“I am thoroughly convinced that while Obama is somewhat vulnerable (if the economy improves, he wins big, if it stays the same, he wins very small, if it gets worse, he loses big), Sarah Palin has less of a chance to beat him than just about anyone else who is currently considered in contention…

“By joining Fox News Channel and fully embracing the Tea Party movement (both of which are fantastic in concept but far less than perfect in practice) I believe she has sealed herself off from having any chance to change the minds that she would have to persuade to be viable against Obama. This includes the vast majority of the over seventy percent of voters which polls show think she is ‘not qualified’ to be president, as well as numerous die-hard Republicans who have unfortunately (and despite my best efforts) already completely bought into the media’s negative view of her…

“[U]nder the ‘economic doom’ scenario, Palin might very be the only mainstream Republican Obama could beat. Think of it this way, if things are truly that desperate in 2012, is America really going to dump a guy who at least has four years of Presidential experience for a person who has none, who ‘quit’ her job as Governor of a small state, and who they have been told over and over is not very bright?…

“Of course, it is very important to point out that something like this may already be Palin’s plan (for the record, I have shared almost all of these thoughts with her via her personal e-mail but have received no response). So far, I have not seen one shred of legitimate evidence indicating that she has decided to run and some serious indications that she won’t. If she really possesses the personal qualities that I have been claiming she does, then she will realize that it is not in her, her party’s, or her country’s interest for her to do so.”

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“In 2012, Palin would control what she wanted to talk about and would be a proactive campaigner dictating what the media was forced to cover.

“Mitt Romney, or the rest of the stale, tired, losers RedState and other ‘Romney guy’ sites keep pushing would just follow the standard GOP model of reacting to whatever the MSM is pushing…and since the MSM would be pushing whatever made Dr. Utopia look best, the campaign dynamic would be completely different.

“Palin would be in charge by the very nature of who she is, and the massive response she gets to every little thing she does. Romney and the others would be at the mercy of fate and media whims, forever tilting the way the wind blew against them, never gaining traction, losing to Dr. Utopia’s re-election machine…of which the media is not just a part, but the core and engine.

“We will endeavor for the next two years to make sure we do everything we can to help Sarah Palin.”