August 29, 2008
It was the end of a week-long Democratic Convention. Obama’s poll figures, as expected, continued inching their way upward. The climax of the convention of course was Thursday night when Obama stood beside the Greek pillars in an open stadium and captivated tens of millions of viewers watching with bated breaths as he promised to solve all their issues and all the problems plaguing this world.
By Friday morning, CBS, NBC, Fox News, ABC and all other media outlets were playing and replaying sound bites of Obama’s speech with commentators analyzing and praising his every statement.
However, despite the coverage they gave to the convention, curiosity swelled about whom John McCain would name as a running mate. While Lieberman and Giuliani appeared pretty unlikely as the VP pick, they were not ruled out. Analysts attempted to predict who McCain had chosen and which partner would give him the greatest boost, with Huckabee, Pawlenty and Romney at the top of the list. Ridge, Jindal and Palin’s name were mentioned infrequently as an out-of-the-box option, but consensus believed it would be Romney or Pawlenty.
Friday morning reports circulated on the blogospher about a plane from Alaska that had landed the previous night in Middletown, Ohio of which several individuals including a female were swept off into a waiting car. The AP announced it had contacted a Palin spokesperson in Alaska who said she’ll be watching the fireworks from her hometown in Wasilla, Alaska.
As time passed with the list of potential picks narrowed down and with increasing evidence pointing to Alaska, at last, Fox News and others received confirmation from the McCain camp.
The entire media was thrown into a ruckus and turmoil. The Obama team immediately sprang into action with dozens of lawyers and reporters sent to overturn every rock in Alaska in a hunt for some hidden scandals regarding Palin. The next few days were a desperate chase for something – anything — to throw against her. McCain’s poll numbers began a climb upwards.
So for those of you wondering what the morning Sarah Palin announces her bid for the presidency will be like, here’s how I see it based upon the past.
The media will be speechless once again; disbelief and denial on their faces at having their worst nightmare come true. Having thrown all they’ve had and didn’t have against her in the past, the mad scramble for a juicy (nonexistent) story to stop her in her tracks will begin once again in a feverish frenzy, greater than ever before.
For two days Chris Matthews and the others will scream incoherently as the lawyers and teams will once again be sent to fine-comb every word Palin has ever uttered, and when nothing will turn up new theories will be combined with all the old and will be hurtled against her in repeated attacks with the hope to destroy the enemy.
Obviously, news of any of the other campaigns and even about Obama will fall to the wayside or some middle page in the newspapers, as seen three years ago, with Palin taking center stage. The others will valiantly fight to at least be seen in her shadow rather than finding themselves completely offstage.
And of course, Palin will once again surge up, up, up, ahead in the polls.
Oh, the campaign of 2012 will differ somewhat of the one in 2008. In 2008 there was the economic collapse which Obama used to push fear down the throats of all (to which McCain responded poorly as I posted yesterday.) In 2012 there will be no economic collapse since the economy has been almost nonexistent from when Obama has taken office becauseof his endless spending and fear mongering. And it all rests squarely on Obama’s shoulders.
Additionally there won’t be anyone on top of Palin pulling the strings and whose instructions she must follow. Palin will be free to be 100% Palin, posting her opinions on her Facebook page and leading the campaign as she sees fit.
After all, she’s done this in the past and has sure gotten the know-how and experience in defeating the undefeatable. From facing an incumbent city council member, to a long-time mayor, a corrupt influential Governor, and a powerful former Governor, she beat them all against all odds.
The morning following her announcement and for many more mornings until 2012, will find the former successful governor calling out the unpopular president on his economic, foreign, and domestic policies. Suddenly Obama will no longer be the untouchable and unbeatable, but will have to defend his policies; something we all know is non-defendable.
As for the timing of her announcement, I may be wrong, but strongly believe it will come on August 29th 2011.
August 29 is three years to the day that Palin was introduced to the entire country as the vice presidential candidate to John McCain and the day of her first national address at her acceptance speech in Dayton, Ohio at which she introduced herself to all.
August 29 is also her 23rd Anniversary and is three days after the 91st anniversary of the nineteenth amendment which granted women the right to vote, thus allowing them to take their first steps into politics.
August 29 is two days before The Undefeated will be available through pay per view through satellite and cable and in DVD form in Wal-Mart. An announcement of a Sarah Palin run will cause record number purchases of the above on its opening day.
August 29 is four days before the tea party rally in Iowa, at which she is scheduled as a keynote speaker. No additional explanation necessary.
Additionally the documentary will be premiering in theaters all across the nation throughout September and an official announcement will cause its momentum to grow.
Some close advisors to Perry have leaked an announcement imminent at the end of August, so here’s my friendly advice. Palin will make her announcement the end of August and Perry beating Palin’s announcement with a couple of days won’t get you far, for as soon as she makes it official, forget about anyone looking your way anytime soon. Just look at what happened to Obama twelve hours after his convention speech.
Palin has more than 3,270,000 supporters who are signed onto her Facebook page, thousands who write positive comments about her, dozens of blogs devoted to her accomplishments, and tens of thousands who’ve donated to the cause, who are waiting for her announcement and are ready to take action to help her reach the winning line.
It’s a ticking time bomb, waiting for the explosive moment.