Now that Sarah Palin has announced her intention to run for president at the next available opportunity, it’s worth a pause to consider how, exactly, she’s going to do that. It’s worth considering how other Republicans have made their way to the White House.
It is generally agreed that the Republican base was not happy with John McCain going into the Republican Primaries. Well, who did support him? Crucially in the early primary states, it was the independent voter. Many of those early primaries are held in states where anyone can vote in either primary, Democrat or Republican. Those independents who lean Republican voted for McCain en mass, they’re now leaving him behind, and it’s partially due to McCain’s pick of the unqualified Sarah Palin for the veep role. As I mentioned a couple days ago, John McCain is now ironically doing rallies filled with people who never supported him.
Mike Huckabee found out about losing the independent voter. Mitt Romney learned about losing the independent voter. The independent voter is currently teaching a continuing education class on their role in American politics. The test is four days away. Will this be another educational opportunity lost for Miss Sarah?