Three of the frontrunners for the GOP in polls were sarah palin, donald trump and mike huckabee. Two acted like they were running for a long time, then dropped out, and the third (palin) is touring america in a gaudy sarah palinmobile but hasn’t said she’s going to run. All three of them appear to be exploiting the republican base to a) make money in contributions to their pac (political action committee) and b) promote their TV shows. Huckabee has a tv show on fox and announced that he would announce whether he was running on his show for instance, and trump mentioned his show celebrity apprentice in most or all of his speeches. And palin, as I mentioned, is touring the nation in this monstrosity:
While in NY someone stuck a sign on the van:
Can’t say I disagree.
Palin is taking a cross-country vacation on the dime of republican contributors while not even suggesting she is going to run for any office (she was elected to one office and quit mid-term remember) because if she said she was running she would legally have to give up her lucrative fox “news” contract.
Sarah Palin also recently said that the midnight ride of paul revere was meant to warn both the american colonists and the british soldiers (and later defended that statement when asked about it), and tweeted after visiting the home of george washington on her self-promotion tour about how hard george washington must have worked to keep his plantation running (think about it). Donald trump stated awhile ago that he didn’t know what the 13 stripes on the flag represent.
Either way it really, really doesn’t look good for the GOP presidential field. Maybe it will get better – romney doesn’t have a tv show, right?