**Written by Doug Powers
Conservatives4Palin raised enough money to buy ad time in Iowa in order to run a spot asking Sarah Palin to reconsider her decision not to run for president.
This will debut on KCAU in Sioux City tomorrow:
Last week Ed Morrissey at Hot Air had this reminder:
Isn’t it too late to get in the race? Not in Iowa, or in other caucus states like Nevada. The state parties run those events, and they can add a name to the ballot at any time — or caucus-goers can write in their favored candidates if they like.
However, Palin faces a bigger problem outside of Iowa. Most of the early contests are not caucuses, but primaries — and those states do have filing deadlines, which have all passed. Palin wouldn’t have contended in New Hampshire anyway, but can any candidate fail to win South Carolina, Florida, and Michigan and still expect to seriously contend for the nomination? Filing deadlines for all of these states have already passed.
Palin could go the third party route, but I don’t think she’d do anything that would end up helping re-elect Barack Obama.
Even though Palin has announced that she won’t run, and I believe she’ll stick to that for a host of reasons, the ad’s central message still serves as an important reminder for Republicans about to choose their nominee:
Palin: We will not solve our economic problems in this country until we confront the crony capitalism of our permanent political class. This is socialism for the very rich and the very poor but it is a brutal form of capitalism for the rest of us. It’s the collusion of big government, big business. It’s at the heart of President Obama’s economic vision … We need sudden and relentless reform and that will return power to ‘We the People’
The challenge is not simply to replace Obama in 2012. The real challenge is who and what we will replace him with.
(h/t Real Clear Politics)
**Written by Doug Powers
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