Morning Mix: Palin Does Labor Day
Will she, won’t she, will she, won’t she? That’s how former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin makes the media dance. And it has become a frenzy this weekend, as Palin hits Iowa about as hard as any of the declared presidential candidates out there.
Palin spent her Labor Day weekend telling new reporters in the state that there’s room for more candidates in the presidential race, while she told fans and supporters that they need to be freed from “crony capitalism” and “career politicians.” “You must vet a candidate’s record…You must know their ability to successfully reform and actually fix problems that they are going to claim that they inherited.”
She hit every note her followers wanted to hear — except one. Although the crowds chanted “Run, Sarah, run!” she provided no real answer to if she will be declaring herself.
And the ability to do so may be almost over – recent polling shows only 25 percent of Republicans want her in, while 71 want her out. Still, the support of a full 25 percent of the GOP would put her pretty near frontrunner status already, considering the leaders in polling never seem to garner the preference of more than 30 percent of respondents.
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