Sunday, May 29, 2011

Romney and Palin and Cain, oh my!

Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore... This is old news already but the header on this told me Romney, Palin and Cain are lead contenders for the GOP nomination. Which is sort of true. But none of the above is actually outpolling them all. Since then I've seen Rick "good hair" Perry is contemplating throwing his hat into this three ring circus. The only thing missing from this ongoing freak show is Meghan McCain announcing her intent but I guess we'll have to wait a few more years till she gets old enough to run.

Meanwhile, having so enjoyed her relative absence from the daily news frenzy, I'm a bit irritated that Palin is pretending harder to be running again. Guessing it's just a ploy to drum up interest in the upcoming documentary about her life, which would also explain why Fox isn't pressing her to declare or leave the station as they did to Huck.

On some level you do have to sort of admire her talent for self-promotion. She's a supreme manipulator. Via Doug J, thinking Steve M sees Palin's future correctly:
If I had to guess, I’d say she’s never going to announce a run, she’s never going to announce that she’s not going to run, she’s going to threaten to jump into the race until the last conceivable second, and even then she’s going to threaten to declare herself a candidate at a brokered convention as long as the race is in flux. Oh, and she’ll also never declare herself a third-party candidate, but she’ll never stop floating rumors that she might become one.
I curse John McCain for inflicting this woman on us. But on the bright side, at least she stopped carting poor little Trig around like a sack of flour as campaign prop. So there's that...

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