Not to often do I turn on my AOL mail and be truly surprised by one of the news links. But I was today. I saw this article that says the "general public don't look kindly on a [Sarah] Palin [Presidential] candidacy." It goes on to say that "Fifty-one percent of Republicans who were surveyed in the poll
conducted Dec. 17-19 said they were not very likely or not likely at
all to support Palin if she decided to run compared to 49 percent who
said they'd back her" and "PPP said that an average 56 percent of voters saw her unfavorably in
Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia, which it viewed as key to
GOP chances in the 2012 presidential race." The most shocking single fact in the article was the fact that "One of Palin's worst showings was in her home state of Alaska where 58 percent regarded her unfavorably." The author goes on to state this about her main competitors for the GOP seat in 2012: "By contrast, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich are all in positive territory."
Sarah Palin has never been nor will ever be the easy, front-runner Presidential campaign. But, seeing these surveys, I see that Palin DOES have a chance to make it. 49% willing to back her is not so bad, right? It really comes down to a margin of 2 points. You never know when some politicians would be willing to back her, especially when her campaign is starting to run full-force. What can we really say now before the campaign? No one knows what will happen once these politicians who don't back her see her campaign raging forward, and they want to jump on the bandwagon? It is simply too early to deem her a lost cause when it comes to the 2012 Presidential election. I think she would be a better President than Romney, Huckabee and Gingrich, because of her ideals and her willingness to stick to them, while her opponents seem to sway to public favor. Several celebrities have given their say on whether they think Palin would consider running, including Oprah "Obama" Winfrey among others. Palin has faced off with Obama on this issue also. She has said, in an interview with Barbara Walters, that if it were good for the country, she'd run. In her inteweview with Obama, Walters brought up the subject of Palin. This was his reaction. What a nice guy, right? He has about as much humor as a Nazi. I think that, when it comes to proving herself, Palin has the staying power, and I think, will soon have the favor of not only these politicians who don't look kindly on her, but also on the general populous. She has a very big supporter base, and I think that will be key to her campaign. She will rely on supporters, like me, to help her in what will, hopefully, be a landmark campaign leading to the election of the 1st female President of The United States. I am going on the record now to say that, when the times comes, and even now, I pledge my full support to Madame Palin and her 2012 Presidential campaign.