Here’s a good forecast for Sarah Palin’s presidential hopes in 2012: Republican candidates for office across the country are shunning her offers to campaign for them and/or appear at fundraisers because they don’t want to be associated with her dumb ass. So much for her being the Republican party’s rockstar, eh?
Less than a month before voters go to the polls, it appears increasingly clear that the former Alaska governor, vice-presidential nominee and conservative favorite will not appear on behalf of either New Jerseyâ€™s Chris Christie or Virginiaâ€™s Bob McDonnell.
Palin is the only one of the most talked-about potential 2012 presidential candidates who has not yet campaigned for either Republican candidate.
Given her loyal following among many in the partyâ€™s grass roots, itâ€™s Palin who could surely draw the largest crowd and perhaps raise the most money for the two candidates â€” her book, â€œGoing Rogue,â€ is already the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon, more than a month before itâ€™s even released.
â€œThe governor offered her assistance with both races,â€ said Palin adviser Meg Stapleton. â€œThe ball is in their court.â€
Neither GOP campaign wanted to discuss why they didnâ€™t want Palin in the state â€” to say so would offend the conservative base that both Christie and McDonnell are counting on, not just to vote for them but to also volunteer time in the crucial final weeks of the election.
This is sort of sad. I really want Palin to be the Republican nominee in 2012. Imagine the high comedy laffs that shit would bring. Imagine!