As Sarah Palin prepares to release her memoir next month, it seems like so much of her life is already an open book. Palin - who quit as Governor of Alaska in the middle of her first term - has been having a nasty public battle with the father of her grandson.
Levi Johnston - the former boyfriend of Palin's daughter, Bristol - says Sarah Palin describes her son Trig, who has Down syndrome, as "retarded." Johnston also claims to know a lot more about what went on in the Palin household - so presumably, there is more tabloid trash to come.
Sarah Palin is pushing back - calling Johnston's claim "inflammatory," and saying Trig is their "blessed little angel" who knows it and is lovingly called that every day of his life.
Palin also suggests that Johnston - who is preparing for a photo shoot with Playgirl Magazine - is desperate for publicity. Sort of like Sarah Palin is.
Meanwhile - a new poll suggests Palin may have run her course with the American public. Only 29-percent of Americans think she's qualified to be president. 71 percent - including nearly half of all Republicans - say she's not.
And, 51-percent of Americans have a negative view of her.
Here’s my question to you: What are Sarah Palin's chances in 2012?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jeff from Hawaii writes:
Jack, As someone who has worked all across this nation, I'd say her chances are good. It never ceases to amaze me what Americans will believe or who they will vote for, whether it's in Monterey, Calif., Des Moines, Iowa, or Waterford, Conn. We are not a nation of thinkers; we are knee-jerk reactionists who will follow anyone who has the ability to push our buttons. If the jobs situation doesn't improve by 2012, this nutcase may well be the GOP nominee.
Guy from Hawaii writes:
Chances at what? You said it best, Jack, when McCain first picked her "she comes from a state with 13 people and some caribou." She followed that up with blunder after blunder. She just ain't that smart; the only thing she's got going for her is enough of the voting public ain't that smart either. Just elect Tina Fey, she's got Palin down pat and at least we'd have a laugh!
Buck from Maine writes:
Sarah Palin is at least as qualified to be president as the current office holder. Her chances in 2012 are not good, mainly because of mudslingers like you, Jack. Stick to intelligent discussion of the issues instead of taking cheap shots.
I am a registered Republican and if Sarah Palin is the nominee, I will vote for whoever the Democrats have running against her no matter who it is.
We had George Bush. Two terms.
Eric from Midland, Michigan writes:
Sarah Palin has a better chance of winning the bronze medal in men's weightlifting in the Pan-Am games than winning for president. Still, I hope they run her. It will be a landslide. The third party will actually have a chance at being the second party!
Jon from Atlanta writes:
The same chance that you will one day see Russia from the windows in the CNN building.
Amber from Austin, Texas writes:
About as good as the Redskins winning this year's Super Bowl. Slim to none.
Her chances are equall to those of a snowballs chance in hell.
Zilch. Zero. Nada. And if the American people are stupid enough to elect a W wannabee – I'm moving to Canada!
Her chances are excellent–to be elected Queen of the Backwoods Moose Festival.
NIL. She has no chance. The woman is an embecile...
Slim to none, but what interests me more than her chances is wanting to know WHY on earth she would want to subject herself and her family to the unfettered attacks by the media and unethical journalists once again.
Sarah Palin WILL BE our 45th President, taking the Oath of Office on January 20, 2013. She will EASILY win the Republican nomination in 2012, and go on to beat either Barack Obama, if he runs again, or anyone else the Democrats nominate. Why do I believe this?? In no particular order, 1)Sarah draws 20,000 in NY town of 27k pop. for parade she leads, 2) Sarah's '08 rallies outdraw McCain's rallies, 3) Sarah's book, not on sale in stores for 3 more weeks, is rated top selling book on B&N, Amazon.com, Borders, BooksAMillion, Walmart pre-order lists,4) Sarah's "first major foreign policy speech" (in Hong Kong) is VERY well received, 5) Sarah's several FaceBook Notes open up and drive and energize the NATIONAL debates on healthcare, missile defense, cap and tax, energy independence, the Obama economic disaster, etc, ALL from her LITTLE OL'LAPTOP SOMEWHERE IN WASILLA!!!!!, 6) and now Sarah's endorsement of Doug Hoffman has moved him from 3rd place also-ran to a strong lead in the NY-23 race. More evidence??? If I had room and time, I could easily provide it. Take heed, sir!!!!
That depends on who you ask. If you pose this question to Sarah Palin, she would probably tell you her chances are pretty good, because clearly she thinks as highly of herself as the tiny sliver of her narrow-minded followers do. Ask the voters and you'll get a different answer: zero.
Honestly, let's get serious here. I mean REALLY serious. The answer is–no matter who you are, or what political affiliation you may have...she has absolutely no chance whatsoever of ever being the President of the United States of America. Period.
You are kidding right? She can't finish 4 years as an elected official why would anyone take her seriously. That being said – it is a real same she is the face of women in politics – gives women a bad reputation!
She is the female version of George W. Bush: very charismatic, but dumb as a rock. I doubt that she could win a national office unless she runs in Texas or South Carolina.
Honestly, let's get serious here. I mean REALLY serious. The answer is–no matter who you are, what political affiliation you may have, or whether you like it or not...we ALL know that she has absolutely no chance whatsoever of ever being the President of the United States of America. Period.
Zero, she would not be allowed to rattle the Republican dogmatc zealot whacko that they select instead of her.
Are you serious?? My dog Fido has a better chance in 2012 than Caribou Barbie!
if anyone believes what levi says are nuts also congress and obama have gone crazy we will call obama on all his lies yes i want sarah palin to run for president and win nobody has call me who are you calling all democrats go sarah palin we love you
In one word ZERO! She does not know anything about American and is unwilling to learn about America and it's people, can she even spell America or the Untied States of America, A.K.A the U.S.A! If the Republicans put her up as one of the candidates a person who could not even finish one term in office, it would be so sad for her and America as a whole, that a total novice could be in a position of being the President of the Untied States of America! GOD help us all please! Because every nation who hates us would be taking all kind of shots at us, to prove that we are really a weak nation!
I don't believe she has a chance in 2012 unless she somehow, miraculously overcomes the bimbo image she's made for herself. This book and Levi's continued tell-all will, at some point, saturate even those farthest on the fringe. The frightening part to me is that, if she really has half a brain in that pretty little head of hers, she'll somehow be reborn and will be a viable candidate in 2012 or 2016. Until she speaks, she's very personable.
She has two chances, slim and none. She was McCain's substitute for Huckabee in 2008. In 2012, Huckabee will run on his own and is currently the putative front runner. Of course, unless the economy remains in the tank, neither will be able to beat Obama in 2012.
I can't believe you are asking this question! The only people who take her seriously are the knuckle -dragging right "wingnuts". Even people in the Republican party must have enough sense to know she'd be nothing but a liability. Of course, they don't seem to have any sense, so chances are she *could* be there, if they are desperate A guaranteed landslide for President Obama. It would be most entertaining to hear her attempt to debate Mr. Obama, so I hope it happens!
What are Sarah Palin's chances in 2012?
If she was the only personal left in America!!!
Very close to zero, if not 0.000000000......................1.
God, why are you bringing up her name AGAIN, Jack? Got a crush on her?
But to answer your question: a snowball's chance in the hotter regions of the afterlife, I sincerely hope!
I just read on Huffington Post that Palin is charging Iowa 100k for her speech. I believe that anyone who is so full of greed has deserved her latest polls.
You can not bring a bunch of baggage to the WH and I feel that the American people will see Palin for the true Palin. In the WH you can not have ghostwriter for your facebook and you can not hide behind facebook.
She has no chance.
SnowBall's chance in H... That woman is a NUT... this Nation needs to not let anyone run for a leading political office... let her have fun with Joe SixPack...
Hopefully the GOP doesn't come to it's senses and chooses Palin as their best choice. She's a real nut case. She has absolutely no grip on reality...or the truth.
About as much as a bubble's chance in a cement mixer.
No chance in 2012, we Dems would love it if she is the GOP pick. The world see that Sarah is not capable of running this great country. I am still puzzled by her, like how can one be so dumb and be pick as VP.
I think many are fasinate by the idea that she beat the odds in politics. It is amazing that clueless and lack of smart want hold you back in this society. Also not being able to answer simple questions, or complete a sentence makes no different. It all about how you can pump up hatred and incite anger and lie to the best of them will get you in.
The is one false attempt of smart.
About the same as aliens landing in my backyard. Did you hear a loud hum just now?
The way the GOP and RNC are floundering around I'd say her chances of getting nominated are good. But her chances of getting elected are slim to none.
Sarah Palin is a joke and has no chance in the next elections.
Slim and None
That all depends on the state of the country now doesn't it.
Palin is a cute thingee, not a representative of any people who need representing tho I think!!!! We have too many nutty ideas in places of some importance anyway.
About as much chance as an Alaskan snowball headed to Hades.
I would like to believe the people of this country can see Mrs. Palin for what she is. She is a quitter, she is a poor loser, she is fighting with a 19 year old boy, she is spewing lies, and she still can't put together a comprehensible sentence.
She is not qualified for any level of public office….least we forget…she quit as Governor. Also reports of her former posts seem to prove she didn’t do well in any of those positions.
If Sarah Palin is to play any role in the 2012 election she does seem to have a talent in raising money with the Republican Party core. However, we haven't heard much about her speaking tour in Korea have we????? hmmmmmmm??????
No Jack, I don’t give her much of a chance in 2012.
Palin's chances are slim. Mighty slim. Nothing she has done indicates that she would make a good president. When she was governor she couldn't get along with the Democrats or the Republicans! She would have to promise that she wouldn't quit after a couple of years if the going got tough. Someone once said about her that, "if she looked liked Golda Meir, would anyone be talking about her?" I think he pretty much summed up her presidential qualifications.
Slim to none. However, being qualified really has nothing to do with being elected. Does it? Just look at Obama/Biden. Obama was very inexperienced and Biden's an idiot. Being qualified really doesn't matter to the American people. All they want to know is how it effects them and what they'll get out of it.
First, who are the 29% that think that John McCains' hail mary candidate is qualified to be president ? That alone says a lot.
David, Las Vegas
Are you serious? Pat Paulson has a better chance and he's been dead for 12 years!!
Palin has NO chance of being the next President of the USA. None. She failed to perform her duties of being governor, is intellectually at a major disadvantage, and her base has almost no room to grow.
However, her chances of being a multi-millionaire by then are almost ensured....and that's what it's all about in Sarah's world.
I would say laughably slim to no way in Hell. But I said the same thing about George W. Bush being re-elected in '04. If the GOP continues to tear itself apart, Palin has as good a chance as any of being the Republican nominee. God help us all if this Jerry Springer guest actually wins.
Depends on how much more Obama screws up...
About as much as the Detroit Lion have in winning the Super Bowl this Year
She has no chances. She would never get the GOP nomination. She is way to far to the right. She would be another Huckabee. She would win a few small states that have a large evangelical population but there is no way she would win the big states that are needed for the nomination. She has alienated too many mainstream Republicans and Independents.
I think she has a real posibility of being just as much a wingnut as she was in the last election.
Jack I hope hat she is elected. That would give the Limbaugh's, the Beck's, the Hannity's and the ORiley's just what they want.
I'm a 74 year old black man I can survie anything. It will take a silver bullet for me.
Oak Park, Michigan
Sarah Palin has an excellent chance of being the Republican nominee in 2012. The Republicans might lose Alaska in addition to all the states they lost in 2008 if she's nominated, but there's still a good chance they'll nominate her.
Jack, I think a better question is "What are Barack Obama's chances in 2012?" If you ask most people, they are disappointed in the direction he has taken the country. With the economy in a mess, a war "of choice" as he has said, the housing market and banks in trouble, many radicals in the White House, he has dedicated his entire time to one issue: healthcare, but of course there's time for golf, basketball, beer with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and James Crowley and dining out with the Mrs....so with all things considered.....I give Sarah Palin just a small edge.
Sarah Palin's chances in 2012 are directly proportional to the negative coverage she receives in the press, including David Letterman's monologue after his "apology" to her. She was the governor of the largest state in the union, and would bring more administrative experience to the Oval Office than the current occupant. Just wait, if she is nominated for President, her opponents will dish out more negatives against her, rather than positives about themselves and what they will do as President.
Slim to none, I hope. Her meager track record in government and her positions are frightening. Yet, and I admit this as someone who opposes almost everything she stands for, there's this morbid fascination that the American public has with her, almost schadenfreude. I hope that it pays off and, as she transcends politics and morphs simply into a celebrity, she implodes. I fear that she will not and will wield tremendous power with scant experience, limited insight, and frightening views.
She needs to write a new book by then. Oops! I meant to say she needs to have someone write a new book for her by then.
Joe in Delray Beach, FL
She has about as much chance, as that turkey had during the interview she gave!
Jack if you read her Facebook site, you will be shocked at how many uninformed people there are in the USA. Based on that I would say her chances are good, unless the Media starts doing their job of informing people on the issues.
The Media is largely to blame for the support Bush got into attacking Iraq, due to their reluctance to sift through the facts.
Same thing with Palin: you all keep her in the news as if she is relevant and she will become relevant.
Ron White said it best "You can't fix Stupid" and you can't believe that those who like her will change their minds. Her chance will only be based on lies and the Republican play book.
Jack, now you're making me laugh. Palin as President Palin? My 6 year old grandson knows more about making understandable sentences than that "beauty" queen will ever know. So obviously my answer to your question would be absolutely, positively zero chances,
29 % of America think she is qualified to be president!!!!
What a slap in the face to the most powerful job in the world!
This country needs another revolution, but this time against the wealthy lunes running our corporations and government!!!
Come on middle class, we must fight back!!
I guess that I am in the minority 49%. I would much rather have voted for Sarah for president than a man striving to destroy our way of life in the US as our current Prez is doing.
They better be 0%. She's not qualified to lead anything. I pity the people of Alaska who have had to deal with her.
Palin has demonstrated very publically and very frequently that she is egomaniacal, vindictive, money-grubbing and a surpassing air-head. What's worse, she all too happy to loudly proclaim whatever lies suit her momentary purpose with a straight face. All this may make her the ideal Republican figurehead, but let's hope and pray the P. T. Barnum section of our electorate does not get the opportunity to consider her for any high office ever again.
Ted in Salina, Kansas
Palin has demonstrated very publically and very frequently that she is egomaniacal, vindictive, money-grubbing and a surpassing air-head. What's worse, she is all too happy to loudly proclaim whatever lies suit her momentary purpose with a straight face. All this may make her the ideal Republican figurehead, but let's hope and pray the P. T. Barnum section of our electorate does not get the opportunity to consider her for any high office ever again.
Slim to none!
I think by 2012, people will be asking, "Sarah who?"
I started laughing when I heard the question. I thought it was a joke. It is a joke, right?
Not very good. She: quit her job as governor, probably so she could write a book. She: advocates for the disabled (which is a good thing). Would that be true if she didn't have Trig? After all, Republicans generally don't like the idea of having to support others from public funds. But, since it happened to her, it's OK. She: was building a bridge to nowhere until she "got caught." She touted the Alaskan oil pipeline. It now seems defunct. I think those are enough lies and hypocrisy to turn Americans off. Oh, she still hasn't demonstrated any real in-depth knowledge on the issues. She has had time to get up to speed and instead has embarked on other things (like a book). So, no!
Between slim and none....and slim just left the building.
Take a look at her competition: a Mormon ex-Governor who hunts critters, a Baptist ex-Governor who discounts evolution, and a ex-Governor whom the electorate will confuse with the heir of the Good and Plenty candy empire.
In American politics, it's not the cream that rises to the top, only the sour milk.
Palin has a complete 0 chance of winning and would possibly destroy the Republican Party of which I am a lifelong registered voter. But I would still vote for her againest this president we have. He is the most dangerous person to ever hold the reins in this country.
In this Country with countless thinkers, I would say her chances is about the same as we have clueless thinkers and that's about 30% give or take. Does that sounds about right Jack?
I think it depends on how she runs... If she tried to get the Republican nomination I doubt she will, but if she switches to independent she could change the whole election... While I doubt she will win in either event, I believe she would have a better chance if she left the Republican party and switched to independent...
From Georgia Southern university
I think she might just have a chance in the 8 red states left in the union
One word : Zero
As for Levi. I hope his kid has more brains than he does.
She doesn't stand a chance, that is why she took the celebrity route. I also wanted to say that she deserves everything she is getting from Levi, she was the one who dragged him in the spotlight. He did not ask to be in the spotlight and like her now that they are in it, neither one wants to get out of it.
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Chances at what?...you said it best Jack when McCain first picked her "she comes from a state with 13 people and some caribou." She followed that up with blunder after blunder...she just ain't that smart....the only thing she's got going for her is enough of the voting public ain't that smart either. Just elect Tina Fey, she's got Palin down pat and at least we'd have a laugh!
Considering she wasn't (in my opinion) qualified when she "was" governor....what makes her more qualified now, that she's back to being just a soccer mom......oh, and an "author" ??? .......Would she just decide to "quit" being President to take care of her personal life????
And just a note on a personal opinion:
When they announced Bristol was pregnant and she and Levi would be marrying .... My response:...."If "mom" doesn't win, bet me there will be NO marriage"!! So, I'm going with my instincts...!!
Sarah Palin is at least as qualified to be President as the current office holder. Her chances in 2012 are not good, mainly because of mudslingers like you, Jack. Stick to intelligent discussion of the issues instead of taking cheap shots. Your comment above, "Sort of like Sarah Palin is" is a good, but mild example of that. You must be desperate for things to write about if all you can come up with is trashing Sarah Palin. Palin has a lot of good things to say that the country needs to hear, whether or not she runs for President.
The chances are higher that a Caribou will be elected president before Caribou Barbie does. Thank God!
Two chances Jack. Slim and none!
she doesn't have a chance in heck.
but i think she has an excellent chance of being on the jerry springer show.
susi in tucson
I think a snowball has a better chance of surviving a two week vacation to Hell (Michigan) than Palin has of being elected POTUS in 2012.
None. She's simply a joke that won't go away.
Zip, Zero, Zilch....
We had George Bush! Two terms!
Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public. She'll get tons of votes in 2012. Time for a move out of the country, maybe?
Triumph the insult comic dog has a better political future than the clown of Alaska
Do you have a below 0% category, Jack?
her chances are less than zero... because most of us can see through her public mask
Bush won... TWICE... so anything is possible!!
I hope she does run, our President would love an easy win.
She should go back to Alaska and get lost in the snow. I'm hoping she won't even be allowed in the Primaries, but if she is and gets the Republican nod, then I as a 23 year old Democrat will be glad to know the Dems will stay in office. That, and I'll also beat the spread.
If Palin gets elected, I'm going to jump off of a building. She is a complete moron. It's a shame that a lot of women will blindly vote for her.. Frankly its TERRIFYING to think that someone like her could win an election of something so important. She will NOT win. (if she does I will be dead shortly after)
Unfortunately for Sarah Palin she has to best all the competition among her group of supporters before she has any chance to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. Joe "you lie" Wilson (not to be confused with July Johnson in "Lonesome Dove"), "Octomom", the Colorado parents of the "Balloon Boy", or hundreds of others into the rabid reality scene. But, competition is what made America great - may the best candidate win.
Hopefully equal to zero
ZILCH. She's not fit to be president. She was barely fit to be governor of Alaska. She is as much of an attention grabber as Levi Johnston, who she is willingly bashing every chance she gets. Guess she forgot that her abstinence only education policies failed her daughter! She is about as qualified as I am to be the next president.
Jack your questions sometimes make me wonder if you have or have not take your meds.
Only 30% think that this woman, who was a mayor of less than 6000 people, some 7 years ago is capable. She wasn't last fall via Katie Couric! It takes 12 years to become a doctor and there are 30 people out of every 100 who think she is capable of running the Oval Office?
(Only with Dick Cheney at her side; Sounds awfully ghoulish)
Take the meds Jack.
The end of the world in Dec 21 2012 is more probable than Sarah Palin winning anything in 2012.
As a life time Browns fan I would give them a better chance at the Super Bowl than her chance in 2012. thanks from Butch in Lenoir NC
President of ... Guam?
What do I think about Sarah Palin running in 2012?
Well, I'm still asking – What was McCain thinking?
Simply stated, Sarah Palin's 15 minutes of fame is over.....period.
Zilch with a capital Z.
Absolutely zero, she's an incompetent, violent, ignorant, hypocritical, unethical. inflammatory quitter who makes my ears bleed whenever I have the misfortune to hear her disjointed speeches. She gives women a bad name, and the idea of her possibly being elected president is insulting to the intelligence of Americans in general.
I am a registered Republican and if Sarah Palin is the nominee I will vote for whoever the democrats have running against her no matter who it is.
Hi Jack, I hate the fact that Mrs. Palin is even news anymore! I hope she has zero chance of any further career in politics. I wish that the American news providers would get there head out of their - and give us useful info on the world. Robert in Seattle
With anyluck, the world as we know it wont exist in 2012. Then we will not hear from Sara Palin ever again. If that's what it takes, I am for it.
simple Jack, slim to none and Slim left town
I bought your book Jack but will not buy her book. Your book is written in full sentences and not phrases strung together that still don't make sense.
Palin the Opportunist has ZERO chance of becoming president in 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, or 2028. This flash-in-the-pan will soon see her future being only on the speaker's circuit, and even that will dwindle after several speeches for which she is paid far more than what she is worth.
Well Jack I would say like a an Alaskan snowball in Hawaii.
A simple answer: When Pigs fly!!
Her chances are as slim as the chance that Glenn Beck will one day be proven sane.
Kevin from Jacksonville, FL
Sara's chances? Around here, zip to none
Slightly less than mine. Your right Jack, you can't make this stuff up!
Jack, honestly I am so sick of the word Palin, Any day United States put her in the oval office............. I don't what else to say.
I personally think I have a better chance in 2012 than Sarah Palin and I dont even meet the age requirements.
She definitely represents the idiocracy of some sectors of our country, it's an embarrassment and her as president would be like another term of George W. Bush enough to finish the destruction of this nation that he and his cronies started. God save us all.
Palin's chances are about aas good as the chances that Jack Cafferty is actually the Dalai Lama in disguise.
Sarah Palin will never be elected to another public office again. She's misinformation, uneducated and a quitter.
P.S. Levi Johnston is a joke as well.
Zero and none! If there's a God.
Same chances that the Leafs can win a game.
I would love it if Sarah Palin was the Republican nominee in 2012, because it would guarantee that Obama would win.
In all honesty I feel she's a nit-wit. SHE IS NOT qaujified to be president. I can not stand for a moron to be in office. Come on now after all this garbage that's been broadcasted about her, I think she should do what Blagoyevech did. GO AWAY!
She doesn't have a chance. She quit as a Governor, and I don't think we need a quitter as a president
Just one look at her 'new' numbers, plus, her former son-in-law (former?) never shutting up, I'd say there is zero chance of Mrs. Palin winning the GOP nomination (Amen!), and even if she did manage a miracle, is it even conceivable that she could go up against a sitting President? I'm all for it though, Sarah Palin would not only secure Barack Obama a second term, but probably a greater mandate in the form of even larger majorities in Congress.
She has no chance and neither does the Republican party if they keep pursuing candidates such as her. The GOP needs to reinvent its image and push its fiscal policy as its main platform utilizing candidates such as Indiana governor Mitch Daniels
Her chances:zero. Jack this country don't quitters. She may as well quitte her job in the middle of term.the GOP need to rethink their directif other wise the won't be in the WH fir the 20 years
What ever Palin's chances are to become President in 2012, I can only hope they are 1% better than Obama's. One inexperienced person in the White House is proving to be one too many.
Jack, Dick Chenney is a stronger canidate than Palin in 2012. Even most Republicans dislike her. She has no chance. But then again this is America and we elected Bush... twice.
Excellent: given the American propencity for "short tem" memory, she should be a shoe in.
Wonder if we could have a "cross party" pairing of Sarah and Hillary; but I've been enjoying my "medical" marijuana recently ......
Her chances are about as good as mine...and I'm not even eligible to run!
She has no chance. Period.
Sarah Palin has about as much chance of being elected President as I have of going out dancing with the Pope.
29% is a small minority, and obviously won't fly in an election. And with the public fiasco that has been going on, I doubt that perceptions of her will be more favorable as time goes on.. – West long branch NJ
I can't wait to see the 'cat-fight' between Condi Rice and Sarah Palin for Presidential elections in 2012.
Sara's chances? Around here zip to nothing
Zero and none! If there's a God.
She has zero chance of becoming president. If she is nominated then Obama just has a bye. So let's hope she's nominated.
Any one who will believe in sarah Palin having a chance in the 2012 must be out of theire mind. I do not even think she can even be the republicain candidate.
What are her chances....an Alaskan snowballs chance in hell
29% say that she is qualified to be the president. Well, these 29% are those folks who approved GWB at the end of his term. What else can you expect from these folks.
Wakeup people, America really deserves much better than Palin.
I don't think she will stand a chance because she's not a good public icon because of her outrageous problems with her son-in-law, and also political groups such as Democrats, and Liberal-Republicans.
Sarah is only qualified to be a Rednecks president, because she just "rants" about all the great change Obama has done to turn this country around.
Sarah should remain in that log cabin of hers and stay away from political rallies, maybe she should just stare at Russia and North Korea from her house instead.
Jack, if George W. Bush can be elected president, ANYONE, including Sarah Palin can also be elected...
Jack, do you mean President of the United States? Sara Palin has three more years to demostrate her incompetence at being president of anything.
I do not think that Sarah Palin will have very good odds in the 2012 election. Her opinions do not resonate with the American public and her limelight has ended. Plus, would we really want a president that would step down after two years?
The sheer number of people that would care to read her book baffles me. The fact that there are people among us who would cast their vote for her presidency, tells us all that because you can vote, doesn't mean you should!
So you want to know what I think Sarah Palin's chances are for becoming president any time within my life time? I'd say ZERO, at least I HOPE! What is it with her anyway? She should have had the common sense to lay low and then come back again with some dignity and/or grace? What BIG mistakes Palin makes.
About the same chances Dick Cheney has.
Maybe they should team up and form the Disruptive-Tone-Deaf-Extremist-NRA ticket.
S P's chances, if there are any, will be dashed when Biden resigns after this term and Hillary is slated to be on the ticket as VP.
I'd like to think she has no chance. But after watching in shock and awe as George W. was elected to a second term, I'd say they're higher than any of us would like to believe. Here's hoping the Mayans were right.
If she couldn't finish her job as elected Governor of Alaska because the media and political pundits were cranking up the heat, what would make her a good Presidential candidate? Absolutely Nothing!
She wasted the time and efforts of Alaskan voters with false hopes of change and commitment to her job as a leader. Would I vote for her? Not a chance. I'd rather waste a bet on the slowest horse at the Kentucky Derby than her. At least I know the horse would make it all the way around the track.
Come on folks. Sarah Palin has a book coming out in two weeks so even bad press, silly press, shallow press, is good press, and she and her handlers know this. Stop covering her and she will fade away.
Thought CNN stood for news and not tabloid media. Thankfully I can still listen to NPR.
Jack, the idea that Sara Palin would even have a CHANCE at running for president only shows how far we (the voters) have come from the days when a candidate was in the running because of merit, not because of the amount of tabloid material they generate. The reason noone has been able to have a battle of wits with her is because she is unarmed
Now this is the woman whose church believes the world is going to end in 2012. So I feel her chances are about as good as her daughter, Bristol and her baby-daddy, Levi Johnston getting married. What are those 29% smoking?
I would have to say pretty good. All she has to do is surround herself a team who reinvents her image, it should work. The American collective memory doesn't seem to be that long. Remember when the fiscal crisis was Bush's problem?
If Obama continues to listen to the extreme left Democrats instead of listening to the 'Common Sense' Democrats and the majority of the American taxpayers, I'd say Sarah Palin's chances are better than Obama's in 2012!
Jack....Sarah Palin's chances in 2012 are about as good as an Alaskan Snowball in Hell! And that's exactly why I hope and pray she runs! Run Sarah....Run!!
Sarah Palins chances of being elected President of the United States in 2012 are about the same as my chances of being hit by a meteor while wearing an Elvis costume and singing kareoke at a biker bar on a cold day in August.
With any luck, people will never forget how judgemental and uninformed this woman is and how absolutely ludicrous it is to think she would be qualified to be our president.
She has the same chance as President Bush has for winning the Nobel Peace Prize..........
less than these 29 characters – .0%
Sarah Palin's chances? Slim and none, and Slim just left town!
Palin has got no chance in 2012 but if Bush was qualified to be president not once but twice, then Palin does have a chance afterall. America is umpredictable when it comes to election.
Writing a book and flip-flopping on the "Bridge to Nowhere" does not qualify Sarah Palin to become President. She would be more of an embarrassment than anything else. If she was considered a bizarre choice for VP, then why would she make a good President in 2012?
Jack,her chances are just as good as yours!
What are Rush Limbaugh's chances of becomming president of the NAACP?
About as good as anyone capable of stirring up hatred among the knuckle draggers, employing ignorance and a lot of winking. Even I could do that if I could find a way to live with myself.
Zero. In the end, while our political process and the collective wisdom of the people does not always support the most highly qualified candidates, it does tend to expose those that are grossly unqualified. Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge and experience pretty much puts her in a class by herself. I can't think of one single potential candidate in last few decades, Republican or Democrat, that was less qualified to be President
Jack, her chances are slim to none
Two words: Zero Palin.
What gaul she has to think she has the mental capacity and the experience to be the President of the free world. Sarah Palin makes the Republican party look like a bunch of amateurs. She is the reason why I didn't vote for McCain and left the party. No chance for Sarah. Palin in 2012.
No way...no how!
Who knows what will happen in 2012? What is happening now is that I received an email advertisement to buy her book for $4.95! It looks to me like they are desperate to prop up the sales. Maybe we will find her book in the discount sale bin in the bookstores when it finally is released. Will that make a difference in 2012?
Jack, after her resignation as the governor of the state of Alaska due to her said much criticism by the media which is less than 1% of how the president is criticized? I think her chances is NIL
Idowu, Castro Valley CA
Vero Beach, FL
The odds of a Hell freeze over are greater than a Palin nomination for president, even from the benighted, racist, rabid but greatly truncated Republican Party. Even they are not so stupid,or are they?
On second thought, I am all for a Palin candidacy - with Dick Cheney for Veep. A wonderful ticket. A beautiful ticket. An inspiring ticket.
I dont think she has much of a chance, I think her publicity fallout post-election has ruined her chances at that. She loves to preach about how she's a "hockey mom", I personally would rather have a leader as a President than a "Hockey mom" any day.
It is sad when we even consider her as a possibility. Her chances are slim to none. Why do we need to report on what she is doing and or her family is doing? Our country needs for us all; children in school and adults in the "real" world to be more educated. We need real worthwhile news.
Lets be serious. She has a 0% chance of becoming President in 2012. But if the GOP supporters are that delusional, then I say, lett her run. It would be a guranteed landslide for Obama to win a second term.
Sarah Palin has three chances of being elected President of the United States.
1. Slim Chance
2. No Chance
3. A Chinamans Chance
In 2008, Sarah Palin demonstrated that she didn't know what the duties of the Vice President were. Earlier this year, she couldn't fulfill her obligations as Governor of Alaska. If the Obama Admin is able to generate jobs and establish a working health care system, Sarah Palin will be lucky to be anything more than an obscure blip in history.
Well, she would be the best looking president we would have had. If looks were everying she could pass. Easy on the eyes is all she has going for her.
Her chances? Zippo.
Oh, and who are these 29% anyway?
Sarah plain President!! For the United State of America, that is a joke we Americans have a lot of intelligent politician we are not embarrassing ourselves for the whole world.
I think her chances are looking very good. We might as well twist the blade while it is already in.
Her chances of running again 50%
Her chances of being president 0,
our chances of being entertained by Tina Fay impersonating Sarah Palin again 100%
and by the way i think her little boy will understand the word retarded one day and deeply regret his mother.
The members of the Sara religious ignorance Cult are so few, I'd say none.
If Sarah Palin runs in 2012, that will be good for the Democrats. The lady is an airhead, but good material for comedians. She belongs to another century.
I think Palin would have no more of a chance of getting elected as President in 2012 than I would have as a write-in candidate!
Sarah Palin in my opinion is an extremist who only appeals to the kook, Limbaugh, and fringe tea party wing of the Republican Party. As a pragmatic thinker, I would never vote for Palin or for any candidates who are identified with her extreme wing of the Republican Party!
Her chances are about as good as anybody, never underestimate the stupidity of the American people. Ronald Reagan (2 terms), George H. W. Bush (1 term "thank you Ross Perot" actually twice) George W. Bush (2 terms) Is this a great country or what???????? Actually she's playing to the intelligence of the people, Jack!!!!!!!!!!
This country needs another revolution, but this time against the wealthy lunes running our corporations and government!!!
i bought and read your book but will not buy hers. Levi Johnston should go back to alaska and stay there. What he is doing makes me sick. maybe if he continues, though maybe he will make sure she is not elected
Are you kidding? Sarah Palin is the consummate opportunist and John McCain her mentor. They both were presented the proverbial "brass rings" and jumped at the Floppertunity. On the other hand, although she doesn't have the G2 (that's military talk for intelligence), she definitely has the "audacity of hope." Can you imagine what would go on in her head as her imaginary staff as they provide her with the daily littering of domestic and world affairs? She and Todd's head would explode.
Lets review, I don't read, I can see Russia,I am a rogue, In other words I am toast!! No Jack, no chance!
oh jack belive me sarah Palin in 2012 will be in afica to know about othe continent,sory no chance ,Alaska she was governor
I am so sick of hearing about SARAH Palin. She has no shot of winning in 2012 unless she makes up with Levi Johnston and puts him on the ticket as her VP. He is sexy and more qualified then her. Ok, at least he is nice to look at!
Her chances of running again 50%
Her chances of being president 0,
our chances of being entertained by Tina Fay impersonating Sarah Palin again 100%
and by the way i think her little boy will understand the word retarded one day and deeply regret his mother calling him that, those are not terms of endearment.
she has as much chance as a snowball in hell...............maybe she should join the circus as she makes a good clown.......
Zero. In the end, while our political process and the collective wisdom of the people do not always support the most highly qualified candidates, they do tend to expose those that are grossly unqualified. Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge and experience pretty much puts her in a class by herself. I can't think of one single potential candidate in last few decades, Republican or Democrat, that was less qualified to be President.
As much as I enjoy tabloid gossip, I think the more we find out about the Palin clan, the more we realize that Sarah Palin is about as qualified to be president as Levi is. As in, not so much. I would not waste a dime of my meager income on that idiot's book. She is about as intelligent as a rock. They should rank right in there with the Jon and Kate, Octomom saga. Hey! Maybe The Palins will get the attention and fame they so desire with their own reality show! They could call it REDNECKS OF ALASKA.
A snowball has a better chance of surviving a two week vacation in Hell (Michigan) than Palin has of being elected POTUS in 2012.
The fact 29% of the American people would still vote for Sarah Palin is evidence of how far our wing-nut culture gone. These nut-jobs on the right pick out a few issues and in this case ignore the rest of circus which is her personal and professional life. Heck, she doesn’t even honor them by serving the rest of her term as Governor of Alaska. Wingnuts have no one to blame but themselves. Palin and others are just giving them what they want. It is high time the moderate middle takes our country back from the wingnuts.
Joe in Alabama
Sarah's had her 15 minutes of fame. I, for one, have reached my limit of tolerance for idiocy, willful ignorance and total absence on the part of republican party of support for effective governance.
Sarah Palin becomming President, Jack you have a better chance dunking a basetball on Lebron James in a game.
Sarah Palin's chances for 2012? With us even considering that as a political prospect, I can truly say that the Mayan calendar foretelling of the end of the earth that year (December 21, 2012) suddenly doesn't look too bad.
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