I heard a report on the radio a couple hours ago which said that several other candidates were there, and the media all made a beeline for Palin when she showed up.
That speaks volumes. If/when she declares, she will be the instant front-runner.
Sarah Palin should run for the Presidency.
It doesn't matter if her campaign lasts only a few days or a few weeks. If she's out of the contest by the primaries, that's fine and dandy. I won't cry over it, and neither will she, I bet. But she must, MUST give it a try.
"The biggest risk is not to take one." I heard that quote somewhere, a long time ago. She cannot live with "What if's". She must try it. Who knows what may happen? What's the worse part - the she might not be nominated? Heck, even if she's not, that would be a blessing in disguise for her.
I still think, after all of these past months, that Sarah Palin is, among the Republican candidates, The Only One With Steel-clad Testicular Fortitude that could have only been inherited from Margaret Thatcher. (The same kind that kicked British unions in the rear to never recover; kick-started a long time of prosperity; kicked the Argentinean Army into disgrace in the Falklands War, and provided one third of the Triumvirate that dismantled the Iron Curtain.)
Today, it is just like in the late 70s: perilous times, which called for extraordinary fortitude to face extraordinary challenges. Thatcher knew what needed to be done in Britain, and did it. And (I am quite certain about this), so does Sarah Palin in America.
"What's the worse thing that could happen - that she might not be nominated?"
I meant to say this, but I was a bit tired at that time... Dang!