What's Next for Sarah Palin? By Cindy Cross
Speculation is circulating whether Sarah Palin is seriously considering a run for president in 2012.
A statement posted Thursday on Palin's political action committee website, "Starting from Washington, D.C. and going up through New England Governor Palin and the SarahPAC team will begin a trip through our nation's rich historical sites. The 'One Nation Tour' is part of our new campaign to educate and energize Americans about our nation's founding principles, in order to promote the Fundamental Restoration of America."
Palin's recent purchase of a $1.7 million estate in Scottsdale, Arizona, leave many wondering what her next move will be. Some speculate that Palin is getting herself ready to take over the senate seat soon to be vacated by retiring Arizona republican Senator Jon Kyl.
Palin may be testing the waters with her 'One Nation' bus tour through popular American cities by getting a temperature check on how well she is received. Similar to how Donald Trump's orange hued face appeared all over the internet with polls asking you to click 'yes' or 'no' if The Donald should run. The difference is that Palin is much better in person, and she knows it. I foresee huge crowds of adoring republicans clamoring to see her.
A lot has changed for the unknown Palin from 2008. By mid-2009, she negotiated a deal for $25 million to write two books, gives lectures for over $100,000 a pop, stars in her own show, 'Sarah Palin's Alaska', and is a political pundit on the right-wing Fox News Channel. The un-known from Wasilla, Alaska has morphed into a political media phenomenon.
A Gallup poll released Thursday showed Palin nearly tied with Mitt Romney in a national survey of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters. Palin was supported by 15% and Romney by 17%. In Arizona, a Public Policy Polling recently surveyed voters there on whether they would like to see Palin move to the Grand Canyon State; 57% said no, 27% said yes, 16% were unsure.
Maybe Palin would be a good side-kick for Romney? Stay tuned.