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Perhaps…Maybe…Who Knows…

17 February 2012 @ 10:05

From Mediaite, Frances Markel reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to The Washington Times]:

Sarah Palin was the first guest on the first episode of Follow the Money, so it seemed natural for Eric Bolling to bring Palin back for his final show….

…With the enthusiasm that Palin received after her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Bolling could not help but ask what Palin was thinking of doing with her future. She answered that she was reading to help America any way she could, and if it meant “running for office at some point in the future, I’m game.” “Want to elaborate on that?” Bolling asked, getting a flat “No!”The topic came up again later in the conversation, when Bolling brought up the possibility of a brokered convention in August. “If it does get to that,” Bolling asked, “and someone said ‘Governor, would you be interested,’ would you be interested?” Palin began her answer asserting that she saw the possibility of a brokered convention as a very real one. “If it had to be kind of closed up today, the whole nominating process, then we would be looking at a brokered convention,” she responded, since “nobody is quite there yet.” If it came to a brokered convention, “all bets are off as to who it will be willing to offer themselves up in the name of service to their country.” She added only that she “would be willing to help any way that I can,” which is about as open a declaration of a brokered convention candidacy she could give– and, as is her wont, she elaborated no more than that.

Would she be able to emerge as the Nominee from a brokered convention? Would the GOP Establishment be able to thwart such an effort by the delegates?

As I’ve said before: in my forty years of following Presidential campaigns this has been the most unpredictable and crazy race I have ever witnessed.*



* Maybe Stacy McCain is right:

It is my hope, of course, that my frequent references to Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72 have caused a few of you actually to buy the book, because I insist that you can’t really understand what’s going on in this year’s Republican presidential primary campaign unless you go back and see what Thompson wrote about the 1972 Democratic campaign….

That one was the closest I’ve seen, in terms of the chaos, uncertainty, and unpredictability, to this one.

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