Mitt Romney (17%) and Sarah Palin (15%) now lead a smaller field of potential Republican presidential candidates in rank-and-file Republicans’ preferences for the party’s 2012 nominee. Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain essentially tie for third, with Cain registering 8% support in his initial inclusion in Gallup “trial heat” polling. Notably, 22% of Republicans do not have a preference at this point. – Gallup
The big news in Gallup is that 22% of Republicans are undecided so far. There’s room for someone else to emerge, as its put in political circles, there’s just no one that fills that gap right now.
As for the video, it’s not new, but Markos Moulitsas tweeted the link, which gives a better feel for what’s being reported as the Palin’s new address in Arizona. Considering that most Alaskans have had their fill of Palin it’s not a bad idea, especially since she has a lot in common with Barry Goldwater, even if her dream is to be tied to Reagan, which a film about Sarah is going to do when it opens in Iowa in June. An Arizona residence also reminds people she was McCain’s running mate, which even though it was calamitous put her on the national map.
So, SarahPAC is born.
I’ve made it no secret that I’d like to see Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin both run. I’d like to see women running for leadership political positions as much as possible. I don’t support their politics, but having watched any number of imbecilic men trudge through the presidential process, I have no intention of making light of their efforts should they choose to jump in, even if I sneer at their political positions.
It would be a supreme letdown if after Hillary Rodham Clinton’s historic run there were no women in 2012 vying for the top job. We have to keep pushing against this ultimate glass ceiling until 18 million cracks turns into the first female presidency, which will take a lot more than either Bachmann or Palin have shown so far, though Rep. Bachmann has at least shown some flashes of deftness recently, particularly during the 2011 budget battle.