On the negative side, she has little or no political infrastructure, not even a formal committee to raise money. Nor has she campaigned in the primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. So far as I know Palin does not even have a press secretary.
On the positive side for running, Palin says she has « the fire in my belly ». She has higher name recognition than any other contender. She just has to pop up her head and the national media aree there to record every twitch and tittle.
Most of the pundits don’t think she is running. David Brooks of the N.Y. Times: « She can manage her brand. But running for president is not American Idol. She’s just not a team player. This is a team sport. »
And the polls do not favour her. An average of several polls shows Obama trouncing Palin by 20 points.
Others have said that Palin is so flighty and unpredictable that she must be in the midst of menopause. No wonder she is erratic.
Here’s a hint. Palin is a paid contributor to Fox News. Fox dumped Gingritch and Santorum when they showed signs of running. Why have they not dumped Palin. Because I believe Palin told Fox in deepest secrecy that she does not plan to run.
Will Palin run?
What do you think?