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Monday, February 20, 2012

Sarah Palin: will she accept a draft in a brokered convention?

The above video features former governor Sarah Palin being interview by Fox News’ Eric Bolling. Ms. Palin conducts herself well throughout the piece; however, Bolling could not have been friendlier or gentler—not a single tough question in almost 15 minutes.

I thought Bolling was especially gentle when it came to getting Ms. Palin to explain why she did not complete her term of office as Alaska’s governor. She basically dodged the question, offering a few words about her having remained in Alaska after resigning her post.

Bolling left the best for last, though. Near the end of the interview, he quizzed Ms. Palin on the possibility of a brokered convention at the 2012 Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa, Florida in August. Bolling asked whether, if Ms. Palin were asked, would she consider being drafted as a contender for the nomination.

She responded:

We could be looking at a brokered convention. … If months from now, if that’s the case, then all bets are off, as to who it will be, willing to offer themselves up in the name of service to their country. I, uh, I would do whatever I could to help.”

A brokered convention has to be a longshot at this point. Should Mitt Romney lose convincingly in Michigan (his home state), however, it becomes a real possibility, and would open up the race to GOP celebrities who have stayed out to this point, namely, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan and, apparently, Sarah Palin.

According to Real Clear Politics, Santorum now leads with 37 per cent compared to Romney with 33 per cent in the state.

© 2012 Russell G. Campbell

 

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  1. i think palin has been crapped on enough. she is one of the few people i would vote for.

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  2. he should be nice to her. god knows that the rest of the media which are liberal. wouldn't Be nice to her she needs some media on her side. And as for her not staying on as governor you know as well as I do it's because she was being sued over everything even though she was cleared of it. They kept her going to court untill they were going to break her. and they were stalking her buying a House next to hers so they could watch her every move and basically harrassing her. I would have quit to and with the liberal media out there she didn't stand a chance. I thought your suppose to be polittically accute. it's like you got something against her or something. I don't really know but it seems like it.

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