Sarah Palin is running for president.
Ok, no, she hasn’t said it. But a conservative talk show host claims he’s positive she’ll be in the race, and wants to be one of the first to to announce it.
According to the Daily Caller, talk show host Mark Levine stated on a recent show, “Look, I could be dead wrong. I have no inside information. But I want to underscore what I’ve been saying, which is I believe Sarah Palin will run for president. Just want to put my marker down because others are starting to do it and I put it down quite some time ago.”
Still not totally convinced? Does this new video from the Palin PAC make the case a little stronger?
So how likely is a Palin run, and what would it look like? Well, considering her Tea Party bus tours that happen to show up at every big event that has a gathering of Republicans (and presidential candidates), I would say Levin is right — odds are she’s going to declare. After all, this is a woman who is still polling rather high among potential candidates without so much as launching a commercial or throwing a fundraiser. And above all else, it’s obvious she loves the limelight.
But as it grows later and more people enter the race, she has some serious disadvantages, such as most of the high level staffers already committing to other campaigns, or donors who have already picked a side.
If Palin runs, expect it to be a half-hearted campaign, more designed to keep her in the news and in public with the rest of the contenders rather than an actual grab for the nomination.
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