The current race for president is a football game at half time with the score zero to zero. Both coaches are in the locker rooms trying to strategize and get their teams pumped for the third quarter.
The most recent strategy involved Sarah Palin and Donald Trump. The two republican hopefuls met for pizza on Tuesday in New York’s Times Square. (Wouldn’t you love to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation?!) I would bet a dollar that the two conspired to eclipse Mitt Romney’s announcement today in New Hampshire that he’s officially putting his name in the hat for president.
Palin threw an impromptu clam bake for Tea Party activists not far from Romney’s gathering. "It's coincidental that we are in the same territory at the same time, but more power to Mitt as he mounts his campaign and best of luck to him," commented Palin. Can we put that down as just dumb luck for Palin? The media was clearly more interested in Palin’s clam bake.
New Hampshire was certainly crowded today. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was also there talking at a luncheon for Republicans in Mount Washington Valley, N.H. Giuliani is considering a second try for president. Giuliani is attempting to right the mistake he made of ignoring New Hampshire in 2008.
Both Palin and Giuliani pounced on Romney’s health care plan. "The reality is that Obamacare and Romneycare are almost exactly the same. It's not very helpful trying to distinguish them. I would think the best way to handle it is to say, it was a terrible mistake and if I could do it over again, I wouldn't do it,'' said Giuliani.
Up next is the wait for other republican hopefuls to make ‘official announcements.’ Michelle Bachmann (Rep-Min) and Newt Gingrich are likely to make decisions soon—will Palin throw them under the bus too?