Would a President Palin Quit Halfway Through Term?

Should it worry a liberal Democrat like me that I strongly agree with Huntsman and Gingrich?

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Inquiring minds want to know the answers to these questions.

The former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, quit her bus tour halfway through the trip. If she becomes president, would she be the only president besides Richard Nixon to resign midterm? If she can’t finish her tour, how can we expect her to finish her term? Let’s hope we never find out. And we won’t if the national polls are any indication.

[See political cartoons on Sarah Palin.]

Is Sarah Palin running for president? Or is she just trying to show up the GOP presidential candidates and show them that she’s still the big power player in the Republican Party? She showed up in New Hampshire the day Mitt Romney announced his candidacy in the Granite State. Then she appeared in Iowa this week the day Rep. Michele Bachmann threw her hat in the ring there. If Sarah Palin books a hotel room in Dallas, we will know for sure that Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, has decided to run for president.

The director of Mitt Romney’s new political action committee said he set up the PAC for the only presidential candidate who had created jobs. Yes, jobs in Asia. Romney’s company, Bain Capital, offshored many of the companies it bought so they could replace hard working Americans with cheap foreign labor. Will the former liberal and former governor of Massachusetts send our jobs to London, where he had a big fundraiser last week? [Check out a roundup of political cartoons on the 2012 GOP candidates.]

What the hell is going on at Fox anyway? Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked Bachmann if she is a “flake.” That’s a question a reporter for TMZ.com should ask Charlie Sheen. It’s not a question a journalist should ask a candidate for president of the United States of America.

While he was ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman wrote a letter to Barack Obama and said the president was “a remarkable leader.” Huntsman even underlined the word “remarkable.” Does the former governor of Utah still think the president is a remarkable leader? And if he does, why is he running against his former boss? Or was Huntsman simply kissing his boss’s butt? Butt kissing is not a quality Americans want in a president. [See a slide show of the 2012 GOP contenders.]

Newt Gingrich is another Republican who sounds like a Democrat. The day before Gingrich announced his presidential candidacy, he called the Ryan plan to kill Medicare for most Americans “right-wing social engineering.” Wow! When Newt Gingrich says something like that, it’s like Dennis Kucinich saying something is too liberal.

Should it worry a liberal Democrat like me that I strongly agree with Huntsman and Gingrich? Am I becoming a Republican, or have the two Republican presidential candidates seen the light? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • See political cartoons on Sarah Palin.
  • Check out a roundup of political cartoons on the 2012 GOP candidates.
  • See a slide show of the 2012 Republican contenders.