Sarah Palin Believes She Can Beat Barack Obama In 2012 Election
In a recent interview with ABC News‘ Barbara Walters, Sarah Palin stated with confidence she could unseat Barack Obama as president of the United States if given the chance to run for president in 2012. How far off base is she?
If you asked in 2008, Palin would be considered a joke. But due to Obama’s current approval rating diminishing, Palin’s proposed 2012 run for president should be looked at as a real threat—and it has nothing to do with politics.
It’s no secret the polarizing figure has become a pop culture icon. And we all know how being a popular figure supersedes any real talent in the new millennium. Palin’s reality television show debuted to record breaking ratings on TLC while her daughter Bristol continues to progress on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, regardless of how terrible a dancer she is. Couple that with her Tea Party support group and the disapproval of Obama’s current run in office and you have a recipe that could see the first woman run the country. If Palin can get a fraction of those that watch her reality show and Bristol dance with two feet, she could probably pose a threat if running against Obama.
“I’m looking at the lay of the land now, and…trying to figure that out, if it’s a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family, if it’s a good thing,” Palin told Walters.
As long as Palin’s popularity continues to soar, the possibility she could run for President is a feasible one. How scary is that?