Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has said that Sarah Palin would make a great president of the United States.Mitt Romney claims he isn’t sure if he’ll run for President in 2012, but he knows someone else that would do a “great” job: Sarah Palin.
“I believe she is an extraordinarily powerful and effective voice in our party, that she has generated a great deal of support and attention, that she’d be great in a primary process,” he said of the former vice-presidential nominee and Tea Party darling.
He added: “She’d bring attention to the process, and frankly, the more people we have on the stage in those debates talking about different ideas and different approaches, the better.” (ANI)
Some read more into this statement…
Romney knows just by reading recent history that tea party or non-mainstream candidates can make it harder for Republicans to defeat Democrats. Had Sharron Angle or Christine O’Donnell not won their primaries over mainstream candidates, the Senate may well be under GOP control right now.
Romney’s move is shrewd on other levels as well. Palin running makes his race easier to win. It also makes him come across as agreeable to seeing more competition in a primary. When it gets down to policy debates in front of a nationally televised audience, Romney will make Huckabee and Palin look foolish by comparison. What do think? Is Romney’s strategy going to work?