Palin Making Gains But Most In GOP Don’t Want Her To Run [CNN]

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