A new draft-Palin ad to run in Iowa next week

By Ed Morrissey

Is it too late for Sarah Palin to enter the Republican presidential nomination sweepstakes?  Conservatives4Palin hope not, and they plan to run an ad in Iowa aimed at convincing caucus-goers to draft her into the race:

Your contributions have made it possible for us to run the Palin reconsider television ad next week in the Sioux City, Iowa market. Thanks to everyone who chipped in to make it possible.

You’ll be able to see the ad that will be shown on televisions on KCAU-TV across the Sioux City, Iowa market on this blog and on youtube when it goes up next week. If you have any ideas on how to get this story more attention, let us know and feel free to push it yourself to people who may be interested. The target date for this ad going up is now November 29th as the Thanksgiving holidays pushed our initial target date of November 28th back. At the very latest, we expect to get it up on the Sioux City market on the 30th.

The Hill reminds its readers that Palin had plenty of time to jump into the race:

In October, Palin announced that she would not run for the party’s nomination. “You don’t need an office or a title to make a difference,” she said in a YouTube video.  Palin had weighed a presidential bid for months and was the subject of much media speculation. …

[W]ith the Hawkeye State’s caucuses on Jan 3, the group has little time to convince Palin to reconsider her decision and enter the race.

Isn’t it too late to get in the race?  Not in Iowa, or in other caucus states like Nevada.  The state parties run those events, and they can add a name to the ballot at any time — or caucus-goers can write in their favored candidates if they like.

However, Palin faces a bigger problem outside of Iowa.  Most of the early contests are not caucuses, but primaries — and those states do have filing deadlines, which have all passed.  Palin wouldn’t have contended in New Hampshire anyway, but can any candidate fail to win South Carolina, Florida, and Michigan and still expect to seriously contend for the nomination? Filing deadlines for all of these states have already passed.

Besides, Palin didn’t have an organization built in Iowa or anywhere else when she demurred on a run in the first place, and she certainly doesn’t have any now.  She would have to find donors to fund those organizations, including some who shifted their money after it became clear that Palin wasn’t serious about running in this cycle.  Palin might find it very difficult to get those donors to take her bid seriously, even if she managed a win in Iowa, given the difficulty of running from behind after those early primaries.

A late Palin entry would probably benefit Mitt Romney most.  The buzz of her entry might very well hand her Iowa, which would kneecap Romney’s competitors heading into South Carolina and Florida, where she couldn’t compete.  If Romney swept through South Carolina, Michigan, and Florida (and perhaps the Nevada caucus as well), he’d be well on his way to inevitability.  Palin’s smart enough to know all of this, so despite the heartfelt efforts of C4P, her next announcement will almost certainly be an endorsement and not a declaration of candidacy.



12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mollie
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 18:28:43

    This makes me so sad…just as I felt when my brother came over on Thanksgiving. I adore my brother but the first thing he asked when he walked in the door was whether or not I was cooking a “butterball turkey” because “he knows who he doesn’t want to give his money to”. Sigh. First of all, I buy the turkey. Second…these people just give their retirement away to her. Their Social Security checks. I’m sure their children are fit to be tied that their parents/loved ones are throwing their savings away on a television ad. She’s an abhorrent person to allow it to continue. It is a group of perhaps 50 regularly posting socially challenged folks who found a place in which to magnify their paranoia and obsessions.


  2. Pat
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 20:24:31

    I’m sure Sarah would rather her cultists give the $$$$ to her personal pac so she can spend it to upkeep her lifestyle rather than on a stoopid billboard.


  3. climber357
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 03:35:08

    Game on! Fight like a girl! Pink elephant stampede! Mama grizzlies! Reload!

    Woe to the naysayers who ignored our threats and warnings!

    The much ballyhooed storm front juggernaut has arrived: One ad in the Sioux City, Iowa market.

    It´s so ineffectual it´s cute.


  4. TiredofPalin
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 04:37:33

    The more attention the media gives it, the better they will like it. This way, although they only pay for a small ad, they get viewers nationwide. I’m not saying that blogs shouldn’t talk about it, but is there any way we can preemptively ask the larger news media outlets to ignore it?


  5. akrnc
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 05:44:40

    This “Earthquake Movement” that is supposed to get Palin to reconsider had less than 7k members the last time I checked. How can they not see the writing on the wall? Where are these alleged “millions of supporters” Sarah has? Although I’m glad she’s not running due to her vengeful and bitter rhetoric that has caused serious problems in our country, it gives her supporters the ability to claim that she could easily beat President Obama.

    They keep talking about the one poll that had her within 5 points of him, however, they do not acknowledge any of the dozens of polls over the last 3 years that show her popularity declining with over 70% of the people polled saying they would never vote for her. These people are truly delusional.


  6. anAlaskanAlsoII
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 05:54:08

    That cartoon reminds me how hilarious it was that incredibly and equally flawed Gubernatorial characters such as Rod Blagojevich (Illinois) and Governor Mark Sanford (South Carolina) wouldn’t let you pry their titles from their cold, dead hands, but Sarah blabberingly and incoherently spun her decision to quit (for the bling) in her desire to progress the State without an office.

    You couldn’t make Rod and Mark quit despite all the evidence and shame they brought on themselves, and Sarah, postpartum from the adoring campaign trail (cause lord knows, she wasn’t postpardum from Trig) imagined she could recapture those highs from self-serving projects above accountability and transparency.

    Good luck with keeping 10% of your never-say-die supporters Sarah. After six years of knowing you couldn’t deliver as a leader, I can still say that you are and remain a horrible person and an abominable political spokesmodel.


  7. dominicastar
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 14:34:13

    The last caucus in Iowa, it was possible that Palin could have been a write in. Remember she showed up on her bus and all, no one wrote Palin name as a write in, why would they now?

    The media has the answers infront of them, but they just like taking their readers on a wild ride. Wasn’t it also in Iowa that Sean Hannity asked the audience if they want Sarah Palin to run for president and he got a resounding ‘NO!’ Y’all remember all of this.

    Palin is not a popular choice, only the desperate c4p believe she is.


  8. Fan Of Balto
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 10:06:59

    Sarah has created an army of idiots. They may just be her undoing – wouldn’t that be just apropos as all you know what. Suck it up Buttercup!


  9. Rick
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 11:03:11

    Sarah Palin? Isn’t she in a looney bin somewhere now? I believe she’s setting up a “not guilty by reasoning of insanity” defense to all of her previous crimes.


  10. sallyngarland,tx
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 13:05:09

    Neil Cavuto had Ian Lazaran of C4pee on his show today via phone about this ad. So Palin and her cult get the attention they want.


  11. Trackback: Supporters unveil video urging Palin to reconsider, run for president | Congressman Tom Tancredo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Syrin From Wasilla’s Stats

%d bloggers like this: