There are still a lot of people that I can empathize with who look at the Republican field and think there’s something missing from the menu of choices.
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You’ll be able to see the ad that will be shown on televisions on KCAU-TV across the Sioux City, Iowa market on this blog and on youtube when it goes up next week. If you have any ideas on how to get this story more attention, let us know and feel free to push it yourself to people who may be interested. The target date for this ad going up is now November 29th as the Thanksgiving holidays pushed our initial target date of November 28th back. At the very latest, we expect to get it up on the Sioux City market on the 30th.
Here’s the ad (h/t Don Surber) — Update: A commenter says this isn’t the actual ad that will air this coming week, which is a good thing because this isn’t that great:
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air lays out why hoping Palin jumps into the GOP fray might be a little like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin to show up:
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.
Which leaves us with the “third party” option. But I think Palin loves her country too much to do anything that would only end up ensuring Barack Obama’s victory in the same way Ross Perot helped usher in two terms worth of Sir Cheatsalot in 1992.
What I’d like Palin to do is run for Jon Kyl’s Senate seat in Arizona and get some national experience and better position herself for a White House run in 2016 or 2020. If that’s her ultimate goal — and I’m not convinced it is.