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.
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.