As Sarah Palin tours on her “One Nation” bus, speculation runs wild about her political aspirations. Many believe Palin wants to run for the White House. A few people in Arizona think Senator Palin is a possibility.
The former Alaskan governor recently bought a house in Scottsdale, AZ. The media reports it is easier to run a presidential campaign within the lower forty-eight states than in Alaska.
Jamie Molera, a political analyst from Arizona said, “She doesn’t have to travel all the way up to Alaska where there are hardly any electoral votes. Arizona is going to have 11 or 12 electoral votes, and because it’s a growing state and has one of the early primaries, it gives her a good base to talk about not just Arizona issues, but Western issues and things that might resonate with the GOP voters.”
However Palin is keeping her political aspirations to herself. She is visiting New Hampshire later this week and Iowa later in June. There are no plans to reach out to local politicians in those early primary states.
Palin told CNN, “Well, I figure that politicians in office are really busy and they don’t need to be bothered by someone just knocking their door.”
How long will Palin keep everyone in the dark? Her advisors say Sarah Palin can keep out of the presidential race until late October. What does that mean about a possible Senator Sarah Palin?
Molera said, “At the end of the day, being one of 100 senators versus being the leading contender for U.S. President; I think that’s what she’s going to go after.”
Palin is testing the waters for a presidential campaign on her “One Nation” bus tour. A campaign to beat President Obama is going to be difficult. As Palin bides her time about her political aspirations, Arizona may very well see Senator Sarah Palin in its future.