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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The American Spectator: Opinion: Jeffrey Lord: Sarah Palin to Sean Hannity: I Could Run 3rd Party

The American Spectator: Opinion: Sarah Palin to Sean Hannity: I Could Run 3rd Party

This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Times on WordPress

It would be a great day for the Republican Party and a bad day for comedians, pundits and bloggers if Sarah Palin left the GOP to run for President. Probably for some Far-Right third-party. She doesn’t have a blizzard’s chance in hell of winning the GOP nomination for president in 2012 and perhaps ever. Because the GOP establishment has essentially told her, perhaps even to her face that she won’t win it. Because they are looking for a presidential nominee that can beat the President and win the White House in 2012.

Which is why Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty look so good to them right now. And why Mitch Daniels had he decided to run for President for 2012, would’ve look so good to them as well. The GOP establishment wants to win in 2012. While the GOP base is looking for a presidential nominee that’s perfect in their mind ideologically. Especially on social issues where Sarah Palin fits in so well with them. Anti-abortion, anti-gay etc, where they don’t trust Mitt Romney. Sarah Palin doesn’t belong in a major political party like the GOP. But at the head of a fringe Far-Right party. And the GOP would be better off if she left them for good.