Will she or won’t she? That’s the burning question in the minds of anyone in America who keeps up with politics.
According to a Fox News poll, the majority of Americans say that she should stay out of the race. When asked the question, “Do you think Sarah Palin should run for president in 2012 or not?”, the results are overwhelmingly against her entering the race.
- 74 percent said no
- 20 percent said yes
- 6 percent said they’re not sure.
There is only a 9 percent gap in the between Republicans and Democrats who say she should stay out of the race, while nearly three-quarters of Independents and Tea Party people said she should stay out of the race.
- 71 percent of Republicans
- 80 percent of Democrats
- 66 percent of Independents
- 66 percent of Tea Party people
Sarah Palin continues to leave the country wondering what her decision will be. The speculation is wide and varied, with pundits such as Karl Rove saying she will run, while other pundits and bloggers saying she will not. There’s also some who just do not know if she should run or not.
Jennifer Jacobs, chief political writer at the Des Moines Register, polled the politically involved in Iowa, and one reason listed as to why she shouldn’t run is her indecision about what she is going to do. Saying Sarah Palin is the “Brett Favre of politics”, Ms. Jacobs reports that the guessing game is getting old for potential voters.
Sarah Palin is speaking at a Tea Party rally in Des Moines today, and the rumor mill has been buzzing that that “today is the day” she will announce her candidacy. Her aides give the impression that there will be no announcement at today’s event, and Sarah herself continues to be non-committal either way.
“I think there’s room for more, though, because spirited debate and more competition will allow an even better discourse and more rigorous discourse that the public deserves.”
If she does not make an announcement one way or another in Iowa today, there’s always New Hampshire later in the weekend, where she will make an appearance. If she does not make an official announcement yay or nay in New Hampshire, there’s always the news media hounds, political pundits, her Fox News colleagues, and any other number of people to keep the rumors going.
There’s only one person who can put an end to this guessing game, and that’s the lady herself. She has said that her supporters deserve to know very soon which decision she is going to make. She has left the impression in more than one interview that September would be a fair time to let everyone in on the secret.
So the question still remains: Sarah, are you going to be one of the candidates? This guessing game just feeds into the media and political drama.