JAKEBENSON saidConservatives need an "Obama" of sorts to beat Obama. And Sarah Palin isn't that person.
I think it is really early yet and the GOP field is still in the early stages of taking shape. My guess is that by the end of the summer, probably somewhere around Labor Day, things will be much more clear in the GOP field and true front-runners will begin to emerge. Wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the ones who emerge as front-runners are not necessarily candidates that we would expect. Maybe a few surprises in store, like someone who comes out of nowhere to grab a huge amount of the spotlight. Not sure what I think of Palin jumping in, or if I'm even convinced she will. That said, if she does, depending on how she handles it, and the plan she presents to the American people, I don't think she can be counted out either. She thrives on being underestimated, and the more she becomes an underdog, the more popular she seems to get. Should be interesting to watch to say the least. I'm trying to keep an open mind, but it's going to take something pretty extraordinary to beat Obama.