Yesterday the Boston Herald asked Sarah Palin what were her thoughts about running with Mitt Romney and Sarah said it “sounds pretty good”.
Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door yesterday to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run – a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama.
“Sounds pretty good,” Palin declared at yesterday’s Tea Party Express rally on the Common when asked about pairing up with the former Bay State governor – giving the idea a big thumbs-up as she left the stage after her headline speech.
Last night, as Palin stopped for cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End, she said she was “serious” about the idea.
I have a lot of respect for Mitt,” she told the Herald.
Asked who would be on top of the ticket, Palin roared, “Ha! I haven’t even thought that far ahead yet.”
Indeed, Palin said she hasn’t decided whether she’ll run in 2012 – with or without Romney.
Romney, a presumptive 2012 Republican presidential contender who recently embarked on a nationwide book tour, has not ruled out an alliance with Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential candidate.
“Mitt Romney respects Sarah Palin and he appreciates the contributions she makes to the party,” said Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom. “But his immediate focus is on helping Republicans win back the Congress in 2010.”
Many in the blogosphere are saying that Sarah was just being polite because she was in Massachusetts. I tend to agree. While there are some pluses to such a ticket, there are also some obvious drawbacks.
On the plus side, each kind of has what the other needs. Romney’s conservative credentials are sorely lacking, especially with RomneyCare on his back. For Sarah, the media’s meme about her experience appears to be sticking and Romney would help with that.
The problem starts with who runs the top of the ticket. Neither one would want to settle for the second chair. Although, given the difficulty of explaining RomneyCare, Mitt might find the number two seat the only option.
Would you like to see a Romney-Palin or Palin-Romney ticket in 2012?
Via: The Boston Herald