I said I was not going to blog during the holiday weekend and need to significantly reduce the time and energy I spend on the political junkie stuff but Governor Palin made me take a break from marinating chicken.
Let this marinate: if Palin is leaving the governorship to fully focus on connecting with the people in the lower 48 and running for president, be concerned…be very concerned. The soon-to-be former governor and I were born in the same (as was First Lady Obama) so I kind of support her achievements on some level. But, I thought Palin was going to study policy and issues in preparation for a presidential bid—IN ADDITION to being governor. The first thing out of the mouths of Palin supporters will be Obama…part of a senate term…president.
(At this point, a wiser person would stop writing and go clean the grill.)
President Obama, the community organizer, was president or editor of the Harvard Law Review and spent much time down state in Springfield in the legislature. Before I walk away from regular blogging altogether let me say one thing I feel in my gut: Obama and Hillary ended the primary battle last year when he said he would make her Secretary of State, push for real change and if it doesn’t work, he would gracefully admitted failure and be a one termer—greenlighting Clinton 2012.
I have always said that stacking the deck is important and I was cool after the presidential field got down to McCain, Romney, Obama, Clinton and Huckabee. If the economic doesn’t recover, I don’t want to see Obama beat up for four more years but Romney would be the logical one at that point because he has a strong finance and business background and Newt would be a close second. To seriously put Palin, in the same conversation with Clinton, Obama, Gingrich and Romney is tripping if she doesn’t step her game up.
On the other hand, she could be the next Oprah…..okay Hasselbeck.