Been reading about Sarah Palin and her extended family vacation/ bus tour. Pretty enlightening to be truthful, at least insofar as seeing just how silly the media can be when they follow a story. I don’t know for certain whether she is or isn’t going to run for President, but there are clues for the more inquisitive. Let’s follow the easiest ones to find, and see how far down the rabbit hole we can get with them.
Where does she send people who want information about her bus tour? SarahPac. What shows up on her front page? The bus tour info. What does it say the bus tour is about? It says it’s a campaign for educating and energizing Americans about Americas founding principles, among other things. Key words? Campaign and energize.
Click on the page titled “Join the commonsense conservative revolution” and you see a statement that makes it pretty plain, speaking of “ramping up our preparations for 2012.” Add to that the news that she said she’d be visiting Iowa, after visiting New Hampshire. Those two states, for those who don’t know, are the first two states with primaries, both happening in early January next year.
How else do you read that? How many ways can you read those statements that make sense, given the current news? Palin for President sounds more and more likely. She’ll have to announce soon, so we’ll know one way or the other, within the next 5 or 6 weeks. Not going to say definite, I’m not in her head, I don’t know. I initially didn’t think she would at all, not even close, but the more I look the more I see a run happening.
A bus tour can be an exploratory committee if you want it to be, can it not?
Ya know, maybe I want to see it, see her run seeing the amount of coverage the “Neo-Con Mystery tour” is generating, and seeing how much of a polarizing force she would be in the upcoming Republican electoral process, how she would split the Republican party, and how much I like that thought.
I don’t know for sure though, whether I should even care about her running for President. She would be a fringe candidate, who would realistically only appeal to about 20% of the electorate, the neo-conservative/ paleo-liberal/ tea party patriot right wingers. She won’t and frankly can’t get the moderates, independents who are actually independent and not Republicans in sheep’s clothing, and anyone who isn’t a conspiracy theorist type.
Maybe it shows you something different. I’m curious, so drop me a line here and tell me what you think.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
W. Somerset Maugham
Viddy of the day: The future of NASA’s space shuttle program.
Sad, really, to see the end of the shuttle program. It bothers me that we’ve been using Russian spacecraft to get our people back and forth from the ISS. The future is bright though, with the Orion program getting the go-ahead, keeping an American presence in Manned spaceflight.
That’s it from here, America. G’night.