What about those campaigns? Palin says, “Each campaign that I have ever run in these 20 years of elective office has been kind of unconventional, right, Todd? We’ve always been outspent, two-to-one, five-to-one, 10-to-one. Never won any polls heading into election night. But usually won the election. So it would be unconventional and very grass roots.” Wasilla, Alaska voters elected Palin to its city council in 1992 and elected her its mayor four years later.
Sarah Palin has over 632-thousand followers on Twitter. You may recall “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!” that resounded during the Tucson shooting atrocity. Although protected by the Constitution, Palin’s seditious speech deserved derision as did not pulling down her Facebook “Target map” until one of her targets was publicly shot in the head. As I said, the times change things and we are supposed to forget such nasty events as an attempted assassination and collateral murder. Palin called subsequent criticism of her “Blood libel.” We are supposed to forget that, too.
At least when her name is mentioned in the media, as it is less frequently, it is less referred to as “potential presidential candidate.” Today, she is referred to more often as “governor,” an office she resigned before completing its first term. Meanwhile, the Palin establishment still asks for donations and raises money. With that money she drops by to get camera exposure and expound about Ronald Reagan, at least her Twitter version of Ronald Reagan, as she has at the Iowa State Fair. It’s not Palin for president. It’s Palin for Palin.