Sarah Palin is back in the game. She’s going on a bus tour across America. Watch out folks.
Is there a better chance now that she’ll run for president? You betcha.
Below I’ll explain why I think she very well might get into the 2012 race. But first read part of the big story from Real Clear Politics.
In a move designed to propel her closer to a presidential run, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will set out on a bus tour of the country on Sunday, making stops at symbolic sites along the way.
"Starting this weekend, Sarah Palin will embark on a ‘One Nation' tour of historical sites that were key to the formation, survival, and growth of the United States of America," SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford said in a statement to RealClearPolitics. "The tour will originate in Washington, D.C. It will proceed north up the east coast."
Details were still being hammered out on Thursday, but sources indicated to RCP that the bus tour is expected to last several weeks and will be divided into separate geographical stretches for logistical reasons.
Members of Palin's immediate family are expected to join her on the trip, which will eventually take her through key early-voting states.
Let’s cut to the chase. Palin sees an opening. Now that Huckabee is out as well as Mitch Daniels, the road to the nomination becomes more doable. I’m not saying it will be easy but here’s the analysis.
Look at the top contenders.
- Romney is a flawed frontrunner (Healthcare, Mormonism, unable to connect with voters).
- Huntsman is also flawed (would have voted for the stimulus, pro-civil unions, Obama’s Ambassador to China, Mormon, etc).
- Pawlenty doesn’t have the flaws of the other candidates but hasn’t been able to establish the buzz/pizzazz factor (at least not yet). He may be a great candidate but there’s the possibility that he may be the greatest "six percent in the polls candidate” ever. I’m just sayin’.
So we’ll see what Palin does, but a bus tour across America that takes her through all the early primary states smells like a presidential run.
If Bachmann gets in, it will complicate the road a little bit for Palin, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
Hey, how do I get a ticket on that bus? The Brody File is investigating!