Palin has earned the right to run for president

This isn’t an endorsement of her candidacy. It is, however, an endorsement of her right to participate in the process.

If we want a GOP nominee prepared for the rough-and-tumble of the general election, then we need a rigorous primary. To ensure we nominate the best our party has to offer, we need as many of our leaders as are willing to throw their hats in the ring. If we want to guarantee that our standard-bearer reflects Republican values and priorities, then we need a diverse field to choose from.