By Gary P Jackson
There’s a brand new television ad set to run in Iowa, that asks Sarah Palin to reconsider her decision to not seek the nomination for president.
This is quite different than the other ads the independent group Sarah Palin’s Iowa Earthquake have been running. This one uses Sarah Palin’s own words urging Americans to choose a quality candidate and ask them to serve.
As more and more voters express a serious displeasure with the Republican candidates, we’ve seen numerous calls for someone else to jump in. The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol wrote an elegant piece asking for those on the sidelines, who chose not to run, to jump in. I talked about it here.
The 2012 election is shaping up to be like no other in recent history. Nearly half the country says they think no one running for president [in either party] would make a good one. I don’t know if that has ever happened before. Almost half of those in Iowa say they are undecided.
If there was ever a time for a real reformer to hit the ground running, this is it.
Though no one knows how Sarah would react, I would think a good showing in Iowa, via write-in votes, would have to make her at least think about answering the call. She’s asked the people to make a choice, and a whole lot have. They now want her to make the choice to run.
As I’ve said before, a great personal sacrifice is being asked of Sarah Palin. More than should be asked of anyone. Is it fair? No, not really. But our nation is in peril, and looking at the options before us, what are the American people to do?
The current field of candidates are simply not up to the task.
If you live in Iowa, or know someone who does, and are not happy with the choices before you, consider writing in Sarah Palin on your ballot. It’s spelled S-A-R-A-H P-A-L-I-N.
Whether Sarah runs or not, you will have sent a strong message to the GOP, and it’s candidates, that more of the same is totally unacceptable.