The Inquisitor speculates that Sarah Palin may be laying the groundwork to run for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. The evidence is pretty thin and quite similar to what sparked identical speculation in 2008, which I said at the time was nonsense.
After a long absence from the political arena, Palin appears to be strategically increasing her appearances and speeches while also taking solid aim at President Obama. This has led many political experts to conclude that she is aiming to enter the 2016 presidential race, or at least is trying to test the waters for a potential run.
The rumors kicked up a bit this week when a spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham announced that Sarah Palin will be a guest for the reverend’s 95th birthday. Graham still carries great political sway, so much in fact that Mitt Romney carved out time to meet with Graham in the final days of the 2012 presidential race in the hopes of earning a public endorsement and assuring conservative voters…Sarah Palin has also taken her political tour to Iowa, one of the most important states for Republican hopefuls. On November 9 Palin is slated to speak at the annual banquet for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, an important conservative and evangelical group.
After spending a long stretch away from the spotlight, Palin is also ramping up her political attacks on President Obama in what could be the groundwork for her 2016 platform.
Okay people, repeat after me: Making public appearances and saying political things is not evidence that Sarah Palin is going to run for president. She’s been doing those things for the last 5 years. She is not going to run for president for one very obvious reason: Running for president is work. Hard work. Like 18+ hour days for months on end with very few breaks. Sarah Palin is as lazy as an old hound dog. She does not want to have to work, she wants to live a lavish lifestyle with very little effort. She wants to be rich and famous, not politically relevant.