Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sarah's perfect storm

So, many people think Sarah Palin doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming president… in fact some people compare her and her chances to that of Jesse Jackson’s 1988 run. I’m not so sure, because 2012 isn’t 1988.
Specifically there are two things that are different:
1. The rise of the Tea Party.
2. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
The first would provide foot soldiers—the grass-root. The second would provide money—lots of it.
If you have enough people hot and bothered and willing to knock on doors you’ve got a good start. If you’ve got more money than God… you can paint your opponent into corners left right and center. If you’ve got both… you can win.


Matt Peterson said...

Yeah, that's scary

Anonymous said...

Good points. I think there is a chance she could win against Obama b/c the right will get the vote out in masses and I am afraid the youth vote will stay home.

She would need the cooperation of the media to not push her to answer the right questions. If she can skate through without having to show her lack of capabilities, she can do anything.

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Just War Theory Man said...

I must be getting old, I've seen all the hopes pinned on Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama. The problem is, before the next election the tidal wave of debt piled up by all those Presidents except Carter may swamp our aircraft carrier of a nation. Then how much will it matter who is the titular "head of state"?