So does tomorrow truly belong to her? I refer, of course, to the former governor of Alaska, who quit when she was barely past the middle of her first term because, as she explained, she was not a quitter. I refer to the first vice-presidential nominee in modern times to run for office without holding a single press conference.Click here to read "Fear Palin, a warrior messiah on a mission."
The notion that Palin is flirting with being be a third-party candidate has a lure to it. It is hard to believe the GOP would nominate her to head up their national ticket in 2012. But it's easy to believe there will much third-party activity in the next three years. And, Palin offers the Tea Party folks a glittering celebrity on the make that would force the media to cover their activities much more thoroughly than what other fringe movements have gotten in recent elections.
Columnist Leonard Pitts urges Palin to run.
I know you're waiting for the punch line. Maybe you figure I think you'd be a weak candidate who would pave the way for President Obama's easy re-election. That's not it. No, I want you to run because I believe a Palin candidacy would force upon this country a desperately needed moment of truth. It would require us to finally decide what kind of America we want to be.Click here to read the entire piece.