Sarah Palin is crashing the Republican primary again. This time, she visited Fox Business’ Follow the Money show and suggested she still might run for president. Even though she has already said she won’t. Even though it was obvious she wouldn’t run long before she announced she wouldn’t. But hey, why let a little thing like a real primary process get in the way of an opportunity to grab the spotlight?
Mediaite reported this exchange between host Eric Bolling and Palin Monday night (12/19/11):
“Any chance we can see you making a play, even after Iowa or New Hampshire?” Bolling asked. “There’s still plenty of time, Governor.”
“You know, it’s not too late for folks to jump in,” Palin replied. “And I don’t know, you know, it — who knows what will happen in the future?”
The Seattle Post Intelligencer noted:
Over the weekend, Palin told Fox News… that she has not made up her mind on an endorsement. She indicated a lack of enthusiasm for the Republican field, an opinion echoed in recent polls of GOP voters.
“My endorsement is going to be with sincerity and enthusiasm and I am just not there yet . . . with the field as it stands,” she said. “And there’s no need to endorse until that enthusiasm is really within me, in my gut.”
It’s fire-in-the-belly déjà vu, all over again.
Considering how effective your endorsements were in 2010, the GOP candidates are probably saying to themselves, "WHEW! Thank goodness . . . "