I’m not going to begin to second-guess Sarah Palin here, but selecting Michael Glassner as the new head of Sarah PAC seems a bizarre choice. Especially in light of the fact that Glassner’s name is attached to two of the most disastrous presidential bids in modern GOP history: Robert Dole in 1996 and John McCain in 2008.
The 2008 campaign was particularly perplexing for yours truly because I tried repeatedly to get access to the McCain website during the 2008 campaign and never succeeded. They reset my password 20 times before I gave up. That—and this was only halfway into the campaign—was when I knew McCain was too disorganized to win.
As usual the left-stream media will have a field day with this.
Still, I am convinced that this woman marches to the beat of a different drum, which is most likely her political appeal in the first place. Snubbing CPAC four years in a row would probably be suicide for any other conservative on the planet yet the American Conservative Union, who sponsor the event, can’t seem to get enough of her.
Both Politico and Slate see Glassner’s hiring as a first step in a 2012 run, but, frankly, these guys are always quoting each other. What is clear now was clear last week; the Governor is thinking about running.
Glassner was the McCain senior vice presidential advisor for McCain 2008, which is all the more disturbing, since Palin had to sneak a call in the middle of the night just to speak with Bill O’Reilly. She did not appear on the O’Reilly Factor during the campaign.
Who knows, maybe the guy has been looking for a racehorse all these years and has finally found one who can really run. Hey, it’ll work out.
Ya gotta love the mainstream coverage of all this, though.
ABC News is already putting a negative spin on the idea that Palin may be gearing up for 2012, reporting that CPAC attendees don’t miss her at the conference. Which of course is why CPAC hired a Palin impersonator.
Yahoo was the most encouraging. Recent speeches such as those at the Safari Club International convention and the Young America’s Foundation centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan show Palin can still command a room. She received standing ovations at both places.
Gee, ya think?
I like Jimmy McMillan’s take on Sarah best.